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  • - So, a lot of people have been asking me questions

  • and sending me messages and saying, Brian,

  • why are you spending so much time

  • talking about how to get London back to work?

  • Why are you out there in the field

  • meeting with entrepreneurs and business leaders

  • and people in the theatre and the arts and the culture,

  • why are you doing this?

  • And it's because I can't stand by and watch this city

  • be run into the ground by our current leaders.

  • It pains me to watch it and I won't sit around

  • and watch it happen

  • because we are suffering from three things,

  • a complete lack of leadership,

  • a total disproportionate response to this virus,

  • and a complete lack of science based decision making.

  • And on Friday,

  • I was speaking with John Morgan

  • who runs the Theatres Trust here in London.

  • It's a $2.9 billion industry,

  • the culture industry in the UK, 290,000 jobs,

  • and yet they can't go back to work

  • because there is no science based decision making

  • to allow them to put on these performances,

  • that'll boost the economy, really frustrating.

  • Speaking to entrepreneurs and business leaders

  • who can't get out to our sitting,

  • who can't get real answers from our government,

  • which is just trying to lock us down and shut us down

  • in a way where I don't see the science, I don't.

  • I see them protecting themselves

  • for previous poor decision making

  • and protecting themselves from poor performance

  • on track and trace and all that,

  • but I don't see any intelligent decisions being made.

  • And no one is talking about the economy,

  • which is the lifeblood of any city,

  • it's why any of us are here.

  • And it's the only thing that guarantees

  • the longterm potential of London.

  • And you've gotta let these entrepreneurs

  • and these businesses get back to work,

  • you gotta let these people in these offices

  • come back to work, and you've gotta let these people

  • find solutions to these problems.

  • Over the weekend, I was watching the UFC,

  • the Ultimate Fighting Championship,

  • and I watched how one incredible entrepreneur

  • named Dana White decided

  • that he wouldn't wait for the government

  • to give him the regulations, to give him the approval.

  • He would find a way to move his business forward

  • and provide this incredible entertainment to the world.

  • And he did, he did.

  • And he did it through all the protocols and all the science,

  • he is leading the fields.

  • And I firmly believe if you let entrepreneurs do this,

  • they will lead with the proper science

  • to get us safely back to work.

  • And yet they're completely being hamstrung

  • and handcuffed by the government

  • by not allowing them to do that.

  • And it's frustrating to me.

  • And I just see this going one way,

  • more announcements coming now

  • that there's gonna be more constraints

  • on social distancing and even socialising.

  • And this looks like it's just going one way,

  • which is not the right way.

  • And I see people's livelihoods,

  • people's businesses, all the creativity, the culture,

  • the entrepreneurship of this city going down the tubes.

  • And it pains me to watch it

  • because I don't know how we come back from this,

  • or we could all step up and find a way to lead

  • and find a way to find solutions.

  • And we could lead the world in solutions

  • when it comes to our business, our transport, our medicine,

  • the way we look at this on a science based way,

  • and some real leaders that get out in front

  • and say, guess what?

  • Let's find ways to get this city back to work,

  • let's find safe solutions,

  • let's find a proportionate response

  • to the danger of the virus.

  • I'm seeing none of that.

  • None of that from our leaders here,

  • and it's frustrating to me.

  • So look, let me know what you think below.

  • Maybe you agree with me, maybe you disagree.

  • Please tell me, is there a lack of leadership?

  • Have we seen a disproportionate response to this virus?

  • I just posted some figures on my Instagram.

  • And finally, do you think we need

  • science based decision making

  • for everything we do here,

  • from our socialisation to our business, to our policies,

  • to even our health care.

  • Please leave me your comments below,

  • whatever city you're in,

  • because this is affecting everything.

  • What happens to London

  • could potentially happened to the rest of the world

  • and vice versa, we're all in this together.

  • I'm looking for the best ideas,

  • but I'm getting frustrated and I'm seeing our leaders

  • go the opposite way.

  • And enough is enough.

  • We've gotta come together and tell them

  • that we do not agree with their decisions,

  • we do not accept them, and we've gotta move on.

  • So thank you very much, I appreciate you.

  • And please leave your comments below.

  • All right, take care, bye.

- So, a lot of people have been asking me questions

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SECOND WAVE UK ?? LOCKDOWN - I WILL NOT STAND BY & WATCH THIS CITY RUINED BY POOR LEADERSHIP

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/12
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