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The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire

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Michael Oswald’s film The Spider’s Web reveals how at the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance.

What you will see is a brilliant exposé. It will answer many of the questions you may have about the way the financial system works in reality. It may be disturbing to realize that the ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, cricket, fair-play, and the rule-of-law is a giant, globalised tax haven for the world’s most corrupt people. You might be surprised to hear that ‘Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs’ is effectively ‘owned’ by the tax-avoiding and evading corporates whose taxes it should to be collecting. You are living in a world of smoke and mirrors. (Jeremy Keen)

This film should be a mandatory academic input for all school and college students.

Dr. V P Singh Jaipuria, Lucknow
The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire (Documentary)

Comments:

ojatro
What an exceptional production… considering the fact that it was produced on a shoe string budget. What a slap in the face of the propaganda spewing BBC and its offensive fluff entertainment. Keep up the great work!

m0rthaus
While this is no doubt a great production for such a shoestring budget, why do you need to throw in a diss to the BBC? I can think of a hundred great shows that wouldn’t exist without the BBC, and they’ve certainly done their share of excellent documentaries and investigative journalism. Got any specific examples for your nebulous whine?

a bloke
The reporting of the death of Dr David Kelly was the last straw for me. Maybe covering up for Jimmy Saville and other nonces is okay with you? The BABYLON BULLSHIT CORPORATION is a now no more than a propaganda outlet for these types

D Nickaroo
In 2013 the BBC fabricated a video purporting to show Syrians affected by Chemical Weapons — the BBC accused Assad of using CW. Only part of the video was shown on News Services; when the full video is seen it is obvious that actors have been used (the dead come back to life). The BBC propaganda was instrumental in causing the bombing attacks, resulting in the deaths of 500,000 Syrians — the BBC has lots of blood on its hands. CIA analysts refused to verify that there had been a CW attack by Assad. The “evidence” was based on a “Govt Assessment” NOT on an “Intelligence Assessment” as is usual — those most likely to have carried out the CW attack were “moderate rebels” allied with US, Britain, NATO.
https://youtu.be/xU52nRukq0A

D Nickaroo
CIA Analysts would not give an “Intelligence Assessment” about the use of Chemical Weapons by Assad in 2013. CIA Analysts did not believe the BBC video. CIA Analysts could find no evidence that Assad had used CW. In a poll within Europe concerning credibility of 31 news sources, the BBC came 31st — it has no credibility left. It has told us lie after lie — WORSE: IT FABRICATES VIDEOS AND PEDDLES THEM AS NEWS.

D Nickaroo
The BBC Panorama program “Saving Syria’s Children” was shown in August 2013, at the same time as Parliament was voting on a proposed Bombing Campaign of Syria. UN investigations and Research by M.I.T. concluded that Assad had not used Chemical Weapons (on 21st Aug 2013). The British Parliament voted against the Bombing of Syria. Within days, questions were raised about the validity of the BBC video (which made claims of a CW attack on 26th Aug 2013). The USA had planned a major Bombing Campaign (aimed at most of Syria’s infrastructure), but President Obama suddenly announced that he would let Congress decide on the Attack against Syria. (His changed response occurred after Britain’s Parliament voted against the proposed Bombing). Congress then voted against this attack. The BBC did not get the murderous Bombing Campaign that they had hoped for (with their Lies). However, the BBC video did contribute to the very significant, long term Bombing Campaign against Syria. The BBC video became increasingly “highly suspect”, as more facts became known. This is the first historical case of the BBC completely fabricating a “war atrocity”. However, there is a Unit within the British Military whose training is to produce “fabricated war atrocities”. You believe the video even when the commentator points out (some) of its glaring problems — you can only respond by calling most people ‘morons’ (that would include a former US National Security Adviser who had access to all US Intelligence Resources).
This Documentary examines the BBC program “Saving Syria’s Children” in more detail: https://youtu.be/2wtt4LbWl84

lokee B
BBC even showed their real face on 9/11 regarding one of the building before it was brought down.

Ben Love
Riam Dalati is a well-known BBC Syria producer who has long reported from the region. He shocked his nearly 20,000 twitter followers on Wednesday, which includes other mainstream journalists from major outlets, by stating that after a “six-month investigation” he has concluded, “I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged.”

Pat M
UK state broadcaster BBC gets away with claiming it’s a public service broadcaster even though its main role is propaganda-wing of the UK Establishment, war industry etc. It’s by far, the largest worldwide news broadcaster with 50 million followers on BBC News Facebook page. BBC World Service – formerly named BBC Empire Service is partially funded by the UK government. It’s obviously impossible for any state broadcaster to be unbiased and impartial so the compulsory BBC tv licence fee is criminal fraud i.e. demanding our money under false pretences.

What’s my name.
You steal a little, they put you in jail.
You steal a lot, they make you a king.

Bob Dylan

Julianna
Michael Morton Before you own nothing https://youtu.be/9M6LAW6Taj4

cam masti
1500 dislikes means 1500 bankers

Zeke
Well Satan is ruling the World, so what could you expect.

Steve Pickering
Well now you know what Brexit is about: Being within the EU and having to operate under Napoleonic ,or Continental law severely limited the possiibilities of the City of London. Now the UK is free of controls as there is no, as of January 2021, financial services agreement. The ancient rules will be reinstated – the ‘control’ will revert to a ‘nod and a wink’ from the “Old Lady” – the Bank of England. Everything not affecting the domestic banking system will, once again, be allowed. “Dictum meum pactum” (My Word is my Bond) – far superior to laws. Without the hamstrings of the EU, London will be restored as the pre-emminent financial centre of the World.

Dylan Stewart
Quotation: “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”- Thomas Jefferson.

Robgoren
Pit White against Black.
Left against Right.
Muslim against Christian.
Men against Women.
Americans against Russians.
Immigrants against Natives.
Never let them see their one, true enemy:

THE BANKS.

hghhgghdf dfdf
“THE BANKS”.
Tone it down with the Antisemitic remarks please.

Jj
Jesus was not a Jew. That word was invented by them. Jesus was a Judean. The “Jews” were Pharisees.

Kane Medina
Of course, they don’t pit the poor against the rich. Nor do they pitch the educated against the uneducated.

Exisles
Humans v humans.

Lover of the Truth
And who controls the banks?
And who controls those who control the banks?
There are many pawns on the chess board,
many levels on the pyramid,
but if you look on the back of our dollar
you will see who is at the top.

In the end, humanity has but one enemy,
the same enemy who has been trying to destroy us since the beginning.

Leonard Bullhock
The truth you mean? Nothing is more offensive to a Jew than the truth.

Lucy’s Legacy
Animals have a better living model rather than being a parasite to their own species!!

Parasmunt
The City of London (1 sq km) is the centre of Luciferianism.

The Illiad
$50 trillion belonging to nobody. Let that sink in. And you know what? No reason to even be mad anymore. Cause every dog has its day . They will get theirs.

Chris Middleton
“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws”. – Amschel Rothschild

b 6
When do you know a politician is LYING? You see their LIPS move.

balf
“It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.”

Chris Topher
Talk about the kettle calling the pot black! All bankers are beyond the law just look at the nefarious dealings of Switzerland and the USA not to mention The FED or Japanese central banking.

Angelica Brierley Speer
JP Morgan, the company has been fined billions for fraud over the past ten years, but none of the actual employees are ever actually criminally charged or prosecuted – Jamie Dimon gets away with it every time and the fines the company pays is nothing compared to their profits.

suzy klitgaard
” A young man wanted to be a banker.
An old man told him,
Do you have the devil on your side?
You will need him. “

Mark Spencer
Think about it. Hong kong. India. Israel. South Korea. Japan. Germany. Some were naturally bribed without war. These are critical country’s that needed to be controlled by capitalism. Yes their resources were stolen but given back once a system of control was installed. Some were taken by means of war. Some due to poverty. If people think america is controlled by America they are very much mistaken. A conspiracy so deep is at the bottom of this its hiding in plain sight. Look how much money has the queens head on. Research who owns wall street and london along with the Vatican. These are Plas places of control almost like a country with in a country with seperate laws. All gos up to one big pyramid cabal of power.

Rowan Murphy
The papal states were one the most powerful institutions in human history. They had control of vast territory and collected tithes all across Catholic Europe. It was greed and a twisting of Jesus’s philosophy that fueled their persecutions. It was only until the enlightenment and revolution that their power was demolished. Trust me I know. I live in Ireland and they had a tight ass grip on Ireland’s balls.

vivalaquincebrigada
We screened this exceptional documentary to an appreciative south London audience in 2018, before it went on Youtube. It is a forensic exposé of information about the City of London that our RW politicians and media refuse to address and wish to keep well-hidden from the public. Andrew Piper’s narration lends the film huge authority.
The music adds greatly to the impact of this film. It was composed by Tim Hecker and is called “Chimeras”.
Here’s a link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VBU4vqk8jA&list=FLspqOxHy-mFF3EVnC7mk5FQ&index=110
The fact that this outstanding film has now been viewed 3.8m times show how important viewers regard it and the urgency to recommend it to others.

Drama Studio Bordeaux
Hence why the establishment were determined to destroy Jeremy Corbyn. He challenged this system directly.

Poltiticslogicallyreformed.
He was a Socialist. Socialism is an ideology created by the Elite, for the Elite, and is peddled by the Elite to this day. Cornynls policies were that of the Elite, radical Environmentalism and Technocracy to give the banking Elite more power. Get your head out of the sand.

Genki Feral
It seems to be a myth that the USA and British ever parted. Their partnership simply went under ground. They seem like twins to me, sometimes competing a tiny bit against each other, but always joining forces against others.

Ken Surrency
I think you’re very close to the truth. Keep going! I believe the City of London is the keystone. The queen surely must know what’s going on. This would explain Philip’s ostracization after his disastrous interview.

ArmyOfAll
It’s capitalism, they always were the two chambers of its beating heart, which is why no democratic vote can ever be allowed to change economic policy, as if they get flipped to dare I say it, a more Keynesian redistributive model with a sprinkling of socialist policies, the entire world would flip with them in time.

They stopped it in the USA by defrauding Bernie in 2016 and somehow bending him into compliance in 2020. In the UK it was more difficult, First they used Brexit to divide the people against themselves in effort to stop them amassing behind a candidate promising to democratise the British economy and invest massively in its people via public infrastructure banks funding worker co-op start-ups and buyouts of top down capitalism enterprises converting them into worker owned and ran democratic enterprises of equals. By 2017 election it was clear this had not worked so they ramped up a smear campaign like no other in our history.

The right, the centrists be they politician or celebrity, and all their media and all their pundits, and the state broadcaster, and the rich who own their collective arses simultaneously worked in a giant malevolent tag team to sabotage the candidate from within his own party, while burying him in false antisemitism allegations from without, because what he was offering had to be stopped at any cost. And over the course of this daily repeated manufactured crisis they were able to make the people hate the oppressed and love their oppressors.

What he was offering, was the potential of democracy in 100% of life for all people, for the first time in human history. All gone now.
https://youtu.be/6DNofdU4tSE

Genki Feral
True capitalism is about the people owning businesses, farm land, and homes – not about corporations and conglomerates.

Genki Feral
I am shocked that a Chinese person would write such nonsense. Christianity has only been around 2, 000 years. Before that there were huge empires or civilizations based upon other ridiculous religions. The US and British governments and secret leaders aren’t as religious as they claim to be. They use religion to control or influence the people – following Machiavelli’s advice.

James Hatton
I suppose it is democratic in the sense of the meaning. However, when the majority media is owned by one person, and majority of the British public so easily brainwashed by said media. It is extremely easy for the elite to use this to win elections and put their puppets in charge of us plebs. Passing the laws and orders they want and need to keep pumping their vaults full. To me that’s not a leading democracy. But can see why some may say it is.

Gleb Sakharov
Propaganda is to democracy what the cudgel is to the dictatorship.

Careggi Studio
Thanks for sharing this precious knowledge and different point of view. I guess from now on all those young cops, soldiers, finance graduates, young economists, main stream journalists, promising lawyers and accountants will be aware that they can choose a different path in life. Either to be scared and destroy society, or to have faith in humanity and serve society for the good. After all, change in history happens when someone says: NO! May the Force be with Us.

Flymagnet2007
This is just one dimension of the greatest evil of all, that which exercises power by force and never ever obeys the laws we commoners suffer under – Government.

Government must be reduced to the size of a P& C meeting. All laws should be passed by referendum only and all statutory and administrative law deleted and replaced by pure and simple common law.

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