Who was on that yacht off Corfu and why?

May 23rd, 2011

At a time when fixing the big international decisions are revealed yet again to have a highly personalised twist to them (witness the blackballing of Brown for the IMF job because of his personal antipathy towards Cameron-Osborne before the election, though fear of future IMF hostility towards the Tory cuts programme if Brown got the job almost certainly played a part), another angle on this familiar tale has emerged.    I have been told, from as they say reliable sources, that the notorious party on Oleg Deripaska’s yacht moored off Corfu was even more interesting than previously thought.   Significantly it included another member who has since come into prominence for wholly different reasons. (more…)