The London Party aims to establish London as a city state independent of England and the United Kingdom. London will secede from England and relinquish any claim to the capital of England. There will no longer be London members of parliament. Parliament will be expected to relocate to a major city in what were its provinces. London will apply to stay within the EU.
Lexit from Brexit!
The Greater London Council will be revived and become the elected governing body of the Republic of London. The Queen will be invited to relocate to Sandringham.
This page initiates the formation of the London Party. Initially posts will comprise a think tank to take the idea forward. All interested are invited to join the page and contribute ideas.
So, who would like to join me in establishing the London Party? The aim is to establish Greater London as an independent city state, seceding from England. London would apply for membership of the EU. If Scotland has the right to do it so should we.
Parliament, without its London MPs, will need to move to Birmingham or Manchester.
I declare myself interim leader of the London party, until we have sufficient members to nominate and vote for a leader.
Anthony Howell, January, 2020.
Join me for an independent London, and please feel free to make observations in the comments section. Absurd comments are welcomed as well as balanced ones since this is a project that exists solely in the imagination.
We also have a facebook page and again comments and insights are welcome.
Observation 1: Isn’t the City of London already separate from Britain? Could we hijack the City of London and make it the capital of Greater London? This might cut through a lot of red tape.
Would this solve the problem, mentioned in a comment below, of finding our share of national debt, so as to be free of it on independence, or legitimately carry our percentage and only our percentage with us?
Here is a link to the debt issue.
What might be the advantage of the City of London as our capital?
Maybe the Republic of Greater London could become a trust? In this, the City of London could be very helpful.
(Interesting that this is what is being taken out of the EU with the rest of the UK just as the EU starts tackling tax-evasion issues.)
So the model could be Switzerland.
Switzerland is neither an EU nor EEA member but is part of the single market – this means Swiss nationals have the same rights to live and work in the UK as other EEA nationals, at present.
If this cannot be arranged, the Republic of London may have to be registered offshore.
How are you going to split debt?
I don’t know. You tell me. This is a think tank to float an idea, not a fully-formed project
Well, I actually did some work for the London finance commission – have you read Raising the Capital?
The debt issue is a huge one – when SNP ran independence campaign they wanted only 9.3% of debt based on population
LikeLiked by 1 person
Simon, I have added your question to our FB page, in case someone comes up with an answer.
Thanks – i would like to stay anonymous if possible
LikeLiked by 1 person
Perhaps you could write me a paragraph or two outlining the debt issue, which I do not fully grasp. I can post it as an anonymous contribution here if you prefer. Text can be sent to my email email@example.com Who wrote Raising the Capital?
You need someone who supports you to do that!
Click to access Raising%20the%20capital_0.pdf
Thanks for the link, Simon.
Pingback: Is There a Third Way? | anthonyhowelljournal