The crowd says: we want action on unemployment, global poverty and global climate change.
Gordon Brown answers "We will respond to [the protest] at the G20 with measures that will help create jobs, stimulate business and get the economy moving," he said.
Are they even talking about the same thing?
Meanwhile one of the best manifestos circulating for what they probably should actually be talking about that I have seen is the Ubuntu Declaration which Tomorrows Company are circulating asking us to all sign our organisations up to. There are some chilling stats in there about the impact of all this on developing countries and poverty rates and of course readers of this blog will know the Stern argument linking economics and climate change; spend now or hell to pay (plus 5-20% of global GDP lost forever) later.