St Paul's Cathedral drops eviction effort against OccupyLondon; almighty Corporation of London plows ahead


11 Responses to “St Paul's Cathedral drops eviction effort against OccupyLondon; almighty Corporation of London plows ahead”

  1. Guest says:

    Who would Jesus throw to the wolves? 

  2. Scurra says:

    That St Paul’s would withdraw was pretty much inevitable after the Dean resigned.  
    And now the focus can shift properly to the Corporation of London which is where it should always have been (as the protesters had been trying to make clear.)

  3. “The Church of England is not just working with Mammon; it’s colluding with Babylon.”
    Lovley wordulization there. Top class wordology. Commendable wordination.

    Its all getting a bit romantic in the city now. Im suprised so few people have died, i cant help but thinking that they might actually achieve somthing.

  4. Nick Wood says:

    “Domine Nos Dirige”: Lord guide us – surely a contender for the world’s most ironic latin motto.

  5. prentiz says:

    Seriously, the Corporation of London is effectively a local council.  Unlike other UK councils, people who work there can vote too to decide who runs it.  Normally I’d have an issue with that, but given the enormous wealth required to live in the square mile, it actually means a wider franchise.  It does have a lot of money – mostly given a long time ago, by people who wanted it to go to a good cause – you don’t pay for it – and the taxes it and businesses that operated within the area generate pay a lot towards the upkeep of this country.What they are doing is exactly the same as other councils have done.  City of Westminster evicted anti-war campaigners, the people at Dale Farm were evicted by Basildon council.  This is all part and parcel of their role in enforcing planning (I think what Americans would call zoning) law.I’m getting a bit sick of reading about the city of London as if it’s a joint enterprise between the lizard people and the illuminati – this is tin foil hat stuff.  Anarchists expressing concerns about the monarch having to ceremonially ask permission to enter the city of London are almost beyond parody.

    • miasm says:

      your conceited indemnification of facile arbitrage is as damaging to your appearance of objectivity as your views are to humanity.

  6. easttoeast says:

    I work at the City of London Corporation and read this article with interest. Unfortunately much of it is wide of the mark – the term ‘City of London’ which represents the UK Financial Industry and the ‘City of London Corporation’ the Local Authority for the physical area within the centre of London are two very separate things. The writer seems to mix and match these two things as he pleases to prove a point. This is made startlingly clear by the fact that most of the large banks are now based in Canary Wharf well outside of the Corporations control.

    The article implies that there are tax breaks for companies based in the City of London Corporation area, this is wrong. In fact they pay .4% more in business rates than anywhere else in the country. It also implies that the City of London Corporation is outside Parliamentary Control – this is also wrong. Also all the regulation laws that Lehman Brothers and AIG took advantage of are the same anywhere in the UK and not specific to an area in London – it is pure fantasy to suggest otherwise.

  7. stumo says:

    Why would Thanksgiving be an important day for St Paul’s? It’s an American holiday…

    The biggest event coming up would be for Remembrance Sunday (commemorating the end of WW1, and as a mark of respect to all fallen soldiers – Remembrance day is 11th Nov, and many services will also be held on Sun 13th).  That said, I think/hope that all those involved will work something out for it.

    Breaking news: seems that the Corporation of London have “Paused” their legal action for the moment.

  8. miasm says:

    I programmed the criticism into the sentence too.
    literally, facile (legal/financial/personal) arbitrage is what this all boils down to and I thought it appropriate to point out that you had poetically committed the same kind of sin.

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