In late 2014, StopTTIP uk organised a symposium about the City of London, which represents and promotes transnational financial services. The symposium was called:
‘RULED BY BANKS – City of London: Its role in policy-making in the UK and beyond.
Speakers were brought together to provide input on various areas of City of London activity, much of it usually hidden. There was expertise on LIBOR rate fixing, Public Finance Initiatives, tax evasion, the activities of the Big 4 accountancy firms, the City’s role in the international trade agreement agenda, financialisation, structures within the City including both its local authority voting system as well as its structures for dominating policy-making in levels of government, and the overall role of financial services in the balance of power in the world in which we live.
Now these presentations are being made available on StopTTIP uk’s utube channel and on the StopTTIP.net website.
Clive Menzes (Critical Thinking and Occupy Economics Group) on the Structural Elite
John Christiansen 1(Tax Justice Network) on corporate tax evasion and the operations of the City generally
John Christiansen 2(Tax Justice Network) on corporate tax evasion and the operations of the City generally
Linda Kaucher (StopTTIP uk) on the City of London’s role in international trade deals
Professor Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS) – on financialisation
Tom Lines on City structures for dominating policy-making.
Joel Benjamin (moveyourmoney) – on LIBOR rate fixing
Kai Stirner(StopTTIP uk) A historic background to the City of London.