Monday, November 23, 2009

Who owns Britain and Ireland?

Who owns Britain and Ireland? Well it seems that in Britain 70% of land is still owned by less than 1% of the population. As the site says, this reveals the immovable vested interests of Britains landed aristocracy.

1 comment:

fellist said...

Actually, Cahill's basis for claiming in the subsequent post that the Queen owns 6,600 million acres of land across the world is that the rest of us - in Britain and elsewhere - are only freeholders (defined legally as a form of tenant).

According to Cahill, the Queen owns all the land of Britain and, I think, the Commonwealth - and everyone, even the privilieged 1% that 'own' 70% of Britain are mere tenants subject to being turfed out at her will (although normally they would expect to be compensated).

It's a while since I browsed thru' Cahill's book but I believe I'm correctly recalling his thesis.