‘Secretive forum attended by NATO,
Shadow Foreign Sec David Lammy, who was lambasted earlier this year for his betrayal of and false claims about striking workers, attended this year’s Bilderberg conference funded by a company run by the former head of intelligence service MI6.
As journalist John McEvoy noted, the cost of Lammy’s trip – around £6,200 in total – to the “secretive forum attended by heads of NATO, the CIA, BP, Shell etc” was funded by Newbridge Advisory, a firm run by John Sawers, who as well as running MI6 is a former director of oil firm BP:
McEvoy goes on to reveal that the donation was the first to any politician by the company – but that Lammy has a track record of substantial donations and fees from ‘Big Corporate’:
As Skwawkbox reported last month, Lammy also shamefully – after public shows of grief over the needless deaths of the Grenfell Tower victims and outrage over the corruption that surrounded it – accepted hospitality from the owners of the firm that produced and sold the murderous cladding responsible for the rampant blaze that killed them. Lammy was not alone in this scandal, munching alongside Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper.
Lammy’s trip was co-funded by the Bilderberg Association itself – to take part in a meeting that, while secretive and opaque, is widely thought to organise its meetings to cement the ‘free market consensus’ around the world, an aim at odds with the glaring need for the renationalisation of the UK’s strategic sectors such as energy, water, health, transport and communications.
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