Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Has Kenneth Clarke Breached The Ministerial Code Over Bildeberg?

We reported only yesterday about the performance put on by bumbling British MP, Kenneth Clarke in the House of Commons, as he was asked a question regarding the recent hush hush Bilderberg conference.

Well today, the storm continues. Technocracy has been reported that Mr Clarke did not announce the 2012 meeting which he attended with many senior media executives in Chantilly,Virginia, USA while he was Secretary of State for Justice.

The Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, the Chairman & CEO of The Washington Post Company, the Chief Economics Commentator of  The Financial Times present just a taste of influential senior social media executives who were also in attendance. 

The Ministerial Code sets our acceptable conduct for government ministers: “the rule book for ministerial conduct, including the responsibilities of Ministers to Parliament.”

The trouble for Mr Clarke is that in 2011, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron ordered that the Code be amended to include the following:

“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.”

It seems however for reasons unknown, that Mr Clark failed to record his foreign 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.

How is it possible for the British public to retain any trust in their own Government when it has no transparency and seems unable to follow one of its own codes?  Surely this only reduces faith and flames cynicism about parliament. So much for  Mr Cameron’s promise to his country in 2010 that he would run the  ’most open and transparent government in the world’.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing if a full and proper inquiry is undertaken into Mr Clarke’s abuse of the Ministerial Code.

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