Sunday, August 24, 2008

David Cameron - rich and well connected

David Cameron - likely to be Britain's next Prime Minister.

The Sunday Mirror, 24 August 2008, tells us about the holiday experience of David Cameron, leader of Britain's Conservative Party. (EXCLUSIVE: Lavish holiday exposes the lie of 'ordinary' guy David ...)

According to the Mirror, Cameron has been holidaying on a £21,000 a week yacht on the Turkish Riviera.

He has been accompanied by seven boats carrying 74 friends and family.

He has been eating 'in the finest restaurants'.

Each of vessels has 'its own personal chef, captain and two crew hands'.

Three weeks ago Cameron and wife Samantha posed for official pictures 'on a humble bucket-and-spade beach' in Cornwall, in the UK.

In Cornwall, he portrayed himself 'as a stay-at-home politician in touch with the electorate'.

In Turkey, Cameron celebrate the 60th birthday of his mother-in-law Viscountess Astor.

The total cost of hiring the seven gulets was an estimated £150,000.

According to the Mirror, 'they drank bottle after bottle of wine'.

One night, according to the Mirror, 'the party took over the Indigo Terrace restaurant in the pretty Turkish port of Kalkan' and the bill came to more than £2,000.

Reportedly, Viscount Astor had hired the five-star gulets and 'VIPs invited to join the celebrations flew in from Britain, France and Italy.'

William IV

According to Wikipedia:

David Cameron is the son of stockbroker Ian Donald Cameron and his wife Mary Fleur Mount the second daughter of
Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet.[9]

His father was born at Blairmore House near Huntly in Scotland,[10] which was built by Cameron's grandfather Ewen Donald Cameron's maternal grandfather Alexander Geddes[11] who had made a fortune in the grain business in Chicago and had returned to Scotland in the 1880s.[12]

His father's family had a long history in the world of finance: David Cameron's great grandfather Arthur Francis Levita (brother of Sir Cecil Levita)[14] of Panmure Gordon stockbrokers and his great-great grandfather Sir Ewen Cameron,[13] London head of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank played key roles in discussions led by the Rothschilds with the Japanese central banker (later Prime Minister) Takahashi Korekiyo concerning the selling of war bonds during the Russo-Japanese war.[15]

His great grandfather Ewen Allan Cameron, a senior partner with Panmure Gordon stockbrokers was also a notable figure in the financial world serving on the Council for Foreign Bondholders[16] and the Committee for Chinese Bondholders set up by the then Governor of the Bank of England Montagu Norman in November, 1935.[17]

His grandfather Ewen Donald and father Ian Donald also worked for Panmure Gordon stockbrokers, his father also serving as a director of the estate agents John D Wood.[3]

Cameron is a direct descendant of King William IV (4th great grandfather) and his mistress Dorothea Jordan (and thus 5th cousin, twice removed of Queen Elizabeth II) through his father's maternal grandmother Stephanie Levita.

Photo of Michael Gove from: news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/560.stm

Gaby Hinsliff and Ned Temko, in The Observer, 23 October 2005, listed the members of David Cameron's inner circle:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,6903,1598800,00.html

1. George Eustice started his political career with the UK Independence Party (which is reportedly pro-Israel and pro-Pentagon.)

2. Oliver Letwin has links to the Rothschilds.

3. Michael Gove is an admirer of the American neo-cons.

4. George Osborne is a fellow Oxford party animal.

5. Steve Hilton is in advertising.

6. Daniel Finkelstein is a Times journalist.

7. Matthew d'Ancona writes for The Telegraph.

According to the Observer article:

The brains of the operation is Michael Gove.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gove

An article on Michael Gove at en.wikipedia:

He takes a pro-Israel line and has criticised anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism and several United Nations peace processes.

A self-confessed neo-conservative, he called for early intervention against Saddam Hussein.

Surprisingly, he stated in October 2004 of Tony Blair: "I can't hold it back any more; I love Tony!"

He is also a signatory of the Henry Jackson Society.

Gove is seen as part of an influential set of young up-and-coming Tories, sometimes disparagingly referred to as the Notting Hill set, including David Cameron, George Osborne, Edward Vaizey, Nicholas Boles and Rachel Whetstone. They are seen as modernisers, but also close to Michael Howard.

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