The Grove hotel set to host Bilderberg 'secret summit'

Watford Observer: Hotel set to host 'secret summit' Hotel set to host 'secret summit'

Hertfordshire taxpayers will foot the bill for a major police security operation to protect a shadowy summit of world leaders taking place in Watford next month.

The Bilderberg Group of around 140 influential figures including royalty, politicians and business leaders will meet at The Grove from June 6 to June 9.

To ensure privacy, all 227 rooms at The Grove hotel are booked for the duration of the meeting.

Hertfordshire Constabulary has confirmed to the Watford Observer it will be policing the event, which is likely to attract protestors from across the globe.

Watford’s elected mayor, Dorothy Thornhill, said she had mixed feelings about whether the summit was a good thing for the town.

She said: “I have my concerns about it because it does attract people who can and do cause violence and disturbance.

“But I am confident the police will be able to minimise that and give them their right to protest.

“I am ambivalent about whether this is a good thing. It’s potentially a positive thing as long as things don’t kick off.

“I am concerned about the use of police resource but it is very good The Grove has been deemed a prestigious enough venue.”

The guest list for the “small, flexible, informal and off-the-record international forum” event is kept a closely guarded secret until the meeting is underway but attendees to previous events include Chancellor George Osborne, Labour peer Lord Mandelson, Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands – who abdicated last month in favour of her son.

In 1993 Tony Blair denied to parliament that he had attended the Bilderberg meeting.

It is understood police are mounting a major security operation using a local rugby club as an operational base for the duration of the meeting.

A Hertfordshire Constabulary spokesman confirmed the event was taking place but declined to comment on operational policing details or the potential financial cost.

The spokesman added the force would “facilitate people who want to undertake peaceful protest” and that police leave would be cancelled if it was deemed necessary to maintain the peace.

The group’s annual meetings have in the past attracted storms of protests from campaigners who accuse it of hijacking the democratic process Among the more outlandish critics are writer and public speaker David Icke, who claims the group’s influential steering committee is made up of 12 foot lizards known as “Reptoids”.

Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner David Lloyd refused to comment on the police operation.

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10:52am Fri 10 May 13

crazyfrog says...

Ah the bilderberg group, probably discussing the threat to their EU powerbase in brussels from nigel farage's Ukip
Ah the bilderberg group, probably discussing the threat to their EU powerbase in brussels from nigel farage's Ukip crazyfrog

11:50am Fri 10 May 13

Paul Gadd says...

Why can't these people may for it themselves?
After Mrs T's funeral, it's yet another expense ordinary folk have to pay for.
Your concern, Dot, should be about getting someone else to fit the bill- not the good people of this town!
It always amazes me there's never money for worthwhile things, but it's always quickly found for stupid things like this?
Maybe you, Rich & the PCC could have a whip round?
Why can't these people may for it themselves? After Mrs T's funeral, it's yet another expense ordinary folk have to pay for. Your concern, Dot, should be about getting someone else to fit the bill- not the good people of this town! It always amazes me there's never money for worthwhile things, but it's always quickly found for stupid things like this? Maybe you, Rich & the PCC could have a whip round? Paul Gadd

12:10pm Fri 10 May 13

E.Coli says...

Maybe the Bilderberg Group are here to discuss the bridge over the pond and the replacement of the High streets pavement to suggest what Watford Council can waste money on.
Maybe the Bilderberg Group are here to discuss the bridge over the pond and the replacement of the High streets pavement to suggest what Watford Council can waste money on. E.Coli

12:39pm Fri 10 May 13

crazyfrog says...

Why can't Herts police be open and frank about potential policing costs to the actual people who are and will be paying their wages and this events costs, Herts police must have a rough estimate of what this event will eat into the police budget for surely?
Why can't Herts police be open and frank about potential policing costs to the actual people who are and will be paying their wages and this events costs, Herts police must have a rough estimate of what this event will eat into the police budget for surely? crazyfrog

1:45pm Fri 10 May 13

pietas says...

If they can afford to book all rooms for this summit, then they can afford to pay for the policing as well. Mind you, we are probably paying for that as well via some roundabout way.

David Lloyd should be transparent and tell us how much we are paying for the priveledge of entertaining this lot.
If they can afford to book all rooms for this summit, then they can afford to pay for the policing as well. Mind you, we are probably paying for that as well via some roundabout way. David Lloyd should be transparent and tell us how much we are paying for the priveledge of entertaining this lot. pietas

2:03pm Fri 10 May 13

G_Whiz says...

So much for a secret summit!

I'm only around the corner - perhaps i can catch me one of those reptoid thingy's.

Does anybody know what they eat? Conspiracy theorists? protesters? Mayor's?
So much for a secret summit! I'm only around the corner - perhaps i can catch me one of those reptoid thingy's. Does anybody know what they eat? Conspiracy theorists? protesters? Mayor's? G_Whiz

4:50pm Fri 10 May 13

WFTTWTFR says...

Since the Secret Rulers of the World have chosen to come to Watford next month, we should at least expect to now get through the play-offs.

Seriously though, can't the Illuminati pay for their policing themselves?
Since the Secret Rulers of the World have chosen to come to Watford next month, we should at least expect to now get through the play-offs. Seriously though, can't the Illuminati pay for their policing themselves? WFTTWTFR

6:38pm Fri 10 May 13

Popeonarope says...

Presumably The Grove are making a bundle out of this, surely the police costs should be footed by them or at least substantially contributed?
Democracy at its worse, the rich and privileged fly in and us peasants pay for it.
Presumably The Grove are making a bundle out of this, surely the police costs should be footed by them or at least substantially contributed? Democracy at its worse, the rich and privileged fly in and us peasants pay for it. Popeonarope

8:48pm Fri 10 May 13

overzero says...

I agree with all of the above - it's not our party, why should we pick up the bar tab? Surely the Bilderberg Group haven't the affront to plead poverty!
I applaud The Watford Observer for running this story - if you want to know why, follow this link http://endoftheameri
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I agree with all of the above - it's not our party, why should we pick up the bar tab? Surely the Bilderberg Group haven't the affront to plead poverty! I applaud The Watford Observer for running this story - if you want to know why, follow this link http://endoftheameri candream.com/archive s/why-does-the-mains tream-media-ignore-t he-bilderberg-group overzero

8:53pm Fri 10 May 13

overzero says...

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1:20pm Sat 11 May 13

Harry Caine says...

She said: “I have my concerns about it because it does attract people who can and do cause violence and disturbance."

With people like Blair present, doubtless she's referring to the conference attendees
She said: “I have my concerns about it because it does attract people who can and do cause violence and disturbance." With people like Blair present, doubtless she's referring to the conference attendees Harry Caine

1:52pm Sat 11 May 13

overzero says...

Harry Caine wrote:
She said: “I have my concerns about it because it does attract people who can and do cause violence and disturbance."

With people like Blair present, doubtless she's referring to the conference attendees
Maybe she feels that if she holds back from justly criticizing the expense they're imposing on the Town and the County, they might invite her into their club: don't be silly darling - they'd have you for breakfast. Just get on with what you do best; keep our Council Tax down by totting up every penny they cost us and sending them the bill.
[quote][p][bold]Harry Caine[/bold] wrote: She said: “I have my concerns about it because it does attract people who can and do cause violence and disturbance." With people like Blair present, doubtless she's referring to the conference attendees[/p][/quote]Maybe she feels that if she holds back from justly criticizing the expense they're imposing on the Town and the County, they might invite her into their club: don't be silly darling - they'd have you for breakfast. Just get on with what you do best; keep our Council Tax down by totting up every penny they cost us and sending them the bill. overzero

2:30pm Sat 11 May 13

Harry Caine says...

overzero wrote:
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[quote][p][bold]overzero[/bold] wrote: Oops, doesn't work - just copy and paste this into a new window: http://endoftheameri candream.com/archive s/why-does-the-mains tream-media-ignore-t he-bilderberg-group[/p][/quote]Re: The American Dream see: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=VMoFrBXxs SI Harry Caine

3:08pm Sat 11 May 13

deborah1978 says...

Wouldn't the Bohemian Grove Hotel be a more convenient name for the venue?
Wouldn't the Bohemian Grove Hotel be a more convenient name for the venue? deborah1978

4:04pm Sat 11 May 13

G.Mair says...

Perhaps this 'Senior Reporter' should do some actual research into the Bilderberg Group from their inception, who founded it and it's influence in world politics, before spouting the same old boring comments about reptoids. It's old hat and quite frankly insulting to the many real reporters, seriously writing about this group. He should perhaps start by speaking to Charlie Skelton from the Guardian online.
Perhaps this 'Senior Reporter' should do some actual research into the Bilderberg Group from their inception, who founded it and it's influence in world politics, before spouting the same old boring comments about reptoids. It's old hat and quite frankly insulting to the many real reporters, seriously writing about this group. He should perhaps start by speaking to Charlie Skelton from the Guardian online. G.Mair

9:32pm Sat 11 May 13

dontknowynot says...

I have it on good authority that this Grove nonsense is a "cunning plan" they are really meting at the travel lodge
I have it on good authority that this Grove nonsense is a "cunning plan" they are really meting at the travel lodge dontknowynot

10:15pm Sat 11 May 13

Deep Space says...

I think this braindead **** needs to get her priorities straight.

The Bilderbergers enable mass slaughter, poisoning, torture, rape, terror & theft upon *BILLIONS* of people.
I think this braindead **** needs to get her priorities straight. The Bilderbergers enable mass slaughter, poisoning, torture, rape, terror & theft upon *BILLIONS* of people. Deep Space

10:15pm Sat 11 May 13

Deep Space says...

cvnt
cvnt Deep Space

6:12am Sun 12 May 13

Tuatha Kaish says...

Why did Watford agree to pay for the security of these people? They won't spend any money in your city. They are using you. Whoever allowed this to happen should be questioned. It's foolish AND these people are responsible for the worlds' economic demise. Shame!
Why did Watford agree to pay for the security of these people? They won't spend any money in your city. They are using you. Whoever allowed this to happen should be questioned. It's foolish AND these people are responsible for the worlds' economic demise. Shame! Tuatha Kaish

9:37am Mon 13 May 13

Mike Watford says...

Tuatha Kaish wrote:
Why did Watford agree to pay for the security of these people? They won't spend any money in your city. They are using you. Whoever allowed this to happen should be questioned. It's foolish AND these people are responsible for the worlds' economic demise. Shame!
eh? it hasn't anything to do with 'Watford'. Policing in the UK is funded by county police forces.
[quote][p][bold]Tuatha Kaish[/bold] wrote: Why did Watford agree to pay for the security of these people? They won't spend any money in your city. They are using you. Whoever allowed this to happen should be questioned. It's foolish AND these people are responsible for the worlds' economic demise. Shame![/p][/quote]eh? it hasn't anything to do with 'Watford'. Policing in the UK is funded by county police forces. Mike Watford

11:43am Mon 13 May 13

#UKMum says...

“ it is very good The Grove has been deemed a prestigious enough venue.”

Bilderberg - Dorothy trots out her best Middle Class Housewife stuff for the occasion. She is a perfect 'Dame Edna Everage'. However she lacks Humphries' verbal agility to manoeuvre out of self-inflicted difficult conversation cul-de-sacs.
“ it is very good The Grove has been deemed a prestigious enough venue.” Bilderberg - Dorothy trots out her best Middle Class Housewife stuff for the occasion. She is a perfect 'Dame Edna Everage'. However she lacks Humphries' verbal agility to manoeuvre out of self-inflicted difficult conversation cul-de-sacs. #UKMum

8:24pm Mon 13 May 13

overzero says...

#UKMum wrote:
“ it is very good The Grove has been deemed a prestigious enough venue.”

Bilderberg - Dorothy trots out her best Middle Class Housewife stuff for the occasion. She is a perfect 'Dame Edna Everage'. However she lacks Humphries' verbal agility to manoeuvre out of self-inflicted difficult conversation cul-de-sacs.
Any day now I reckon her voice will drop an octave as she starts speaking at half speed. Yep, we got ourselves another Lady T!
[quote][p][bold]#UKMum[/bold] wrote: “ it is very good The Grove has been deemed a prestigious enough venue.” Bilderberg - Dorothy trots out her best Middle Class Housewife stuff for the occasion. She is a perfect 'Dame Edna Everage'. However she lacks Humphries' verbal agility to manoeuvre out of self-inflicted difficult conversation cul-de-sacs.[/p][/quote]Any day now I reckon her voice will drop an octave as she starts speaking at half speed. Yep, we got ourselves another Lady T! overzero

8:35pm Mon 13 May 13

overzero says...

Harry Caine wrote:
overzero wrote:
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Hilarious - shame it's happening over here too...
[quote][p][bold]Harry Caine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]overzero[/bold] wrote: Oops, doesn't work - just copy and paste this into a new window: http://endoftheameri candream.com/archive s/why-does-the-mains tream-media-ignore-t he-bilderberg-group[/p][/quote]Re: The American Dream see: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=VMoFrBXxs SI[/p][/quote]Hilarious - shame it's happening over here too... overzero

2:19am Tue 14 May 13

Paul Barbara says...

Most commenters seem to have a pretty good idea what Bilderberg meetings are all about, though if the Mayor does, she certainly is not telling.
To the good souls of Watford who are scratching their heads, and getting their twelve-guages out for a bit of 'reptoid' hunting, I suggest you check out 'Bilderberg.org', so that you'll know what to aim at.
Most commenters seem to have a pretty good idea what Bilderberg meetings are all about, though if the Mayor does, she certainly is not telling. To the good souls of Watford who are scratching their heads, and getting their twelve-guages out for a bit of 'reptoid' hunting, I suggest you check out 'Bilderberg.org', so that you'll know what to aim at. Paul Barbara

8:36pm Tue 14 May 13

overzero says...

Paul Barbara wrote:
Most commenters seem to have a pretty good idea what Bilderberg meetings are all about, though if the Mayor does, she certainly is not telling.
To the good souls of Watford who are scratching their heads, and getting their twelve-guages out for a bit of 'reptoid' hunting, I suggest you check out 'Bilderberg.org', so that you'll know what to aim at.
The history of the Twentieth Century was written before it happened. Here's another interesting link about the Bilderberg Group's activities:
http://www.globalres
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[quote][p][bold]Paul Barbara[/bold] wrote: Most commenters seem to have a pretty good idea what Bilderberg meetings are all about, though if the Mayor does, she certainly is not telling. To the good souls of Watford who are scratching their heads, and getting their twelve-guages out for a bit of 'reptoid' hunting, I suggest you check out 'Bilderberg.org', so that you'll know what to aim at.[/p][/quote]The history of the Twentieth Century was written before it happened. Here's another interesting link about the Bilderberg Group's activities: http://www.globalres earch.ca/the-true-st ory-of-the-bilderber g-group-and-what-the y-may-be-planning-no w/13808 overzero

8:38pm Tue 14 May 13

overzero says...

Some might say "Not in my name" - I say "Not in my Town".
Some might say "Not in my name" - I say "Not in my Town". overzero

8:42pm Tue 14 May 13

overzero says...

crazyfrog wrote:
Ah the bilderberg group, probably discussing the threat to their EU powerbase in brussels from nigel farage's Ukip
I doubt it. From their point of view he's just an entertaining little divertissement...
[quote][p][bold]crazyfrog[/bold] wrote: Ah the bilderberg group, probably discussing the threat to their EU powerbase in brussels from nigel farage's Ukip[/p][/quote]I doubt it. From their point of view he's just an entertaining little divertissement... overzero

9:34pm Tue 14 May 13

Paul Barbara says...

Unfortunately, Jim Tucker (God rest his soul) will not be joining y'all, as he died (no suspicious circs, for a change - people in his position who campaign for the Truth all too often meet with a sticky end) on April 26th.
Anyone who has watched previous Bilderberg meeting demos on the internet will remember the old guy with the hat - a true campaigner.
Another useful link, for those unfamiliar with Bilderberg, just search 'Alex Jones + Bilderberg'. Alex plans to attend, so bring some ear-plugs!
Unfortunately, Jim Tucker (God rest his soul) will not be joining y'all, as he died (no suspicious circs, for a change - people in his position who campaign for the Truth all too often meet with a sticky end) on April 26th. Anyone who has watched previous Bilderberg meeting demos on the internet will remember the old guy with the hat - a true campaigner. Another useful link, for those unfamiliar with Bilderberg, just search 'Alex Jones + Bilderberg'. Alex plans to attend, so bring some ear-plugs! Paul Barbara

4:55pm Wed 15 May 13

dontknowynot says...

apparently there are armed police on site all ready along with undercover police and a police helicopter. With the likes of former Barclays Boss and head of the BBA Marcus thingymebob and Kenneth Clark MP being on the steering committee, I think it bec omes clear the kind of influence and power wielded.
Currently it appears that groups such as those associated with Anonymous, Occupy, Anarchists anti capitalists will be protesting, not only this but the BNP say they will be demonstrating. This is set to be very problematic and expensive and what for so that the elite can meet in order to further their own interests.
It may have been that in the past this group helped keep things stable, but those days are long gone nowadays they are increasingly the problem.
apparently there are armed police on site all ready along with undercover police and a police helicopter. With the likes of former Barclays Boss and head of the BBA Marcus thingymebob and Kenneth Clark MP being on the steering committee, I think it bec omes clear the kind of influence and power wielded. Currently it appears that groups such as those associated with Anonymous, Occupy, Anarchists anti capitalists will be protesting, not only this but the BNP say they will be demonstrating. This is set to be very problematic and expensive and what for so that the elite can meet in order to further their own interests. It may have been that in the past this group helped keep things stable, but those days are long gone nowadays they are increasingly the problem. dontknowynot

7:51pm Wed 15 May 13

overzero says...

Now we're getting to the heart of the matter. This loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires has been behind every social and economic problem in living memory. Whenever they appeared to be keeping things stable, it was simply to restore their own credibility. Look at the current situation - the global economy was growing to fast to be sustainable so a recession had to be engineered. This sound far fetched? Okay, who has lost the most over the last five years and how many have suffered? Oh yes, and who seems to be bouncing back the quickest?
Now we're getting to the heart of the matter. This loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires has been behind every social and economic problem in living memory. Whenever they appeared to be keeping things stable, it was simply to restore their own credibility. Look at the current situation - the global economy was growing to fast to be sustainable so a recession had to be engineered. This sound far fetched? Okay, who has lost the most over the last five years and how many have suffered? Oh yes, and who seems to be bouncing back the quickest? overzero

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