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The UK Gold: a documentary on the deep corruption of the City of London

Posted on Monday, 17 February by

Banker bashing… it’s something 99% of the populace can get behind, so it should be no surprise that a new, riveting documentary has been released precisely on that topic – and it’s pulling no punches.

Featuring a brand new soundtrack from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Massive Attack and Elbow, and narrated by Dominic West (The Wire), journalist Marke Donne has put together a fascinating documentary exposing the tax avoidance ‘industry’ operated by the highly secretive, centuries old institution, The City of London.

With a permanent office in Parliament, a budget of $1.2 billion and the media-avoiding tactics of the super-rich, the City relies on lobbying and silence to carry out its offshore tax avoidance, robbing the state of tens of billions in revenue every year.

The Guardian’s film critic, Andrew Pulver, wrote:

The kind of film to get the blood boiling & steam hissing out of your ears…an ambitious and admirably clear assault.”

‘The UK Gold’ takes a powerful swipe against the British Empire behind the white gloves, and tells the story of a contemporary crisis and an ancient practice, which shows how deep deception is ingrained in our proudest institutions and traditions.

The UK Gold

Available to rent for £4.99 on Vimeo On Demand here or find your nearest screening.

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Lewis Scrafton
22. Co-founder and editor of SQ Magazine. Studying at University of Sussex. Interned at MATTER and published in The Guardian.

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