Joe Biden next week as he breathes a sigh of relief at the Atlantic as he embarks on an Air Force One flight on his first foreign voyage as US president, he will be a recent visitor to a tropical island in southwestern Britain that is already full: Cornwall.
This corner of the UK does not need to be announced again. It was once one of the most popular destinations in the UK on vacation, and ongoing travel restrictions have confirmed that hotels and restaurants are full.
The arrival of Biden and other foreign leaders at the G7 summit, which kicks off next Friday at a Carbis Bay shopping mall, is just to boost the country’s reputation as a place to move forward.
Granite mills flowing into the Atlantic, Celtic attractions are built on many myths and legends. The G7 will also play a part in the Cornish tradition where world leaders come together to solve global problems.
In the meantime there is talk of who Biden’s team will need to replace its Animal limousine with the “Little Beast”, which fits well with Cornwall’s narrow movement.
Local police are concerned that well-known offshore waters could destroy drones overseeing major security operations.
Cornwall provides background information on some of the key issues governing the conference.
Climate change: County has geothermal power. Future companies: Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson called the component “Klondike lithium”. Inequality: there are many examples of poverty in Cornwall and it is one of the areas most affected by Johnson’s post-Brexit “redress”.
The G7 summit will highlight the differences between the people living in a Carbis Bay hotel – and the many houses around the beautiful Cornish coast – and those living elsewhere in Britain’s poorest areas.
Locals, who often work for low-income and low-cost housing prices, have no hope that a brief visit from Biden and other world leaders will go a long way in changing their landscape.
A 10-kilometer drive from Carbis Bay, in the Pengegon area of Camborne – one of the most troubled areas in England – residents were unhappy with the arrival of the G7 circus. He lamented that world leaders could have gone to Cornwall with the plague, but they still could not see their loved ones for several months.
“They’re great people. There seems to be a single law for them and another for us, ”said Heidi Chesterfield, her caregiver. Her friend, Anna Francis, doubts that the government will benefit from participating in the conference. “Cornwall is at the end of the line – we always forget it.”
Downing Street has tried to adapt to this poor economy and poverty. Mr Johnson says the G7’s vision for natural growth and new technologies will support remote areas such as Cornwall, and its ambitions as a leader in renewable energy, tourism and space – County plans to build the first UK port.
But some are skeptical. The outrage of remote EU people who showed up in the Cornwall pro-Brexit vote in 2016 is also reflected in the cultural frustration with those who encouraged the rich, who raised house prices and turned houses into vacation homes.
Bailey Tomkinson, a 21-year-old songwriter from St Ives, wrote a song inspired by the upcoming G7 conference. It is said that “Red Blood” angered him over the ceremony. They had to make a commitment to create sustainable development but the leaders were airlifted by helicopter to a hotel where prices had been cleared to accommodate all.
“It’s like Joni Mitchell – he created a paradise,” he said. “There are people coming who can change the world with a pen, but what are they doing to help us? One mile from Carbis Bay, one third of all children are born into poverty. ”
At the nearby St Ives dock, 70-year-old John Harry, who was born and raised in the town, spoke out at sea. “The place is crowded by 11:00 am St Ives doesn’t turn it off again. It’s like 12 months a year. ”
One of the local restaurants is evacuating guests, informing them of the return on July 28. Linda Taylor, self-proclaimed Cornwall councilor, says that in some tourist attractions “mice couldn’t find a small bed”; He encouraged visitors to explore the lesser-known sites in the state.
Malcolm Bell, chief executive of Cornwall’s tourism agency, points out that its companies charge $ 2bn of annual interest, 12% of the region’s GDP and one-fifth of its revenue. He noted that many locals see tourism as a financial necessity: “It’s like doctors say the hospital could function better if it weren’t for all patients.”
Londoners are starting to make Cornwall their first place, working from home, perhaps living in a large apartment building. The buildings have been converted into Airbnb rentals. This area, which used to look like a family tradition “bucket with a hoe, has moved.
Bell said the opening of Tate’s sanctuary in St Ives in 1993 was a step in the right direction. David Cameron, a former Prime Minister, has taken a holiday in Rock on the north coast – a village that in the summer draws money and waves of excitement – and in local hotels and holiday parks have been upgraded. “We’ve been the first thing,” Bell said.
Johnson is well aware that the G7 is not widely known in Cornwall. Businesses are being forced to close, the Carbis Bay hotel is still under construction and the Biden security team has not abandoned anything in connection with the closure of roads.
But the UK Prime Minister has promised to sell money in the region and leave a legacy for the conference. Taylor said it was important for this to benefit residents like Pengegon, not just the G7 leaders who visited: “We need to make sure this legacy spreads throughout the Cornwall area.”