What's going on and why does it matter?
On Thursday 2 April Gordon Brown is going to host the G20 summit in London. At face
value, the aims of the meeting are hugely ambitious and, with the world in recession, the
organisers have suggested that this event could make a significant contribution to global
economic recovery. It's also important domestically, because the Labour government is
trailing badly in the opinion polls and some of his aides believe that a successful summit
could boost his political fortunes.
Leaders from 22 countries will be at the summit - not...