Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Bilderberg at 60: inside the world's most secretive conference

An interesting and amusing article by Charlie Skelton, who has covered the Bilderberg meetings for some time for the Guardian, showing how the group has become increasingly influential over time and how there is now some awareness of the group's activities with the growth of the internet - even if what is discussed and who actually attends is still something of a mystery.

Perhaps this quote from Michael Meacher best summarises the article:

"MP Michael Meacher describes Bilderberg as "the cabal of the rich and powerful" who are working "to consolidate and extend the grip of the markets". And they're doing so "beyond the reach of the media or the public". That said, every year, the press probes a little further behind the security fencing. Every year the questions for the politicians who attend, but remain silent, get harder."

Lets hope he is right to expect greater transparency in the future.

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