This cartoon by Morten Morland from The Times shows UK Prime Minister David Cameron presenting the final communiqué at the end of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland. He predicts that trade will flow, corporations will pay tax—and the weather will stop being weird.
Although Cameron succeeded in persuading his fellow G8 members to sign the Lough Erne declaration, a commitment to end corporate tax evasion and clear up tax havens, the cartoonist shows he is sceptical about the chances of this happening by adding the comment about the weather (which, of course, Cameron did not say anything about). In fact, a group of leading scientists and meteorologists meeting at the Met Office on Tuesday to discuss the UK's unusual weather patterns in recent years predicted that Britain could expect “a cycle of wetter summers” for up to the next ten years. Read more >>
1. If you describe something as weird (rhymes with 'cheered'), you mean that it is very strange or unusual and difficult to explain. • He's got some really weird ideas.
2. A communiqué (pronounced 'communikay') is an official statement or report, especially to the media.