I think the Speaker was right yesterday to allow a question in Parliament about what had happened at the week-end Bilderberg group. It gave Parliament the chance to explain why MPs do not see the Group as some rival power centre or government in secret. The pity was that Ken Clarke did not deal comprehensively with what did get discussed at the Group, leaving it to Ed Balls to remind us of the agenda of the meeting which is published.
I do not myself hold the Bilderberg group responsible for the EU controls placed on the UK. All those have been placed there by the UK Parliament following open debate. The chains of the Treaty of Rome were originally approved by the electors in a referendum. Doubtless many of the people who go to Bilderberg are pro EU types, as it appears Bilderberg does not invite and welcome vocal sceptics of the EU project. As a private organisation they do not have to balance their discussions.
Ministers who attend such meetings should have to explain what they said and why they went if MPs want to know. I am glad the Speaker allowed that to happen.