Basque activists of "No G7" hold banners reading 'This is not your playground' as they block the entry of Palace Hotel in Biarritz, southwestern France, Thursday Aug.15, 2019. The G7 will take place in Biarritz on Aug. 24-26, 2019. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Anti-G7 activists hold banners reading: 'This is not your playground' outside the Palace Hotel in Biarritz, southwestern France. Bob Edme/ AP

The G7 pretence of acting as the guardian of global rules rings hollow