Business Council for Britain but no CBI

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:

  • Sir
    Richard Branson: Founder, Virgin Group [pictured]
  • Damon
    Buffini: Managing Partner, Permira
  • Sir
    William Castell: Chair, Wellcome Trust
  • Mervyn
    Davies: Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sir
    Rod Eddington: Director, News Corporation
  • Dr
    Jean Pierre Garnier: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Glaxo SmithKline
  • Stephen
    Green: Chairman, HSBC
  • Tony
    Hayward: CEO, BP
  • Sir
    Terry Leahy: CEO, Tesco
  • Sir
    John Parker: Chair, National Grid
  • Sir
    John Rose: CEO, Rolls Royce
  • Stuart
    Rose: CEO, Marks and Spencer
  • Arun
    Sarin: CEO, Vodafone
  • Dame
    Marjorie Scardino: CEO, Pearson
  • Sir
    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:

  • advise
    the Government on its ongoing policies and priorities;
  • conduct
    its own reviews on the areas it believes will determine the future
    economic well-being of the UK;
  • where
    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
all pay.

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.



About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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