What do these countries all have in COMMON?
British Overseas Territories
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
1, they are all known tax havens worldwide.
2. The majority can be connected to the Commonwealth of Nations in some way.
Commonwealth of Nations
Members Of Commonwealth of Nations
A Commonwealth the American revolution wanted to separate from. Here we are 244 years later and the idea that was America, is walking hand in hand
with what it opposed.
The brief history of the United Kingdom is as follows.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
If not for the Roman Empire influence on Britannia, The British empire would not have evolved in the way it did.
Constantine I and Christianity
City of London
City of London Corporation
Notice how Vatican city is a recognized sovereign state within a country.
“The City” of London within London, England as well as the District of Columbia in Washington, are separate from legal documents that established
their country they reside in.
Washington D.C is not a recognized state but under the jurisdiction of Congress, " As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the
exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state."
the City of London “Clause 9 (clause 13 in the 1215 charter), the "ancient liberties" of the City of London, 9. THE City of London shall have all
the old Liberties and Customs which it hath been used to have. Moreover We will and grant, that all other Cities, Boroughs, Towns, and the Barons of
the Five Ports, as with all other Ports, shall have all their Liberties and free Customs.” Magna
One of only three (3) clauses still in existence today.
The City of London has been granted various special privileges since the Norman Conquest, such as the right to run its own affairs, partly
due to the power of its financial capital. These are also mentioned by the Statute of William and Mary in 1690.
Author and journalist Nicholas Shaxson argues that, in return for raising loans and finance for the British government, the City "has extracted
privileges and freedoms from rules and laws to which the rest of Britain must submit" that have left the corporation "different from any other local
authority". He argues that the assistance provided to the institutions based in its jurisdiction, many of which help their rich clients with offshore
tax arrangements, mean that the corporation is "a tax haven in its own right".
Writing in The Guardian, George Monbiot argued that the corporation's power "helps to explain why regulation of the banks is scarcely better than it
was before the crash, why there are no effective curbs on executive pay and bonuses and why successive governments fail to act against the UK's
dependent tax havens" and suggested that its privileges could not withstand proper "public scrutiny".
The Vatican and its worldy influence speaks for itself over the centuries and the Monarchs that followed its rule.
Institue for Works of Religion
World Bank Group
Traditionally, the Bank President has always been a U.S. citizen nominated by the President of the United States, the largest shareholder in the bank.
The nominee is subject to confirmation by the Board of Governors, to serve for a five-year, renewable term
Non members of the WBG- four European microstates – Principality of Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Principality of Liechtenstein, State of
All four non members are Tax Havens for corporations and million/billionaires Including the Vatican
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