Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Summit blues

We learn from The Times today that the G8 summit jamboree in July cost Edinburgh City Council alone some £2.7 million.

This is going to have to be picked up by Scottish taxpayers - yet another unwelcome bill as the City puts its claim to the Scottish Executive. And this pales into insignificance compared with the policing costs, which have been variously estimated of upwards of £100 million – to say nothing of the cost of importing all the heads of state and their camp followers.

Has anyone worked out the cost of a conference call – or even this - and made the comparison?


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