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  • something I've been, I just love to hear your quick snapshot of that an issue that's been near and dear to my heart for unfortunately over a year now are the lockdowns, which after a couple of weeks to me really seem like they are way out of proportion were damaging lives, not saving lives, were causing more harm than help.

  • And I'm curious if if the election turns out the way we all love it to turn out name, what's your vision of what to do about the lockdowns in London?

  • What do you want to do?

  • Yeah, it's a great question.

  • And then after I'm done, I'd love it if you could show what's happening in texas because you guys do things a little different and it'd be nice to get your thoughts, you know, to tell people here and everybody listened from the rest of the world.

  • So look as you know, for the last year we've been having an open and honest conversations with different people with different perspectives about lockdown.

  • Um we took a lot of heat for it, but I always thought it's better to have those conversations and have those arguments out in the open than not.

  • I always think the solution is always more information.

  • You know, that's always more information, more upfront conversations.

  • I had a reporter from the time, she did a big piece on us two page spread the other day and he said, he said, but isn't it bad to have these ideas out there?

  • I said, no, it's it's better to talk about them.

  • And I said then now you know exactly how you feel about it and you can you can argue your point of view and realize, well maybe maybe I wasn't as sure, or maybe I'm more sure it's always good to have more ideas in my opinion.

  • And so, you know, I've been critical of the lockdown Uh for the past year.

  • I always thought that we could have a way that it really focused on protecting those that are vulnerable, but allowing that those that aren't vulnerable to contribute.

  • And we've seen in Britain here, it's been really difficult.

  • We've been on lockdown now for the past 4-5 months on a pretty extreme lockdown and it's just now slowly opening up.

  • We hope Europe's kind of going back into lockdown.

  • I know the U.

  • S.

  • Is kind of opening up, but we went down into heavy lockdown right after right around christmas and it's been a real struggle for a lot of people.

  • And we've seen mental health struggle, we've seen physical health struggle, gyms being closed.

  • We've seen the economic implications are something that's it's hard to quantify, but I've had various professors on this show that have said we're talking about hundreds of thousands of lives lost just because of poverty, for example, there's some boroughs here in London, Lewisham, I was in on friday 37 of the Children live in poverty in London And it we're in the worst recession in 300 years.

  • And so again, the politicians, I didn't ever see any innovation jp you know, in my opinion, the ceo of a company like a mosque should innovate.

  • Okay, we know we have this problem.

  • Can you bring us 10 different solutions or 20 different solutions and let's weigh them all, but not one solution, you know that, you know, the phrase if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

  • And so here it was just your open or your clothes and it's really ground down the economy here and it's one of the reasons why getting London back to work has been my phrase for the past 56 months since I've been campaigning.

  • Get London back to work.

  • That's my primary policy Then.

  • I mean four things Londoners care about getting London back to work.

  • Crime on the streets, building housing, affordable housing and transport situation is just a mess.

  • Um it's expensive to get around in London and our transport networks going bankrupt and people are kind of tired of it.

  • So those are the big issues, but getting London back to work is something we've been really focused on and now they're starting to give the states where we can open up.

  • But one of the biggest things I want to do is I want to hold a big event in august, it's called the Great Celebration.

  • Um and London has been really good at doing big events in the past.

  • We crushed the 2012 Olympics and back in 1851 we had something called the Great Exhibition.

  • It was a big, big celebration.

  • It kind of was the beginning of what a world's fair would be.

  • And they brought people into London.

  • The whole thing was actually running a profit.

  • It actually created our science museum And some of our big museums here because the money has made.

  • So I have a vision for the same type of event to happen in August 31 days, street festivals during the day, music festivals at night, 20 million people coming into London to safely show the world that we're back in some ways the way Texas is done to show the world that guess what?

  • We're back.

  • Sure it was a difficult year, but we've left it behind and we're here to show the world why we think we're great, we're sure to hold the world that we're back in business and we're ready to go.

  • It's a big, almost like a big reset.

  • So that's one of my big policies as mayor to not just talk about it, but to show people how we're going to do it.

  • And when I see when I start telling people about this JP their lives, their eyes light up there thinking, yeah, this is great.

  • They start thinking we'll have the best bands here and we'll go to this thing here and you know, it's in the DNA of this city.

  • And so again, as mayor, that's something I can do, JP, I can say we're going to have this celebration, let's get everyone involved.

  • I'll talk to everybody in the industry, will do free transportation for people in this city, will find people to get involved.

  • It's the spark of an idea.

  • It's innovation, is leadership.

  • That's something the current mayor.

  • I mean, he's never run a business in his life.

  • I just don't think he's got that kind of vision.

  • So that's, that's where a leader could make or break potentially a city which makes or breaks this country.

  • I mean the GDP of this country, the tax revenues of London power almost the whole country, to a certain extent, it's 25-50%.

  • The tax revenues come from this city.

  • So if we make a win, the rest of the country makes a win.

  • So again, I want to find a way we can safely get people back to work.

  • But then also make sure that this becomes a massive place of industry.

  • And so it's a great question.

  • JP I'm wondering, can we learn anything from what you guys have done in texas?

  • Because it seems to me that you guys have avoided a lot of problems that happened on the coasts.

  • Yeah.

something I've been, I just love to hear your quick snapshot of that an issue that's been near and dear to my heart for unfortunately over a year now are the lockdowns, which after a couple of weeks to me really seem like they are way out of proportion were damaging lives, not saving lives, were causing more harm than help.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/04/24
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