June 12, 2013
In an official response to legally binding parliamentary questions on
his 2013 Bilderberg attendance, Mark Rutte hid behind Bilderberg’s
Chatham House Rule while admitting the Dutch taxpayer is left with the
bill for his expenses.
Answering parliamentary questions yesterday, Dutch Prime-Minister
Mark Rutte refused to disclose information about his participation in
the 2013 Bilderberg meeting in the UK. Citing Bilderberg’s official
excuse for its long-time secrecy, the Chatham House Rule, Rutte
deflected all requests for details about the meeting.
Published on the government’s official website,
the Prime-Minister disclosed nothing in regards to the details
pertaining to the meeting or what was discussed. He did however disclose
that the Dutch taxpayer was good for the costs of his attendance.
“The costs for travel- and attendance of the Prime-Minister are
booked on the national account, and amounted to Euro 1223”, Rutte
Investigating the legal conditions under which a member of the
government, including the Prime-Minister, may send the bill to the
taxpayer for his travelling expenses, ExplosiveReports.Com has learned
that Rutte may only do so when representing official state business
abroad. He is not allowed to do so when he visits a private gathering
that operates under some house Rule, Chatham House or otherwise. Rutte
is therefore violating a government decree, ironically signed by the
former queen Beatrix who herself attends the meetings annually since the
1980s. The government guidelines state that the PM may invoice these
costs to the taxpayer only when “a written authorization by a proper
authority is forwarded for travel-expenses pertaining to dealings
outside the Netherlands”.
In 2012, Rutte was also questioned
following his Bilderberg attendance in Chantilly, when he joined queen
Beatrix and her son to the conference, answering similar parliamentary
questions with similar official responses- namely that he attended the
conference in his official capacity.
Question: In what way can the fact you have been invited to
Bilderberg in your capacity as Prime-Minister be reconciled with the
starting-point of the organizers (of Bilderberg), namely that no one is
invited on the basis of their official capacity but rather on personal
title and qualities?