How does a “movement” that gained fame for disrupting and critiquing the wealth and power of the billionaire class end up praising the logo on the tie of a BBC broadcaster awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) at Buckingham Palace from the future King of England?
You’re not a #RebelForLife if you get on your knees for the Royal Family.
Especially not if you’re wearing an Extinction Rebellion tie!
This Forbes article (from March) discusses how philanthrocapitalists are absolutely falling over themselves to give XR money.
For more on the sinister side of Philanthrocapitalism, read Linsey McGoey’s No Such Thing as a Free Gift. It’s about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
This next article breaks down who signed the letter in The Times in support of Extinction Rebellion from the Business Community.
Wrong Kind of Green
Bayer, who made the gas in the WWII Gas Chambers, talk about air pollution on EU Green Week.
The Largest Oil Firm in the World was overvalued
The Capitalist will Sell you the Rope to Hang him with. – Lenin
The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves – Lenin
Charlotte Hogg, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), was appointed the Bank’s Chief Operating Officer in 2013 but never, despite being asked about potential conflicts of interest, disclosed that her brother is a Barclays director.
When she appeared in front of the Treasury Select Committee (TSC) to discuss her recent promotion Hogg said she was well aware of the Bank’s code of conduct — quite apt given she wrote it.
Charlotte Hogg’s mum Sarah Hogg aka Viscountess Hailsham was head of John Major’s Policy Unit in the 1990s — where the controversial Private Finance Initiative (PFI) that has virtually bankrupted the NHS was pioneered.
Hogg was able to draw on the knowledge and contacts she had built up when pioneering PFI at John Major’s Policy Unit.
Their joint venture eventually became University Partnerships Programme (UPP) — now known to be rip off merchants who market and lobby for increased student debt under the guise of enhanced choice and high quality student experience :
It turns out that Hogg was first recruited for the Chief Operating Officer role at the Bank of England by Virginia Bottomley’s headhunting firm.
Former Health Minister Bottomley is current Health Minster Jeremy Hunt’s Aunt.
So there you are. A very brief tour of the Hogg’s interests.
Below are a few more articles about Charlotte Hogg.
Guardian Piece from 2013 on Charlotte Hogg’s Connections