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Looks like Davos could be fun this year....

The WEF has published the Davos attendees list for 23-27 January, and there are rather a lot of Britons going to the bunfight - Broon, Benn, Milliband, Wee Dougie and Livingstone representing the Red Team, and Cameron and Osborne representing the Blue Team. Oh yes, and Tony Blair. Should be fun if they have to share a lift.

Meanwhile, the Americans are pretty well ignoring it - Bush is sending Daniel M.Price, you know, the Daniel M. Price, the Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs and Condi Rice, although, oddly, she is not in the list linked above. And Al 'oh, is there an envelope going to be opened? Might I watch?' Gore will be there too. While most of Uncle Sam's most implacable foes are sitting this one out - no Chavez representatives, no Cubans, no North Koreans - there are five Iranians, who presumably will pretend they have not seen Barak, Peres, Livni and the other Israelis.

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Anonymous benighted Londoner said... 11:33 am

I should be most grateful if another benighted Londoner could please explain what attending an economic forum in a rather pleasant Swiss setting has to do with running London and what economic benefit might thereby accrue to Londoners through the mayor's attendance. Much obliged.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:48 am

One does have to wonder, although he is joined by the Mayors of Tehran, Dalian, São Paulo and Milan.

Bloomberg and Delanoe, plus whoever might be the mayors of Tokyo, Berlin etc are sitting this one out.  



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