The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire (Documentary)

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At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance.

The Spider’s Web was written, directed and produced by Michael Oswald, you can sponsor his future films on Patreon:

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The Spider’s Web was substantially inspired by Nicholas Shaxson’s book Treasure Islands you can read an extract of it here:

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21 Responses

  1. Yakob Izzrael says:


  2. 2017 ean says:


  3. fibonacci8 says:

    Good job..

  4. nickacelvn says:

    10:08: 48seconds,…. Where as you and your associates are not only scum but thieving, self serving, corrupt, greedy, narcissistic scum, touche sir touche

  5. a.t lakshmikanth says:

    Kena kuti British

  6. a.t lakshmikanth says:

    Kena pochu British

  7. Derpy Derp says:

    Whoever made this video is an a-hole. They want all of us to pay more taxes to d-bag govts so they can own us more. Screw that.

  8. LtColwtf says:

    … So what? We should all move our money to Frankfurt or NYC? Hahahahahahaha … .

  9. Derpy Derp says:

    What is the opening music sequence?

  10. Travis Draper says:

    The journalist said it very well: "they will get away with everything". You can expose all you want, all day; the evidence and facts are so overwhelming, but "they" will never face justice for crimes they commit against society. "They" are above you and me until pitchforks and torches are taken to them.

  11. Robert Wells says:

    Very good video!

  12. michael carroll says:

    I would love to know how many in the Houses of Parliament have stolen £££ offshore

  13. Charles Nelson says:

    Very good indeed. I'd say you could cut about ten minutes of repetition and re-emphasis and have an even more powerful documentary…but still a good piece of work.

  14. Tony yates says:

    The more they automate, the closer we get to forced, mass extinction.
    There is no crime if theres no witnesses.

  15. honestlythatsbull says:

    Taxes are the skerge of modern society… Pure persecution… Drop the tax and put vat up to 40% THEN EVERYBODY PAYS…. SIMPLES

  16. Dean Nilvalli says:

    You did a hell of a job for £4.000 !!

  17. ice water says:

    WW2 is what killed the UK They lost Australia Canada New Zealand and India into the USA sphere of influence . Chamberlain was right . The UK should have accepted peace terms with Germany

  18. Bark Levin says:

    Why are the “Tax Havens” the ones being demonized rather than the governments who spawned their creation in first place through their never-ending theft of that which doesn’t belong to them.

  19. t says:

    The British citizens are the dumbest people on Earth, where the handful "elites"(Black magic cultists) run the well-educated populous like "sheep" blinded by "Royal history Grandios" which is a "Steamy BS"… one they can not be able to get away from… but smell this shit and serve-willingly as long as they live with their heads down… Pure Stupidity!!! The French people across the water will not take such BS lying down… not a chance!!!
    Maybe the French will come to their rescue someday soon!!! After ditching Emanuel Macron!
    Wake up!

  20. Magic Mank says:

    The queen is apparently down to her last 300 million in her personal account must be hard for her !

  21. Bob G says:

    Thank you …. BREXIT

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