Blair: “They will reach the conclusions we were going to reach”.
Tony Blair, in response to the London Bombings this morning, said that he would be coming to London but that the other G8 leaders would “remain and have the discussions we were going to have and reach the conclusions we were going to reach”.
Mr Blair, discussions are what lead to conclusions. The discussions have to come first. If you know in advance they will reach the presumably pre-organised conclusions without you, these discussions are not what you say they are. They are part of the problem that leads to the anger and resultant explosions of the terrorists: a small number of powerful, largely white, men secretly coming to self-congratulatory conclusions that protect the status quo whilst pretending to lead to change.