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  • - We all know that the hospitality sector is one

  • of the life bloods of the British economy,

  • employing some four and a half million people

  • throughout the country and responsible

  • for 120 billion pounds of revenue generated to this country,

  • which is why many mayors in the north, Liverpool, Sheffield,

  • Manchester are resisting

  • this latest three-tier lockdown plan

  • because they know it robs their citizens

  • of their very livelihood, which is also super important

  • for our mental health and our physical health

  • and keeping jobs from going bankrupt forever.

  • And so it's also important to note

  • that these hospitality sectors in pubs

  • and restaurants are only responsible

  • for 3.3% of COVID transmission.

  • And that's according

  • to Public Health England's very own data.

  • And that's why the mayors

  • up north are fighting so hard, tooth and nail

  • because they don't see the science justifying the lockdown.

  • They never saw justifying their curfew

  • and now they don't see it justifying

  • the lockdown whatsoever.

  • And they're right.

  • And yet in the City of London, where I live,

  • where there's nine million citizens, we see the opposite.

  • We see a mayor here encouraging,

  • actually lobbying the government in order

  • to raise the current COVID restriction lockdown status.

  • For him, medium isn't enough.

  • He wants high

  • and pretty soon he's gonna want it even higher.

  • And this actually just boggles my mind.

  • He has called it quote unquote inevitable

  • and said we are at a quote unquote tipping point

  • even though he admits that there have been 43% less tests.

  • And he says, we actually don't have the data to be sure.

  • So again, contrast this to the north

  • where they're trying to take a legal action

  • in the government to keep our most safest sector,

  • hospitality working, and yet the mayor here

  • in London is doom and gloom, fear-mongering

  • and literally predicting the future.

  • Now, I was a scientist myself,

  • we never predict the future.

  • We never say something's inevitable.

  • We look at the data

  • and when the data tells us to do something, then we do it.

  • And yet our politicians seem to only know a few modes here

  • and all they know is lockdown.

  • And it seems like it's being used here

  • by the current and soon to be former mayor

  • as a tool to gain relevance and power.

  • That's the only thing that makes sense to me

  • because he doesn't care about the citizens of this city.

  • If he did, he would think

  • about the economy, their well-being, and a safe way,

  • a science-based way to keep this city working.

  • And this has been a concern of mine.

  • I've been calling out for an obvious lack of leadership.

  • I've been saying we've had a disproportionate response

  • to the virus, which is what we see here.

  • We're shutting down sectors responsible for 3%

  • of transmission when they could be helping our economy.

  • And finally, there's been a complete lack

  • of science on the approach.

  • And this is highlighted again

  • by our mayor who has said it's inevitable to lockdown.

  • So he's not even looking at the numbers

  • and he admits his numbers aren't even correct.

  • So this is something that I plan on stopping

  • when I am elected your mayor.

  • I am going to get London back to work.

  • I am going to use a science-based approach.

  • The science will tell us what we're going to do.

  • Not my opinion of things being inevitable,

  • not because I'm trying to gain relevance

  • because I'm not gonna get elected.

  • And also we are going to go forward

  • with a proportionate response to the virus.

  • That means we protect those that are vulnerable

  • but we also allow the rest

  • of us to get out there and do what makes this city great

  • and this country great,

  • which is work and provide services

  • and create great culture and get tourists back

  • and get office workers back and get visitors back

  • and get this city back to the greatness it once knew.

  • And that's what's on my mind.

  • That's my plan.

  • And I'm really excited to move forward with it.

  • It's just never been so obvious

  • that we've got to get rid of this current crop

  • of career politicians and really bring some thought

  • into this, some entrepreneurship into this and some science.

  • So anyways, I would love to hear your thoughts below.

  • Please let me know.

  • You can find out more about my plans

  • at brianformayor.london.

  • And I am confident we can return this city

  • to be a world-class one once again.

  • With your help, we can do this together.

  • And I look forward to your thoughts.

  • Please leave your comments below.

  • Thank you very much.

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LONDON MAYOR WANTS TO LOCKDOWN ? 9 MILLION CITIZENS & OUR ECONOMY WITH NO SCIENCE ? TO BACK IT UP

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/14
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