Dorothy Thornhill

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A reflection post Bilderberg conference in Watford

by dorothythornhill on June 11, 2013

Well the Bilderberg Conference, at the Grove Hotel in Watford is all over now and what an experience it has been.

 Firstly what was it?  Until I was briefed by the police I only knew it was a controversial meeting of big wigs  but beyond that nothing more. The importance of it was clearly rammed home to me when I had to sign the official secrets act before I could be briefed. It was then revealed that the police would have to be prepare for all eventualities from a full blown terror attack (so many world VIP’s in one place together) to potential disruption from protestors who may or may not cause trouble or who may or may not be provoked by saboteurs and infiltrators!! They were well prepared and they were great.

In the end the protestors did their protesting and all went well. It is to the credit of the 2000 protestors (at the peak on Saturday) and to the style of policing.  All too often incorrect policing can itself cause problems.

Several  protestors got in touch with me about my comments in print, regarding my concerns about trouble.  They put me right about anti-Bilderberg protesters not being violent !!  Some even spoke to me on the phone  from far flung corners of the country and others e mailed me from all over the world, one even came in person to reassure me all would be well.

It is apparent that the protestors are fiercely proud of their legitimate peaceful protest and having now “hosted” them can I say a big thank you for visiting us and showing the world that we do need to heed what our political masters are doing and whilst I don’t quite share their level of concern I wholeheartedly believe it is their right to protest.  They do serve as a real reminder of the potential abuse of power when concentrated into only a few hands.

Local residents to start with, like me, were also concerned.  Meetings were held by the police, which the protestors also attended, and they went really well. Fear of what you don’t know is the worst kind. Their concerns about where people where going to park, camp, go to the loo etc were legitimate though ridiculed in one “quality” paper!  All was sorted and the event passed off well. So my advice to any town hosting in the future is talk talk talk , listen, include everyone.

Final PS – still no true reflection of costs and who pays, but will press our new PCC for an answer  on this one.

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  5. Andrew says:

    Dear Dorothy

    Just wanted to say an enormous THANK YOU for your blog post yesterday. You are one of the very first elected officials to share the concerns of us ordinary citizens about Bilderberg.

    You should be very proud.

    My friends Charlie Skelton and Hannah Borno relayed to me how wonderful they had been hosted by Hertfordshire. All credit to you and your teams.

    Andrew

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  8. Martin Noakes says:

    Why have you stated the 2000 was the peak when that was probably the amount that was rejected from entering they festival???

    Thank you for your comments thought ;-)

    Martin

  9. BeeOnTheComb says:

    I am so heartened to read your words Dorothy – level headed, open, honest and most of all, open minded. Thank you.

    Please look more into Bilderberg and some of its wider ties and ramifications. It concerns a growing number of people worldwide that members of the ruling elite meet behind a veil of secrecy. History shows us that we simply must be vigilant. This is not where policy should be formulated.

    Bilderberg protestors and indeed the much wider group of protestors against what is termed the New World Order are proud of their peaceful and lawful conduct. The upper echelons of our elected (and sometimes not) leaders refer very frequently to a ‘New World Order’ while at the same time we seem to be being herded quietly and unwittingly down a very Orwellian path (Orwell -1984). If there is ever violence or trouble it would be because of corrupt elements infiltrating sabotaging peaceful folk making a stand. Lawful and peaceful is the only way to go. We embrace the police as fellow citizens.

    Thank you again Dorothy for your balanced and decent comments. I would like to make a request that you please look into what are termed ‘chemtrails’. This is one of the most concerning issues at present yet the majority of the population are asleep to what is going on in the very skies above their heads. Please look it up Dorothy – the official line is that there nothing is going on (‘move along, nothing to see here’) yet I can actually provide undeniable proof in the form of video footage. Please feel free to contact me.

  10. Ian says:

    We cold do with many more elected representatives like this !

  11. Jingleballix says:

    Dear Mayor Thornhill,

    Please advise – is it correct the some Watford residents living close to the BG’s hotel had to show their passports to access their own properties?

    I read something of that nature, but can you confirm or refute please.

    Many thanks.

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  13. Poj says:

    Dorothy,

    I’m slightly concerned to see you calling them “our political masters”; they are supposed to be our servants. They, and everyone else, needs to be reminded of this. Often.

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