For those that don’t know The Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg conference, Bilderberg meetings or Bilderberg Club is an annual private conference of 120 to 150 people of the European and North American political elite, experts from industry, finance, academia, and the media, established in 1954.
Partly because of its working methods to ensure strict privacy, the Bilderberg Group has been criticised for its total lack of transparency and accountability. The undisclosed nature of the proceedings have also given rise to several theories concerned with what they are really up to.
We plebs are always told, “Well if you’ve got nothing to hide . .. …” but this doesn’t apply to the Bilderberg elite.
So who has gone there this time that we know? Well let’s start with Giddy Osborne! The former Chancellor, who was sacked by Theresa May after last year’s EU referendum, is still in the frame rubbing shoulders with the political elite.
This will be his sixth time at Bilderberg since joining the Conservative front bench in 2003.
Then we have Andrew Adonis. Adonis is a long-serving parliamentarian, who rose up the ranks under Tony Blair.
He is currently chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, having served as Transport Secretary in the final year of the New Labour government.
Then there is Sharon White. She is the chief executive of broadcast regulator Ofcom.
She quickly worked her way up the ranks as a civil servant, becoming Second Permanent Secretary at the Treasury from 2013 until 2015.
To round things off there is Marcus Agius. He was the chair of Barclays bank who resigned from that role in 2012 over the Libor scandal that rocked the financial services industry.
He has since joined the BBC’s executive board and taken a position as chair of the PA Consulting Group.