So, less than a week before the G20 summit commences, Gordon Brown is off on his travels. he has an exhausting itinerary starting in New York, followed by a tour of South America. His exact schedule is a secret but he will definitely be going to Brazil and finishing up in Chile. He already looks tired out, so I am amazed that in advance of what could be a make or break summit he is spending the best part of a week pressing the flesh six thousand miles away. You'd have thought he would be putting all his energies into ensuring the success of the G20.
About the only consolation for him is that he will miss PMQs next week.
Even more astonishing is the fact that his tour of South America closes with him attending a lefty-fest in Chile, otherwise known as the Progressive Government Summit. I think this was the thing cooked up by Brown, Blair and Clinton some years ago. Why is it that taxpayers' money is being used to fund Brown's attendance at this progressive lefty junket?