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  • I would love to ask you like would you be willing to run again in the future and if you had to do it all over again what would you do differently?

  • Obviously you probably learned many lessons connecting with the communities, there must have been so many meaningful experiences but yeah I would love to know those things Alex the biggest lesson I learned was this at some point in the future a candidate will be able to go directly to a voter and convey a message and they'll be able to vote for the candidate, it sounds obvious just like as a youtube creator I can create a video and serve it up to a person, I don't have to go through a television company or a movie studio or whatever And we're seeing a lot of this in Blockchain and so at some point in the future of this will happen and we thought this time was now where I could bypass the two party system, I could bypass the mainstream media, I could bypass the BBC and go directly to the voter and if they could really look at my policies, my policies were 10 times better than any of the other ones because all the other ones were stuck in the same system, there are basically all the same candidate with a different name in a different party, we see this in America sometimes too and so there's no real change, it's business as usual and everything kind of stays the same, you don't know why anything is not improving, it's not run like a business or a company as an entrepreneur, you would never survive in politics.

  • And so what did I learn?

  • I learned that that hasn't happened yet.

  • Um, I've learned the politics is a dirty business.

  • I've learned that um, most people don't pay attention to politics except for maybe once every four years when they actually have to decide and elect will I run for office again?

  • I don't know.

  • I think what we're doing right now with defi and uh, with the Blockchain in the crypto asset community can probably change more lives than I could as the mayor of London.

  • Even Londoners.

  • I think I can empower more Londoners even in the next 6 to 12 months with what we're doing now Then I could maybe in that office.

  • So we'll see the next election is 2020 for um, by then I think people will be finally sick of the current there.

  • Um, and I think they'll be willing to open up their eyes to some other things.

  • But we'll see the truth is I can probably still do incredible work here with the communities and with empowering people with guns and real with the Blockchain work with even the stuff we're doing with some of the communities.

  • Um, well you've definitely got my vote and if you can transition to actually you have really good footage showing some of the pain points and the struggles should check it out.

  • Yeah.

  • Let's play alright.

  • Yeah.

  • Mm report.

  • Hey, I'm great.

  • How are you?

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, definitely.

  • Our understanding yourself right now was the land under the afraid monster.

  • Great.

  • It is great about baby here and I told him everything about you to be on the campaign in because it's already essence or to look at a political campaign right now doing a much more dangerous way where they're going to go on social media on the BBC website with a terrible, terrible we'll get to see that.

  • Yes.

  • Uh so I'm stopping the campaigning right now.

  • I've been told that we cannot be out here on the streets doing this even though we have permits to film, we have approval by the council were not committed crimes in my opinion, but we have not been told that we cannot have been given a fine for violating this and we will be stopping to do this as of right now.

  • So that's what happens.

  • We will obviously contest this in court.

  • We don't think this is fair.

  • I think this is political.

  • Other campaigns are out there right now campaigning as we speak on the ground.

  • Right?

  • I believe we were targeted and now we've been given tickets so we will of course stop and that's the plan at this point and we will keep you posted.

  • Mhm mm mhm Yeah.

  • So what you just watched was one of the strangest times of the mayoral campaign, I still remember it like it was yesterday.

  • I think it was in january.

  • We were on my battle bus, we were at London Bridge near the station.

  • And uh strangely enough, my actually my family was on board the bus as well.

  • My two boys and we were out there campaigning and I got outside the bus and I was walking down the middle of the street filming a video with my phone with an umbrella And suddenly we were surrounded by five police vans, about 10 police officers and they stopped me and they said we are banning you from campaigning.

  • And I had a similar moment to april six with David.

  • Like I said, what are you talking about?

  • You're banning me from campaigning.

  • Like what does that mean?

  • Like I can't talk about the best political ideas for this city.

  • They said, yeah, you cannot campaign, you're violating covid restrictions.

  • And I said, I'm alone in the middle of the street.

  • I said everything in my bus is following the exact same restrictions right now that Apple tv is using to film a series right now on the mall next to Buckingham Palace.

  • We had all the same protocols and everyone was distanced and wearing masks and I said so we're actually not.

  • And I said um you know who sent you here is this political And they got very angry and they wrote us tickets and they made us go home that day and it was it was a big moment and it was our chance to like step up and fight.

  • And so we said, we want free and fair elections at one point I thought about calling up the U.

  • N.

  • And getting them in here with their helmets just like they do in the third world countries to make sure we have fair elections because this was this was just strange, you know?

  • And again, I respect the police a lot.

  • I had amazing conversations with the Metropolitan Police.

  • I support ken Marsh who runs one of the police unions.

  • I went and boxed at his clubs and I believe in the police, I believe in funding the police.

  • I believe in backing the police.

  • But that felt political because they had followed us and found us that day and tried to stop us and intimidate us.

  • And that wasn't okay.

  • So we got back on the bus the next day and again, we were followed, we were pulled over at one point, but we just kept campaigning.

  • So again, it was just another chance for us to like stand up and fight for basic freedoms.

  • And so we kept doing that all the way up until May six where we were just campaigning our heads off.

  • It was the craziest time here at London Real and we've had some crazy times.

  • It was so intense.

  • My team worked really hard and I want to give them all the credit for just backing me and pushing me.

  • Um, Chief of Staff paul Frost kim, uh Julian, everybody involved.

  • We created our own political party, the London Real Party.

  • We just did the most incredible innovation, something no political candidate has ever done.

  • We had the largest outdoor advertising campaign in British political history.

  • Again, the battle bus, the nearly 6000 miles, the two billion impressions.

  • It was intense.

  • It was costly.

  • It made me ask really hard questions about why I was doing this because this was really hard to show up every day and get slammed to get criticized to bring pain to my family.

  • Um, and it was really expensive.

  • And so I had to ask brian, why are you doing this?

  • And every day I'd be like, I'm doing this for these nine million people in this city that are suffering.

  • And um, it was a great moment to ask me, how bad do you want this and why are you doing this?

  • Because if I was doing this for me, I would have quit in the first month.

  • Trust me there because if I would have become there, I would have taken a massive pay cut, right, would have gotten more criticism.

  • It would have been the worst and hardest job ever.

  • And so again, I would just say it was a real moment to ask me like what was important.

  • And I really felt, I felt like I was doing it for the people of London and um, I was at a meet up after the conference, I met you on saturday night with the Celsius people and a bunch of people came up that voted for me and they said brian, we could really feel your passion for this city and we could really feel that you really cared about the city And man, I love this city so much and really bothered me to see what was happening.

  • And when you go out there and see these like the knife crime and you see these kids and you see these community centers and you see this housing and you see these broken promises and you see these businesses that were broken when they could have actually survived.

  • And then you look at politicians and you look at a lack of accountability.

  • It's just, it really wound me up.

I would love to ask you like would you be willing to run again in the future and if you had to do it all over again what would you do differently?

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"We Are Banning You From Campaigning" ? Brian Rose on Running For Mayor of London

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/11/21
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