I CLAIM no expertise in football, but I do know that the finest players don’t have to agree on everything or share the same outlook on life.
All that matters is that they pull together to achieve a common aim.
Britain is hosting the seven richest nations in the world for their first in-person meeting since the pandemic began – Boris Johnson pictured here with his wife Carrie at Cornwall’s Carbis Bay[/caption]
The same is true of the leaders of the Democratic XI countries who will join the G7 summit in the fantastic Cornish resort of Carbis Bay today.
Britain is hosting the seven richest nations in the world for their first in-person meeting since the pandemic began.
American President Joe Biden will be here for his first overseas trip since taking office.
I’ve also invited the leaders of India, South Korea, Australia and South Africa, making up 11 countries from five continents who all share the same faith in freedom and democracy.
Just as we’ll be cheering on England, Wales and Scotland in the European Championships which start today, let’s also all back Global Britain[/caption]
And we’re going to pull together — with the UK as a midfield playmaker — to conquer Covid, prevent a rematch against another virus, and build back better.
We are going to vaccinate the world by distributing a billion Covid vaccines by the end of next year.
We’re going to start work on a new global treaty on pandemic preparedness, strengthening our defences so that no virus can get one past us again.
And we will build back better after this tragedy, striving to reduce carbon emissions, preserve biodiversity and get another 40 million girls across the world into school.
Politics — like football — can sometimes seem like a simple game made complicated by pundits.
Cheer for your team and cheer for Great Britain!
American President Joe Biden is in Cornwall on what is his first overseas trip since taking office[/caption]
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The G7’s job is straightforward: to improve millions of lives.
The UK is one of a handful of countries able to bring the world’s most powerful leaders together and help to lead the global campaign against Covid.
And the big match begins today. So just as we’ll be cheering on England, Wales and Scotland in the European Championships which start today, let’s also all back Global Britain.
Cheer for your team and cheer for Great Britain![/caption]