UK Daily Mail 
May 31, 2013
British taxpayers will have to foot the bill for the ‘exceptional costs’ of policing of the clandestine Bilderberg meeting to be held in Watford next week.
The annual meeting of royalty, prime ministers and business chiefs – famous for being shrouded in secrecy – is taking place in Britain for the first time since 1998.
Given the amount of – so far unnamed – prestigious people set to attend the event at the luxury Watford hotel in Hertfordshire, local police have been forced to step up security, which will be part-funded by the government.
The cloak of secrecy surrounding the meetings, which ban journalists from attending, has fuelled various conspiracy theories, including that attendees are plotting world domination.
As a result, there are fears that anti-capitalist protesters will cause ‘violence and disturbance’ at the meeting on 6 June.