Harold Wilson

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(Academic, Politician)
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BornJames Harold Wilson
1916-03-11
Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died1995-05-23 (Age 79)
London, United Kingdom
NationalityEnglish
CitizenshipBritish
Alma materJesus College (Oxford)
ReligionCongregationalist
Children • Robin Wilson
• Giles Wilson
Parents • James Herbert Wilson
• Ethel Seddon
SpouseMary Baldwin
Founder ofOpen University
PartyLabour

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In office
4 March 1974 - 5 April 1976
Preceded byEdward Heath
Succeeded byJames Callaghan

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In office
19 June 1970 - 4 March 1974
Preceded byEdward Heath
Succeeded byEdward Heath

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In office
16 October 1964 - 19 June 1970
Preceded byAlec Douglas-Home
Succeeded byEdward Heath

Employment.png Leader of the Labour Party Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
14 February 1963 - 5 April 1976
DeputyRoy Jenkins
Succeeded byJames Callaghan

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In office
2 November 1961 - 14 February 1963
Preceded byDenis Healey
Succeeded byPatrick Gordon Walker

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In office
14 December 1955 - 2 November 1961
Preceded byHugh Gaitskell
Succeeded byJames Callaghan

Employment.png President of the Board of Trade

In office
29 September 1947 - 23 April 1951
Succeeded byHartley Shawcross

Employment.png Secretary for Overseas Trade

In office
10 July 1947 - 29 September 1947

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Huyton

In office
23 February 1950 - 9 June 1983

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Ormskirk

In office
5 July 1945 - 23 February 1950

Harold Wilson (11 March 1916-24 May 1995) was leader of the Labour Party from 1963 to 1976. He served two terms as Prime Minister, from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1979.[1]

Bilderberg

Harold Wilson attended the Bilderberg group in 1962, before becoming party leader, as is routine for Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom.

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."[2][3][4] This idea, promoted by Louis Mountbatten (who attended the 1965 Bilderberg) and Prince Phillip was ultimately unsuccessful.[5]

Sudden promotion

Harold Wilson became leader of the Labour Party after the sudden death of Hugh Gaitskell in January 1963.[6] 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.[7] 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."[8]

11 March 1916|23 May 1995| 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/196218 May 196220 May 1962Sweden
Saltsjöbaden

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Rossing File:The Inside Story of Britain's Secret Contract for Namibian Uraniumpamphlet1980Alun RobertsScandal 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.


References

  1. Geoffrey Goodman, Harold Wilson, The Guardian, 25 May 1995.
  2. Bilderberg People: Elite Power and Consensus in World Affairs, p.30 Ian Richardson, Andrew Kakabadse, Nada Kakabadse
  3. http://modernhistoryproject.org/mhp?Article=FinalWarning&C=8.3
  4. 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)?
  5. The Strange Demise of British Canada: The Liberals and Canadian Nationalism 1964-68 By C.P. Champion
  6. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/18/newsid_3376000/3376971.stm
  7. The Plot Against Harold Wilson (2006)
  8. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/mar/15/comment.labour1
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