Crime, Sex, Politics, the Forces That Drive Westminster.
This is one of a number of articles expanding upon the participation, in one or more athletic, non athletic, extra curricular activities of many of the individuals identified in this article.
Many aspects of the varying reports highlight excesses and abuse of the electorate as an entity and suffering visited upon many individuals by the apparatus of a state with it’s focus firmly set on maintaining control over society, regardless of the human cost.
Fever Parties – The Sales Pitch
When Fever began in 1998 it was a revolutionary concept.
We were the first swingers organisation in the world to select by looks and apply an upper age limit.
We were the only swingers parties in Britain to use upmarket venues, real beds instead of mats on the floor and a decent bar instead of lager and wine boxes.
Our website was just as ground breaking when it launched in 2000 because it was aimed at intelligent young couples and written grammatically with no pornography.
Nobody had provided a swinging environment that appealed to graduate 20-somethings before and single-handedly we created the young swingers market.
We broke media cover seriously in 2003 in Arena magazine.
One week we made the cover of 3 sections of the Sunday Times and even the fusty Spectator. Cosmo, Marie Claire, Elle, New Woman and Radio 1 have all beaten a path to our door. (We turn down the many TV requests).
The fame we achieved re-introduced group sex and partner-swapping into popular culture and transformed the image of swingers from middle aged, suburban and ‘jaded’ to young, metropolitan and aspirational.
Following our example standards in the British swinging industry rose substantially to the benefit of all sexual adventurers.
Another sign of our success is that nowadays there are other promoters aiming events at younger swingers.
Fever remains distinct because our standards and production values are unrivalled and our long established reputation for excellence dating back to 1998 .
Over the years we have gathered an enthusiastic team of dedicated volunteers all of whom all have careers and do this for fun.
They donate their skills and experience to every party and put together the sumptuous venues, decadent decoration, lavish refreshment and acres of silky play space.
To this day Fever is the gold standard against which other swingers parties are measured.
20 March 2005 – VIP Orgy – The Biggest Ever Filthy Rich Orgy
Prince Andrew’s female bodyguard has been caught having sex on film at Britain’s biggest VIP orgy.
Firearms cop Sarah Cox was snapped romping at the sex party alongside 300 other depraved swingers.
After tearing off her clothes, WPC Cox – who also guards PM Tony Blair at Chequers – and her cop boyfriend plunged into the orgy on a 20ft by 14 ft steel-reinforced bed.
Fever Club orgy bosses put Cox, 26, and PC Bernard Bourdillon, 36, in charge of security at the £150-a- couple party in a £15million London mansion.
But the police couple are regular swingers too – and as the night wore on they threw off their clothes and joined the throng of writhing bodies.
Thames Valley Police chiefs will be horrified by their antics and the couple – who boasted about borrowing police metal detectors to search guests – could face disciplinary action.
Only Britain’s elite, including aristocrats, politicians, civil servants and lawyers, are allowed to join the secret society, which met for its first orgy of 2005 last Saturday night.
Rich brokers from City institutions Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutschebank and Commerzbank indulged in a free-for-all with scientists, lawyers, corporate directors, a TV presenter, fashion models and an Olympic athlete.
In an undercover operation, investigators posing as security men looked on as a mass of naked men and women romped on a pink satin-covered bed in the main candle-lit “playroom”.
Another 11 couples were having sex on marble-topped gilt tables, and on the floor two women were fondling each other while performing sex acts on five men.
The night of debauchery began at 9pm. Guests arrived in a fleet of limousines and stepped on to a purple carpet across the pavement outside the 24-bedroom former ambassadorial residence opposite BBC Radio One’s offices in London’s Portland Place. One Italian heiress was dressed in a £4,000 Dolce & Gabbana gown.
They were greeted by the party’s organisers – the men behind Fever Parties, property tycoon Jonathan Friedman 41, and married right-wing anti-Europe politician David Russell Walters, 44.
The pair use professional events organiser Emma Sayles, 26, to front their organisation. Her father is a Cambridge-educated former Welsh Guards’ officer.
For security reasons members were ticked off a photographic guest list to make sure that there were no impostors.
Then they were searched by off-duty Thames Valley firearms cops Cox and Bourdillon using handheld metal detectors.
Their job was to take mobile phones and cameras from guests.
Dark-haired bisexual Cox wore a tight-fitting, short flower print dress and Bourdillon wore beige chinos and a blue shirt. “A couple of people got stroppy,” said Bourdillon, an armed police constable based at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. “But once we explained the need to do it they were like, ‘Oh, all right then’.”
Asked if he had found any illegal substances, Bourdillon said: “The only thing I’ve found is four Viagra. They were confiscated.”
Cox, a PC based in Windsor, Berkshire – near where Prince Andrew lives – added: “That’s our big worry. If we found anything we’d have to confiscate it because of our jobs.”
Later our investigators found evidence of drugs, smuggled in by guests, in the venue’s toilets.
The party’s floor manager was also offered a powdered cocktail called Magic by a guest – a combination of pure ecstasy and speed.
In the lobby the guests were greeted by a tanned semi-naked harpist wearing a white basque and lacy stockings who later joined the sex party during her break.
The immaculately-groomed guests were then led through to a cocktail reception where they chatted politely.
Celebrity DJ Dan Lywood, former boyfriend of Zoe Ball, played dance music.
Beautiful guests had flown in from New York, Paris, Italy, Germany and Holland especially for the party.
At about 10.30pm the first couple followed a trail of red rose petals up the sweeping stone staircase, through oak-panelled doors into the main playroom.
The woman, a marketing executive with blonde bobbed hair, stripped off to reveal a G-string and began having sex with her partner, a city banker.
A second couple played with a sex toy while being watched by a group of women.
After about half-an-hour there were 60 people having sex on the vast bed, reinforced with steel plates to bear the weight.
The room, decorated by film set designers for £7,000, was candlelit. Classical music played in the background. Around the bed three couples were having sex against radiators and two women fondled each other while performing sex acts on several men.
One fashion model having sex with a lawyer groaned in ecstasy. Another man fed her grapes from a cut-glass bowl, Belgian chocolates and Laurent Perrier champagne straight from the bottle while fondling her breasts.
The owner of the £15million mansion, toff Edward Davenport, was filmed kissing and fondling a woman on the bed.
Davenport, a property developer who is worth £133 million, also has residences in Monte Carlo, Mayfair and the West Country.
He made a fortune organising debauched Gatecrasher Balls for public school teenagers in the 1980s but was later jailed for VAT fraud on tickets.
After finishing their security duties Cox and Bourdillon came upstairs. Cox took off her dress to reveal a large, tribal-style tattoo across her back and an expensive black thong and bra.
Newspaper investigators saw Cox perform oral sex on Bourdillon in front of 100 naked guests while sitting on the edge of the bed.
They then jumped on top to have sex with each other. Cox later came out of the playroom wearing only a black choker and her underwear and danced provocatively with Bourdillon in the cocktail lounge.
She told our investigators: “I work as one of Prince Andrew’s protection officers. It’s a good laugh. I know he gets quite a bit of stick in the Press but he’s actually an alright bloke. He’s not so aloof with people once he gets to know them. He calls me by my first name. I work in firearms, I’m trained in that. I just have to accompany him with other protection officers whenever he’s being driven about.”
Talking about using police equipment to carry out searches at the orgy, she added: “We used the equipment from the station. There’s no problem with it because they’re not supposed to be in use. “Next time I’ll bring some evidence bags. I could have used them to put people’s belongings in.”
Cox revealed that she is bisexual. She said: “I’m in a committed relationship so these events are good for me because it allows me to explore my sexuality. “It can be a bit uncomfortable if I’m with Dillan (the name she uses for Bourdillon) and I see someone I fancy but who he doesn’t like because I can’t always go with them, so I just have to go, ‘Aww’.” Bourdillon said: “We’ve been doing it for a couple of years. “We weren’t going to work here tonight because we weren’t sure if one of us was going to be on a shift.
“It turned out all right though and Johnny (Friedman) phoned us begging to help out. We don’t mind doing it as a favour. We get in for free and have a few drinks. “It’s the first time we’ve done an event as big as this.”
Referring to the metal detectors, Bourdillon said: “We’ve brought them from the station. There’s no problem because there are lots of them up there so even if something happens tonight they won’t be missed.” Later he denied taking them from any police station, saying they were from “central stores”.
“No one else at the station knows that we go to parties like this. “I don’t really mind but I don’t want them to because all they will do is take the Mick. “I’m not really comfortable here. It’s too formal. There’s too many people.” After deciding that was enough, they dressed, had a couple more drinks, then left.
Last night Bourdillon confirmed he and Cox had been at the party, but denied they’d been moonlighting as they were not paid. “I certainly haven’t done anything illegal or against any codes of conduct,” he said. “We were there as a favour to friends.”
A Home Office spokesman said: “Police officers must inform their chief officer if they wish to pursue outside business interests for gain, be it financial or otherwise. “It is then down to the chief officer to give permission. “It would be inappropriate to use police equipment in non-police matters.”
Fever owner David Russell Walters told our investigator: “We asked them (Cox and Bourdillon) to frisk people down.
We didn’t pay them because they are clients of ours. “We took it that they would come and do that a for a few hours and they would be free to enjoy the rest of the party .
“They got free entry in exchange.” Edward Davenport said: “I was there a little bit. I am not a swinger. “I am used to quite wild parties. But I didn’t get involved. “I’m not embarrassed about it. They had a good-looking crowd there. Mostly models.”
Eddie Davenport & Girlfriend in 33 Portland Place
20 March 2005 – The Biggest Ever Filthy Rich Orgy
The beautiful blonde in high heels and skin-tight designer dress caught the eye of a successful young businessman. They walked towards each other across a packed dance floor, then she touched him on the arm – the signal swingers use to show they want to have sex.
After a brief exchange of words the couple joined 60 other swingers on a huge bed in the “party” room. As they took off their clothes and began intimately caressing each other, they were ogled by men standing around the orgy.
This was just one of the debauched scenes at the latest swingers’ party organised by Fever – one of the biggest and most exclusive sex clubs in the world.
One party-goer who witnessed the scenes said: “These are some of the most wealthy and powerful people in Britain – the capital city’s movers and shakers – and they were all writhing naked together on a bed as big as a suburban swimming pool.”
The event in London’s Portman Square last Saturday was Fever’s biggest in the capital so far.
More than 100 couples paid £150 in advance – or £200 on the door – to take part. One of the guests was Harlequins rugby star James Hayter who was hired as a bouncer, but liked what he saw so much he dived in too!
Many of the party goers – who have to be under 40, well-heeled and good looking – have since emailed the Fever website with “thank you for having us” messages, hailing the party as “mind- blowing” and the “best ever”. In a series of raunchy party recollections, they:
Praise the 20x14ft bed as well as the “lashings of sex”
Joke about being an undercover reporter infiltrating the event
Ask “What would my mother say?” before describing how they experienced “sparks of sexual tension”
Describe how the experience left them “liberated and hungry for more”
Last night messages from 25 party goers were posted on the group’s website.
A 24-year-old woman, who was at her first Fever party, says: “What an amazing evening. Sex, sex and, er, more sex.
Ladies, if you are single or fancy sneaking away from your man, come to Fever. “I spent most of the night with the most gorgeous couple who were fabulous in the bedroom.”
Another message from a 21-year-old woman says: “I had a great time and will definitely praise Fever in my London student article. “Only joking. Sorry to have disappointed you by not being an undercover investigative journalist!”
A couple, aged 35 and 29, say: “It was absolutely mind-blowing. We met and partied with several other sexy couples – had an absolutely amazing time.
The night was a perfect combination of all our best past adventures and encounters, both sexual and social, all wrapped into one great, glamorous, friendly and fun party.”
Another couple, both 31, write: “It feels mildly amusing to be sitting down and politely writing a thank-you note after last night’s party. Whatever would my mother say?
“The venue was superb, the atmosphere electric, with sparks of sexual tension searing between the guests almost from the first moments. “It was impossible not to be raised to new sexual highs and not to just close your eyes and let the eager hands, mouths and bodies of everyone else there caress and stimulate you into sexual oblivion, over and over. Fabulous.”
A couple, aged 35 and 29, who were at their first Fever party, say: “We had an absolutely excellent time and were amazed at both the expert organisation and high level of talent among the party goers.”
Yet another pair, aged 31 and 30, say: “We would definitely like to attend future parties and we are still talking about that bed and how we had so much fun on it.”
A 34-year-old and his 23-year-old partner say: “It was really wonderful to meet so many cool, beautiful, open-minded and respectful people.”
But there is some criticism, too. Two Fever regulars, aged 33 and 27, moan: “We felt that the venue was a little cold in places.
The toilets also lacked a little in cleanliness and decor. There was also quite a bit of broken glass around the bar and stair area which wasn’t good for the bare-footed.”
Fever organisers have also posted their own message, hailing the night a success. They boast: “Over 250 party goers sipped champagne and cocktails and mingled for several hours between the open log fires, the vast, gilt-edged mirrors and the glittering chandeliers.
“Around 11.15pm the keenest swingers graduated up the towering, rose-strewn stairway towards the playrooms on the first floor.
At the same time the first of the DJs took to the tables and upped the atmosphere.
The main playroom centred on a huge specially -constructed bed covered in pink satin that was in continuous use by sometimes more than 60 people for over six hours.”
Upper Crust Organisers and Staff
Edward Davenport, 38 – Made first million in his teens organising the infamous Gatecrasher balls – now a property tycoon worth £133m.
Spends six months a year in Monaco as a tax exile sharing £200-a-night hotel suite with two women.
Shares £15million London pad with three more.
He was seen kissing and fondling a girl on the orgy bed last Saturday night.
He bought the venue, a former ambassador’s residence, from the Sierra Leone government in 2002 for the knock-down price of just £50,000.
David Russell Walters, 44 – By day ex-Tory candidate and boss of The Tory party anti-Europe Democracy Movement.
By night, orgy master tending to guests. Looked on as four girls, one a Dutch rowing champ, pleasured each other.
Jonathon Friedman, 42 – Brains behind Fever’s image. Spends hours “dressing” rooms with pink satin, chocolates, fruit, and jelly babies for energy. Seen canoodling on the bed with beautiful American blonde.
Emma Sayle, 26 – Diplomat’s daughter. Dad was colonel with the Welsh Guards and has an OBE.
She is regarded as one of Britain’s best and most upmarket party organisers – didn’t join in the orgy.
James Hayter, 26 – Professional rugby player. Hayter, who is over 6ft tall and weighs 220 lb, was hired as a bouncer but became overwhelmed with lust. Stripped off and joined in the night’s action.
Room at the top 33 Portland Place
Wealthy, Good-Looking Punters
Charity Boss – International charity director had sex with female TV production company boss.
Crime Boss – Heir to a multi-million crime empire bonked French, Russian, Italian models and a designer.
Wild Child – Raunchy daughter of a legendary rock star had public sex with a top media lawyer.
Film Director – Movie bigwig and his catwalk model lover had sex with at least seven other couples.
David Cameron’s Proudest Achievement in Government
“£11bn foreign aid budget is my proudest achievement” says PM after amount given to poorer nations rockets by more than 30%. But there are many who believe foreign aid does nothing to help the poor and needy but instead benefits large international corporations supporting “sustainable Agenda 21 policies” so loved by the World’s financers.
April 2014 – Anti-poverty group World Development Movement attacks Government for ploughing £600m into project warning of ‘corporate scramble for Africa’
Millions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash will be funnelled into a “scandalous” scheme to help big businesses boost profits in Africa at the expense of local farmers, say campaigners.
Anti-poverty group the World Development Movement attacked the Government for ploughing £600m into a project it warns will fuel a ‘corporate scramble for Africa’. The money, part of Britain’s £11bn-a-year foreign aid budget, will be used to back the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The scheme, under the auspices of the G8, claims it will lift 50m people out of poverty by 2022 in countries such as Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi.
But the World Development Movement said the true beneficiaries will be multinational companies such as food firm Unilever and controversial US genetically modified chemicals group Monsanto. This is because African countries that want to receive aid will have to change their laws, making it easier for corporations to buy up huge tracts of farmland, the WDM said. Countries taking part in the scheme will also have to earmark crop harvests for export, instead of using them to feed starving local people, it said.
WDM campaigners said the scheme would lead to increased land-grabbing by big firms, soaring costs for small-scale farmers and much-needed food being shipped out of impoverished countries. Nick Dearden, director of the WDM, said: ‘It’s scandalous that UK aid money is being used to carve up Africa in the interests of big business. This is the exact opposite of what is needed, which is support to small-scale farmers and fairer distribution of land and resources to give African countries more control over their food systems.
The rating will come as a blow to Justine Greening, the international development secretary
May 2014 – Change to overseas aid ‘poor value for money’
A government drive to boost economic development overseas has been rated poor by the aid watchdog. The government has shifted the focus of the UK’s £10 billion aid programme towards helping countries to end their dependence on aid by encouraging business and growth. It plans to double its private-sector development aid to £1.8 billion by 2015-16.
A report by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact found that some initiatives made a positive impact, but it said that the programme had not “turned it’s high ambitions into clear guidance to develop a realistic well balanced and joined up programme http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4090101.ece
Justine Greening, the international development secretary, has chosen to end Britain’s support to countries such as India
October 2014 – Corruption stops British aid from reaching poor
Britain’s efforts to tackle corruption overseas have had little success and are failing to meet the needs of the poor, the UK aid watchdog has warned. In a damning report, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact said that there was “little evidence” that taxpayer-funded programmes had reduced corruption levels. In at least one instance, a project not only failed to tackle bribery but actually increased the scope for it to occur. Nigerian police stations taking part in a scheme to reduce bribery were no more trusted – or less trusted – by the public than those outside their remit. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4253458.ece
Britain spends almost three times more per head on aid than the United States March 2015 – Britain is biggest spender on aid agencies overseas
Britain gives more taxpayer money to international aid agencies than any other country in the world, despite having virtually no control over how the cash is spent, it is revealed today. An investigation by the Commons international development committee suggests that the government is seeking to meet its target of spending 0.7 per cent of GDP by flooding agencies with cash. Britain spends almost three times more per head on aid than the US with £179 per person against £64.http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4388880.ece
March 2015 – The aid budget has become a byword for extravagance
I’m just off to Waitrose to get some food for the weekend. I shall consider it a successful trip if I manage to spend at least £250. That would, of course, be a ridiculous way to approach shopping. What most of us do is to decide what we want and then try to get it for the lowest price. So why, then, does the government define it’s success in overseas aid mostly in terms of how much it has managed to spend, not what it has achieved with the money. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/thunderer/article4373763.ece
Somalians queue for food at a refugee camp in Mogadishu March 2015 – Aid handouts ‘are a waste of money’
Officials at the Department for International Development have been criticised over their “weak management” and “poor supervision” of programmes for security and justice in developing countries. The department’s services are not effective and do not provide value for money, according to a report which is flagged amber-red by the overseas aid watchdog. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact criticised the department’s provision of police training, police stations and victim support services in unstable countries, claiming that it was not making enough of a difference to the lives of the poor.http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4372477.ece
April 2015 – Overseas aid must rise by £1bn in next two years, says Europe
Spending on overseas aid is set to soar by an extra £1 billion over the next two years under new rules set by the European Union, it emerged yesterday. The Department for International Development (Dfid) is preparing to change accounting methods to bring Britain in line with EU countries which will make it much harder to meet the controversial aid target in the next parliament. The UK already spends more than any other country on international agencies and is the second largest aid donor in the World. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4401041.ece
April 2015 – Britain has no say how agencies use taxpayers’ £6bn
Britain’s decision to give more than half its £12 billion aid budget to international agencies with no control over how the money is spent is to be investigated by the overseas aid watchdog. The move follows concerns that Britain is “shovelling” at least £6 billion a year into agencies such as the EU, the UN and the World Bank because the government does not have the time or the resources to pick its own projects. Britain now spends more on these international agencies than any other country in the World,including the USA. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4414083.ece
April 2015 – Mis-spent Money
One of the coalition’s woollier ambitions in 2010 was to make Britain a soft power superpower. To this end David Cameron set a goal of spending 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product on foreign aid. He has stuck to this goal even as GDP has grown. Indeed, his government has enshrined it in law with the support of every major party, even as defence spending slips below the level Britain needs. The result has been a rush to spend taxpayers’ money without due oversight, fuelling corruption in the developing world and lining consultants’ pockets at home. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/leaders/article4413904.ece
April 2015 – Revealed: scandal of squandered overseas aid
Britain is paying professional aid staff up to £1,000 a day to work in Africa and Asia as part of a spending frenzy to meet a government target. Spending on consultants has doubled in the past four years to £1.4 billion, with the bill for outside help now eating up more than 10 per cent of the aid budget. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4414250.ece
April 2015 – Corruption claims halt police aid for Afghanistan
Britain has suspended payments to a multi-billion pound aid project in Afghanistan following allegations of corruption and mismanagement of a UN-led payroll contract. The government has already spent about £22 million of aid money over the past four years to help to fund a system to pay the 155,000 strong Afghan police force, vital to security after the withdrawal of British troops. It had also been planning to raise its contribution to 70M this month. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4414097.ece
Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, has ordered yet another review
June 2015 – Foreign aid money being spent on ‘lonely fish and fashion shows’
Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, has ordered a review into the use of the Foreign Office’s aid budget in response to reports that it has not been used effectively. An investigation by The Sun found that the aid money has funded projects including a £970 course in responsible Facebook use in Laos and a £3,400 programme to find female mates for endangered Madagascan fish. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4479725.ece
June 2015 – British aid ‘paying for foreign armies’
Billions of pounds of British overseas aid is helping to subsidise the defence budgets of developing countries, MPs have claimed. Research from the House of Commons Library found that defence spending had increased in some of the countries that were the biggest recipients of British aid. The figures suggest that the money could have helped at least four countries to keep their defence budgets above the international benchmark of 2 per cent of GDP. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4462323.ece
David Cameron’s Jewish family name, Levita is the Latin form of the name Levite, a Jew descended from the Tribe of Levi, the son of Jacob and one of the original twelve tribes of Israel. The leader of the Levites at the time of the exodus from Egypt was Moses, who was married with two sons.
Emile Levita, a German Jew, was related to the German-Jewish Goldsmid banking family, who came to Britain as a German immigrant in the 1850’s is Cameron’s great, great grandfather. Granted citizenship in 1871, he enjoyed considerable financial success, becoming a director of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, which had offices in Thread-Needle Street in the City of London.
He took on all the trappings of an English gentleman – he hunted, owned a grouse moor in Wales, and started an educational tradition which has continued through to today’s Tory leader, by sending his four sons to Eton. Emile’s eldest son, Arthur, a stockbroker, married Steffie Cooper, a cousin of the Royal Family making Cameron William IV’s great-great-great-great-great grandson, which Debrett’s says makes him fifth cousin, twice removed, of the Queen. http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/David_Cameron-Levita
King William iv
David Cameron’s Grandmother Father & Mother
The Queen & David Cameron are cousins
The China Banking Syndrome & the Cameron’s
The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China was founded in London in 1851 following the grant of a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria. It opened its first branches in 1858 in Calcutta and Bombay and then Shanghai. The Shanghai branch of Chartered bank began operation in August 1858. Initially, the bank’s business was in large volume discounting and re-discounting of opium and cotton bills.
Although opium cultivation gradually decreased in China, opium imports still increased by more than 50% between 1863 and 1888. Transactions in the opium trade generated substantial profits for the Chartered Bank and the Jews and Freemasons who controlled it.
Later, the Chartered Bank also became one of the principal foreign banknote-issuing institutions in Shanghai. In 1862, the bank was authorized to issue bank notes in Hong Kong, a privilege it continues to exercise to this day. Over the following decades, it printed bank notes in China and Malaya.
With the Rothschild’s’ opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 (Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was accused of undermining Britain’s constitutional system, due to his lack of consent from Parliament when purchasing the shares with funding from the Rothschild Jews), Chartered was well placed to expand and develop its dope-running and other rackets.
Besides usury, the bank also dealt in cotton from Bombay, indigo and tea from Calcutta, rice from Burma, sugar from Java, tobacco from Sumatra, hemp from Manila and silk from Yokohama. In 1912, Chartered Bank became the first foreign bank to receive a license to operate in New York.
In 1927, the bank acquired 75% of the P&O Bank, which had offices in Colombo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canton. P&O Bank also owned Allahabad Bank.
In 1957, the Chartered Bank acquired the Eastern Bank, giving it a network of branches in Aden, Bahrain, Beirut, Lebanon, Qatar and the UAE. It also bought the Ionian Bank’s Cyprus Branches.
The Chartered Bank merged with the Standard Bank of South Africa in 1969, and the combined bank became the Standard Chartered Bank. It’s motto is “Here for Good”.
Chartered Bank Director, Emile Levita married Catherine Plumridge Rée, the daughter of Hermann Philipp Rée (from an prominent Danish Jewish family.) Their children were Arthur Levita, Cecil Levita and Enid Levita.
Arthur Levita of Panmure Gordon stockbrokers, together with Sir Ewen Cameron (London head of the Hong-Kong and Shanghai Bank, and member of the Council for Foreign Bondholders and the Committee for Chinese Bondholders) played key roles in arranging loans from the Rothschild syndicate, including Jacob Schiff, to the Japanese central banker (later Prime Minister) Takahashi Korekiyo to finance the Japanese war against Orthodox Christian Russia in 1905. Cecil Levita was chairman of the London County Council. The Jewess Enid Levita married Sir Ewen Cameron’s son.
Enid Levita is David Cameron’s paternal grandmother. His father, Ian Cameron, was a successful stockbroker, a partner at Panmure Gordon, like his father and grandfather.
The Lover who charmed David Cameron’s grandfather
Marielen von Meiss-Teuffen’s wartime affair with Donald Cameron had repercussions that ricocheted down the generations, having a profound effect on the Prime Minister.
Behind the photograph of Marielen and Donald, taken in Copenhagen in 1947, lies a tale that scandalised high society, and led to what Mr Cameron this week characterised as the “hard work” ethic that his father, Ian, who died two years ago, impressed on his family.
The origins of Ian Cameron’s outlook on life, and his determination to be a better parent than his own father, came from the moment Donald abandoned his family for a woman with one broken marriage already behind her.
Donald Cameron was a stockbroker who married Enid Agnes Maud Levita in 1930, at the age of 24. Two years later Enid gave birth to their son, Ian. His legs were severely deformed below the knee, and by all accounts, his father coped badly. As Mr Cameron noted in his speech, the stigma of disability in the 1930s was profound. Just before Ian went to Eton, Donald announced that he wanted to marry his new lover.
Against his father’s judgment, Ian went on to join his firm, Panmure Gordon, and became extremely wealthy in his own right. Before his death aged 77, he spoke of his gratitude to his mother for pushing him beyond what he thought he was capable of doing.
In Britain, the link between private boarding education and leadership is gold-plated. If their parents can afford it, children are sent away from home to walk a well-trodden path that leads straight from boarding school through Oxbridge to high office in institutions such as the judiciary, the army, the City and, especially, government.
David Cameron was only seven when he was sent away to board at Heatherdown preparatory school in Berkshire. Like so many of the men who hold leadership roles in Britain, he learned to adapt his young character to survive both the loss of his family and the demands of boarding school culture.
The psychological impact of these formative experiences on Cameron and other boys who grow up to occupy positions of great power and responsibility cannot be overstated. It leaves them ill-prepared for relationships in the adult world and the nation with a cadre of leaders who perpetuate a culture of elitism, bullying and misogyny affecting the whole of society.
Nevertheless, this golden path is as sure today as it was 100 years ago, when men from such backgrounds led us into a disastrous war; it is familiar, sometimes mocked, but taken for granted. But it is less well known that costly, elite boarding consistently turns out people who appear much more competent than they actually are.They are particularly deficient in non-rational skills, such as those needed to sustain relationships, and are not, in fact, well-equipped to be leaders in today’s world.
With survival but not empathy on his school curriculum from age seven, Cameron is unlikely to make good decisions based on making relationships in Europe, as John Major could. He can talk of leading Europe, but not of belonging to it. Ex-boarder leaders cannot conceive of communal solutions, because they haven’t had enough belonging at home to understand what it means. Instead, they are limited to esprit de corps with their own kind. In order to boost his standing with the right-wingers in his party, Cameron still thinks he can bully for concessions, make more supposedly “robust” vetoes.
His European counterparts don’t operate like this. Angela Merkel has held multiple fragile coalitions together through difficult times by means of her skill in relationships and collaboration.
Though deadlocked at home, Barack Obama impressed both sides of British politics and in 2009 entered the hostile atmosphere of the Kremlin to befriend the then-president Dmitry Medvedev and make headway on a difficult disarmament treaty.
In a subsequent meeting with the real power behind the throne, Obama invited Vladimir Putin to expound for an hour on what hadn’t worked in recent Russian-American relationships, before responding.
Despite their elitist education, and because of it, our own “wounded leaders” can’t manage such statesmanship.
To change our politics, we’ll have to change our education system. Today, most senior clinicians recognise boarding syndrome, several of whom recently signed a letter to the Observer calling for the end of early boarding.
Its elitism ought to motivate the left. The Attlee government intended to disband the public schools, but not even Wilson’s dared to.
There’s a cash problem: boarding is worth billions and has a massive lobby.
Unlike most other European countries, our state does not contribute a per capita sum towards private education, so dismantling these schools, which still enjoy charitable status, (education is by result free of VAT which is not the case with state funded schools) would be costly. But can we really afford to sacrifice any more children for the sake of second-rate leadership?
Heatherdown An Exclusive Preparatory School. One Of the Finest Feeder Schools For Eton
Describing Heatherdown, a former teacher said “it was exclusive and rarely catered to more than 80 pupils at a time. It was a charming little school with lovely well maintained grounds and a miniature steam railway the children could ride, and where little boys in blue suits and Wellington boots spent a lot of time building dens in the woods. I remember the lovely sports days and the fathers’ day race where lots of beetroot-faced colonels took part. Three separate lavatories were provided on sports days at the school: one for ladies, one for gentlemen and one for chauffeurs.
Cameron started at the school in 1974, at the age of seven.
During his time at Heatherdown, he rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, including Prince Edward, (Earl of Wessex).
Other old boys at the exclusive 80-pupil boarding school include the Duke of York; James Ogilvy, son of the Queen’s cousin Princess Alexandra of Kent; and George Windsor, son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.
Peter Getty, the grandson of oil billionaire John Paul Getty, was a school friend.
In 1977 Cameron and two others jetted to the U.S. to stay with the Getty family.
Their teacher chaperone, remembers them tucking into caviar, salmon and beef bordelaise on board Concorde. Cameron, then 11, turned to him and raised a glass of Dom Perignon ’69 and exclaimed: ‘Good health, Sir!’
One of his teacher’s said of Cameron “Among all the titled children Cameron was a charming and bright pupil with a cheeky grin. One of the most normal, although, like any 10-year-old, he would get a bit out of line and need a metaphorical cuffing.”
At the age of 11, Cameron performed worst out of 13 classmates across eight different subjects.
The score sheet, for the summer term of 1978 indicates that he was bottom in Latin and maths, and second worst at geography and French.
The document, also reveals that the lacklustre result was not an isolated blip.
A zero next to his name in a column marked “New Order” suggests he had also languished in last place the previous term.
Even in his best subject – history – he was unable to break out of the bottom half of the pecking order.
He came 11th in his form in English and science, and had his second best result in scripture with a 10th place finish.
A late developer, he left the all-boys school in Ascot, Berks in 1979 after 5 years aged 12 having gained a place onto the automatic conveyor belt that transported many pupils to Eton.
Cameron rarely speaks publicly about his prep school experiences but one time recollecting the period with friends he said “I was a bit tubby at the start but I lost a stone every term because the helpings were so small.
I was smacked with a clothes brush few times for stealing strawberries from the headmaster’s wife’s garden. The school was incredibly old-fashioned and strict in terms of discipline.”
Cameron’s Paedophile Teacher at Heatherdown – Andrew Sadler
Andrew Sadler, was a teacher at the school at the time Cameron was a pupil.
He taught French and Spanish and was one of the staff members charged with keeping an eye on boys during dormitory duty.
He was promoted to headteacher at the school not long before it closed in 1982.
He went on to teach French at the exclusive Abberley Hall in Worcestershire.
He was reported to police in 1995 and took ‘early retirement’ from the historic school, which counts Lord (Geoffrey) Howe among its former pupils.
Sadler was later exposed as the ‘quartermaster’ of PIE the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) – a vile web of perverts that at one stage was linked to three of Labour’s most senior figures, including deputy leader Harriet Harman.
As “quartermaster” of PIE – it was his “job” within PIE to help co-ordinate other abusers in their ceaseless search for the world’s most vulnerable children.
Police believe Sadler – who confessed to a colleague of having ‘sex with hundreds and hundreds’ of boys – was an associate of PIE leaders including its treasurer Charles Napier and founder-member Morris Fraser.
PIE, which in the 1970s lobbied for sex between adults and children to be decriminalised, helped paedophiles to secretly pass around their young victims.
Cameron’s time at Eton began modestly, but an awakening interest in politics, a steely ambition and an academic facility flowered in him just in time for his A-levels.
He developed a reputation for being ‘hard as nails’ behind his now well-known affable exterior.
That’s not to say he did not have an attitude. He apparently once told the mother of a friend: ‘Women have the intellectual span of a gnat.’
A contemporary at Eton said he had a talent for impressing those who matter: ‘If you weren’t socially interesting, one of the in-crowd, he would be very dismissive.’
It was at Eton that he developed his ability to perform under pressure, suddenly performing well when exam season loomed.
This trait has been repeated in government, when his reputation for being an ‘essay crisis Prime Minister’ has been built on his habit of only raising his game when his back is against the wall.
In May 1983, Cameron was nearly expelled from Eton for his involvement in a minor drugs scandal which made the papers.
Teachers discovered found some boys were travelling to nearby Slough, buying cannabis and distributing it in the school.
Several confessed to being small-time dealers and were kicked out immediately.
Cameron admitted only smoking the drug, and escaped expulsion but was fined, banned from leaving the site – known as ‘gated’ – and made to do lines.
Cameron sat the entrance exam for Oxford at the end of the 1984 autumn term.
During his subsequent interview, he was caught bluffing about how much philosophy he had read but was still awarded a scholarship to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Brasenose college.
A Gap Year To Fill Before Oxford
Having left school a fortnight before Christmas 1984, Cameron had nine months to fill before going to Oxford – time enough for family connections to provide him with his first taste of politics.
In January 1985 he took up a temporary post as a researcher for Tim Rathbone, his godfather and Conservative MP for Lewes.
Three months later he headed for Hong Kong.
His father, Ian Cameron, through his employers Panmure Gordon, was stockbroker to the Keswick family, and Henry Keswick was chairman of Hong Kong-based conglomerate Jardine Matheson. Through that link, Cameron was given the chance to work for the company in Hong Kong.
In 1985, at the age of 19, David Cameron was in Russia, reportedly as a trainee MI6 agent.
While in Russia he and his friend from Eton may have been the target of a gay pick-up. Cameron said “I travelled on the Trans-Siberian railway… And then met a great friend in Moscow.
We went down to the Black Sea and were on the beach in Yalta.
These two Russians who spoke perfect English sort of turned up on the beach, which was mainly reserved for foreign tourists, and took us out to dinner, and interrogated us in a very friendly way about life in England and politics…
When I got to university my politics tutor (Oxford Professor Vernon Bogdanor) said that was a definite attempt at recruitment.”
Gennady Sokolov, a Russian author and intelligence historian, says: “If the KGB had a task to work with a 19-year-old unknown young man Cameron, there would have remained certain paperwork on this matter.
There is no such file in the archives…” Sokolov said that the two men who approached Cameron and his Eton friend on the beach were black market salesmen.
He explained “The pair planned to buy some foreign stuff like jeans to resell them later and, after all, to make friends with two nice looking British guys – there was also a gay motive.”
Sokolov says that Cameron’s trip across Siberia was ‘suspicious’ because this was five years before the end of the Cold War.
Sokolov says “somebody accompanied him” in a two person sleeping compartment.
This was before Cameron met his school friend in Moscow.
Sokolov said “There are grounds to suppose that young Cameron got his chance to enjoy such an exotic trip with the help of MI6.
At Oxford, Cameron’s membership of the Bullingdon Club has attracted much attention.
An elitist dining club, the Bullingdon is characterised by boozy dinners and debauchery.
Cameron was not a typical member. As one friend puts it, with some understatement: ‘Dave is a cautious man, someone who would think twice before throwing a bottle at a policeman.’ Some say the control he applied shows him to be more calculating than a carefree teenager ought to be.
When policemen’s helmets were being removed, shotguns being loosed off from cars or waitresses insulted, Cameron wasn’t there. ‘He would have got off his face at the Bullingdon,’ says a close friend, ‘but all that vomiting and so on would not have been him at all.’
A bit like the man who buys Playboy magazine for the interviews, Cameron seems to have gone to the Bullingdon for the conversation.
Did he take drugs at Oxford, as he had once at Eton? Lifelong friend Giles Andreae says: ‘I couldn’t swear on my life that he never smoked a joint at Oxford but I saw a lot of him and would be very surprised.’ Another close friend says that while others were trying ‘speed’ – amphetamine – the most Cameron had indulged in was ‘occasionally a joint or something’.
SPAD at Conservative Central Office
The mystery Palace caller who smoothed Cameron’s path to Conservative Central Office has, frustratingly, yet to be unmasked.
It might be fair to assume it was Captain Sir Alastair Aird, then Comptroller and later Equerry to the Queen Mother and husband of Fiona Aird, Cameron’s godmother.
That was Cameron’s belief, but the Airds vigorously deny it.
Cameron’s office suggested the caller might have been Sir Brian McGrath, a family friend who was private secretary to Prince Philip.
But he, too, though named as a referee for the job, denies it firmly.
No matter – the tale provides an illuminating insight into the family’s enviable social standing, and how the ambitious Cameron was helped by well-placed friends and family.
When Cameron reported for duty at Conservative Central Office on September 26, 1988, he stepped on to a fast track to political office.
Cameron soon impressed Central Office. By 1992, he was advising John Major during that year’s General Election.
Cameron’s Cock-Up at Central Office
Cameron and a casual misjudgement. Had this mistake came to light, it might have changed the course of the Election.
Labour had made a party political broadcast about a deaf girl forced by the Tories’ NHS cuts to wait six months for an operation that would restore her hearing.
Labour said the film was based on a real person, but patient confidentiality meant she could not be named.
The claims and counter-claims made over the next 72 hours blunted Labour’s most potent attack.
First, the girl’s identity emerged, prompting a row about who had leaked the information (it was a junior Central Office staffer). Then it became clear that the parents of the girl – Jennifer Bennett – differed over what caused the delay to her operation.
Finally, Jennifer’s GP, whose letter to her father had been the basis of the broadcast, recanted and said he should not have blamed lack of resources for the waiting time. The media firestorm became known as The War Of Jennifer’s Ear. Cameron’s role in this ‘war’ has until now remained hidden.
But a former colleague has revealed he tried to edit quotes given by Jennifer’s mother and GP to make them more ‘helpful’ to the Tories.
John Wakeham, then Energy Secretary who was also looking after Central Office, recalls: ‘I took the view that the public was more likely to believe the word of a doctor, so we wanted to get the doctor’s story written down to ensure that the story didn’t change.
‘The draft [Press release] was left lying around in Central Office and David saw it. He felt he could improve it and maybe he would have done.’ But the document was an agreed text from an independent witness.
Had Cameron’s re jigged version been issued as a Press release, it might well have been disowned by the GP, handing Labour victory in the row.
Wakeham laid into Cameron in front of his colleagues, according to a witness. Although Wakeham does not deny he was angry, he exonerates Cameron from wilful deceit. ‘He didn’t change the quotes from the doctor, he was just reorganising it and moving paragraphs around. He wasn’t to know what had been agreed.’ Veterans of the campaign say the incident marked a downturn in Cameron’s stock within Central Office.
Cameron Not That Loyal – Overlooked at Central Office
Cameron had hoped John Major would choose him to be one of two political secretaries in this period.
To Cameron’s annoyance, Major decided to have just one political secretary.
He chose Cameron’s colleague Tim Collins. Collins left politics and now chairs the lobbying firm Bell Pottinger.
Major had previously lost his temper with the smooth talking Etonian.
At briefing, Cameron said Major could expect hostile questions over a Conservative election broadcast which accused Labour of ‘running down Britain’.
When Major demanded of Cameron, to know what he was supposed to say, Cameron was stumped for words – leading, according to one who was present, to a ‘moment of temper loss’ by the Prime Minister.
Major’s attitude to Cameron is puzzling. Cameron briefed him twice a week for around a year before Prime Minister’s Questions and almost every morning throughout the 1992 Election campaign, but the former Prime Minister has let it be known he has no clear memories of him. It is difficult to resist the conclusion that Major’s silence is informed by a desire to be diplomatic.
Cameron was careful to be seen as loyal, but in private he called Major a ‘loser’ and disagreed with his European policy.
In 1993, he could hardly contain his sniggers when he heard the outline of Major’s ‘back to basics’ speech. Perhaps he had knowledge of the Major and Edwina Currie affair.
Early the following year, Cameron, then working for Michael Howard, was blamed for leaking a story that Labour leader John Smith had secretly met Major to discuss on what terms Labour would drop its opposition to the renewal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
In what must qualify for an award in any pot-and-kettle name-calling competition, Cameron was accused by Peter Mandelson of practising media dark arts. He was interviewed in a Cabinet Office leak inquiry.
The Panmure-Gordon Scandal
Just as Cameron was struggling to establish his political career, Jeremy Gray another 27-year-old under the care of the future MP’s father was sentenced to 6 years in prison. for theft.
The trial had all the elements of a gripping and bizarre courtroom drama: drugs, international gay sex ring betrayal, money laundering, the Mafia and even British intelligence services.
Gray, who admitted to his father he was gay only when the crimes surfaced is the son of a Wiltshire doctor.
He was Ian Cameron’s personal assistant at stockbroking firm Panmure Gordon.
In 1994 he was arrested for stealing £3m in US investments from the British Heart Foundation charity, one of Ian Cameron’s clients. The profits had been siphoned off to Swiss bank accounts.
More interesting is whether David Cameron knew about the case before it came to court – as seems likely.
He had been in the Home Office when Gray’s theft was discovered.
The case was an embarrassment to Ian Cameron. The fact that such money had been moved about on his watch did not reflect well on him. Panmure Gordon was fined £60 plus the trial costs by financial regulators.
In spring 1994 Cameron announced he would be taking a job outside Westminster.
Experience away from politics was needed to impress local Conservative associations.
But how does a 27-year-old with no private-sector experience land a well-paid job?
Again, family contacts came to the rescue. Annabel Astor, the mother of Cameron’s fiancée Samantha Sheffield, asked her friend Michael Green, Jewish chairman of Carlton television and Margaret Thatcher’s favourite businessmen, whether he would employ Cameron. ‘She’s a very formidable lady,’ says Green. ‘When she says to me, ‘Do something’, I do it!”
Cameron started in the corporate affairs department in September 1994.
His job was held open for him during his unsuccessful campaign to become MP for Stafford in 1997, but his final four years at Carlton were tough.
Against a background of failed mergers and a disastrous foray into digital broadcasting, Cameron made enemies.
Chris Blackhurst, now City Editor of the London Evening Standard, says Cameron was ‘aggressive, sharp-tongued, often condescending and patronising, but when awkward questions were put to him, frequently obstructive and unhelpful.
If anyone had told me then he might [become Prime Minister], I would have told them to seek help.’
Jeff Randall, senior executive, The Daily Telegraph, “I would not trust him with my daughter’s pocket money. His approach to corporate PR is unhelpful, evasive and overstates by a wide margin the clarity and plain-speaking required of the job of being a chairman’s mouthpiece.
In my experience, he never gave a straight answer when dissemblance was a plausible alternative, which probably makes him perfectly suited for the role he now seeks.”
Ian King, Business Editor, The Sun “He is a poisonous, slippery individual”.
Cameron spent seven years at Carlton, as Head of Corporate Communications, travelling the world with the firm’s boss Michael Green.
But Mr Cameron’s period at Carlton is not remembered so fondly by some of the journalists who had to deal with him.
Green & Cameron at Carlton
Major’s Tory Government – Political Corruption Out of Control
A number of political scandals in the 1980s and 1990s created the impression of what was described in the British press as “sleaze”: a perception that the then Conservative Government was associated with political corruption and hypocrisy.
In particular, the successful entrapment of Graham Riddick and David Tredinnick in the “Cash for Questions” scandal of 1994, the contemporaneous misconduct as ministers by Neil Hamilton, Tim Smith, and the convictions of former Cabinet Member Jonathan Aitken and former party deputy chairman Jeffrey Archer for perjury in two separate cases leading to custodial sentences damaged the Conservatives’ public reputation.
Persistent rumours about the activities of the party treasurer Michael Ashcroft furthered this impression.
At the same time, a series of revelations about the private lives of various Conservative politicians such as Hague, Portillo, etc, etc., made the headlines.
Scallywag Magazine even accused Lord McAlpine of being a paedophile. However the investigation was stopped but McAlpine didn’t sue Scallywag Magazine as they had photographic evidence apparently which then subsequently disappeared. See the pattern? Paedophile rings all operate in the same way.
Child Actor Ben Fellows and the Queen
Kengate Tapes & Carlton Communications
The Metropolitan Police Paedophile Unit confirmed this week to me personally that there was indeed a government and Carlton Television conspiracy over the Kengate Tapes.
The police confirmed that Ian Greer along with Carlton Television conspired to cover up the “Cash for Questions” scandal for John Major’s government back in 1994.
So the Prime Minster David Cameron covered up a scandal of paedophilia in 1994 as a corporate “sleaze fixer” for Carlton Television, on behalf of John Major’s Conservative Government, through Ian Greer.
Now as Prime Minister, David Cameron is preventing the Metropolitan Police from investigating my case against Kenneth Clarke MP, who was involved in the scandal of sexually assaulting me in Ian Greer’s office, which Cameron helped cover up!
Detective Constable Ben Lambskin of the Met Police’s Paedophile Unit told me that Central Television had been bought by Carlton Television in order to shut down the Cook Report and control the now infamous Kengate Tapes.
DC Lambskin said, “The possible location for the tapes is that it was taken away by a Carlton Television lawyer who was dealing with the Cook Report and that was the last time it was seen.”
However I have discovered that the lawyer who took the tapes was indeed operating under the direct orders of our now Prime Minister David Cameron.
Andrew Mitchell Gets in the Way and Suffers the Consequences
Cameron left Carlton after being elected in 2001 as MP for Witney, a seat that became available after Shaun Woodward’s defection to Labour.
The Tory selection contest came down to two serious candidates – Cameron and Andrew Mitchell. The president of the local association, Lord Chadlington, recalls there was a ‘bigger buzz’ about Mitchell on the eve of the selection meeting in April 2000 but it was Cameron who prevailed.
The wide margin of victory might have had something to do with the last-minute production of a letter that gravely embarrassed his rival.
According to a report shortly after the vote, Mitchell had claimed that Business For Sterling, the Eurosceptic campaigning group, had invited him to join its ruling body.
But a letter from the group said Mitchell had offered his services but they had been declined.
Someone within Witney Conservative Association bore Mitchell a lot of ill-will – or was keen for Cameron to win.
Witney was the launch pad for a political career that would take Cameron to the top of Tory politics.
His background and character were under intense scrutiny. Friends hesitated to use the word “calculating” but his drive was acutely well known.
His friend Nicholas Boles said that Cameron had worked his way up on the inside floor by floor. He had enjoyed much good fortune. On almost every landing there has been luck or the helping hand of a family friend to assist the next ascent.
Michael Green, seen by some as something of a tyrant, believed Cameron could be ruthless. He said “I’m sure he’s got what it takes to be Prime Minister.
David had a very clear mind as to what had to be done and he is not a man to hesitate at all. I thought, here’s a decent English gentleman, well-spoken and well-educated, a man that played cricket. Actually, he is as tough as they come.”
25 June 2002 – Select Committee on Home Affairs Minutes of Evidence – Child Abuse
Cameron sat on a parliamentary committee examining police investigations of abuse at children’s group homes in 2002, when he was still an MP. In transcripts, Cameron’s questions have a sceptical tone: Could people be making fraudulent accusations to claim compensation? Were police questions triggering false memories? How many accusers had criminal backgrounds?
Phil Frampton, 61, who was sexually abused as a child in care, gave evidence to the committee.
In a phone interview, he recalled Cameron’s demeanour as “pretty arrogant and dismissive.”
He said “before Savile, that was the common attitude toward accusers raised in state institutions, who were often cast as troubled youth seeking money or attention. For us, who’ve been fighting for so long, [the national inquiry] is very, very important, and a chance to set the record straight,”
Selected by leading members of the Jewish business community to lead the Tory party, Cameron’s bid was championed and fully financed in his successful bid for power.
The biggest Jewish donor to the party, while Mr Cameron has been leader is gaming magnate Lord Steinberg, who has donated £530,000, plus a loan of £250,000.
Hedge-fund owner Stanley Fink has donated £103,000, even though he was a declared supporter of Mr Cameron’s leadership rival, Liam Fox.
A further £250,000 has been loaned by philanthropist Dame Vivien Duffield.
During Mr Cameron’s campaign to lead the Tory Party, Jewish figures gave his team (as opposed to the Party) additional donations of more than £60,000.
According to the JC’s inquiries, direct donations to, “Team Cameron” in the leadership battle came from philanthropist Trevor Pears (around £20,000), Bicom chair Poju Zabludowicz (£15,000 plus £25,000 to the party), Next chief executive Simon Wolfson (£10,000 plus £50,000 to the party), former Carlton TV boss Michael Green (£10,000) and Tory deputy treasurer and key Cameron fundraiser Andrew Feldman (£10,000 through his family firm, Jayroma).
Beyond the donors, a small but influential group of Jewish Conservative officials and politicians were also key players in Mr Cameron’s campaign for the leadership.
Among them was party treasurer and managing director of Cavendish Corporate Finance, Howard Leigh, who worked closely with Mr Feldman running the so-called “Team Cameron,” both were charged with broadening the party’s donor base.
Mr Feldman is a close friend of Mr Cameron, whom he met as an undergraduate at Oxford University. Other senior figures around the leader included Oliver Letwin, head of policy. A former shadow Home Secretary and shadow Chancellor, Mr Letwin, like Mr Cameron, is an Old Etonian.
Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps, who seconded Mr Cameron’s bid to become Tory leader, decided early on that he was the man “of the future.” He backed his campaign because, “I saw that he had great leadership qualities.”
Andrew Feldman – met Cameron at Brasenose College, Oxford.
He is a close friend and tennis partner of the leader.
A member of the Tories’ so-called Notting Hill set, he lives in West London with his wife and two children.
Mr Feldman attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s school, and, after qualifying as a lawyer, entered the family’s ladies-wear firm, Jayroma. Having acted as fundraiser for Mr Cameron’s leadership campaign, he is now deputy treasurer of the party and is in Mr Cameron’s economic-policy group.
Michael Green – former Jewish chairman of Carlton Television, gave financial support to David Cameron’s leadership campaign. He said, “I am a big supporter of David Cameron but I want to make it clear that I have not supported the Tory Party. I have supported David Cameron’s quest to become leader,” he said.
Lord Steinberg — formerly Leonard Steinberg — became a life peer in 2004 and is a major donor to the Conservatives.
Raised in Belfast and educated at Royal Belfast Academical Institution, the 70-year-old Baron Steinberg of Belfast was a founder of Stanley Leisure plc, the gaming company, serving as executive chairman from 1957 to 2002 and non-executive chairman since then.
He is a former deputy treasurer of the Tory party and is a founder and chairman of his family charitable trust. His political interests are listed in Dod’s, the parliamentary guide, as Northern Ireland, tax and gambling, and Israel.
Simon Wolfson – A donor to David Cameron’s leadership campaign and to the Conservative Party, Simon Wolfson, 38, continued a family tradition when he became an adviser to Mr Cameron on improving economic competition and wealth creation.
The son of Lord Wolfson, who was chief of staff to Margaret Thatcher, Mr Wolfson, chief executive of the Next clothing chain, was one of the youngest advisors to be appointed by Mr Cameron.
Along with MP John Redwood, Mr Wolfson jointly chaired the advisory group that sought to reduce red tape and improve education and skills in the workplace. It also examined the country’s transport infrastructure.
Grant Shapps MP – As vice-chairman of the Conservative Party and seconder to David Cameron’s campaign, backbencher Grant Shapps persuaded parliamentary and constituency Tories of the virtues of Cameron.
12 April 2010 – David Cameron Spoke to the Movement for Reform Judaism
Thank you for inviting me to write a few words for your newsletter. I have many friends on this mailing list, so as we’re now about to launch into a General Election campaign, this might be the last they hear from me for a few weeks. I would also like to send you my best wishes as you celebrate the festival of the Passover.
I am a great admirer of the Jewish people and your extraordinary achievements.
I’ve long seen your community as a shining light in our society. To me, one of the biggest contributions of Judaism is its understanding of what makes a responsible society. Last summer, I gave a speech to Jewish Care where I talked about this idea.
I quoted a phrase of Rabbi Hillel’s which I think captures it beautifully: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I?” That urgent, selfless moral compulsion to change the world for the better is right at the heart of the Jewish way of life.
If I become Prime Minister, I want to see that idea of responsibility extend right across our society.
A key part of that will be about building a stronger, more cohesive society – and that means doing much more to tackle the rise of anti-Semitism.
I was appalled when the Community Security Trust told me that there were more anti-Semitic incidents in the first half of 2009 than in the whole of any previous year.
We need big changes to root out this extremism – stopping preachers of hate from entering this country, banning those extremist groups who are already here, and doing much more to tackle radicalisation in our universities.
But I don’t just want to make our society stronger. I also want to build a bigger society. And we can’t do that without backing faith-based organisations in the good work that they do. Take faith schools, for example.
They are a really important part of our education system and often have a culture and ethos which helps to drive up standards. Through our school reform plans, there will be a real growth in new good school places, and I’m sure some of these will be in faith schools.
So there is a lot I admire about your community, and a lot more that I think it can offer if given the chance. At this General Election, I’m asking the British people to have faith in me and the Conservative Party to bring change to this country.
The truth is that we can’t afford five more years of this tired Labour government making this worse.
A Conservative government will do much more to protect and empower the Jewish community in our society. Voting Conservative gives us a chance to make these changes and together, we can put this great country back on her feet.
12 April 2010 – Cameron declares himself a Zionist 2010
“I am a Zionist,” Conservative Party leader David Cameron told an audience of party supporters of Israel in London on Tuesday. “If what you mean by Zionist, is someone who believes that the Jews have a right to a homeland in Israel and a right to their country then, yes, I am a Zionist and I’m proud of the fact that Conservative politicians down the ages have played a huge role in helping to bring this about,” Cameron declared.
The Conservative leader was guest of honour at the Conservative Friends of Israel annual business lunch, which was attended by some 500 people – including half the parliamentary party, 30 Conservative parliamentary candidates, former leaders, lords and Israel’s ambassador.
It is expected to face fines of up to £1b over the affair. Tax accountant Richard Murphy, a long-time campaigner against Jersey’s tax haven status, said the leaked HSBC accounts could be the tip of the iceberg, claiming: “I don’t see any reason why HSBC is worse than any other bank in Jersey.”But he added of HSBC: “This bank was clearly out of control.”
It confirms what we’ve begun to realise, that this is a bank that was, during the period that the Reverend Lord Stephen Green was in charge, the world’s biggest money-launderer.’ Former chairman Lord Green, an ordained priest in the Church of England, is now a trade minister in the Coalition government.
June 2015 – HSBC Heavily Fined By the Swiss Finance Authority For Illegal Money Laundering
David Cameron was challenged over the long-standing links between scandal-hit HSBC and the Conservative Party, after Electoral Commission records showed three senior bank figures donated £875,000 to the party in recent years.
As Downing Street came under more pressure over revelations that the bank allegedly helped wealthy individuals evade tax through Swiss accounts, it was revealed that HSBC’s deputy chairman, Sir Simon Robertson, had made 24 separate donations totalling £717,500 in the last nine years.
He gave 17 donations to the Conservative Central Office between 2002 and 2014, and four totalling £100,000 to George Osborne between 2006 and 2009. The other three went to the party in East Hampshire. Sir Simon, who was knighted in 2010, is reported to have a personal wealth of £10m.
Stewart Newton, who was a director of HSBC Holdings from 2002 to 2008 donated £128,000 between 2001 and 2013, including payments to the Tory associations in marginal seats in Sussex, Essex and Suffolk. And Sir Adrian Swire, who was an HSBC director between 1995 and 2003, has given £30,000 to the party between 2003 and 2014.
In June 2015 HSBC was fined by the Geneva authorities after an investigation into money laundering within its Swiss subsidiary.
The fine was 40 million Swiss Francs. It is pertinent that although the incriminating documentation was stolen in 2007/8 and handed over to the French Government it was not made available to the UK Govt (by the French Govt) until May 2010.
This means that the last Labour administration were not made aware of the probable wrong-doing until they were leaving office. It also means that the Coalition knew all along (ie for almost 5 years) and did nothing… other than accept more bribes, that is.
2 February 2015 – Former British Envoy To Canada Key To Paedophile Probe Shaking Britain
He was a diplomat – and reputedly also a Cold War spy – who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1971 while serving as her High Commissioner to Canada.
It would later come to light that Peter Hayman was also a member of an influential group that lobbied to legalize pedophilia in Britain.
The tawdry tale of the late Mr. Hayman’s secret life made headlines in 1981 after an envelope containing hard-core child pornography and diaries of his experiences and fantasies regarding sex with children was found on a London bus.
Now it has emerged again as a key element in a seamy political scandal amid claims he was part of a wider network of child abusers who worked – and were protected – at some of the highest echelons of power in this country.
The decades-old case of Mr. Hayman – and the establishment’s effort to sweep it under the carpet – has cast doubt on Prime Minister David Cameron’s pick to run a wide-ranging inquiry into allegations of child abuse and cover-up in and around Parliament in the 1980s.
Some say Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, a high-profile retired judge named by Mr. Cameron, was an inappropriate choice to head the inquiry since her brother was the attorney-general who decided not to prosecute Mr. Hayman.
Some of the names were included in a dossier of 114 files, handed by the late Geoffrey Dickens, MP to the Home Office in 1983, that detailed child abuse allegations against top political figures.
The files have since gone missing and their existence had been long forgotten until Labour MP Tom Watson raised the dossier again in the House of Commons in 2012, calling for police to investigate “a powerful pedophile network linked to Parliament and Number 10 [Downing Street, the prime minister’s residence].”
Police subsequently launched a sprawling investigation, known as Operation Fernbridge, that has focused on the widespread abuse of young boys at the Elm Guest House in Barnes, in southwest London, some 30 years ago. They are believed to be close to making several arrests in connection with the cases.
Some of the men police are believed to be investigating are dead, while others are reportedly still active in Westminster.
Whistle-blowers have also claimed that an organization known as the Paedophile Information Exchange, which lobbied to lower the age of sexual consent, received government money in the 1970s.
The name of Mr. Hayman – also known as “Member 330” of the exchange – is the only one made public so far.
The fact he escaped punishment after the incident with the envelope on the bus (until a 1984 arrest for gross indecency in a public toilet) has been held up as proof of an establishment effort to protect one of their own. Hayman died in 1992 at the age of 78.
Reflecting on statements Ruth Davidson made at the start of her period of office as leader of the Tory party in Scotland it is clear she is cut from the same stone as Annabel Goldie. In her heart she is an old fashioned Scottish Tory and her politics are driven by truths and principles strange to her colleagues at Westminster. She is now under the same threat of a corporate coup d’etat, (assuming a poor result in the 2016 Scottish election), which will culminate in her removal from office. Cameron, Mundell and his mates are in control of an agenda for change, details of which have yet to be shared outwith a small core group of top party officials reporting direct to Cameron. Evidenced by the latest Westminster/Scotland spat, Ruth Davidson does not enjoy corporate membership of the team.
The Spat – Davidson V Cameron
August 3rd, 2015 – Ruth Davidson, Scottish Tory leader tells Cameron not to stand in the way of a second referendum on independence.
Cameron, (without consulting Ruth Davidson) said last week the UK Government would stop another referendum. “It is important that a referendum is legal and fair and properly constituted. That’s what we had and it was decisive, so I don’t see the need for another one.” When asked if this meant he could rule another referendum out before the next UK General Election in 2020, he said: “Yes.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reponded saying “David Cameron has no right to stand in the way” of a second poll, if it is supported by a majority of Scots.
The hitman and Annabel Goldie – One in the heart and One in the head
Recent evidence of the cynical approach of Cameron and his henchmen to political democracy in Scotland is to be found in the article below which tracks the Tory Party leadership record of Annabel Goldie and her team in the period 2005-2011. The manner of her unjustified removal from office gives warning to the SNP that the Westminster Tory elite have no honour and as such are not to be trusted.
November 2005 – Forced to step down in the face of a scandal associated with his misuse of the claims system David McLetchie’s resignation created yet another crisis in the ranks of an already decimated Tory Party in Scotland. lumbered with a Leaderless, powerless, despondent and desperate party that had lost it’s way in Scotland and rejected yet again by the Scottish electorate the controlling Westminster elite, with very little recent knowledge or experience of Scottish affairs within the new Holyrood parliament were at a loss as to the way forward.
The first final decision arrived at by Tory Central Office was to transfer leadership of the party in Scotland to the shadow Secretary of State for Scotland but the favoured option was swiftly abandoned when rejected by the recently formed Tory MSP group at Holyrood. Melt down of the Tory party in Scotland beckoned.
Rescue manifested in the unlikely form of a hitherto undiscovered middle aged, grey haired spinster called Annabel Goldie. Her view of politics in Scotland was completely at odds with her predecessor, who had slavishly followed the Westminster Party line which was that devolution was an ever present odious threat to the Union and doomed to fail.
Annabel worked hard, first off convincing her colleagues, garnering their thinking to the view that devolution was a reality and that it presented new opportunities for the Tory Party to become once more a “Tartan Tory” powerhouse providing Scotland with a centre-right alternative to an increasingly left leaning SNP and an incompetent Labour/Lib/Dem coalition government.
Annabel’s “new way” was actively supported by her deputy leader, Murdo Fraser and reflected her many years of politicking in Scotland, stretching back to the heady days of 1980/90 when Tory MP’s in Scotland numbered in double figures. Facing the reality that, with only one MP left in place, (desperately clinging on for dear life down near the border) the future for the party in Scotland appeared gloomy and depressing.
It was against this background of unmitigated disasters that, in her acceptance statement to the party, at the time she took up the reins of leadership, she said “the wheels are back on the wagon and the nag hitched up to tow it”. She also gave warning, that “disloyalty or disobedience will not be tolerated so long as I am leader”. “I think you may take it matron’s handbag will be in hyper-action.”
Speaking directly to the Scottish public she said, “There is work to be done tackling the huge frustrations about what devolution is not delivering for Scotland and the Tory Party under my leadership will be united in doing it’s best to ensure there is a robust opposition presence in Scotland. The Tory party was back!!
In parliament, she proved to be a skilled debater. Possessing a dry wit and self deprecating humour, “the matron” very quickly established a positive image of herself and the party at Holyrood and with the Scottish public and press.
The first test of her leadership was not long delayed when after only a week in office she had to deal with a “deep throat” Tory who had released damaging evidence of David McLetchie’s improper claims to the press. David Monteith MSP, (a right wing Thatcherite friend of Michael Forsyth) had admitted to being the source of the leak. Annabel immediately withdrew the party whip forcing him to remain at Holyrood, as an independent until his resignation at the time of the 2007 Scottish elections. But, in banishing Monteith she reopened wounds that had barely healed and set Annabel on a collision course with a small core of Thatcherites remaining in Scottish politics, (including the party heirarchy and David Mundell).
Mundell made his move a few days ahead of the 2007 Scottish Tory annual conference (only a few weeks before the Scottish general election) when a four page memo (written by himself to David Cameron in June 2006) was released anonymously to the Scottish Daily Record. In a longish ramble Mundell bared his thoughts to Cameron advising that MSP’s in Scotland lacked the skills necessary for political office. He also stated:
* There is a “simple lack of thinkers” on the Conservative benches at Holyrood, they don’t have the capacity to formulate their own policy independently.
* Annabel Goldie had made a reasonable start but has been criticised for “lack of activity and strategic thought”, she also has “sensitivities” about how she is being presented alongside Cameron.
* The next Holyrood manifesto will simply recycle existing policy positions and that the Scottish party “don’t get” the new direction/moderation of the Westminster party.
MSP’s as one attacked Mundell, furious in their demand that the party whip should be withdrawn from him, (as it had in the case of Monteith). Such action would limit the damage that his ill-advised and leaked memo threatened to cause to the party in Scotland. This was the only way of killing the story and distancing the Tory leadership from Mr Mundell’s criticisms of the Scottish party leadership.
But there was a problem. Annabel had no authority over Mundell and it soon became evident Cameron backed him over any of the Scottish Tories, including Annabel. Rallying to her side, Murdo Fraser, deputy Leader of the Tory Party in Scotland stoutly defended Annabel stating “Everyone in the party owes her a debt of gratitude for the steadfast leadership she has provided over the past 16 months.http://conservativehome.blogs.com/torydiary/2007/03/david_mundell_m.html
The 2007 election was near. Ignoring internal squabbles mischeviously created and fueled by Mundell, Annabel gave the party the direction and leadership it needed. She launched her party’s manifesto well before anyone else, ruling out any chance of a coalition deal – claiming eight years of a Labour/Lib Dem pact had done little to enhance the public perception of devolution. Her position paid off.
The Tories, whilst maintaining their independence and right to oppose policies it did not approve of, were able to extract a number of important concessions from the incoming minority SNP Scottish Government – including drugs policy, business rates and other benefits to Tory leaning constituences including the much vaunted “Townscape Heritage Initiative” regeneration scheme. The party also supported the SNP proposal to freeze the “Council tax” which was rejected by the Labour Party. She won the day for the SNP government simply telling her colleagues “We cannot not support a Council tax freeze? We’d be unelectable.” in return for supporting its first budget. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6604155.stm
Confidence renewed, Annabel and the Tory Party in Scotland gained the respect of the Scottish electorate for their new found positive outlook at Holyrood and it appeared Annabel had gained the ear of Cameron over Mundell (who continued with his undercover tactics always seeking to undermine the authority of MSP’s and Annabels leadership).
Cameron then installed Annabel in his shadow Cabinet in London as part of his strategy to bring Holyrood and Westminster closer together. She became the first Scottish Tory leader regularly to attend meetings of the shadow Cabinet as shadow First Minister for Scotland. The break with tradition was another indication of Cameron’s apparent desire to make devolution work more effectively and also indicated his determination to increase the number of Tory politicians at Holyrood and Westminster.
Extending the hand of friendship to the SNP, (at the behest of Annabel) Cameron, fiercely critical of the fractious relationship between Alex Salmond and Gordon Brown and SNP ministers in Edinburgh and the UK Labour Government pledged to work closely with the SNP if he defeated Labour at the General Election. Adding her support Annabel said: “Gordon Brown and Alex Salmond do not meet with each other to stand up for the people of Scotland. David Cameron and I will.”http://www.scotsman.com/news/goldie-chosen-to-join-cameron-s-cabinet-1-1304310
In the period 2007-2010, to the casual observer, all appeared to be well within the Tory party in Scotland but this was not the case. Cameron, Mundell, Osborne and others conducted a war of attrition against Annabel and (in their view) her outdated Unionist views of the UK which, whilst maintaining the Union gave precedence to the interests of Scotland over the wishes of Westminster.
In the 2010 General Election the Tory Party in Scotland failed to make any progress, asking the Scottish electorate to support a manifesto formulated in Westminster containing nothing of note for Scotland’s economy. Annabel, bound by party rules to accept and implement Shadow Cabinet decisions had advised, without success against a number of the proposals contained in the manifesto as being wrong for Scotland. Cameron had snookered her by adding her to his cabinet. Rumours also circulated widely throughout the period of the campaign that Cameron and his advisors had scant regard for the abilities of Annabel and her team and moves were afoot to replace her regardless of the outcome of theelection.
Annabel’s arch nemisis, Mundell, the sole Scottish Tory MP in the last Parliament, held on to his seat of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale. At interview he made a telling statement: “It wasn’t my intention five years ago to be the only Conservative MP in Scotland and it certainly wasn’t my intention tonight. I’m not complacently brushing aside the fact that we haven’t made progress in the number of seats of Scotland; we haven’t and I accept that. That’s something that we have to look at very seriously in the aftermath of this election.”
Cameron speedily commissioned an investigation (without reference to Annabel) into the poor performance of the party in Scotland and subsequently supported recommenations contained in the “Sanderson Report” which had advised a radical leadership and party structure overhaul as part of a battle plan to improve its future electoral prospects. Power would be transferred to a group of thatcherite driven slick Young Turks in Glasgow University a number of whom would work out of Annabel’s office with immediate effect. This included Ruth Davidson who had only recently returned to Scotland having failed to gain a seat in an English constituency. The die had been cast against Annabel. Cameron’s long held plans for Scotland did not include her as leader of Scotlands Tories. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-11839934
Michael Crow, Director of Strategy, (with a remit to forge closer links between London and Edinburgh) was sacked by the Tory Party in Scotland, claiming that it could no longer justify or afford his £100,000 salary. One in the nose for Cameron.
In a leaked memo to the party’s ruling executive, Murdo Fraser, the Tories’ deputy leader at the Scottish Parliament, described the Conservative brand in Scotland as “toxic.” two in the nose for Cameron.
In a burst of frustration after the May 2010 results were declared, David McLetchie, the Tories’ former Scottish leader and business manager at Holyrood, said the party would have to prove that it “didn’t eat babies”, to get people to vote for them once again. three in the nose for Cameron.
There were suggestions that the Scottish party should revert to it’s pre-1965 status splitting from the party in the rest of the UK so as to revive its fortunes. It was also mooted that the party should change its name — dropping the word “Conservative” — to distance itself from the memory of Margaret Thatcher, whose tenure as Prime Minister in the 1980s is widely blamed for the party’s dramatic downturn north of the Border. A final punch in the nose to Cameron’s authority.
The growing dysfunctional nature of the relationship between the London and Scotland arms of the Tory Party became public knowledge as the party in Scotland became divorced from its Westminster masters. On at least two occasions, major policy decisions were taken by Conservative leaders in London in direct contradiction to Scottish Tory policy. On both occasions, sources say, the Scottish party had no idea what was going on before the decisions were taken and, therefore, had no chance to influence policy direction.
A party insider said: “There is no communication between the party leadership in London and the leadership in Scotland. Before the election, Annabel Goldie used to sit in the shadow cabinet. She doesn’t now. There is a Cabinet and she is not there. She has been cast adrift.”
The revelation that, effectively, it had been cut loose by its parent party in London plunged the Tory Party in Scotland into a fresh crisis. Since the general election, senior figures in the UK Conservative Party no longer consulted or communicated with their Scottish colleagues.
As a result, Scottish party leaders had been virtually shut out of all decision-making roles and were no longer invited to top-level strategy and policy meetings. Indeed, the isolation of the Scottish party reached such a level when it was revealed Annabel had not spoken to David Cameron since the election, while SNP First Minister Alex Salmond had held five conversations with the Prime Minister since he took office.
Presented with a poisoned chalice to hold close to her chest the ever loyal Annabel put a brave face on matters and admitted that she had not spoken to the Prime Minister since the election, but denied there was any “disconnect” between the Scottish and London parties, insisting that she had a “line of communication” to No 10 which she could use at any time.
She said: “There is not a disconnect. We retain very good communications. I am in the position where I can communicate with him in his office any time I want and, obviously, I am not going to be on the phone every five minutes to the Prime Minister, he has an important job to do. The important thing is that I have a line to communication to him if I need to use it.”
She then made it clear that David Cameron had led the Tories in Scotland into the 2010 general election with his manifesto, not that of the Tory Party in Scotland. Her implication being: “It wasn’t my fault we only got one seat, it was David Cameron’s.”
She also pointed out that the Tory vote in Scotland had increased over her time in office as leader championing rising numbers of members, councillors and MSPs as evidence of progress.
In issuing a statement critical of Cameron and his Westminster team Annabel had effectively sealed her fate. Mundell, acting on instructions from Westminster orchestrated her removal from office ensuring the promotion of Ruth Davidson who had been waiting in the wings,full working out of Annabel’s office for nearly a year.)
“Let us control the money of a nation, and we care not who makes its laws.” Banker and oligarch, Mayer Amschel Rothschild.
“Do we have the determination to confront the slow-motion moral collapse that has taken place in parts of our country these past few generations?” David Cameron. “No!” must be the answer to this question.
But what needs to be understood is that corruption does not merely arise due to a lack of moral values in politicians or leaders (though undoubtedly there will be some driven by personal ambition or material gain). They do not only arise due to a lack of checks and balances (though by-passing of the parliamentary standards commissioner is not difficult and shows how easy it is to manipulate the regulatory mechanisms).
They arise, in large part, due to the poisonous relationship between politics and business. It is a relationship that the Tory government inevitably encourages.
Government “of the people, by the people, for the people” is something the world has become conditioned to believe is a panacea for governance. Yet even a superficial cursory review of this system shows some inherent weaknesses.
One of those weaknesses is how the voices of the rich and powerful utterly dwarf the voices of millions of others, so rendering the system as one of government for the rich and powerful, by their friends and proxies.
All of this raises serious questions about what defines Britain’s military policies. What is it that defines where successive British governments send their troops to kill and be killed? What are the numerous conflicting interests that no one hears about that exist when Britain enters into its military ventures?
Information gathered from a number of investigative press reports reveal that for the 2015 General Election the Conservative party received well over £15million donations from hedge funds, financiers and private equity firms. It is impossible therefore to believe that their policy making will be in the ‘national’ interest as defined by what is in the interests of people – as opposed to the interests of the powerful financial lobby.
Indeed, the policies of successive governments have been firmly focussed on improving the climate for the financial sector. Such is the stranglehold that this sector has on politicians that it is well recognised that the fear of losing them from London is such that much needed financial sector reform has been postponed or diluted to appease this lobby.
It is of no surprise that Westminster adopted a method of governance based around the concept of ‘people’ making the laws. What is perverse is that the control of society by Jewish, Russian, Arab and other oligarchies) is presented to the masses as democracy, because the system allows it.
“The word oligarchy originated in Greece, was used by Aristotle to refer to political dominance by a few well-connected individuals by reason of wealth, title and/or military rank. Income inequality is the undisputed leading indicator of oligarchy, regardless of kind of government claimed, so political ideology is a mask, which every nation hides behind”.
(CFI) is an influential affiliate group of the Conservative Party which contains perhaps the largest number of Conservative MPs of any group in Parliament. At least half of the shadow cabinet are members and it’s membership extends to the highest echelons of power. It is dedicated to strengthening business, cultural and political ties with Israel.
It’s primarily concerns are with with foreign policy and it makes sure Israel’s case is heard in Parliament. It keeps MPs up to date with Israeli affairs and issues. A key part of this is the regular trips (CFI) makes to Israel with Conservative MPs and candidates. Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby claims that donations to the Conservative party “from all CFI members and their businesses add up to well over £10m over the last eight years”.
(CFI) was founded by Michael Fidler, who was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bury and Radcliffe between 1970 and the October 1974 election. After losing his seat, he decided to focus on building a pro-Israel group within the Conservative Party – there had been a Labour Friends of Israel group since 1957 – so Fidler launched (CFI) in 1974, and served as its National Director. By the mid-1980s, more than 150 Conservative MPs had been recruited to the (CFI) cause.
Unlike most groups of Tory MPs, it has a staff and activist base that exists outside of Parliament. In other words, its core staff – including Director Stuart Polak – is not composed of MPs. Ordinary people are able to sign up for membership – there are roughly 2,000 members. However, its Parliamentary Group is said to include 80% of all Conservative MPs. Influential members:
James_Arbuthnot MP (Retd)
David Cameron MP
David Burrowes MP
Robert Halfon MP
Priti Patel MP
Lee Scott MP
Iain Duncan Smith MP
Graham Brady MP (1922 Committee Chair)
Alistair Burt MP
Timothy Kirkhope MEP (European group)
Theresa Anne Villiers MP
Sir David Anthony Andrew Amess MP
William James Clappison MP (Retd)
Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP (Retd)
William Hague MP (retd)
Liam Fox MP
Mike Freer MP
Richard Harrington MP
Sajid Javid MP
and many others
Role and Key Purpose of the Conservative friends of Israel (CFI)
The highlight of the (CFI) events calender is the Annual Business Lunch, held towards the end of each year, at which Michael Howard, William Hague, George Osborne and David Cameron have spoken in recent years. In 2010 the speaker was the Prime Minister, last year the Chancellor, and it is set to be Mr Cameron again later this year. One source in Parliament said the annual lunches “are attended by the lion’s share of the Parliamentary Party. They are the Manchester United of affiliate party groups.”
David Cameron (2006) said: “I am proud not just to be a Conservative, but a Conservative friend of Israel; and I am proud of the key role CFI plays within our Party. Israel is a democracy, a strong and proud democracy, in a region that is, we hope, making its first steps in that direction.”
David Cameron (2010) said: “The friendship we celebrate today has thrived in the long years of Opposition and I know in government, it will deepen, because the ties between this party and Israel are unbreakable. And in me, you have a Prime Minister whose belief in Israel is indestructible.”
The Atlantic Bridge – The USA and Israel absorbs the UK as the 51 State
1997 – The Atlantic Bridge Charity (UK) was a conservative atlanticist think tank in the United Kingdom. It was set up by Conservative politician Liam Fox as a registered charity with the declared purpose of promoting the “Special Relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom. It was also a partnership program of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a Conservative organisation with extensive links to corporate and industrial groups. http://www.stephennewton.com/tag/atlantic-bridge/
The Atlantic Bridge drew upon the experience and expertise of a board of directors, advisory council and an executive council. Each entity included experienced individuals from political, business and academic backgrounds on both sides of the Atlantic.
It hosted events with the Center for Security Policy, the Heritage Foundation and representatives from Lehman Brothers. Cabinet ministers, Michael Gove, George Osborne and William Hague sat on its advisory panel at some time, as did American senators, Jon Kyl, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman.
The Atlantic Bridge gained charitable status in 2003 as an “education and research scheme”, but a 2010 report by the Charity Commission ruled that it was “not evident that [it] had advanced education” and “may lead members of the public to call into question its independence from party politics”. It was ordered to enact a 12-month review to bring it into line with its charitable objectives. http://powerbase.info/index.php/Atlantic_Bridge
In 2007, the American Legislative Exchange Council, set up a sister charity also known as Atlantic Bridge, which then funded the UK arm of Atlantic Bridge with £28,528. Other funders:
Sir Michael Hintze – He is a British-Australian businessman, philanthropist and Conservative Party patron, based in the United Kingdom. According to the 2014 Forbes magazine list of The World’s Billionaires, he was the world’s 1,016th richest person, with a net worth of approximately US$1.8 billion and according to the BRW magazine Hinze was Australia’s 23rd wealthiest individual with a net worth of A$1.37 billion in 2014. He is listed as having provided half the funding to the Atlantic Bridge venture. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hintze
Poju Zabludowicz, real estate/arms dealing billionaire and pro-Israel hawk also provided funding. Chaim “Poju” Zabludowicz is a London-based billionaire who has generously funded the Conservative Party in the UK and the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI). Furthermore, most of the funding for the Conservatives is actually channelled via the CFI.
Zabludowicz is also the Chairman and main funder of the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM). Zabludowicz’s fortune derives from the Tamares Group which has large real estate interests and casinos, but originally from Soltam, the Israeli arms manufacturer set up by his father Shlomo Zabludowicz. NB: for some time Poju and Shlomo Zabludowicz were based in Finland.
Mick Davis – He served as Chief Executive of Xstrata from 2001 but left in 2013, after the company was taken over by Glencore. He subsequently formed mining venture, X2 Resources, with former colleagues including former Xstrata finance director Trevor Reid and executives Thras Moraitis, Andrew Latham and Ian Pearce.
He is also Chairman of UJIA, and a member of the Jewish Leadership Council. He is on the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and a member of the World Executive of Keren Hayesod – Israel United Appeal. CEO of Xstrata Corp, a mining company.Funded the charity via “Pargav” a company set up by Adam Werritty.
Other sources of funding for the UK branch originated from pro-Israeli lobbying organizations BICOM and their billionaire backers. The Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, better known as BICOM, is a British zionist hasbara organization which aims to monitor and influence the British media.
It has hundreds of thousands of pounds at their disposal, much of it coming directly from the United States, which sends a third of its whole, global foreign aid budget to Israel’s six million citizens (the real figure, including loan guarantees, tax breaks for charities and defence deals, could be as high as $10,000m annually, a sum which puts well into perspective last year’s USAID contribution of $8,800,000 to India’s population of 1,100m. Or, well over $1,500 per capita for Israelis, about $8.00 for an Indian)
This great flow of funds bypasses most ordinary Israeli citizens and poor and needy Jews in Israel and elsewhere and goes straight to the projection of Zionist causes and colonialism wherever it might be needed. These funds prop up, here in the United Kingdom, not just BICOM, but organizations such as Labour Friends of Israel, close to the heart of Tony Blair, the Jewish Agency (whose raison de vivre is to get as many Jews as possible to go to Israel), the World Zionist Organisation, Paoli Zion, a Labour Party affiliate, the Council of Christians and Jews, which keeps the Church of England leadership at Lambeth Palace in close self-restraint about Israel’s crimes against Christians and Christian institutions.
To establish, and then develop rapidly, a strong, well-positioned, network of like-minded conservatives in politics, business, journalism and academe on both sides of the Atlantic.
* To develop new and relevant policy ideas, building on the common thinking which underpins the natural trans-Atlantic alliance between the UK and the USA;
* To publicise widely such policy initiatives and stimulate discussion of how best to develop them further.
* To establish a board of advisers whose role is to help oversee the expansion of the group. This expansion is a vital step in building the network that is essential to the overall aims of the group. The focus point of the group will be an ongoing series of bi-annual speaker dinners to be held in London and cities across the United States.
The dinners will have three aims:
1. To allow potential members to get a better understanding about who they are and what the group does.
2. To discuss policy issues and disseminate information.
3. To ensure the network is in regular active contact and to prevent it from becoming stale.
The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC – He was born in Edinburgh to a Jewish family that emigrated to Britain in the 1890s from Lithuania. He was a British politician and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Kensington. He served in various roles as a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Scotland (1986–1990), Defence Secretary (1992–1995) and Foreign Secretary (1995–1997). He became Chairman of the Standards and Privileges Committee of the House of Commons during the 2005–2010 parliament.
He was elected to the Kensington seat at the 2010 general election with a majority of 8,616 votes and was appointed chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on 6 July 2010. He is an advocate for British military intervention in the Syrian Civil War, with or without a mandate from the United Nations. In 2014 he was appointed Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Nuclear Security Council. In January 2015 he was appointed by the OSCE as a member of their Eminent Persons Panel on European Security.
In February 2015 he came under pressure to resign from his role as Chairman of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee because he had been caught in a media sting operation where he agreed to help what he thought was a Chinese company to buy political influence. After initially refusing to resign and insisting he had done nothing wrong, the Conservative Party Whip was suspended pending an investigation, he resigned a few days later and also announced he would not be seeking re-election as an MP.
He is Co-Vice Chair of the Global Panel Foundation – America – with Dr. Dov S. Zakheim, the former U.S Under-Secretary of Defense and Comptroller of the Armed Forces. The Chair is former Canadian External Affairs and Minister of State for Finance Barbara McDougall.
The Right Honourable Norman Beresford Tebbit, Baron Tebbit, CH, PC – is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet from 1981 to 1987 as Secretary of State for Employment (1981–83), Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1983–85), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1985–87) and Chairman of the Conservative Party (1985–87). He was a member of parliament (MP) from 1970 to 1992, representing the constituencies of Epping (1970–74) and Chingford (1974–92).
He considered standing for the Conservative leadership after Margaret Thatcher’s resignation in 1990, but came to the decision not to stand as he had earlier made a commitment to his wife to retire from front-line politics. He gave up his parliamentary seat for Chingford in 1992, and has since sat in the House of Lords.
The Lord Astor of Hever DL – Trying to make sense of the Astor family tree is enough to bring tears to the eyes of the most forensic of genealogists. For the mere amateur it is like navigating a maze while wearing a blindfold. Even clan members tend to fall back on the all-encompassing term ‘cousin’ when it comes to describing who’s who in the family.
In little more than 100 years, the Astors have, confusingly, produced two distinct aristocratic lines and many have remarried several times.
Suffice to say, the Astor name hums with posh scandal, fabulous houses and pots and pots of money. Nothing symbolises this collision of extreme wealth and disrepute more than Cliveden, the 19th-century Italianate pleasure palace that was the family’s ancestral home overlooking the Thames in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.
In the Thirties when Nancy Astor, Britain’s first woman MP, was its celebrated chatelaine, the mansion was synonymous with a smart-set of political and literary figures who supported the appeasement of Adolf Hitler.
Thirty years later, it was the location for the raffish party where the current Lord Astor’s father introduced War Minister Jack Profumo to a ravishing dark-haired beauty — naked but for a discreetly stationed towel — called Christine Keeler.
Their meeting and subsequent affair triggered one of the country’s greatest post-war political crises after it emerged that Keeler had also enjoyed a relationship with Soviet spy Yevgeny Ivanov.
The fallout from the Profumo affair, which scandalised the early Sixties Establishment, might have destroyed the Astor name and seen it shrink into the margins of aristocratic life.
But instead it has flourished and its prestige continues to grow. Today, the Astors are Britain’s answer to the Kennedys. The family is embedded at every level of the modern beau monde — from the royals and the landowning classes, to Hollywood, rock ’n’ roll and the Middletons.
They spend summers at their estate on the Hebridean island of Jura — a cooler (much cooler) location than Hyannis Port, the Kennedy family compound in Massachusetts — and their tentacles of influence reach everywhere.
They supplied two bridesmaids at the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011, they are millionaire entrepreneurs and they are part of the media landscape.
David Cameron, meanwhile, counts one of the two current Lord Astors as his stepfather-in-law and another as a minister in the Ministry of Defence.
Eleanor Fulton Laing, née Pritchard MP – is a British politician. She is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Epping Forest, a constituency she has represented since 1997. In October 2013 fellow MPs elected her as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. She is a strong critic of devolution, and attacked the Labour government on many of the details of the transfer of power. In December 2000 she was appointed as opposition Scottish spokeswoman.
In 2007 she voted against MPs’ expense claims being made public. After details of MPs’ expense claims were released in the press, it was shown that she had avoided paying £180,000 capital gains tax on the sale of her Westminster flat by declaring it as her primary residence. This was due to its having a higher value than her constituency home, making it her primary residence under CGT rules. However she had registered the flat as her second home with the Parliamentary Fees Office, and by doing so had claimed through her Additional Costs Allowance some of the interest due on her mortgage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Laing
John Whittingdale OBE MP – He has been MP for the area since 1992 and lives in Maldon. He was educated at Winchester College and University College, London, where he graduated with a degree in economics. Prior to his election, John worked both in Whitehall and the City. Having worked in the Conservative Research Department, he was appointed Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in 1984, serving three successive Secretaries of State until 1987.
In 2007, he was appointed a Vice Chairman of the Conservative ParliamHe then went to work at NM Rothschild Merchant Bank in the City before returning to Government work in 1989 when he was appointed Political Secretary to the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
He continued in that role until Margaret Thatcher left office in 1990 and he was awarded the OBE in her resignation honours list.entary Party 1922 Committee. In 2015, he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Whittingdale
Michael Gove MP – He is a British Conservative politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Surrey Heath. He is also an author and was formerly a columnist for The Times. Born in Edinburgh, Gove was raised in Aberdeen where he began his career as a journalist. He was first elected to the House of Commons in the 2005 election for the safe Conservative seat of Surrey Heath.
He was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet by David Cameron in 2007 as Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families. After the formation of the Coalition Government in 2010, Gove was appointed Secretary of State for Education. In 2014, Gove was replaced as Secretary of State for Education in a Cabinet reshuffle and moved to the post of Chief Whip. Following the 2015 general election, Gove was promoted to the offices of Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.
The Financial Times describes Gove as having “strong neoconservative convictions”. He proposed that the invasion of Iraq would bring peace and democracy both to Iraq and the wider Middle East. In December 2008, he wrote that declarations of either victory or defeat in Iraq in 2003 were premature, and that the liberation of Iraq was a foreign policy success.
He has described himself as “a proud Zionist”, and supports the United Jewish Israel Appeal’s fundraising activities. He has been accused of harbouring hostile attitude towards Islam after the publications of his book Celsius 7/7, though he distinguishes between “the great historical faith” of Islam, which he says has “brought spiritual nourishment to millions”, and Islamism, a “totalitarian ideology” that turns to “hellish violence and oppression,” likening Islamism to Nazism and Communism.
George Osborne MP – Born Gideon Oliver Osborne, he is a British politician and member of the Conservative Party who has been the First Secretary of State since 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury since 2010 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton since 2001. The Financial Times described Osborne as “metropolitan and socially liberal”.
He is hawkish on foreign policy with links to Washington neo-conservatives and ideologically committed to cutting the state. There is evidence of this commitment to cutting the state in his party’s manifesto, with Osborne and the Conservatives seeking to cut the deficit “faster and deeper” than any other main party as well as committing to various tax cuts such as inheritance tax and national insurance.
According to an IFS report before the 2010 election, the Conservatives needed to find more money from cuts beyond what they had outlined than any other major party.
William Jefferson Hague FRSL MP – He was a British Conservative politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) from 1989 to 2015. He was elected leader of the Conservative Party at the age of 36. He resigned as leader of the Conservatives after the 2001 general election following a second landslide defeat.
He returned to the backbenches, beginning a career as an author, writing biographies of William Pitt the Younger and William Wilberforce. He also held several directorships, and worked as a consultant and public speaker.
After David Cameron was elected Leader of the Conservative Party in 2005, Hague rejoined the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Foreign Secretary. On 14 July 2014, Hague stood down as Foreign Secretary to become Leader of the House of Commons in preparation for his planned retirement from parliament, after 26 years as an MP He stood down at the 2015 general election.
Hague’s annual income was the highest in Parliament, with earnings of about £400,000 a year from directorships, consultancy, speeches, and his parliamentary salary. His income was previously estimated at £1 million annually, but he dropped several commitments and in effect took a salary cut of some £600,000 on becoming Shadow Foreign Secretary in 2005.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson MP – He is a British politician and former journalist who has served as Mayor of London since 2008 and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. He considers himself a One Nation Conservative. He is a controversial figure in British politics and journalism.
Supporters have praised him as an entertaining, humorous, and popular figure with appeal beyond traditional Conservative voters. Critics have accused him of laziness and dishonesty, racism, homophobia, and being out of touch with working people. The author of various books, he is also the subject of several biographies and a number of fictionalised portrayals.
He attended Oxford University. There, he was part of a generation of Oxford undergraduates who came to dominate British politics and media in the early 21st century, among them senior Conservative Party members David Cameron, William Hague, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, and Nick Boles.
At the university he associated primarily with Old Etonians and joined the Old Etonian-dominated Bullingdon Club, an upper-class drinking society known for its acts of local vandalism and for wrecking restaurants before paying for the damage. Labour politician Hazel Blears called him “a nasty right-wing elitist, with odious views and criminal friends”.
Daniel Rosenberg – He is a partner in the Corporate group at Charles Russell Speechlys, which was created through the merger of Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham on 1 November 2014. He represents a broad spectrum of UK and international companies on a wide range of corporate issues, including M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate finance transactions. He has a particular focus on inward investment, especially from the USA and Canada, and lead his firm’s US-facing activities.
From January 2001 – August 2011 (10 years 8 months)- He was a partner in Taylor Wessing LLP Expertise – Private Wealth – The cross-departmental Private Wealth group is recognised as a market leader. They are exceptional for a large international law firm in having a substantial private wealth capability, serving a large number of major families and their family offices.
They offer a fully integrated service for the ultra-wealthy who need expert and joined-up advice on their personal wealth structures, international tax planning, commercial and real estate investments, reputation management and immigration issues. As many major corporate businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Asia are still family-owned, They are ideally placed to serve the full range of their business needs.
Malcolm Scott – The Scottish Government’s bankruptcy agency has applied for curbs to be placed on a former tycoon who was the biggest Tory donor north of the Border. Malcolm Scott could face business restrictions for over a decade following an Accountancy in Bankruptcy (AiB) investigation. Scott was an Edinburgh-based property and grain merchant who ploughed over £1.6 million into the Conservatives. As part of a lavish lifestyle, he owned a private jet, hired singer Bryan Ferry to play at his 40th birthday party, and entertained Tory grandees at his nine-bedroom mansion in West Lothian.
He also became treasurer of the Scottish party and was heavily tipped for a peerage. However, his riches turned to dust in 2012 after his businesses failed to repay huge bank loans taken out by his company. Labour MP Graeme Morrice said: “It is very worrying that a businessman who gave so much money to the Tories was revealed to have had so many financial problems. Malcolm Scott’s financial relationship with the Conservatives should be investigated by Scottish leader Ruth Davidson.”
Grace-Marie Turner – She is president of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform. She has been instrumental in developing and promoting ideas for reform that transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients. She speaks and writes extensively about incentives to promote a more competitive, patient-centered marketplace in the health sector.
She testifies regularly before Congress and advises senior government officials, governors, and state legislators on health policy. She is a co-author of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America, published by HarperCollins in 2011.
Senator Jon Llewellyn Kyl (/’ka?l/Jon Kyl – Honorary US Chairman – He is a former United States Senator from Arizona, where he served as Senate Minority Whip, the second-highest position in the Republican Senate leadership. He currently works in the lobbying group at the law firm Covington & Burling. Was ranked by National Journal as the fourth-most conservative United States Senator in their March 2007 conservative/liberal rankings.
In addition, in April 2006, Kyl was selected by Time Magazine as one of “America’s 10 Best Senators”. The magazine cited his successful behind-the-scene efforts as head of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
Congressman John Bayard Taylor Campbell III – He is a former U.S. Representative, serving in Congress from 2005–2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. On June 27, 2013, Campbell announced that he would not seek re-election in 2014. After retiring from Congress, he moved to a farm near Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.
John Bayard Taylor Campbell III Senator Lindsey Olin Graham – He is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. He has served as a United States Senator from South Carolina since 2003, and has been the senior Senator from South Carolina since 2005. On June 1, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States in the 2016 election.
Referred to by some as a “war hawk” and “interventionist” he is known in the Senate for his advocacy of a strong national defense, his support of the military, and as an advocate of strong United States leadership in world affairs.
Senator Joseph Isadore “Joe” Lieberman – He is an American politician and former United States Senator from Connecticut. A former member of the Democratic Party, he was the party’s nominee for Vice President in the 2000 election. Currently an independent, he remains closely associated with the party. As a Senator he introduced and championed legislation that led to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. He announced in January 2011 that he would retire from the Senate when his term ended in January 2013.
Following his retirement from the Senate, he became senior counsel of the white collar criminal defense and investigations practice at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, a law firm in New York City. In March 2013, it was announced that he would be joining the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank as co-chairman of their American Internationalism Project, alongside former Republican Senator Jon Kyl.
In February 2014, he was named as Counselor at the National Bureau of Asian Research. Additionally, he serves as the Lieberman Chair of Public Policy and Public Service at Yeshiva University, where he teaches an undergraduate course in political science.
Senator Melquíades Rafael Martínez Ruiz, usually known as Mel Martínez – Served as United States senator from Florida also served as chairman of the Republican Party from November 2006 until October 19, 2007, the first Latino to serve as chairman of a major party. Previously, Martínez served as the 12th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President George W. Bush.
Martínez is a Cuban-American and Roman Catholic. Resigned his Senate seat in 2009 to become a lobbyist and partner at international firm DLA Piper. He left DLA Piper in August 2010 to become chairman of Chase Bank Florida and its operations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Martinez is currently Chairman of the Southeast and Latin America for JPMorgan, Chase & Co.
UK Board & Executive Council
Liam Fox – British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament (MP) for North Somerset, and former Secretary of State for Defence. Studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and worked as a GP and Civilian Army Medical Officer before being elected as an MP in 1992. After holding several ministerial roles in John Major’s Conservative government, Fox served as Constitutional Affairs Spokesman (1998–1999), Shadow Health Secretary (1999–2003), Conservative Party chairman (2003–05), Shadow Foreign Secretary (2005) and Shadow Defence Secretary (2005–10).
Fox stood unsuccessfully in the 2005 Conservative leadership election. In 2010, he was appointed Secretary of State for Defence, a position from which he resigned on 14 October 2011 over allegations that he had given a close friend, lobbyist Adam Werritty, access to the Ministry of Defence and allowed him to join official trips overseas.
Catherine Bray – US Executive Director – In 2007, Catherine helped to launch the ALEC Atlantic Bridge Project – a special partnership program with the Atlantic Bridge Group. This British non-profit organization was chaired by Liam Fox MP, and supported by Lady Thatcher. It focused on providing an arena for young conservative leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to build close personal and professional relationships.
Prior to joining ALEC, Catherine spent seven year’s in the European Parliament working for Conservative Members including previous ALEC International Legislator of the Year Roger Helmer MEP and former Chief Whip and EU Budget Spokesman Richard Ashworth MEP. Catherine holds a degree in politics and has been a candidate for local government in the UK.
Adam Werrity – Werritty graduated from Edinburgh University with a lower second-class degree, also becoming vice president of the Conservative And Unionist Students branch. After moving to London he initially worked for private healthcare provider PPP and lived in a series of flats, including a spell from 2002 to 2003 lodging rent free with Liam Fox at the MP’s taxpayer-subsidised apartment near Tower Bridge. Dr Fox installed Werritty as executive director of the charity Atlantic Bridge, funded by Tory donor Michael Hintze, which brought together Right-wing politicians from the US and UK. The position allowed him to travel the world regularly with Liam Fox and to the US for seminars and conferences.
Professor Patrick Minford – Trustee – Patrick Minford has been the Professor of Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University from October 1997. Between 1967 and 1976 he held economic positions in: the Ministry of Finance, Malawi; Directors’ staff, Courtaulds Limited; HM Treasury; HM Treasury’s Delegation to Washington, DC; Manchester University; and the National Institute for Economic and Social Research. From 1976-1997, he was a Professor of economics at Liverpool University.
Patrick Minford was also a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission between 1990 and 1996 and one of HM Treasury’s Panel of Forecasters (the ‘Six Wise Men’) between January 1993 and December 1996. He was awarded a CBE for services to economics in 1996 and is the author of: books, articles and journalism on exchange rates, unemployment, housing and macroeconomics. Patrick Minford currently directs the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics at Cardiff University Business School.
Statement by Mersey Port Shop Stewards’ Committee – That is why Professor Minford along with the rest of his right-wing friends, demanded ‘flexible labour markets’ where workers are stripped of all rights and protection from either unions or the law. He worked with the Adam Smith Institute, the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) and the Institute of Directors.
The CPS was founded in 1974 by Margaret Thatcher and Sir Keith Joseph to combat Edward Heath’s U-turn in front of working class resistance to his anti-union legislation. The Centre became the home of a group whose aim was to place Thatcher at the head of the Tory party. It was while he was working for CPS that Nicholas Ridley drew up the Ridley plan against the miners.
It is Minford’s type of economics that celebrates the low-wage economy, individual short-term contracts and the withdrawal of welfare benefits. They advocate the drive to casualisation, where employers can hire and fire as they want, take people on for longer or shorter periods as they see fit and sack any ‘militants’ who interfere with their plans.
Gabrielle Bertin – former equity trader at BNPParibas. Worked as a researcher for Liam Fox on the Atlantic Bridge project, funded by Pfizer the multinational drugs company who were pursuing a hostile bid looking to buy AstraZeneca for £63bn.
Gabby who was the prime minister’s external affairs director, was funded by the company to work for a charity and the press expressed concerns that David cameron was a little too close to the action. More recently she transferred to 10 Downing Street having been promoted to the role of special advisor SPAD to David Cameron.
Andrew Dunlop – Trustee – Worked for Margaret Thatcher as one of her advisers in 1988. Successfully progressed, with David cameron to her so called ‘inner circle’ as one of the seven members of her “policy unit”. There he specialised in defence, employment, tax reform and Scotland. After working for Thatcher he worked for the lobbying company Politics International, now known as Interel Consulting UK.
He retired from the company in 2010 to concentrate on his political work. He has also worked under John Major and Michael Howard. Dunlop graduated in economics from Glasgow University before becoming special adviser to former Defence Secretary George Younger. Dunlop was also a Conservative councillor in West Sussex. As an adviser to Mr Cameron, Dunlop was paid an annual salary of £74,000.
Has been a junior minister at the Scotland Office since May 2015 and has been awarded a peerage to sit in the House of Lords. Dunlop was UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s adviser on Scotland from March 2012 to 2015.
The appointment of Dunlop as adviser on Scotland came under intense scrutiny, as it is widely believed that he was involved in the controversial poll tax, which was introduced by Mrs Thatcher. When the poll tax was introduced, Dunlop was in charge of policy on taxation and Scotland, meaning that he would have been closely involved in the decision to introduce the tax.
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US Board & Executive Council
Amanda Bowman – The Founder of The Anglosphere Society, Amanda Bowman was previously the New York Director of the Center for Security Policy for eight years. Her principal focus was on policing terrorism and the home-grown threat posed by Radical Islam. In that capacity, she worked collaboratively with policy organizations and law enforcement in both the US and the UK.
She has over 20 years’ experience in corporate, philanthropic and consumer public relations, specializing in managing policy issues and public affairs, and has conducted numerous successful conferences and policy events on both sides of the Atlantic. http://www.theanglospheresociety.org/directors.html
She is also a Board member of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. When Chief Executive of Atlantic Bridge Inc, told the FT it had never received “a dime” from Mr Hintze or any of his companies. Ms Bowman said she had closed down Atlantic Bridge Inc last December “principally because of the problems that Atlantic Bridge UK was having”.
Scott D. Syfert – Executive Council Chairman – lawyer – When events occur in America, expenses are paid by the Atlantic Bridge Inc (US), run by Scott Syfert. If a British citizen wishes to attend an event in the US, and prefers to give a donation in GBP, the UK charity will accept the donations on behalf of Atlantic Bridge Inc. The two entities have been set up to mutually support each others aims”.
Ross Bevevino – Served as a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers in their Global Wealth Management Division from 2003 up to 15 September 2008 when the firm filed for bankruptcy protection following the massive exodus of most of its clients, drastic losses in its stock, and devaluation of its assets by credit rating agencies.
Lehman’s bankruptcy filing is the largest in US history, and played a major role in the unfolding of the late-2000s global financial crisis. Now works with Alexander Capital, New York.
Frank Fahrenkopf, Jr. – He is a U.S. lawyer, politician, and lobbyist, and was chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1983 to 1989. Fahrenkopf is co-creator, and currently co-chairman, of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which conducts the general election presidential and vice presidential debates in presidential election years. In the private sector, Fahrenkopf most recently served as the American Gaming Association’s first president, and retired from the position in 2013.
Alan Guarino – Vice Chairman, Global Financial Market – Mr. Guarino brings a unique perspective to Korn Ferry as a former chief executive officer and experienced consultant, working with corporate boards and executive teams to drive business and talent management strategies. He has public company board experience, deep expertise in corporate governance, and is internationally recognized as a key player within professional services, global capital markets, as well as technology/data analytics.
Clark S. Judge – He is the Managing Director of the White House Writers Group (WHWG. Member of the executive council of The Atlantic Bridge. an organisation with strong ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Research Institute, a free market think tank that has associated with the American Enterprise Institute and the Cato Institute.
He also enjoys a “Revolving Door” profile on the Center for Responsive Politics’ OpenSecrets.org website. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is an extremely influential, pro-business, think tank founded in 1943 by Lewis H. Brown. It promotes the advancement of free enterprise capitalism and its people have served in influential governmental positions.
The Koch brothers – David and Charles – are the right-wing billionaire co-owners of Koch Industries. As two of the richest people in the world, they are key funders of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN). In SourceWatch, key articles on the Kochs include: Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, American Encore, and Freedom Partners.http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/American_Enterprise_Institute
Frank Swain – He is a Partner at Baker and Daniels law firm. His focus is advising clients on finance and government program issues. He has particular experience with the regulation of government sponsored loan and finance programs and budget expenditure issues affecting those programs. A related field is advising clients on opportunities and issues related to government contracts and privatization of government services. Previously, Frank served as the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the United States Small Business Administration. He also served as legislative counsel to the National Federation of Independent Business and treasurer of the Thatcher Foundation.
Paul Wright – Paul was appointed a Board Director on 23 April 2009. He is Finance Director of Towry, having previously been Finance Director for Man Investments and Coutts Group. Paul has also held senior finance roles with Standard Chartered Bank and Hambros. His most recent role was Chief Financial Officer for a company advising the Singapore Government on part of their investment portfolio.
John Falk – Fox had an American ‘adviser’ U.S. defence lobbyist John Falk boasted that he worked with Minister and his charity. Falk is managing director of Kestral-USA, the Washington DC branch of Pakistan-based Kestral Holdings which specialises in military logistics and private security. Reports mention that the company has been contracted by the USA to fight in Pakistan through Blackwater, the infamous American private security firm with deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Michael Teden – He is Chairman and Managing Director of Whitehall Advisory Group, a business advisory firm dedicated to providing “Best Practices” to solve problems for mid-sized to Fortune 1000 companies. The firm has offices in London and Charlotte. He has extensive experience in the US domestic and international commercial insurance industries. He worked for ten years at Lloyd’s of London before starting up the US subsidiary of a Lloyd’s broking firm in Charlotte, North Carolina in February, 1979.
He has represented all areas of insurance and risk management – from underwriting to broking—and has traveled extensively both in the US and internationally to help clients manage their risk portfolios. He has focused on business development within the corporate and investment banking divisions of the larger financial institutions for such firms as Palmer & Cay, Sedgwick, and Marsh & McLennan.