Perhaps you are as much a babe in the woods as myself and never heard of of  BAP – the BRITISH AMERICAN PROJECT.


Founded in the 1980s it has been described as the brain-child of Ronald Reagan, with U.S.Embassy funding amid concern about anti-American drift in the Labour Party then led by Michael Foot.


BAP describes itself as a  Trans-Atlantic Fellowship of over 1,200 leaders, rising stars and opinion-formers from a broad spectrum of occupations, backgrounds and political views.


The group adds 50 new Fellows every year, half from the US and Half from the UK and are paid expenses to be delegates at its annual conference.


The US Embassy hosts new Fellows at an annual event that has been attended by an ex-CIA Director.


Labour MP Buchara Ali sits on the group’s advisory board alongside MI6 Chief Sir John Sawers.


Many Senior UK Service Chiefs have been Fellows and it is said that two joined this year without the knowledge of the Ministry of Defence.


Labour’s Shadow Employment Minister, Alison McGovern MP joined recently.


Recently new Fellows went on an expenses-paid trip to Minnesota to an event billed as “A New Reckoning” which included  a special session on “government to share best practice.”


Fellows are instructed not to post any photos of BAP’s Annual Conference on their personal Social Media.


My source is a DECLASSIFIED UK Email sent me yesterday which appears to have connections with an American – ANTI COVERT ACTION outfit. I cannot confirm what they say.


Perhaps the BBC and such bodies refute every thing.


It just occurred to me that next June will be the Bicentenary of the reputed Father of Economics, Adam Smith, author of THE WEALTH OF NATIONS.


I’m an agnostic on economics, dubbed by Thomas Carlyle as “The Dismal Science”


But I’m reminded of Smith’s observation:


“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends  in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”


Where various traders – in weapons and fuel, and professional advancement, in war, the media and politics meet together, they present a dismal prospect which would have dismayed both Smith and Carlyle.






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