Both government and opposition heads of finance to participate in secretive confab
June 3, 2013
Both the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his opposition
counterpart are scheduled to attend the secret elite meeting of the
Bilderberg group this weekend.
Chancellor George Osbourne and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, often painted up as bitter political rivals
in the British media, will be buddying it up behind closed doors at
The exclusive Grove Hotel in Watford with over 100 of the world’s
Bilderberg’s own attendee list confirms the attendance of Osbourne and Balls. The list has been released on the group’s otherwise sparse website
for the past three years, primarily because it was constantly being
leaked to researchers anyway, and as a way of feigning transparency.
While Obsourne and Balls have regularly attended the annual
gathering for the best part of a decade, critics have continually asked
why the British taxpayer should be paying for elected politicians to
attend an undisclosed meeting, completely closed off to media scrutiny,
and in the company of private bankers and other foreign finance
Bilderberg delegates attend in an informal, off-the-record basis and
are not bound by their public, “pre-agreed” positions, according to
the group’s website. Quite how that marries up with Osbourne and Balls’
attendance, as acting financial heads of Britain’s government, is
anyone’s guess. British MP Kenneth Clarke, a long time attendee, is also
once again reporting to his masters.
If anyone still actually read the London Times, which they don’t, they would see an article today arguing that Bilderberg is merely a talking shop where no policies are set or agreed upon.
Such detractors routinely contend that the annual elite gatherings
are nothing more than an outdated irrelevant get together of aging
has-beens whose power on the international stage has long since