| Norman Lamont |
(politician, deep politician)
Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont|
Shetland, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge|
|Member of||Le Cercle|
|Interests||“War on Terror”|
Long time Chairman of Le Cercle, financier, politician and deep politician, involved in arms and financial deals.
Baron Norman Lamont of Lerwick, as he was made in 1998 is a deep politician who held a series of key political appointments at crucial times:- he became UK Minister for Defence Procurement just in time to sign the Al-Yamamah arms deal and he was Chancellor of the Exchequer when Black Wednesday transferred around £3,000,000,000 from UK taxpayers to currency traders. He was European chair of Le Cercle.
Lamont's profile at Benador Associates noted in 2010 that "Since 1996 Lamont has been Chairman of Le Cercle, a foreign policy Club founded by German Chancellor Adenauer after the War with members from over twenty-five countries. This group, which meets bi-annually in Washington DC, includes many senior intelligence experts and has a particular interest in the War against Terrorism".
His involvement with Le Cercle is covered in detail by The Institute for the Study of Globalisation and Covert Politics in a comprehensive study: Le Cercle and the struggle for the European continent which it subtitles a "Private bridge between Vatican-Paneuropean and Anglo-American intelligence". The study includes membership list back to its original foundation and names as "important members" Lord Julian Amery, his protege Jonathan Aitken and Lord Norman Lamont (all three members of the Privy Council).
Al Yamanah weapons deal
Lamont was made Minister for Defence Procurement under Margaret Thatcher just before the signing of the first tranche of the Al-Yamamah arms deal disbursed millions of pounds of commissions to various parties.
On 16 September 1992, a.k.a. 'Black Wednesday', Lamont as Chancellor of the Exchequer sold around £27 billion of sterling reserves before leaving the Exchange Rate Mechanism. The resultant loss to the UK Treasury was estimated at around £3.3 billion This is generally understood as an accidental loss, one in which politicians learned humility in the face of the "free market" forces they had regulated into existence. The fact remains however, that Lamont's decisions caused people he knew personally to make vast profits at the UK tax payers' expense. George Soros in particular, having lead the short selling of sterling for some days before, pocketed over £1 billion profit from the episode. Interestingly, Soros is strongly suspected to be a member of Le Cercle, a deep state group which Lamont later chaired. At a press conference two weeks later, Lamont when asked why he was so cheerful, replied "Well, it is a very beautiful morning, but it is funny you should say that. My wife said she heard me singing in the bath this morning."
Euro Double think
- Bilderberg Attended, 1995
- Le Cercle Chairman as of 13 October 2008 but not as of April 2013.
- Bow Group Chairman 1971-72
- British Iranian Chamber of Commerce Chairman
- British Romanian Chamber of Commerce President
- Iran Heritage Foundation Member, Advisory Board
- Consensus Business Group (formerly Rotch Property) Consultant
- MerchantBridge & Co (investment company) Member, Advisory Board,
- Hermitage Global Fund Member, Advisory Board
- Small Companies Dividend Trust Chairman
- Jupiter Adria plc chairman
- Balli Group plc (steel and commodity trading house) Director
- Compagnie Internationale de Participations Bancaires et Financieres (Investment Company) Director
- Jupiter Second Split Trust plc Director
- RAB Capital plc Director
- Phorm Inc (personalisation technologies) Director
- Stanhope Gate Developments Director
- TheyWorkForYou, Mr Norman Lamont - Former MP for Kingston upon Thames
- Lord Lamont of Lerwick, www.parliament.uk, accessed 1 June 2010.
- William Keegan and Alex Brett (22 July 2007). "Mr Lamont's dark history". London: Guardian. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
- Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Benador Associates, via the Internet Archive, archived 22 August 2008, accessed 1 June 2010.
- Britain is represented by, among others, spy writer and former Tory MP Rupert Allason, Tory Deputy Leader Michael Ancram, Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Alan Duncan, former GEC and Warburg director Sir Ronald Grierson, Lord Lamont, Lt Col Tim Spicer of Aegis Defence Services and Sir Stephen Lander, former head of MI5. Is this a new Bilderberg Group in the making?
Damien McCrystal, Spooky Tale from Salzburg, Evening Standard, 25 September 2003.
- Register of Lords' Interests: As on 16 July 2004
- REGISTER OF LORDS' INTERESTS, www.parliament.uk, 13 October 2008.