Having had a nice sunny break in Los Cabos, it’s off to Rome for a spot of lunch before the weekend. What about some tasty foccacia, a nice antipasto, followed by Osso Bucco all washed down with a nice bottle of Chianti.
Make sure to leave some space for gelato, after the summit?
You guessed it, the taxpayer again, unless you were shrewd enough to be involved with K2 in Jersey of course.
G20 leaders ended their summit in Mexico without a detailed plan for
dealing with Spanish and Italian borrowing costs or creating a
eurozone-wide deposit insurance scheme, the WSJ reports. ‘Euro Area
members of the G20 will take all necessary policy measures to safeguard
the integrity and stability of the area,’ the G20 declared. Specific
proposals for a European banking union are not likely before September.
Greece must be austere or face the consequences…bing bong…last call for Los Cabos #austerity #hypocrisy http://wp.me/ p2axt5-ij
How many world leaders, security, ministers, advisers and staff are staying in Baja?
It’s a bit of a mickey take when we hear that Greek civil servants aren’t being paid, Spain is on the edge of a precipice and the Euro is on the verge of collapse. Never mind it will soon be time to take a summer recess!
- You Guess (slog.thestranger.com)
According to the latest CPI figure, inflation has fallen to 3% in April it’s lowest level since 2010. Apparently lower air fares are one constituent of this fall. Something to do with the timing of Easter?
Not much solace if you’re unemployed and can’t afford to jet off on holiday. In any case I can tell you that as in most years, air fares are hiked through the roof during Easter and the school holidays. No matter what time of the year Easter falls, the airline companies have an unerring ability to consult their calendars and ramp up air fares accordingly!
Of course the taxman benefits too.
- UK News: Inflation set to hit 20-month low (walesonline.co.uk)