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The (Secret) City of London, Part 2: Government

The (Secret) City of London, Part 2: Government


The City of London is a unique place — it’s
the city in a city (in a country in a country) that runs its government with perhaps the
most complicated elections in the world involving medieval guilds, modern corporations, mandatory
titles and fancy hats, all of which are connected in this horrifying org chart. Why so complicated? Though the new Skyscrapers might make you
think the City of London is relatively young, it’s actually the oldest continuous government
on the Island of Great Britain. The City of London predates the Empire that
Victoria ruled, the Kingdoms Anne united and the Magna Carta that John, reluctantly, signed. While the London which surrounds the city
only got to electing its first Mayor in 2000, the list of Mayors who’ve governed the City
of London is almost 700 people long going back more than a thousand years. The City of London’s government is so old
there’s no surviving record of when it was born — there are only documents, like the
Magna Carta, which mention the pre-existing powers the City of London already had at that
time. While a government like the United States’s
officially gets its power from the people, and Parliament gets its power from the Crown,
(which in turn gets it from God), the City of London gets its power from ‘time immemorial’
meaning that the City is so old, it just is. And that age brings with it unusual and complicated
traditions, the most notable of these, perhaps, is that in city of London elections, companies
get votes. Quite a lot actually, about 3/4th of the votes
cast in City elections are from companies with the remaining 1/4th from residents. The
way it works is that the bigger a company is the more votes it gets from the City of
London. The companies then give their votes to select employees who work, but do not live,
within the city and it’s these employees who do the actual voting at election time. The result is that the Common Council, the
bureaucratic beating heart of the City of London, has about 20 common councilors elected
by residents of the city and about 80 elected by companies of the city. The reasoning behind this unusual tradition
is that for every 1 person who lives in the City of London, 43 people commute in every
day. In total that’s 300,000 commuters using City services and whose employment depends
on the City of London being business friendly. The man in charge of the common council and
who heads The City’s government is The Right Honorable, the Lord Mayor of London. Now, suppose *you* want to be Lord Mayor, Surely, just as in that other London all you’ll
need do is a) Be a British, Commonwealth, or EU citizen,
who has b) lived in the city for a year, and who c) wins the election Right? No, in The City of London, that’s not
nearly enough. Ready for the qualifications list? Before you even run for Lord Mayor you need
have been a Sheriff of The City of London. But before you can be Sheriff, you need to
be an Aldermen. What’s an Aldermen? Well, the City of London
is divided into 25 wards, and each Ward elects one Aldermen to represent it on the Court
of Aldermen — a sub-section of the common council. Before you can run for Alderman, you need
to gain Freeman Status… and who gives out freeman status? Why none other than the very
Court of Aldermen you’re trying to get elected to. Which might just seem like a conflict of interest.
Luckily there is another way to get the freeman status — join one of the City’s Guilds — sadly,
they aren’t called guilds, they’re called Livery Companies (a name which is both more
boring and less descriptive), but the remnants of medieval guilds many of them are and within
the City there are 108 of them to choose from including, but not limited to, The Apothecaries The Fishmongers The Masons The Mercers The Scientific Instrument Makers The Bankers The Shipwrights The Wheelwrights The Butchers, The bakers, *Two* different candlestick makers, and the most exciting of all: The Chartered
Accountants! Many of these guilds, like the Fletchers,
have become charities, but some are still active, such as the Goldsmiths who test the
quality of British coinage and the Hackney carriage drivers who license taxi drivers. To join one of these guilds you’ll either
need to meet the professional requirements, or for the charities like the Haberdashers
you’ll need the approval of two existing members, others won’t tell you how to become a members. If, you meet none of the Livery Companies
membership requirements, but you think you’ll be a clever clogs and start your *own* Livery
Company and grant *yourself* freeman status, tough luck because new Livery Companies need
to be approved by, you guessed it, the Court of Aldermen. But let’s assume one way or another you get
the official freeman status certificate, now you can finally run for Aldermen of a Ward
— after the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee also approves of you. But, that small barrier passed, you can win
election as Aldermen in either one of the 4 wards where people live or the 21 wards
where companies live. Once on the court of aldermen to continue
your path to the Mayor’s Office in Guildhall, you must now be elected as sheriff, but this
time it’s the members of the Livery Companies who pick the sheriffs. So *if* the Livery Company members elect you
as Sheriff, *after* you have successfully completed your term *then* you can finally
run for Mayor. But, surprisingly the, residents of the City
of London don’t vote for the Mayor, our old friends on the Court of Aldermen do. So in summary, once you get freeman status
from either the court of aldermen or the livery companies and after your ward elected you
as alderman and then the livery companies elect you as sheriff and after your term as
sheriff ends but while you’re still on the court of aldermen then you can run for Mayor. And — assuming the other aldermen select
you, finally take your place as **The Right Honorable, The Lord Mayor of London** — for
one year, with no salary. And you have to cover your own expenses, which will be quite
considerable as your new job consists mostly of making hundreds of speeches a year around
the world promoting city business. But you do get that fancy hat, which just
might make it all worth while.

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The City of London is 13. 12 Banking Families and Rothchild as the 13. All Central Banks like the Federal Reserve Bank are meeting in Switzerland every month at the Bank of International Settlements in Switzerland. Who care what these Psychopaths say, we are deceived.

Check the truth out about 3 main city's. London .Vatican.columbia DC and who runs it and runs the main newspapers and what we are led not to no and learn

Is it bizarre that I think this system, or at least the system of companies having a vote based on the number of employees that work in the area is several times better and less corrupt than the political sponsorship and lobbying groups of the us?

Which makes you question. If there is no salary, no paid expenses, why would anyone do it? There is no doubt there will be corruption.

The US’s government gets its power from the states (who in turn get it from the people). It doesn’t get it’s power directly from the people directly

Years of pleading to different government groups to be promoted to some other job that will get me one step closer to the role I want to be in but it’s all worth it for the hat.

@CGPGrey you should do a part 3 which includes information from the 2017 documentary "the spider's web" which links the city of london to the offshore tax havens like the british virgin islands and the cayman islands, among many others, as exposed in the panama papers – there is a significant amount of new and relevant information, it would be great to see you cover it and continue to bring awareness to important topics

1:47 Creeper awww man

So we back in the mine, got our pickaxe swingin' from side to side, side, side to side
This task a grueling one, hope to find some diamonds tonight, night, night, diamonds tonight
Heads up
You hear a sound, turn around and look up
Total shock fills your body
Oh no it's you again, I can never forget those eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes

Cause baby tonight, the creeper's tryin' to steal all our stuff again
Cause baby tonight, you grab your pick shovel and bolt again, bolt again, gain
And run, run until it's done, done, until the sun comes up in the morn'
Cause baby tonight, the creeper's tryin' to steal all our stuff again, stuff again, gain

Just when you think you're safe, overhear some hissing from right behind, right, right behind
That's a nice life you have, shame it's gotta end at this time, time, time, time, time, time, time
Blows up, then your health bar drops and you could use a 1-up
Get inside don't be tardy
So now you're stuck in there, half a heart is left but don't die, die, die, die, die, die

Cause baby tonight, the creeper's tryin' to steal all our stuff again
Cause baby tonight, grab your pick shovel and bolt again, bolt again, gain
And run, run until it's done, done, until the sun comes up in the morn'
Cause baby tonight, the creeper's tryin' to steal all our stuff again

Creepers, you're mine ha ha
Dig up diamonds, and craft those diamonds, and make some armor
Get it baby, go and forge that like you so, MLG pro
The sword's made of diamonds, so come at me bro
Huh, training in your room under the torch-light
Hone that form to get you ready for the big fight
Every single day and the whole night
Creeper's out prowlin', (Woo), alright

Look at me, look at you
Take my revenge that's what I'm gonna do
I'm a warrior baby, what else is new
And my blade's gonna tear through you

[CaptainSparklez, TryHardNinja:]
Bring it
Cause baby tonight, the creeper's tryin' to steal all our stuff again (Get your Stuff)
Yeah, let's take back the world
Yeah baby tonight, grab your sword armor and go (It's on)
Take your revenge (Woo)
Oh so fight, fight, like it's the last, last night of your life, life show them your bite (Woo)

Cause baby tonight, the creeper's tryin' to steal our stuff again
Cause baby tonight, grab your pick shovel and bolt again, bolt again, gain
And run, run until it's done, done, until the sun comes up in the morn'
Cause baby tonight
(Come on swing your sword up high),
The creeper's tryin' to steal all our stuff again
(Come on jab your sword down low)
(Woo)

So Grey, you're telling me that a secret city within, not just a city, but an economic powerhouse, whose history of traditional "kinda" self rule with no written evidence of it's birth isn't fishy enough to be a contender for the HQ of the secret group who runs the world
-_-
You're one of THEM aren't you?!?

The Office of Lord Mayor goes back to 1189… The Sheriffs of the City of London predate this by at least a few hundred years possibly more …

I can confirm that no reptilians were used in any part of the City of London, but I confirm the City is currently used by a group of wealthy psycho's who operate the biggest tax haven network, arguably ever. This has been accomplished through oversea British territories using the Dollar (look up the term "EuroDollar" to learn more.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np_ylvc8Zj8&t=5s
I can't confirm the presence of secret societies and the possible power they could have in the city of London, but I can confirm that Cecil Rhodes did in fact have a connection to the City of London through investors from the Rothschild family. If you don't know who Cecil Rhodes is, thats your fault. It's [email protected] 2020 bruh, we have the internet: @t The Rothschild family has had a lot of power in the City. This is due to the economic crash of the Bank of England in 1825. The Rothschild family injected 150K sovereigns into the Bank of England in a single day in order to save/buy the Central bank. Ever since 1825, the Rothschild family had enormous power over setting the gold price for the essentially world until 2004, when they sold the position to Barclay. @t

1:34 If your imagining that people within the company get to vote or know anything about the vote, you would be naive.

I laughed out loud at this video because it's so insane. And I'm British. Our country really does have some crazy, archaic, arcane shit.

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