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End the G8 charade – we need a G192

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Institutions such as the G8 and G20 will only ever serve the interests of the few. We need a forum of the many

Credit to Angela Merkel. Speaking to the German parliament on the eve of this week's G8 summit, she has dared to say publicly what most of us have known for a long while. The G8 can no longer be the forum in which the future direction of the world economy is set. It is time for a new body with a radically new agenda.

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John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want and writes regularly for The Guardian's Comment is Free blog
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