June 5, 2013
Dorothy Thornhill, the mayor of Watford, presented Prime Minister
David Cameron with a letter this week criticizing the government for
passing the bill for Bilderberg security on to Hertfordshire taxpayers.
The Watford Observer
reports today that Ms. Thornhill found it “galling” that the government
would pass the bill for protecting some “the wealthiest people in the
world” on to hapless commoners.
“The police have been forced to make quick arrangements with minimal
consultation with residents, and these have had ramifications,”
“I am also very concerned about the additional strain this must put
on Herts Police’s budget, which had already been set for the year
ahead,” she added.
“While I realize the conference is funded by a cocktail of
contributors, the local constabulary will surely have to pick up a
substantial part of the tab, which is all the more galling when the
participants in the conference are among the wealthiest people in the