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When the G7 Summit in Cornwall was announced in January 2021, it paved the way for the return of events. Martin Fullard talks to the man who made it happen: Michael Gietzen.

January 2021 was arguably one of the darkest periods of the Covid-19 pandemic. With transmission and hospitalisations skyrocketing, the UK was plunged into a third major lockdown. All hopes that 2021 would be brighter than 2020 were dashed. Yet, through the darkness there was one faint ray of light: on 18 January, prime minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the G7 Summit would go ahead live, in person on 11-13 June...

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