The G8 Summit, a gathering of the world’s most influential leaders, brought together to pool ideas on the resolution of critical global issues, like civil war in Syria and aid pledges to the poor, reached its midway point today. But a secondary agenda, leaked from the plush Lough Erne Resort, details surprisingly more ‘relaxed’ and ‘light-hearted’ activities and discussions.
Amongst the heated debates regarding the state of the global economy and civil unrest in Western Asia, other, more ‘fun’ items, were listed on the agenda, including an ‘hour session of Jenga and Twister’ after morning coffee, followed by an afternoon of Buckaroo in a ‘knockout tournament format’.
The leaked document has angered protesters that have been circling the perimeter of the complex, who now believe that the meeting of the world’s most powerful figureheads is just an opportunity to ‘blow-off some steam’.
‘We’re demonstrating about some extremely serious issues here, like countries crippled with poverty and war. But the men and women who represent the developed world are in there playing Truth or Dare and Mouse Trap; it makes me sick’, said one protester.
When quizzed about his bizarre approach to the proceedings, the host of this year's summit, David Cameron called his idea to introduce fun to the summit a 'refreshing change'.
In a statement delivered outside the resort yesterday, he said - ‘look, running a country is pretty heavy going for all of us. I can assure you that we are locked in serious discussions for at least 40% of the time. There’s absolutely no harm in playing Guitar Hero to ease the tension’.
A later report that claimed the Prime Minister settled his differences with Putin over Syria during a game of KerPlunk were ‘only partly true’, according to Cameron.