Boris Johnson says post-Covid world must be ‘extra female’ in opening G7 speech
Boris Johnson has formally opened the 2021 G7 summit with a speech during which he claimed nations should work collectively to “construct again higher” and “construct again greener” from coronavirus.
It comes after the prime minister flew from London to Cornwall for the assembly of world leaders, which has largely been panned as an pointless and dangerous approach to journey for the setting.
“We have to ensure that we be taught the teachings from the pandemic, we have to ensure that we don’t repeat among the errors that we probably made in the midst of the final 18 months or so … [and] we have to ensure that as we get well, we stage up throughout our societies and we construct again higher,” Mr Johnson mentioned earlier than figures comparable to US president Joe Biden, French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
In the meantime, some 500 members of the local weather activist group Extinction Rebel descended on Cornwall to participate in protests in opposition to the G7 world leaders immediately. XR members are protesting to attract consideration to the risk to seas and wildlife from local weather change and are calling for “motion not phrases” from the summit.
Biden’s Boris bike for PM
Joe Biden and Boris Johnson exchanged presents yesterday after they met forward of immediately’s summit.
The PM gave Mr Biden a photograph of an anti-slavery campaigner, in what might need been considered as an try to shake off his “Britain Trump” picture with the president.
A US-made bike and helmet went within the different path. Right here’s a have a look at Boris’s new wheels:
Matt Mathers11 June 2021 16:41
G7 summit police officer in Cornwall checks constructive
A police officer on the G7 summit in Cornwall has examined constructive for coronavirus, Devon and Cornwall Police have introduced.
The officer has been moved into isolation at a distinct location after giving a constructive studying on a rapid-turnaround lateral circulate take a look at.
Our politics editor Andrew Woodcock reviews:
Matt Mathers11 June 2021 16:22
PM’s plea for G7 to coach poorest youngsters branded ‘empty promise’
Boris Johnson has been accused of constructing an “empty promise” after urging the G7 to get the world’s poorest youngsters into faculty – regardless of slashing support funding for schooling by 40 per cent.
He introduced £430m for the International Partnership for Schooling (GPE) and urged fellow world leaders to match the UK’s dedication to “get extra women into the classroom”. However support teams protested that the money was all however cancelled out by the UK swiping round £390m of funding for bettering schooling over two years – a part of £4bn-a-year total support cuts.
Britain is going through worldwide criticism for its support cuts – at the same time as most different G7 international locations improve their funding, to mirror the affect of the pandemic, reviews our deputy political editor Rob Merrick.
Sam Hancock11 June 2021 16:15
Ursula Von der Leyen enjoys ‘wonderful’ time in Cornwall
The European Fee’s president has tweeted her pleasure at being in Cornwall, having fun with conferences, alongside her EU colleagues Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Mario Draghi.
It stays to be seen if these smiles will endure till Sunday, when the G7 summit ends.
Sam Hancock11 June 2021 16:00
Trudeau places on masks to greet Johnson and Carrie
Justin Trudeau placed on a face overlaying to fulfill Boris Johnson and his spouse Carrie on the G7 summit in Cornwall, regardless of it being pointless to put on one exterior beneath UK authorities steerage.
The Canadian prime minister wore the masks to elbow bump the pair, solely to take away it seconds later for press pictures.
It occurred as Trudeau ready to enter talks with different world leaders on points comparable to local weather change and the coronavirus pandemic, reviews Liam O’Dell.
Watch: G7: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau places on masks to greet Boris and Carrie
Justin Trudeau placed on a face overlaying to fulfill Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his spouse Carrie on the G7 summit in Cornwall, regardless of it being pointless to put on one exterior beneath UK authorities steerage. The Canadian prime minister wore the masks to elbow bump the pair, solely to take away it seconds later for press pictures. The encounter occurred as Trudeau ready to enter talks with different world leaders – together with US president Joe Biden and German chancellor Angela Merkel – on points comparable to local weather change and the coronavirus pandemic.
Sam Hancock11 June 2021 15:50
Boris Johnson’s opening G7 assertion in full
Right here is Boris Johnson’s opening assertion, which he delivered as the primary session of the G7 acquired beneath manner, in full:
“Given the pandemic we’d must ensure that we don’t repeat among the errors that we probably made in the midst of the final 18 months or so. And we have to ensure that we now permit our economies to get well.
And I believe that they’ve the potential to bounce again very strongly. And there’s all kinds of causes for being optimistic, however it is important that we don’t repeat the error of the final nice disaster, the final nice financial recession in 2008, when the restoration was not uniform throughout all components of society.
And I believe what’s gone unsuitable with this pandemic, or what dangers being a long-lasting scar, is that inequalities could also be entrenched. And we have to ensure that, as we get well, we stage up throughout our societies and we rebuild again higher.
And I really assume that now we have an enormous alternative to do this as a result of, as G7, we’re united in our imaginative and prescient for a cleaner, greener world, an answer to the issues of local weather change. And in these concepts, in these applied sciences, which we’re all addressing collectively, I believe there’s the potential to generate many, many hundreds of thousands of high-wage, high-skill jobs.
And I believe that’s what the individuals of our international locations now need us to concentrate on. They wished to make sure that we’re beating the pandemic collectively, discussing how we’ll by no means have a repeat of what we’ve seen, but in addition that we’re constructing higher collectively, and constructing again greener and constructing again fairer, and constructing again extra equal, in a extra gender-neutral and maybe a extra female manner – how about that?
So these are among the goals that now we have earlier than us at Carbis Bay.”
Sam Hancock11 June 2021 15:40
PM says post-Covid world must be ‘extra female’
Boris Johnson has advised G7 leaders he needs to create a “extra female” world because the worldwide group builds again from the Covid disaster.
The prime minister mentioned that world powers should be sure that the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t go away a “lasting scar” of deeper and extra entrenched inequality.
And he advised his fellow leaders they need to be aiming at “constructing again greener, constructing again fairer and constructing equally and – how ought to I put it? – in a extra gender impartial and maybe a extra female manner.”
Our political editor Andrew Woodcock has the total report:
Sam Hancock11 June 2021 15:24
Johnson opens G7 by declaring leaders should ‘construct again greener’
Boris Johnson has mentioned leaders of the G7 would be taught from the teachings of the “wretched pandemic” as they met in Cornwall, and pledged to “construct again greener … and extra pretty”.
Opening the summit in Carbis Bay, he mentioned: “We have to ensure that we be taught the teachings from the pandemic, we have to ensure that we don’t repeat among the errors that we probably made in the midst of the final 18 months or so. It’s critical that we don’t repeat the error of the final nice disaster, the final nice financial recession of 2008 when the restoration was not uniform throughout all components of society.”
“We have to ensure that as we get well, we stage up throughout our societies and we construct again higher,” he added.
After he had completed talking, the PM shortly requested all media individuals to go away the room, saying the occasion had turn into a “media circus”, in order that he and his friends might get the summit underway.
Sam Hancock11 June 2021 15:07
Kate Middleton meets with Jill Biden to go to Cornish main faculty
Dr Jill Biden met with the Duchess of Cambridge to go to a Cornwall main faculty because the G7 summit acquired beneath manner on Friday.
The 2 donned their masks and headed right into a classroom at Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, the place they have been greeted by silence amongst pupils. “They’re scared to dying,” Dr Biden joked of the kids as Kate remarked it was “the quietest class” she had ever visited.
America’s First Woman mentioned “these children are so good” as she sat with pupils who seemed to be studying maths.
My colleague Liam James has extra:
Sam Hancock11 June 2021 14:52
Macron and Johnson are all smiles after tense Brexit warning
That needed to be a bit awkward. French president Emmanuel Macron has arrived on the G7 breachfront opening, the place he placed on a jovial alternate with host Boris Johnson.
Mr Macron and his spouse, Brigitte, have been seen arriving on the venue, elbow bumping, smiling and fascinating in small speak with each Mr Johnson and his spouse, Carrie Symonds, earlier than being taken inside.
The pleasant greeting comes after Mr Macron issued a stern warning to the British PM on Thursday night, over his dealing with of the Northern Eire Protocol.
He advised reporters in Paris: “If after six months you say we can’t respect what was negotiated, then that claims nothing could be revered. I consider within the energy of treaties. I consider in seriousness. Nothing is renegotiable. All the pieces is relevant.”
Nonetheless, it makes for a very good photograph.
Sam Hancock11 June 2021 14:39