Kenneth Clarke May Have Breached Ministerial Code Over Bilderberg

by Admin on June 12, 2013

We reported only yesterday on the embarrassing response given by British MP, Kenneth Clarke in the House of Commons, as he blundered his way through a vague and quite frankly unacceptable answer, when asked a question about the recent mysterious Bilderberg conference.

Today, the controversy continues. Technocracy has been reported that Mr Clarke failed to declare the 2012 meeting Chantilly, Virginia, USA which he attended with media proprietors and senior media executives while Secretary of State for Justice.

Some of the other senior media owners, editors and executives attendees of the conference included the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, the Chairman & CEO of The Washington Post Company, the Chief Economics Commentator of  The Financial Times, the Chairman & CEO of Telecom Italia the Chairman of El País to name but a few.

The Ministerial Code is a set of rules governing the conduct of government ministers. The UK Government deem it as being: “the rule book for ministerial conduct, including the responsibilities of Ministers to Parliament.”

But it doesn’t stop there. The British Prime Minister, David Cameron ordered that the Code be updated on July 15, 2011 to include the following paragraph:

“The Government will be open about its links with the media. All meetings with newspaper and other media proprietors, editors and senior executives will be published quarterly regardless of the purpose of the meeting.”

But for whatever reason, Mr Clark failed to declare his overseas attendance on his quarterly expense claim sheet.

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He may well have also breached the Ministerial Code by failing to declare the Bilderberg conference in his officially published transparency data. The same could very well be true for the Chancellor George Osborne.

This raises the question how can British citizens have any faith in their Government when there is a complete disregard and a failure to follow one of their own codes?  It only serves to further undermine the already weak public trust and increase cynicism about parliament. It makes an absolute mockery of Mr Cameron’s promise to his country in 2010 that he would run the  ‘most open and transparent government in the world’.

Trust and confidence can only be well and truly had when there is true transparency but in the meantime, we will wait with bated breath to see if a full investigation is carried out into Mr Clarke’s blatent breach and abuse of the Ministerial Code.

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