Alan Clark

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Person.png Alan Clark   Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-icon.png
(politician, deep state functionary?)
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BornAlan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark
13 April 1928
London
Died1999-09-05 (Age 71)
Saltwood Castle, Kent
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
ReligionAnglican
Children2
SpouseJane
Member ofBullingdon Club, Le Cercle
PartyConservative

Employment.png Minister for Defence Procurement Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
25 July 1989 - 14 April 1992
Preceded byDavid Trefgarne
Succeeded byJonathan Aitken

Employment.png Minister of State for Trade Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
24 January 1986 - 24 July 1989

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton

In office
28 February 1974 - 9 April 1992
Preceded byDavid Owen

Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark was a UK politician who was a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Employment, Trade and Defence, and became a privy counsellor in 1991. His successor as Minister for Defence Procurement also attended Le Cercle.

Connections

He attended Le Cercle.

Career

Alan Clark was Minister for Defence Procurement from 25 July 1989 to 14 April 1992, succeeded in that position by fellow Cercle Member (and later chairman), Jonathan Aitken.

Arms-to-Iraq

Full article: Arms-to-Iraq

Clark was implicated in the Arms-to-Iraq weapons deal, together with fellow Cercle members Jonathan Aitken and Paul Channon‎.[1][2] During the 1992 Matrix Churchill Clark stated that "the interests of the West were best served by Iran and Iraq fighting each other, and the longer the better."[3]

Death

Alan Clark died of a brain tumor[4], which Peter Eyre compares to the assassinations of Gerald Bull and David Kelly.[5]

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