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  • It's Sunil.

  • So I'm gonna click in here soon.

  • He'll tell me what is your question?

  • Let me come over to you right now and go ahead.

  • Hello.

  • Good afternoon, Mr Rose.

  • First of all, I would like to tell you that I really enjoy that.

  • You gave us the opportunity that you are very approachable.

  • So thank you for that.

  • So, basically congestion charge I wanted to ask you about You say, six months, you are going to give holidays for congestion charge, which is greatly appreciated.

  • What about after six months, The same thing, like up to seven explore or 24 hours or 10 of water plans about.

  • Oh, but okay.

  • Great questions, great questions.

  • Let me just re rehash that.

  • And I'm gonna appreciate you so much for coming in here.

  • His question was about the congestion charge.

  • First of all, I could feel the frustration in your voice, as in the congestion charges are obviously affecting you, affecting probably your income and your family.

  • And so again, you were very optimistic about the idea of the congestion charge holiday for six months.

  • But again, So Neil's asking me a hard question.

  • I appreciate that.

  • What happens after six months, Brian, You know it's okay for them to drop everything to zero.

  • But what happens after?

  • And that's a great question.

  • First of all, let's talk about why we're dropping the congestion charge again.

  • It's not like I want more vehicles in here polluting.

  • But what I do understand is I understand business.

  • I understand the economy, and I understand that London is ultimately a place that thrives and only thrives when business is thriving.

  • And so when we drop the congestion charge 20 we inject commerce into the city and it needs it so badly.

  • Otherwise, this recovery could take 10 years.

  • So the reason we're dropping it is to get as much, uh, foot fall into this city so people can spend.

  • We can get theaters, open museums, open restaurants and cafes, businesses open people back in here doing business to kick start this economy.

  • I think we could lead the world when it comes to a city getting back on its feet.

  • Longer term, I think we have to look at the congestion charge in two ways again.

  • It was originally put into place to manage cars, traffic flow and emissions in this city, and it's something I'm very concerned about again.

  • I've got a green first initiative that you can go to Brian from air dot London and learn about.

  • Like I said, I cycled when I trained for my Ironman race.

  • I ran through Hampstead Heath.

  • I I exercise every single day, and so pollution is something that's on my mind as well, and we have to manage the traffic flow that comes in the city.

  • But we can't use in my opinion, this congestion charge flat tax because it penalizes people too much.

  • And the problem with that and the U.

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  • Is that some people now we're going to be charged an additional three and £4000 because of the U.

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  • And the U.

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  • Extension just to get into town.

  • Residents in Richmond are now being told the congestion charges is now going to stop them from moving around.

  • And so it's a fine line between promoting the economy and also promoting the environment, and what we need to do is find a solution.

  • It's not a hard thing to do, but the flat congestion charges the wrong thing.

  • The 24 7 congestion charge is the wrong thing.

  • And so we're gonna have to find a way to scale it back to where it's happening during business hours where it's affecting people the proper way.

  • And this is the most important thing senile.

  • It has to follow the KPI.

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  • We set in place.

  • So as your next mayor of London, When I come up with a policy, I'm not just going to say we're gonna have L T.

  • N s and that's the blanket policy.

  • And and like our transport secretary, it seems to be the majority of people like it.

  • That's not the way you implement a policy.

  • You have a policy, and then you have three month kpi six month KPs, 12 months, 24 months.

  • How are the citizens feeling what's happening with businesses?

  • What's happening with taxation?

  • What's happening with emissions?

  • What's happening with emergency services?

  • Is it working?

  • And is it overall helping People are hurting people because if I kick start the economy but you're still busy paying £6000 in congestion and US charges, then it's defeated.

  • The purpose is so ultimately is the citizen of London, winning is what I want to know.

  • The last thing I'll say on that Is this.

  • The reason the mayor increased your congestion charge and extended your congestion charge is because he bankrupt his own transport for London.

  • And as I said earlier, he did this before Covid happened.

  • It was already going bankrupt because he hasn't found a way to actually run TfL at a profit.

  • I found a way with the TfL can actually run with XX money, which means we won't have to lean on the congestion charge as a revenue generator.

  • Like I said, I spoke with a senior person and TfL who told me Brian, the congestion charge was never supposed to be used to generate revenue.

  • And that's what's happening right now.

  • And that's why you're feeling the struggles, Neil.

  • So are you and so many other drivers and people trying to do in business, so we've got to stop that.

  • But again, finding business solutions for London is how we can help the TfL.

  • That's how we can build affordable homes.

  • It's how we can fund our police.

  • That's how we can fund our fire brigade, and it's how, ultimately, how we're gonna get London back to work, so I appreciate that very much.

  • Let me just see if there's a last couple of few comments here I've got.

  • Let me see her.

  • I've got, uh, carry here on instagram that says, How can people who live outside of London support you?

  • It's a great question.

  • Carrie, go to Brian from here to London.

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  • You can volunteer to help us.

  • The Brian for Mayor Army is gonna start being mobilized next week with our entire volunteer effort.

  • So if you want to volunteer or you know someone that does share this video, tell them go to Brian from there dot London forward slash volunteer and you can sign up.

  • We're gonna have an entire process to mobilize the citizens of London.

  • So on may 6, we make this happen.

  • So great.

  • Great question.

  • Thank you.

  • A couple left.

  • I got division diversity on Instagram, saying Brian will be the next mayor of London.

  • I appreciate you and we believe that too.

  • We really do.

  • We are currently in second place.

  • I think the bookies have it wrong.

  • We should be in first place right now.

  • A lot of them just don't understand what we're doing here on the streets, because why would they?

  • We are running a completely different kind of campaign.

  • We are running a 21st century campaign in the digital world, digitally enabled, and the people know we are going to win.

  • And we appreciate that.

  • Couple more comments here.

  • I've got Lady I on instagram saying at the moment it is impossible to make deliveries with a van in London and while doing deliveries, you get fined, which costs a whole day's work.

  • Lady.

  • Yeah, I know what you're saying.

  • This is exactly what I'm hearing when I traveled to these councils and to these neighborhoods, they are frustrated because the government is taxing them when they're trying to survive in this economy.

  • I promise you, we will solve this problem and we will continue listening to the communities.

  • LTs have to be reconsidered entirely.

  • And we're going to do that on May 7th, when we become your next mayor.

  • A couple more questions.

  • I got Cam London on Instagram saying, Brian, you are on the ball.

  • You need to be heard Thank you.

  • Share this video.

  • Let people know.

  • And I got Nick Hubble on YouTube saying hope you get voted, uh, in your a top bloke.

  • Thank you, Nick.

  • I appreciate you.

  • Mhm.

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CONGESTION CHARGES ?: Why I Am Looking To Introduce a Congestion Charge Holiday - Brian Rose

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