'London's Overthrow' by China Miéville

‘London’s Overthrow’ by China Miéville

We’re approaching Victorian levels of inequality, and London’s more unequal than anywhere else in the country. Here, the richest 10 percent hold two thirds of…

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Banks and Quantitative Easing EDM

Banks and Quantitative Easing EDM

Parliamentary Early Day Motion That this House notes with considerable anger the report in the Financial Times of 18 October 2011 that a commercial bank…

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The City of London and slavery

The City of London and slavery

The City of London and slavery: evidence from the first dock companies, 1795–18001 By Nick Draper The City of London and slavery – Nick Draper

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The tax haven in the heart of Britain

The tax haven in the heart of Britain

By Nicholas Shaxson New Statesman, 24 February 2011 There is an institution with a murky history and remarkable powers that acts like a political and…

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Parliament and Parliamentarians

Parliament and Parliamentarians

Lee Salter, Parliament and Parliamentarians: The Worrying Case of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill Parliament and Parliamentarians

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On the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill

On the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill

Malcolm Matson speech to his Petition to the Commons Committee on 12th May 1999 against the above Bill. Malcolm Matson Speech to petition – 12…

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The Last Rotten Borough

The Last Rotten Borough

The case for sweeping constitutional reform of the Corporation of London in the context of the proposals for a directly elected Mayor and Greater London…

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The medieval, unaccountable Corporation of London is ripe for protest

The medieval, unaccountable Corporation of London is ripe for protest

Working beyond the authority of parliament, the Corporation of London undermines all attempts to curb the excesses of finance

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City of London Corporation: you don't have to be in the club to get involved

City of London Corporation: you don’t have to be in the club to get involved

Bryn Phillips contesting a byelection is a breath of fresh air. The City should be about more than lobbying for the financial sector

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How the St Paul's protesters seek to democratise London

How the St Paul’s protesters seek to democratise London

This declaration has created the prospect of civic renewal and the challenging of unaccountable, powerful elites.

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