Working beyond the authority of parliament, the Corporation of London undermines all attempts to curb the excesses of finance
Bryn Phillips contesting a byelection is a breath of fresh air. The City should be about more than lobbying for the financial sector
This declaration has created the prospect of civic renewal and the challenging of unaccountable, powerful elites.
The British financial services industry spent more than £92m last year lobbying politicians and regulators in an ‘economic war of attrition’ that has secured a string of policy victories.
The years go by but for the corporation retaining London’s status as a premier-league financial centre remains key
A collection of articles from The Guardian under the subject of ‘lobbying’.
Bryn Phillips, a 32-year-old writer and community organiser, is to contest byelection for the Square Mile’s local authority.
One of the big challenges of international financial regulation is the existence of offshore financial centres. Concerns focus on money laundering, financing of terrorism and the hiding of fortunes of kleptocratic rulers.
A political safari of the City of London where experts explain how it all went wrong? Tom Meltzer finds it fascinating – and comes away with a bit more more sympathy for bankers.
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