David Hart

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David Hart (4 February 1944 – 5 January 2011) was a British writer, businessman, and adviser to Margaret Thatcher. also had a career in the 1960s as an avant-garde film maker. Hart was educated at Eton. By the late 1970s he was involved in Conservative Party politics and the Centre for Policy Studies think-tank. He wrote speeches for Archie Hamilton MP, a friend from Eton. In 1987 he formed the Campaign for a Free Britain. In the autumn of 1993 he was appointed as a personal advisor to Malcolm Rifkind, Secretary of State for Defence. In the 2000s he was involved in the international defence industry – including being a lobbyist for BAE and Boeing.[19] In 2004 an arrest warrant for Hart was issued concerning his alleged involvement in that year's coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea. In 2007 The Guardian newspaper alleged Hart had received £13million in secret payments from BAE Systems, via Defence Consultancy Ltd, an anonymously registered company based in the British Virgin Islands. While BAE was under investigation for corruption at the time, Hart himself was not thought to have done anything illegal. wiki

" His unacknowledged newsletter British Briefing, intended for a very limited circulation, had lobbied in hysterical and offensive terms for a British bid to provide a vast communications system to the US: President Ronald Reagan was "not properly in charge in the US", "incipient anti-Americanism" threatened Britain and "Thatcher could only just keep it in check."" [1]


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