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July 02, 2012

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Dr Dick Morris

Thank you for that excellent post. Is it coincidence that Cameron should be allowing the euroseptics to make the running just at the time when Europe might be getting itself together to tackle the worst excesses of the banks? It is all too apparent that the Westminster government will do all it can to protect its City spiv friends, and to allow democratic power to continue to be ceded to the financial institutions. After all, where will its members go when (if?) voters finally see sense and throw them out?

cynicalHighlander

I don't know if you are aware of this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrancer

"Several governments have tried to democratise the City of
London but all, threatened by its financial might, have failed. As
Clement Attlee lamented, "over and over again we have seen that there
is in this country another power than that which has its seat at
Westminster." "

http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/02/london-corporation-city

The Remembrancer, whose position dates from the reign of
Elizabeth I, is the City's official lobbyist in parliament, sitting
opposite the Speaker, and is "charged with maintaining and enhancing
the City's status and ensuring that its established rights are
safeguarded". His office watches out for political dissent against the
City and lobbies on financial matters. Then there is the City's Cash,
"a private fund built up over the last eight centuries", which, among
many other things, helps buy off dissent. Only part of it is visible:
the Freedom of Information Act applies solely to its mundane functions
as a local authority or police authority. Its assets are beyond proper
democratic scrutiny.

Neil


Thanks for that excellent article. I wonder if Britain were to have an EU referendum (in or out) and Scotland voted to remain while the rest of Britain voted to leave, could Scotland remain an EU member and member of the United Kingdom? The reason I ask is because Greenland voted to leave the EU (EEC then) in 1985 (The Greenland Treaty of 1985) while Denmark remained in the EU despite both countries being part of the Kingdom of Denmark: http://eu.nanoq.gl/Emner/EuGl/The%20Greenland%20Treaty.aspx

I would very much hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the EU as an egalitarian society is one where everyone benefits.

Thormod Morrisson

Great and perceptive article that hits the nail right on the head.

Christian Allard

Voting Yes is the start of a better future, then the choice will be ours to make.

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