During the G20 summit, the Queen met with all the heads of state, but surely the most bizarre gift was the one she gave to Mexican President Felipe Calderon: a first edition of George Orwell's novel 1984.
Calderon is apparently a great fan of Orwell and must have been elated at getting a leather bound copy of the 1949 classic. However, must surely be disturbing to the Mexican people to have a President who so openly admires such a totalitarian dystopia. Also fitting that the Queen of Airstrip One should oblige. The zero tolerance policing during the G20 meeting was also a reminder of how far the UK has come in emulating 1984 - except that Orwell wrote it as a warning!