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  • when is the election?

  • So it's three weeks from today.

  • It's on May six.

  • and it's like I said, it's really down to us and the current mayor, it's been fascinating to watch.

  • He's a very, very good politicians have been doing this for 18 years.

  • I always joked that I don't think he could get a job in the private sector.

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

  • And so it's kind of fascinating to think that he's going to be the guy to get us out of the worst recession in 300 years.

  • And I keep reminding people, you know, London was built on business.

  • You know, the romans came here a couple 1000 years ago, not because of the view.

  • You know, they came here because it was a place of commerce and our great culture are great fashion are great music came out of the fact that people came here to do business and I just see someone at the helm that doesn't seem to have a plan to rebuild things and also the city's falling apart.

  • I mean, knife crime is a big thing here, Michael, it's hard for people to believe, but teenagers, they get stabbed on the streets all the time and transport networks are going bankrupt and there's no housing in this city and it's amazing.

  • Five years later, it's gotten worse.

  • But I must say the man is good at a photo op and he's good at staying away from people.

  • I've been told by his own party, he's not allowed to go out in public until the election because when he goes out, people literally yell at him, they run down the street and he has to kind of run and hide when they come out.

  • And so it's this weird thing where I'm out there on the streets.

  • Um I got I got pulled over by the police about three months ago.

  • I got surrounded by 10 police officers and five vans and they grabbed me and my crew and they detained us.

  • They find us.

  • And they banned me from campaigning, actually.

  • And they said I was breaking the covid protocols and I was literally alone in the middle of the street talking to my phone.

  • And I said, actually, we're following the same protocols that are being used for a television production right down the street.

  • And I said, this feels political to me.

  • And we actually take the whole thing.

  • It went viral.

  • And the police like, this isn't political.

  • And they got very loud and again, the police have a hard job, but they were stuck between some weird political agendas.

  • And so it's been an interesting time.

  • And uh, I actually joked, kind of not joked that we should have the U.

  • N.

  • Here, you know, the guys in the white helmets to make sure we had free and fair elections because again, if you can't learn about your candidate, then how do you have the right to vote?

  • Which means it's not a democracy?

  • And they were literally not allowing me to go out and spread my message.

  • So it's interesting times to say the least.

  • Well, you know, you just hit on something that always amazes me.

  • You have a guy that's a career politician that never ran a business, never had to make a payroll, never had to repay a loan and try to get financing for a company.

  • You never had to worry about customers.

  • And all of a sudden he's gonna solve, you know, the biggest issues financially economically in a major country.

  • Uh from what what experience brian, you know, and I know, you know, business is tough, you don't just walk in and say, okay, I'm gonna solve all the problems.

  • You don't have a clue.

  • And you know, I tell people that all the time we have the same thing here in the States.

  • We have a president has been, you know, in office for 47 years.

  • He's never ran a business, you know anything about it.

  • How are you going to solve the biggest economic problem of our times?

  • It makes no sense.

  • And I don't understand how people rationalize, but you know what they do.

  • Let's give him a subsidy check, lets you know, give him a stimulus check.

  • We'll do that, keep people happy, keep them quiet and we can do whatever we need to do, man.

  • I hope you break that cycle.

  • They really do it brian.

  • It's really refreshing talking to you Michael.

  • So by the way, thank you.

  • This is like therapy for me because I'm on the road usually campaigning all day.

  • But you know, it's so true.

  • What you said, first of all those subsidies, people don't realize it's the lower income people that pay for those over time because of increased taxes.

  • So you think you're getting a free check from the government, it's actually the hard working american or british person here that actually pays for that in the long run through inflation, through taxation.

  • Um and again, amen to what you said, the mayor of London has a budget of £18 billion really £18 billion as a budget.

  • And he has never run a business in his life.

  • He's bankrupted our transport system twice this last year and he asked the national government for bailouts.

  • So what they do is when they fail, they increased taxes and asked for bailouts.

  • Now you and I were both in business.

  • You know, I was there for 30 years.

  • You were probably something close to that.

  • And we know first of all you have to hold people accountable and you have to make the payroll and you have to make sure you don't go out of business or you lose everything.

  • All of your hard work.

  • It could be 10 years, it could be your own savings.

  • It could be your reputation.

  • So you fight tooth and nail to find solutions to find innovations to problems.

  • Whereas we see civil servants, they kind of throw their hands up and say, oops, um we need to borrow some more money.

  • We need to tax you.

  • We just screwed up again.

  • We're sorry.

  • And it's like you can't say you're sorry in the business world, nobody wants to hear that, right?

  • Well they don't feel the pain brian.

  • That's it.

  • Print some more money.

  • Well, tax people will do it slowly.

  • We'll do it quietly.

  • We'll make them believe we're taxing the rich.

  • They don't realize it's really on the rich can afford it.

  • It's really on the backs of the blue collar workers and the ordinary people.

  • And uh, you know, so many people I've learned over the years, especially through social media, that so many people are uninformed and uneducated.

  • That's not a knock on them.

  • You know, they're living their lives.

  • They're trying to do the right thing to support their families through a job and they, they just don't get into it enough to be informed as to what's going on.

  • And that's why when somebody like yourself is out there in the streets pounding away and telling them the truth.

  • You just pray that they listen.

  • Really?

  • Yeah.

  • People are listening to, you know, I think that the current politicians of today and the current mayor of London, he he thinks people are stupid and guess what?

  • They're not.

  • We found this with long form content.

  • I mean you're a master.

  • I love watching your Youtube videos.

  • Michael, I love all the contact you produce.

  • I love your interviews and you know, people can grasp a nuanced conversation.

  • They can grasp nuanced ideas and the public is quite smart.

  • And so I got people coming up on the street, whether they're a taxi driver, a bus driver, a nurse, even I got teenagers coming up and saying, Hey, I watched your videos.

  • I saw your policies.

  • I see what you're doing with housing.

  • I see what you're doing with transport and you're like, man.

  • And they're like, I used to hate politics.

  • I didn't like those guys, but now I can see how it affects me.

  • So I think we're coming to A level where people are getting educated more, um just because of the media that's out there, so I'm hopeful I'm optimistic.

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WE ARE IN THE WORST RECESSION OF 300 YEARS. THIS IS A JOB FOR A BUSINESS MIND ?????

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/04/26
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