A reader writes:
I sent this to my MP Derek Twigg who I have to be honest still has ALL but ONE of my previous questions unanswered and despite putting all my personal details he never even acknowledges most of them! We only have ONE MP who we can write to, and I find it disgusting the money they are on that they don’t do their job.
Below is the letter written to her MP.
Dear Derek Twigg
I await your reply.
Whilst the people of the UK are facing an unprecedented ‘cost of living’ crisis and widening wealth inequalities, billionaires are attending the WEF’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
“As billionaires gather in Davos, Switzerland, in person for the first time in over two years, they have a lot to celebrate. During the Covid-19 pandemic their mountain of wealth has reached unprecedented and dizzying heights. The pandemic—full of sorrow and disruption for most of humanity – has been one of the best times in recorded history for the billionaire class.” (Pain Oxfam Media Briefing, 23 May 2022)
There is clear irony in the world’s richest people travelling by private jets to a luxury resort in Switzerland whilst simultaneously claiming concern over inequality, poverty and climate change.
Whilst this level of hypocrisy is infuriating, the real concern is that this invitation-only event is evidently where global decisions that impact our country are being made. It is of great concern that Davos appears to represent the future of global governance.
The meeting currently taking place in Davos will bring together around two and half thousand corporate executives, politicians, and no doubt a few celebrities over four days to discuss global issues across an expansive array of topics.
A key question which must be asked is, “how is the WEF funded?” It is extremely difficult to ascertain the answer because the WEF financial reports lack transparency—neither income nor expenditure are broken down. Here is what is known:
- the WEF is funded from membership fees paid by the most influential corporations in the world who join the WEF as “Partners” (there are eight categories of “Partnership”);
- fees vary from CHF60k to CHF600k depending on the level of “Partnership”;
- most “Partnerships” include an invite to Davos however, there is an additional cost;
- the WEF benefits from “institutional donations”, which can be limited by “donor-imposed restrictions”; and
- in certain cases, government agencies also provide funding.
The WEF Consolidated Financial Report for 2021 indicates a revenue of CHF315 million with the bulk of the funding coming from the one hundred “Strategic Partners”.
The WEF website describes “Strategic Partners” as follows: “The community of Strategic Partners comprises 100 leading companies from around the world, each selected for their commitment to improving the state of the world. The partners believe in the power of collaboration to drive positive change, and work closely with the World Economic Forum to help shape industry, regional and global agendas.”
The WEF purports to be impartial with no ties to any political, partisan or national interests, but that claim cannot be substantiated in view of the funding structure. As we know, the WEF is largely funded through membership fees paid by “Partnerships”. The following list provides examples of some of the “Strategic Partners” in 2022:
- Big Pharma/Medical: AstraZeneca (UK), Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Takeda Pharmaceutical.
- Resources: BP (UK), Chevron.
- Big Tech: Amazon, Alibaba Group, Google, Huawei, Microsoft.
- Finance & Insurance: Bank of America, Barclays (UK), Blackrock, Credit Suisse, HSBC (UK), Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Chase & Co, KPMG, EY (UK), Visa, Zenith Bank, Zurich Insurance Group.
- Food & Agriculture: Nestle, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company.
- Foundations: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Wellcome Trust (UK).
- Other: Wills Towers Watson (UK), Dow, Volkswagen, Verizon Communications, Volvo Group.The above list represents only a fraction of the “Strategic Partners” and an even smaller fraction of the overall “Partners”. It is inconceivable to expect the citizens of the UK to believe that the leaders of these companies are not expecting to influence the WEF. Or that they will not demand special treatment as the “Great Reset” is implemented.
The WEF Mission Statement includes the following language: “We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.”
It is evident from our brief look at “Strategic Partners” and from those attending Davos that the above statement is simply untrue – the participants are not “from all walks of life” rather, they are the “global elite”, who are not remotely impacted by the everyday difficulties and suffering that ordinary people of the UK face. It seems to me that, contrary to the claims of the WEF, crises such as the Covid-19 “pandemic” are considered as opportunities to exercise greater control over the people of the UK (and the world).
I would be grateful for your urgent responses to the questions below:
1. The term “Davos Man” refers to a global group of members who consider themselves to be “international” and, as such, “have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only function is to facilitate the elites’ global operations”- Samuel P. Huntington. Do you agree that such a group exists and, if so, what impact do you believe such a group will have on the citizens of the UK? If you do not agree, please provide your reasons.
2. The Transnational Institute maintain that the focus of the WEF is, “to function as a socialising institution for the emerging global elite, globalisation’s “Mafiocracy” of bankers, industrialists, oligarchs, technocrats, and politicians. They promote common ideas and serve common ideas: their own.” Do you agree? If not, please provide reasons.
3. Are you aware that the WEF has reserves of several hundred million Swiss Francs? Are you also aware that the WEF pays executive salaries of around 1 million Swiss Francs annually? Further, are you aware that the WEF allocates part of its costs to the public?
4. Please confirm the amount of taxpayer’s money “donated” to the work set out in the WEF White Paper “The Power of Partnerships” (January 2022).
5. Please explain how the work of WEF has benefited the people of the UK.
6. Do you believe that the WEF represents an instrument for political leaders to make decisions without having to account to their electorate?
7. Do you believe that “stakeholder capitalism” proposed by the WEF will benefit the people of the UK and, if so, how? Further, how will the performance of “stakeholder capitalism” be measured?
8. Please can you share the formal criteria to be met to be eligible to receive an invitation to Davos?
9. In 2020, the Davos attendees travelled to the annual meeting on approximately 1,300 private jets – as this is clearly not in keeping with the WEF’s stated goal in relation to climate change, can you please comment?
10. Please explain what “The Great Reset” means to you (and the government if you were a member of the Cabinet).
11. Please explain what the 2009 project known as “Global Redesign Initiative” (https://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GRI_EverybodysBusiness_Report_2010.pdf) means to you (and the government if you are a member of the Cabinet).
12. With an annual revenue of over 300 million Swiss Francs, why do you believe the WEF has been unable to address the issues of poverty, chronic illness and debt?
13. In addition to the WEF economic policy, the WEF’s agenda also includes topics such as “environmental protection” and “social entrepreneurship”. Do you believe that such agenda items are intended to conceal the WEF’s true plutocratic goals?
14. Do you believe that the UN-Forum Partnership signed in New York in June 2019 to accelerate the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development amounts to corporate capture of the United Nations and thus moves the world closer to a privatised global governance—a “one world government”? If not, please provide your reasons.
It is abundantly clear that the WEF exists to serve the purposes of the “global elite” rather than the citizens of the UK (and the world). The WEF believes the globalised world is best managed by a self-selected coalition of multinational corporations, governments and civil society organisations rather than sovereign, elected governments. As a consequence, the governance model the people of the UK believe is in place (whereby the people vote in the government, the government negotiates treaties and other international instruments which are then ratified by the elected representatives) no longer exists and instead is being replaced by an unelected, unaccountable self-serving body – global governance.
Sadly, the vast majority of the people in the UK do not even know of the WEF yet alone its agenda.
Fundamental changes to their lives are being planned without their knowledge and consent. This is unacceptable. There must be full disclosure and open public debate about the WEF.
I look forward to receiving your urgent response. I admit I am still awaiting other responses from yourself and wonder how this can be as you are the single and only MP I have to represent me.