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Wed Jun 8, 2016, 06:52 PM

 

Bilderberg: Still Powerful But Perhaps A Bit More Anxious This Year

The spectre of Brexit looms large as the financial, industrial and high-tech establishment gathers in Dresden



Prime ministers, finance ministers, leading entrepreneurs and a former spy chief are among the attendees at this year’s influential Bilderberg conference, but one regular guest, George Osborne, will be absent.

The guest list for the conference, which begins on Thursday in Dresden, was released on Tuesday and includes a large number of senior politicians and policymakers, dozens of bank bosses and high-finance billionaires who will gather inside the newly erected security fence around the Hotel Taschenbergpalais.

Two prime ministers, four finance ministers, the head of the IMF and a vice-president of the European commission are all listed as attendees. With so many politicians present, including three members of the German cabinet, the German military has been drafted in to oversee security.

Army officers have been meeting conference staff, scouting the round the hotel and taking photos of the entrance. They’re working with corporate security from Airbus to make sure the politicians are kept safely away from the press for the entire three-day conference.

No one wants the Danish minister of justice or the deputy prime minister of Turkey to have to field awkward questions, such as: “Where do you stand on corporate lobbying?” Especially when they’re standing between the chairman of HSBC and the president of Siemens.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/07/bilderberg-conference-dresden-charlie-skelton-bilderblog

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Wed Jun 8, 2016, 07:07 PM

1. World's most influential politicians and business leaders meeting in secret

Oh and mainstream media heads as well. I'm sure they are all just talking about golf.
No need to pester those luminaries with difficult questions.

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Thu Jun 9, 2016, 11:49 AM

2. The mood is so glum, they might even cancel the traditional Satanic sacrifice of a screaming orphan

Which mean S'mores Night will loose that little taste of ironic privilege we've all come to love

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