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  • Yeah.

  • So today I met some very, very angry people.

  • And as you know, I've been on the digital battle bus.

  • Now, this is our 11th day in a row, going toe every single borough in London.

  • It's quite a Herculean task, to be honest with you, but it's something that I pledged I would do because I need to be on the ground toe, understand the unique challenges that are faced in every single one of those 32 boroughs in London.

  • Unless I'm on the ground, then I'm just like one of these politicians at the top of their glass office tower, creating policies without actually knowing how they affect people's lives on the ground.

  • And today I was in Brent, I was in Hounslow.

  • I was in Ealing and I was in Hillingdon, some of the outer boroughs on the west side of the city.

  • And it was an Ealing where I met some very, very angry people.

  • And there was a gentleman named Mark who came up to me on the streets and again.

  • All these conversations are completely social distance, and we're following all the covert protocols.

  • But I was actually out to meet Alan Simpson at ST John's Church to give them some food because there is a surprise, a massive need now in food banks because the economy is terrible on the government is not providing any way out of this.

  • So he's having to service many more people than normal way were happy to bring him just a bunch of food.

  • And as I was walking back to our bus, ah, gentleman named Mark came up to me and he said, I heard you were here and I had to come over and tell you because I'm very, very, very angry, and I had to almost stop him and say, Look, I'm not mayor yet, so I didn't I didn't create any of these policies, but he really needed to talk to someone and expresses frustration.

  • And so I decided I needed to sit there and listen because I want to find out what the problems are in this city.

  • And he went on as lots of people gathered around again, all socially distance, nodding their heads to express his frustration with these Elton's, these low traffic note in neighborhoods and about how he was restricted from driving certain places and then he was charged fines for driving certain places and businesses were going out of business and pollution was increasing and he literally kind of went off for five or six minutes.

  • While I listened to all of this feedback and I said this you should be angry.

  • You know, these things should not be used as revenue generation.

  • You know, I I can't believe that the council would allow this to happen or that the mayor would put these policies into place and not listen to you.

  • And ultimately that was the problem.

  • No one is listening to the citizens of London and I went to Ealing today, and it was just one example of the fact that people were so frustrated they were willing to talk to me, the mayor elect or that soon to be elected mayor and express their frustrations with the policies of the past five years.

  • And it was great to listen to him because he was right.

  • Everything he was saying was correct and right, and the citizens were being put out in a way that was not making anything greener.

  • By some policy that was cooked up from some man at the top of a glass tower here in City Hall without actually going down to the people and finding out, Does this really affect your life?

  • Does it raise your taxes?

  • He can't see his kids, and it wasn't just market was lots of people.

  • Marie came up to me who's run a beauty shop in the avenue, which is the high street there in Ellington healing for the past 46 years, she said.

  • Brian, they closed my beauty parlor down with 30 minutes notice, she said.

  • I can't plan for the future.

  • I said.

  • I understand.

  • I'm an entrepreneur.

  • The, you know, not knowing what happens next is the bane of any entrepreneur uncertainty.

  • We've gotta have a road map out and she said Yes, Brian, I've got people I want to employ.

  • I've got hair stylist.

  • I need to know what's happening here and they all agree with me with it.

  • When we strengthen the economy, we strengthen all things and this thes low traffic neighborhoods that again we're done with a press release and a big smile by your mayor and his green initiatives now are literally hurting people and crushing them with these flat taxes that they can't afford to pay now when the economy is completely in the dumps and the mayor has no solutions.

  • So, uh, maybe I'm venting some of my frustration, but I must have heard from 12 14 people today on the streets all of course, socially distance.

  • That said to me, Brian, we're struggling with these issues and no one is listening to us.

  • You're the first person that's come down here to listen to our problems in months, maybe even years on DSO again.

  • I just want to say, Mark, I appreciate you and I'm sorry.

  • You have so much frustration and anger.

  • I want to say, Maria, I understand you and I appreciate you and this is the job of our politicians to come out there, listen to the citizens and serve.

  • And so again, today I was happy to be a lightning rod for the frustration of the people in the incredible borough of Ealing.

  • By the way, I spent six months in Ealing going to the film school There at Ealing Studios, I shot film and healing green.

  • I went there every weekend and during the week on Wednesdays, Toe learn filmmaking.

  • This is back when I was working in the city of London and banking, and, um, it was great to be back there.

  • It's a great community, but it just shows you that people are angry.

  • People are frustrated because their leaders don't listen to them.

  • And so I just want to say I appreciate you think people are honking because they recognize what we're doing here.

  • I just want to say, Mark, I appreciate you.

  • Thank you for coming to see me, Maria.

  • I appreciate you too.

  • I appreciate everybody I saw.

  • And look, I've got a plan to take London in a new direction to make our economy stronger, to make a make them.

  • We listen to you and that policies aren't just dictated from the top because they seem convenient or they seem like they'll get votes.

  • This is now a way of being accountable to the people.

  • I'm now streaming live every single day from the back of the bus.

  • I get comments in real time.

  • I read them out, I answer questions.

  • I promise you a new level of transparency as the mayor of London.

  • This is not gonna be easy.

  • Trust me.

  • I know that.

  • And we're all gonna have growing pains as this goes forward.

  • But we will make London a better place than it is today.

  • That I promise you so thank you to everybody.

  • We're moving forward.

  • Leave me your comments below.

  • Share this video with someone that needs it.

  • Tomorrow we're going south.

  • We're going to Wandsworth.

  • We're going to Martin.

  • We're going to Sutton.

  • We're going.

  • Thio!

  • Kingston upon Thames were going toe.

  • Richmond, We're going to see more people on.

  • We're gonna keep going until I could hopefully listen to every concern from every citizen.

  • We could take this city in a new direction.

  • So thank you so much.

  • It's an honor to do this every day, and I promise you we will find solutions.

Yeah.

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TODAY I MET SOME VERY ANGRY PEOPLE ?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/06
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