| Harold Wilson |
|Born||James Harold Wilson|
Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Died||1995-05-23 (Age 79)|
London, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||Jesus College (Oxford)|
|Children|| • Robin Wilson|
• Giles Wilson
|Parents|| • James Herbert Wilson|
• Ethel Seddon
|Founder of||Open University|
Attempt to create a "Commonwealth Bilderberg group"
Phillip Murphy has suggested that having attended Bilderberg "in the late 1950s and early 1960s"Wilson was "sufficiently persuaded of [Bilderberg]'s value and influence in international matters to give consideration to the formation of a commonwealth Bilderberg group with Prince Phillip as its figurehead." This idea, promoted by Louis Mountbatten (who attended the 1965 Bilderberg) and Prince Phillip was ultimately unsuccessful.
Harold Wilson became leader of the Labour Party after the sudden death of Hugh Gaitskell in January 1963. If Gaitskell's death were no accident, this could be an incidence of the Bilderberg Effect, after Wilson's visit to the 1962 Bilderberg.
Deep state coup plot
Deep state elements within MI5 and the British military plotted to take down the Labour Government. The Guardian summarised it as follows: "The great and the good feared that the country was out of control, and that Wilson lacked either the will or the desire to stand firm. Retired intelligence officers gathered with military brass and plotted a coup d'etat. They would seize Heathrow airport, the BBC and Buckingham Palace. Lord Mountbatten would be the strongman, acting as interim prime minister. The Queen would read a statement urging the public to support the armed forces, because the government was no longer able to keep order... Yet officially it never happened: a 1987 inquiry under Margaret Thatcher concluded the allegations were false, implying that the fading Wilson had descended into paranoia. This can't be allowed to stand. Not only does it do an injustice to Wilson, it also represents an enormous cover-up."
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/1962||18 May 1962||20 May 1962||Sweden|
|Document:The Rossing File:The Inside Story of Britain's Secret Contract for Namibian Uranium||pamphlet||1980||Alun Roberts||Scandal in the 1970s and 1980s of collusion by successive British governments with the mining conglomerate Rio Tinto to import yellowcake from the Rössing Uranium Mine in Namibia (illegally occupied by apartheid South Africa) in defiance of international law, and leading to the targeting of UN Commissioner for Namibia Bernt Carlsson on Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988.|
- Geoffrey Goodman, Harold Wilson, The Guardian, 25 May 1995.
- Bilderberg People: Elite Power and Consensus in World Affairs, p.30 Ian Richardson, Andrew Kakabadse, Nada Kakabadse
- By invitation only: Lord Mountbatten, Prince Philip, and the attempt to create a Commonwealth ‘Bilderberg group’, 1964–66 - The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History Volume 33, Issue 2, 2005 (Paywalled)?
- The Strange Demise of British Canada: The Liberals and Canadian Nationalism 1964-68 By C.P. Champion
- The Plot Against Harold Wilson (2006)