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  • - So our current and soon to be ex-mayor announced today

  • job cuts and a slash of his climate budget in half

  • because of his continual fiscal irresponsibility.

  • Now, this would normally be a surprise,

  • but why should we be surprised that a career politician

  • who's never run a business in his life could actually be

  • fiscally responsible with the city.

  • And now, over the next two years,

  • the Greater London Authority is expected

  • to lose 493 million pounds due to his leadership,

  • and these cuts are reportedly just a drop in the bucket.

  • Now, if this was a one-off case,

  • maybe we could cut him some slack, but it's not,

  • because this is a serial case of fiscal irresponsibility.

  • Let's take transport for London, 9.56 billion pounds,

  • he has lost over the past four years.

  • It's gone bust twice now.

  • And he goes cap in hand to the government asking

  • and demanding bailouts from them,

  • and another 30 billion pounds he recently asked for,

  • the bulk of that to cover his failings

  • when it comes to building housing

  • that this city desperately needs.

  • And that's the problem we have, again,

  • with a career politician, with his vested interest,

  • because he doesn't know how important it is

  • to balance a budget.

  • Now, I'm in the business world,

  • and where I come from you either balance your budget

  • or you get eliminated.

  • That's how it works.

  • But in his world, if you don't,

  • they just tax the citizens,

  • or he goes and complains to the national government

  • and asks for billions and billions of pounds

  • to bail out the city because he knows they will.

  • So he never intends to run this fiscally responsible,

  • and who pays?

  • You and I pay,

  • and lower and middle income earners are

  • the ones that pay more over time when they are taxed,

  • and so this has to stop now.

  • And one of the senior members

  • of the city hall membership says

  • that we can no longer trust this man,

  • because when we give him money,

  • he fails to deliver.

  • We need new leadership, we need new blood.

  • We need someone with business experience,

  • and we need to get away from this two-party system

  • because they just bounce the ball back and forth

  • to each other and end up costing the citizens of this city

  • and the taxpayers more and more money.

  • No more bailouts, no more billion dollar bills

  • that are being sent to the government from you.

  • Let's make our current and soon to be ex-mayor history.

  • When I come in, we're gonna change this.

  • First of all, we're gonna get this city back to work,

  • and we're gonna start making real revenues based on

  • the incredible business that this city can do.

  • This city is the economic engine for the entire country,

  • 25% to 50% of business and tax revenues come

  • from this place.

  • When this shuts down,

  • which are current and soon to be ex-mayor has lobbied for,

  • then why is he surprised when there's no money

  • to balance his budgets?

  • I'm gonna get London back to work.

  • I'm gonna empower business leaders.

  • I'm gonna make a congestion charge holiday,

  • slash those rates.

  • I'm gonna make a business rates holiday

  • and slash those rates

  • and do anything possible to get people

  • back into this city spending,

  • so we can get this back on track.

  • That's gonna solve all of our other problems.

  • It's gonna solve our issues

  • with mental health, with physical health,

  • and it's going to be the way forward,

  • but it can't happen with these current crop of politicians

  • because they are stuck in old ways of thinking.

  • They are stuck in this tax and spend mentality,

  • and they are just used to going back

  • and being fiscally irresponsible, not balancing budgets.

  • And that's gonna stop on May 7th when we go into city hall,

  • and we start running this place like a business.

  • London has so much potential to make so much more money

  • and get so much more in tax revenues,

  • if it was run properly,

  • and that's what I promise to do

  • as your next mayor of London.

  • Please leave me your comments below.

  • I am here to serve the 9 million citizens in this city,

  • and that's what I will do as your mayor.

  • I will not point my finger at the government.

  • I will not complain to COVID,

  • but I will solve these problems,

  • and that's what we're gonna do.

  • We're gonna do it together.

  • We're gonna take London in a new direction

  • and make this city world-class once again.

  • I promise.

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OUR SOON TO BE EX-MAYOR PROVES HE’S FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE AGAIN? CITY HALL TO LOSE £493 MILLION ?

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    Summer posted on 2020/11/20
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