But over the weekend something magical did not happen. The leaders of the G20 met in Australia. A cause for joy in the press as it generated a lot of pointless headlines around the world. Powerful men and women of these Government spent a long time taking selfies with one another.
The world look sternly at Putin and told him he was naughty. He left. After having a long chat to the Saudi's - no doubt trying to re-kindle the deal he so unwisely rejected earlier in the year.
Cameron and the other leaders declared they had reached a deal to boost Global growth. Sadly, despite a bit of searching, it is pretty hard to find any real evidence of this beyond a headline. No doubt they hope no one will ask to many questions when they all get home.
These G20 meetings are the ultimate junkets - worse than abominations like the Copenhagen summit on Climate Change. At least that had a purpose. I note the key announcement on cutting Carbon emissions by both China and the US were made in the days before the G20 summit - not wasted for the time they were there.
G20 summits are just an excuse to go to Bondai beach, socialise with other world leaders and discuss what jobs you can get next when the electorate or jihadi's have had enough of you. China has signed a small trade deal with Australia that would have happened anyway.
What a waste of time and resources these things are. Is this not what the UN was supposed to be, so everyone could go and show off in New York every now and again?