Somebody's found the list of people attending the latest Bilderberg Group conference in Ottawa, which has just ended. The two most notable Britons were Ed Balls and George Osborne. Barring the unforeseeable, both will be future chancellors of the exchequer, one in a Labour government, the other Tory. I wonder how long it has been since a non-Bilderberger was in No.11, and how many more years it will be until it happens again?
These were the British participants, with their given titles:
Balls, Edward Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Browne, John Group Chief Executive, BP plc
Clarke, Kenneth Member of Parliament
Kaletsky, Anatole Editor at Large, Times
Kerr of Kinlochard, John Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc
Osborne, George Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Wolf, Martin H. Assoc. Editor and Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
As usual, The Economist provided the rapporteurs:
Bredow, Vendeline von Paris Correspondent, The Economist
Woolridge, Adrian D. Foreign Correspondent, The Economist
Bredow is new; Woolridge is usually joined by John Micklethwait, but he's recently been made the magazine's editor and notetaking is now beneath him.
UPDATE: I find that Guido wrote an 'exclusive' about this last night. However, he misspelled Bredow as Vredow; didn't explain that she and Woolridge were the rapporteurs; and overlooked Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, which one does only at one's own peril.