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  • (air whooshing)

  • - Well, I'm very sorry to report that today in London

  • for our 9 million citizens,

  • tier two lockdown measures have begun.

  • And this highlights

  • what I've been speaking about for the past month,

  • which is three things.

  • This demonstrates a total lack of leadership,

  • a completely disproportionate response to the virus,

  • and a total lack of science-based decision making.

  • And I wanna talk about that today.

  • The UK Hospitality Chief

  • has already said this is gonna lead to massive job losses,

  • expecting 250,000 or more.

  • And what we have here is a pandemic,

  • but not the one that you think,

  • what we have is a pandemic of incompetence.

  • That's exactly what we have here,

  • because this is going to crush our hospitality

  • and tourism sectors.

  • The hospitality sector is responsible for 120 billion pounds

  • of revenue in this country,

  • and the tourism sector, 200 billion pounds.

  • And I got to sit down yesterday with David Stafford

  • who runs the London Big Bus Tours here,

  • that are massive and big for tourism.

  • They were running 50 buses this same time last year,

  • they are now running one.

  • And their business is being decimated by the fear,

  • this culture of fear and fear-mongering

  • that our Mayor and that our governments continue to press,

  • even though according to Public Health England's own data,

  • only 3.3% of COVID transmissions are happening

  • in the hospitality sector.

  • It makes no sense.

  • And yet our Mayor here

  • has been on this bizarre London lockdown crusade.

  • And he said before that we all go as one.

  • So even though many of the boroughs in London

  • still are underneath 100 cases per 100,000,

  • wherever that number came from,

  • which is significantly lower than the 700 cases

  • per a 100,0000 up in Liverpool,

  • he's decided that we all go as one.

  • We all go as one into bankruptcy,

  • we all go as one into mental health issues.

  • And apparently we're all gonna go as one down the toilet

  • according to him.

  • And there was a great article yesterday in the Telegraph

  • that really dug down deep and said,

  • why are the Mayors of Liverpool

  • and Sheffield and Manchester openly protesting,

  • threatening legal action to the government

  • to save the jobs of their citizens,

  • and yet our Mayor here in London,

  • the city that's responsible for 25% of GDP of this country,

  • 50% of the tax receipts,

  • is crusading to lock down your rights and your businesses

  • and your children and your future more than anyone?

  • And he said, it all comes down to relevance

  • and re-election.

  • Because in six months time...

  • this was claimed yesterday by the Telegraph article.

  • The Mayor will say,

  • well, the government didn't act soon enough

  • and now I need another bailouts.

  • And that has been the broken record we hear

  • over and over again from the current mayor,

  • "I need another bailout."

  • Currently asking for 5 billion pounds,

  • that's billion with a B,

  • to bail out his failed transportation system.

  • He's asking for another 20 billion pounds

  • to bail out his affordable housing plan.

  • And he will ask again next year

  • for billions and billions of more pounds from the government

  • to bail out his lack of leadership

  • and lack of interest in getting this city back to work.

  • I'm looking for using science, using a safe protocol poll,

  • and using a proportionate response to this virus

  • to get what we all want.

  • Which is our kids back in our school,

  • people in these offices, our culture back,

  • our tourism back, our economy back.

  • We have the greatest city in the world.

  • We have the greatest minds in the world.

  • We have the greatest culture, the greatest spirit.

  • We've got everything in this city

  • and yet leadership is failing us on a regular basis.

  • And so I'm gonna keep making these videos

  • (chuckles) until we get a change.

  • And I know we can change together

  • which is why I've decided that I'm gonna make a change.

  • I'm gonna stop talking about problems

  • and I'm gonna offer solutions,

  • which is why I've come up

  • with my Transform London, 2020 plan of attack.

  • You can learn more about this on my website,

  • brianformayor.london.

  • And I will be putting my ideas out there

  • and challenging the leadership.

  • And if you help me,

  • then we will go to city hall together in May,

  • and we will make drastic changes in this city.

  • We'll get London back to work,

  • we'll put our health first,

  • we'll put our education first,

  • we'll make London safe again.

  • And we will be a world-class city once again.

  • We will lead the world in our protocols

  • and response to this virus,

  • and we'll show them how a city can get back to work

  • and get back to functioning,

  • and use a science-based approach,

  • a proportionate response to the virus

  • and real leadership to get the job done.

  • I'm excited.

  • I'm looking for your feedback and your comments

  • because my job is to listen and to serve,

  • as opposed to just get reelected.

  • That's not my job.

  • And I wanna work tirelessly to get this city back

  • because it's given me so much.

  • So please leave your comments below,

  • share this video if it resonated with you.

  • If you wanna learn more about my plan of attack,

  • visit our website and expect more of these videos coming,

  • and I'll be continuing to call out our leadership

  • for their failings and always looking for better plans

  • and better ways for the future and a new direction for you,

  • me and this great city that we call home.

  • Thank you.

  • (air whooshing)

(air whooshing)

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TIER 2 LOCKDOWN ? BEGINS TODAY IN LONDON - WE HAVE A “PANDEMIC OF INCOMPETENCE” RUINING OUR ECONOMY

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    Summer   posted on 2020/10/19
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