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The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire (Documentary)
« on: September 21, 2018, 11:47:14 am »

British empire, Cayman Islands, banking, illegal banking...

Good documentary and not a tin foil hat conspiracy film.

*Sometimes the video posts sometimes just the link, huh?
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Re: The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire (Documentary)
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 06:52:04 am »
But is it really Britains second empire?


It is a sovereign city state and has been since 1694. It has its own courts, its own flag, and its own police force. it is not part of Greater London, England, or the Commonwealth. It pays no taxes. is an empire, but it is not British. It does not serve the British people.

Catch my drift?

Re: The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire (Documentary)
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 05:56:38 pm »
  I will have a look at this documentary. Thanks for telling us. As a matter of fact, a great many if not all of the tax havens are British possessions, and are part of Her Majesty's dominions and under the protection of the Royal Navy. The Cayman Islands may have actually been ruled by the British even before the American revolution, back when Benjamin Franklin still regarded himself as an Englishman.

 Most of the empire is gone. Those territories that remain, such as Gibraltar, the Caymans and the British Virgin Islands, are often able to slip out of the normal tax regime, and allow billionaires to escape taxation almost entirely. I saw a documentary about the Caymans. There is no income tax, but the local high school was in a crisis through lack of funding.

  London, (or at least the financial square mile of the City of London), is still an imperial capital, because the financial industry based there works on an imperial scale. The rest of England, however, has declined in relative importance. The financial industry is one of the reasons housing costs are exorbitant in many areas, but it's not the only reason.