» Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Asked about Bob Geldof’s comments that he would be talking with members of the G8 in Gleneagles next week and whether that was true, the PMOS said we would talk about G8 and what would happen there at the appropriate time, not before. Asked if there was a precedent for NGO leaders to attend G8 meetings, the PMOS said that in recent years, the G8 had held outreach sessions and African leaders had come and so on, the spirit of G8 had been to reach out to people beyond the 8. Asked if Bob Geldof would therefore be at an outreach session, the PMOS said that it was a very clever way to ask hypothetical question, perhaps the cleverest this year, but it was nonetheless hypothetical.

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  1. No doubt the PMOS believes that the ‘appropriate time’ will be some six months after the event has been buried under the usual platitudes.

    Still, it’ll be good to see Bob again, I was beginning to think he’d sunk without trace. Anyone know what he’s doing these days? Last I heard, he was thinking about doing some sort of charity work.

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 29 Jun 2005 on 7:53 pm | Link

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