The Cornwall County British -alta embraces these days of Group Seven nations summit world largest economy on level of poorest regions in United Kingdom and northern Europe according newspaper “Washington Post” ( Washington Post US).
And 15 constituencies in the county of Cornwall – the peninsula in the far west of Britain with white sandy beaches and a destination for families during holidays and surfers – are among the most disadvantaged areas in Britain, according to British official statistics. Read also The conclusion of the G7 summit .. Agreeing to confront China and Russia, distribute Corona vaccines and address climate change In conjunction with the G7 summit, hundreds of Britons gather in front of the government headquarters in solidarity with the Palestinians The Times: The G7 Summit is an opportunity for the world’s largest democracies to develop “global leadership”
And the Washington Post report notes that more than two-thirds of children in the St. Ives area – where the G7 leaders reside at the Tregenna Castle Hotel, built on the site of a former stately home – live in abject poverty.
US President Joe Biden – who is participating in the three-day summit that ends on Sunday – described the city as “wonderful” and added, “I don’t want to go home.”
The Washington Post commented that the beauty of the area – with its rugged wild coastline, charming atmosphere and soft clear lights – may make it easy for visitors not to notice the dark side of the area.
contradiction and resentment
The newspaper stated that many residents of the region see that the leaders of the world’s richest countries roam the city and take pictures with Queen Elizabeth II, while surrounded by manifestations of the faltering economy outside the “steel ring” that was set up to secure the summit; It is a discordant scene.
“People are upset because Cornwall is one of the poorest parts of the country, we get very low wages here, and we don’t have any big industries,” says Elsa Johnson, a retired city nurse.
“There is a stark contrast between the luxury hotels (in the city) and the fact that many residents live on handouts and food bank subsidies,” she says.
The Washington Post report indicates that there is some hope that the summit in Cornwall will contribute to reviving its economy, which is based on tourism. According to British government estimates, the summit will bring about 50 million pounds (about 70 million dollars) to the region.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also announced an investment of 65 million pounds (about $92 million) to build local projects in 3 cities in the region to create a ‘legacy fit’ for the summit. The newspaper points out that it is uncertain whether this economic support will be enough to change the economy of the region.