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Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher and the lead singer of Coldplay to sort out Jordan. (The country, not the celeb)

Or so it would seem, as the Little Lebowski Urban Achievers World Economic Forum's 'Young Global Leaders' are descending like a plague of locusts on the largely blameless state on the left bank of the Jordan:

"The fifth YGL Summit will be an intense, interactive experience taking place over five days in Jordan, during which Young Global Leaders will incubate the insights and relationships that will help them lead their organizations and communities through the current global crisis....The Young Global Leaders Dead Sea Summit will provide an in-depth experience in a country that is facing a number of challenges, from absorbing two million displaced persons from the conflicts of neighbouring states to diversifying and reducing its dependency on foreign grants".

Martin, Woods and Schumacher were crowned YGL's earlier in the year, and doubtless will be more than eager to leave the respective delights of the Hammersmith Odeon, Augusta and Maranello to offer their suss to King Abdullah and PM Nader Dahabi. Miliband Minor is one too. Presumably if Jordan put out a concept album or sorted out its bunker shots all would be sweet and dandy.

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Anonymous formertory said... 2:49 pm

Is it me, or is the "Young Global Leaders" soubriquet just squirmingly, embarrassingly, patronising?

And as for Chris Martin - oh dear. And oh dear. A desperately confused "YGL" who hasn't learned yet that only the rich can afford to be socialists.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:54 pm

I like the opportunities it gives me to point and laugh at them.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 8:21 am

Young Global Leaders?

What, two sportsmen, neither other of them particularly young, and pop singer, even less obviously young than the others?

We really are headed down the toilet, aren't we?

Not so much because anyone thinks these shallow tossers are leaders, but because anyone would take this vapid pish seriously.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:59 am

I incline to think that the celeb YGLs are there because the WEFs big cheeses are autograph hunters.  



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