Bilderberg 2013: LIVE UPDATES
138 members of the global elite are meeting in Watford, England for the 61st Bilderberg Conference, with protesters from around the globe flocking the town to say ‘no’ to the rich and wealthy 'deciding the planet’s fate over coffee'.
Panoramic picture of Bilderberg 2013 the largest Bilderberg protest ever twitter.com/Lukewearechang…— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) June 8, 2013
Amazing day at #Bilderberg 2013! Nearly 4k people! Around 2k capacity inside the festival and around 2k more outside who couldn't get in!— Dan Dicks(@DanDicksPFT) June 8, 2013
19:17 GMT: Labor MP and former minister Michael Meacher
has demanded that Prime Minister David Cameron make a statement
to the House of Commons next week regarding his participation in
the Bilderberg talks.
Meacher said he would ask the Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, to grant an “urgent question” in Parliament next week, a move which would force the Prime Minister to answer the deputies’ questions regarding the talks.
“This is western capitalism at its highest level. We are entitled to know,” Meacher told the Telegraph.
"Where there is a congress like this, which clearly has a very important purpose, it is because something very valuable is happening in terms of their attitude, plans, proposals for the future of our economies. We, the rest of us, are going to be affected,” Meacher insisted.
"When David Cameron goes to Brussels for a very important meeting of heads of government of the 27 [EU member] states, he gives a statement to the House of Commons and subjects himself to cross-examination from MPs,” he continued.
“If we can do that on an issue which we already largely know about, why not on this much more important occasion?"
19:10 GMT: David Icke, the controversial writer and
speaker who believes that a secret cabal of reptilian humanoids
called the Babylonian Brotherhood rules over humanity, addresses
thousands of demonstrators at Bilderberg protest.
12:22 GMT: David Cameron will attend the Bilderberg
conference on Friday night to take part in a discussion on
“domestic and global economic issues,” the British Prime
Minister’s spokesperson said.
“He feels it is an opportunity to discuss economic issues with senior ministers, business people and academics,” the spokesperson added. However, he did not disclose whom in particular Cameron was going to meet, only revealing “it is a private meeting.”
22:12 GMT: Interestingly, serving UK prime ministers had
historically not been invited to Bilderberg meetings. Though
according to a survey by MSN UK, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair
and Gordon Brown all attended Bilderberg conferences prior to
each becoming prime minister. By contrast, the current chancellor
of the exchequer, George Osborne, has attended four Bilderberg
conferences, in addition to this year’s.
21:05 GMT: Labour MP Michael Meacher told Sky News that the meeting lacks transparency, which directly conflicts with Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent pledge to his constituents for just that following a series of scandals in his government.
“David Cameron said he was going to set up laws for proper
regulation of lobbyists, and for transparency. If there is any
conference which required transparency, which required democratic
accountability it is the Bilderberg conference, because this is
really where the top brass of Western finance capitalism meet in
order to make their deals, listen to each other, lobby -
including government ministers, particularly George Osborne and
Kenneth Clark, and as far as I know there will be no statement in
the House following it saying what happened, and how it might
affect government policy. This is totally in contradiction to the
government’s commitment to have greater transparency,” says
20:14 GMT: Jon Ronson, the author, documentary filmmaker and author who once tried to infiltrate a Bilderberg meeting in Portugal, spoke with Sky News on this year's meeting in Watford.
“Obviously there’s some mythologizing around Bilderberg, because for decades they were very secretive. For a little while they pretended they didn’t exist. But they do exist, and they’re not telling us what they’re doing in there,” says Ronson.
“They always meet one time a year, at a five-star hotel with
golfing facilities. And yeah, they’re really powerful people. It
seems to be run by business, the idea is big business people. So
this year it’s Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, and over the years it’s
been Heinz and Smithkline Beecham. They invite up-and-coming
politicians along, with the idea that they can offer the
up-and-coming politicians wise words. This is what
‘Bilderbergers’ have told me. And they’re globalists, and they
feel like they want to try and spot the next presidents or prime
minister,” he adds.
19:04 GMT: Local residents in the town of Watford are
forced to change their daily routine due to security measures at
18:59 GMT: The lounge in the 5-star Grove hotel where the
Bilderberg meeting is taking place. The hotel itself is seen
behind the trees in the left of the picture.
18:45 GMT: The Bilderberg 2013 delegates are arriving to the secretive meeting in blacked-out cars. The protestors meet them booing and shouts of “Scum, burn in hell!”
18:25 GMT: People in Bilderberg protest zone find creative ways to show off their dissatisfaction with the actions of the global elite.
18:14 GMT: Max Keiser's co-host, Stacy Herbert, has tweets that they have arrived in Watford.
17:20 GMT: Every protester, who arrives at the Bilderberg protest zone, undergoes a pat-down by the employees of the G4S company, which provides security for the Conference.
G4S is doing pat downs to anyone trying to enter the grove bilderberg protest zone twitter.com/Lukewearechang…— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) June 6, 2013
16:02 GMT: Traditionally, thousands of protesters from
around the world are flocking to the site of the Bilderberg
Conference to say ‘no’ to the rich and wealthy shaping the
Security has been tightened around the town, with a no-fly zone enacted over the Bilderberg meeting and concrete and wire barriers surrounding the 300-acre premises of the Grove hotel.
A couple hundred people are here and the police horses have arrived at Bilderberg 2013 twitter.com/Lukewearechang…— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) June 6, 2013
15:51 GMT: The Bilderberg Group, long criticized for a
lack of transparency, has this time revealed some of the main
topics of the upcoming meeting, with cyber warfare, US foreign
policy, “developments in the Middle East” and “Africa’s
challenges” expected to be on the agenda.
15:40 GMT: RT starts live updates from the 61st Bilderberg meeting, which is taking place at the 5-star Grove hotel in the English city of Watford on June 8-9.
The 138 members of the global elite – politicians, bank bosses, billionaires, chief executives and European royalty – get together annually to discuss the most pressing issues in global politics and economics.