Gordon Brown today announced the new Business Council for Britain
to assist him and the Government on its ongoing policies and priorities.
So where is the CBI ? Has
it been sidelined ? Could it possibly have anything to do with this? Or is Gordon following Mein Kampfe to the letter.
The full list of members of the council:
Richard Branson: Founder, Virgin Group [pictured]
Buffini: Managing Partner, Permira
William Castell: Chair, Wellcome Trust
Davies: Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank
Rod Eddington: Director, News Corporation
Jean Pierre Garnier: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Glaxo SmithKline
Green: Chairman, HSBC
Hayward: CEO, BP
Terry Leahy: CEO, Tesco
John Parker: Chair, National Grid
John Rose: CEO, Rolls Royce
Rose: CEO, Marks and Spencer
Sarin: CEO, Vodafone
Marjorie Scardino: CEO, Pearson
Alan Sugar: Chair and CEO, Amstrad
The Council will be chaired by Mervyn Davies of the Standard
Chartered Bank and will be attended by the Prime Minister and Secretaries of
State of the main economic departments. Other Secretaries of State will attend
the meetings at the invitation of the Council.
The Council remit will be to:
the Government on its ongoing policies and priorities;
its own reviews on the areas it believes will determine the future
economic well-being of the UK;
issues are particularly important, have the power to establish Special
Commissions to make recommendations for reform.
William Sargent, Executive Chair of the Better Regulation
Executive will also attend.
It will be very interesting to see exactly how this group
performs, whether anything useful for the general public comes out of
this council, or whether it will be used entirely to maximise profits for
companies and taxes for the Treasury, and then regulate to hell to ensure we
The very term Better Regulation Executive conjures up
visions of a new ‘economic police force’.
You will comply, you will pay.
I wrote some time ago about how the then Chancellor (now
unelected Prime Minister), would have
to engage with business in just the same way that Hitler did, simply
because of the method of his economic and fiscal policies, coupled with the
wider socialist political policies, the result was the Cartel
This looks very much like the first steps to that
engagement. Mein Kampfe must have been essential reading for Gordon Brown.
Note in my previous article reference to Trade Unions and
Political Parties. Having watched NuLab change Britain
over the past 10 years, I can confidently predict that the age of National
Socialism is nearly upon us here in Britain
in its entirety.
NuLab – Destroying Britain
from the inside out.