The year 2012 has seen a rising tide of attention in the media to the capital city of the United Kingdom, which reached its inevitable climax with the Olympics. Not all of it was pap. The BBC produced a splendid series of documentaries about Londons history and people; the political weekly the New Statesman brought out a thoughtful special London edition. Strangely missing, however, from most of this coverage was consideration of the famous square mile in the centre, the City of London, where banks, brokers, insurers and other money-makers enjoy their unimpeded ascendancy at least, until a new banking crisis broke out in June, and a sprinkling of columnists and bloggers brought up questions about the role of the Citys governing body, the Corporation of London.
They were the same questions that arose in October 2011, when Occupy LSX, intending to set up camp in front of the Stock Exchan
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