'The Spider's Web – Britain's Second Empire'

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 10:22 PAG
IoM Premiere for new film on offshore Finance industry

'The Spider's Web – Britain's Second Empire'


Manx Museum Theatre, Kingswood Grove, Douglas

Monday 13 November 2017

Two screenings: 6.00pm and 7.45pm. 


Admission free - All welcome

Positive Action Group (PAG) is screening a new documentary telling how Britain transformed itself from an imperial to a financial power through a global network of offshore jurisdictions. 
'The Spider's Web – Britain's Second Empire' will be shown at the Manx Museum Theatre on Monday 13 November, with screenings at both 6.00pm and 7.45pm.   Admission is free - All welcome
This recently-released film throws light on how bankers, lawyers and accountants set up a web of offshore secrecy jurisdictions which captured wealth from across the globe and funnelled it into the City of London.  It argues that real power lies not in our democratic institutions but rather in the hands of the wealthy and influential few. 
Roger Tomlinson of PAG comments - "PAG is pleased to give an Isle of Man premiere for this timely film. It will clearly be controversial here but we feel the issues it airs are relevant to the Island and deserving of debate.  We hope to welcome the public at both screenings. The early screening offers a chance to come straight from work. Just turn up.

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