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The City & The Corporation

The City of London is the only part of Britain over which parliament has no authority. In one respect at least the Corporation acts as the superior body: it imposes on the House of Commons a figure called the remembrancer: an official lobbyist who sits behind the Speaker’s chair and ensures that, whatever our elected representatives might think, the City’s rights and privileges are protected. The mayor of London’s mandate stops at the boundaries of the Square Mile. There are, as if in a novel by China MiĆ©ville, two cities, one of which must unsee the other.

George Monbiot writing in the Guardian.

Great to see lots of stuff finally being aired about the City of London Corporation, something which I blogged about earlier in the year.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.