Politics, The Social Web and the End of Secrecy

There are few groups as secretive as the Bilderberg group, the axis of politicians and industrialists that meet in secret every year and have been credited by some as the secret power behind the European Union and US administration.   It is likely that both Peter Mandelson and George Osborne will be amongst the 130 or so attendees just as they were last year but there will be no discussions about Bilderberg during the election debates.  The CEO of Google attended too in 2009.

It is unclear how influential this group actually is, but clandestine cabals run counter to the ideas of democracy.   Their ability however to operate under the radar is being unravelled by the social web. Although it doesn’t appear to be published anywhere (official or otherwise) this blog reveals where the next meeting of the Bildergroup will take place.  It took ten minutes to find out.  Here’s how.

The Dolce Sitges is fully booked for all those dates, although every other hotel in the town has rooms.  The Dolce is also away from the main town, on a cliff to and accessible via a single, easy to secure, road.  Call us conspiracy theorists if you like but if you encounter Osborne or Mandelson on the campaign trail ask them if they’re planning a trip to Spain together this summer.

Today is the Final Day Yon Can Register to Vote

If you are not yet registered to vote in the UK general elections today is the very last chance that you have to do so.  There is a fantastic website provided by the Electoral Commission called About My Vote, which

will show you how to register to vote.  Entering your postcode on the site, and they will provide the forms and show you where to take them . They can usually be faxed or hand delivered.  Do it now.  The deadline is 5pm today.