That this House congratulates the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for its thorough research in exposing the abuse of power by the City of London Corporation in using its public resources in a multi-million pound lobbying exercise to distort Government policies, in particular its tax regime, in the interests of the banks and finance houses that control the City Corporation through its undemocratic electoral system based on the business vote; and calls on the Government to instigate an urgent independent inquiry into the role and influence of the City Corporation with the aim of bringing forward proposals for its abolition.
Everybody who knows that and how we’ve been trying to redress the imbalance between Westminster and the City since 1998 will know that this brings a smile on my face!
What can you do? Ask your MP to sign the EDM by using WriteToThem.
And while you’re emailing your MP, check whether they are one of the 91 MPs who signed the request for a Royal Commission on Policing.
I know that many people don’t believe in MPs any more. But I know there are a few gems among them, and John Hemming and John McDonnell, the sponsors of these 2 EDMs certainly belong to them. Reading EDMs that they sponsor or sign is one excellent way of finding out what they are into.
Another thing you can do online is to sign Colin Peters’ petition to Restore the Magna Carta for true justice from our peers. It is targeted at the Prime Minister.
I’m sure you discover new things you can do online every day. You just have to find “your way”.
- MP defies 58,000/1 odds in ballot (bbc.co.uk)
- You: Finance industry’s multimillion-pound lobbying budget revealed (guardian.co.uk)
- Royal Commission on Policing – already proposed in March 2011 – supported by 92 MPs (victims-unite.net)