Brian Rose's Real Deal – Our Politicians Have Failed Us: The Devastating Effects Of The Long-term Lockdown

Brian Rose’s Real Deal Join me as I take an in-depth look at the devastating results and cost-benefit of long term lockdowns. On Wednesday, our elected officials voted in Parliament on the latest measures which saw only 16 representatives out of 540 vote against a lockdown. Is this really the best strategy for our long term future? It is imperative that our elected officials represent us, our interests, our children’s future, our mental health and our long term economic prospects. I believe it is extremely important not just now, but always, that we protect the vulnerable and elderly members of society. In the current climate, that takes the form of Focussed Protection. We must do our utmost to ensure that those who need it, receive priority attention and support, while the rest of the population continues to work and fuel the economy. How else can we ensure the necessary funding is in place to support our NHS, our police, our community support groups and of course avoid what is already an overwhelming debt caused by government borrowing. A deep and long-lasting recession will take many more lives than we have unfortunately borne witness to this last 10 months. The mental

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The Brian For Mayor London Boroughs Tour – Tower Hamlets

After the success of our first tour event in Hackney, we hit the road once again last week to visit the borough of Tower Hamlets. It’s such a pleasure to finally get out there and speak to you about the problems, issues and challenges you are facing within your community. I would also like to add that aside from meeting you and listening to what you have to say, this is an incredibly important process for myself. I want to truly understand what it is you need most from your Mayor. Too little is being done in the communities that are the lifeblood of this great city. Problems are mounting and when you consider all that 2020 has brought us, we have to move quickly to prevent an even greater fallout. Unlike our current Mayor of London, I intend to follow through on the promises I make and to ensure that I am of service to each and everyone one of you. We are living through extremely difficult times, but, I believe with the right leadership, and by working closely TOGETHER, we can make London a world-class city once again. Since Sadiq Khan became Mayor: Poverty has increased along with

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Sadiq Khan Has Failed Our Communities & Younger Generation – How The Current Mayor Slashed Budgets & Broke His Promises

Brian Rose’s Real Deal Join me as I take an in-depth look at how our current Mayor has failed to support our 32 London Boroughs and overseen a continued cut in funding that has resulted in broken communities and a lack of hope for our younger generation. For a decade now, our leaders have continually slashed budgets and misspent wealth to the enormous detriment of our local communities. During his 2016 campaign for Mayorship, the incumbent pledged ‘A Manifesto For All Londoners’ that would remove “the barriers to productivity and growth” while providing equal opportunities to those who need it most. Yet the reality is that youth centres have been steadily closing across the capital thanks to cuts in spending, something that has increased in the last months in the main due to a lack of preparedness and investment, inevitably worsened by the pandemic. These environments are often the heart and soul of the community, providing a safe space for young people to socialise, learn and grow. Be it amateur boxing gyms, that have helped so many young men and women avoid being drawn into a life of crime, and worse a victim of violence themselves, or after school clubs,

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The Brian For Mayor London Boroughs Tour – How WE Can Make London a World-Class City Once Again

Homerton, Hackney Last week I began my London Boroughs Tour in Homerton, Hackney. It was such an honour to finally get out there in the community and speak to YOU about the problems, issues and challenges you are facing within your community. It was such a pleasure to welcome community leaders and local citizens to come and speak with me face to face, so I can listen to your concerns while providing a roadmap of my plans to transform London, a place I consider to be the greatest city on the planet. The role of Mayor is simple, you have two jobs: The First is to LISTEN to the citizens The Second is to SERVE the citizens  Our current Mayor of London has failed to deliver on both fronts while the promises he made to YOU back in 2016 have clearly not been met. He has consistently blamed the government and bemoaned a lack of support, yet, it is his own incompetence and fiscal mismanagement of the transport system, housing, and of course our criminal services that is at the heart of the problems we now face. We are living in extremely challenging times and 2020 has been a year

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – London's Housing Crisis Is Threatening Our Capital's Future

Brian Rose’s Real Deal Join me as I take an in-depth look at how our current Mayor of London has failed to deliver on his pledge to build 80,000 new homes a year, despite receiving a record amount of money. Life is incredibly challenging right now and for many this is only heightened by the fact our most basic human needs are not being met, moreover, considered a priority by those that lead us. We face a housing crisis in our capital that is compounded by our current economic emergency. Our leaders have failed to act once again, and the lack of direction does little to promote prosperity or confidence. 67% of Londoners see housing as the key issue we faced as a society, something Sadiq Khan seized upon with his manifesto. And yet since becoming mayor in May 2016, the building of only 34,515 homes has even started, with a mere 12,000 of those having been completed. Promise after promise falls by the wayside and all of this amidst a backdrop of accusations that our government has failed to deliver investment. The need for housing has increased exponentially. Population in the capital has been growing by 1.1% on average

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – 100th Teenager Killed During London Mayor's Term – Knife Crime Is At Nightmare Proportions

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – London Is Now Billions Of Pounds In Debt & You Will Pay – How Our Soon To Be Ex-Mayor Is Driving This City Into The Ground

Brian Rose’s Real Deal Join me as I take an in-depth look at the history of the London Mayorship and how both Labour and Conservative parties racked up over £18 billion of debt in the past 20 years. I also explain how the current Mayor’s poor fiscal policies have led to his latest £493 million worth of cuts to crucial public services like our fire departments, police forces, and green initiatives. Unfortunately, our current Mayor’s solution is to blame the government for his mistakes is not working, with one of his Conservative colleagues in City Hall, Susan Hall, stating that: “His gambit is that by playing the part of a ‘poor Mayor’ and publicly calling for ministers to step in and bail him out again, Londoners will not notice that he is the one choosing to drop the axe on the vital services that keep our city safe.” But there is more. Our current Mayor has also requested an additional almost £30 billion from the government, most of which is for housing, where he has failed to build even half of the 116,000 affordable homes he promised by 2022. In fact after 3 years, Sadiq Khan has only started 34,515

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Jamie Jenkins – The Numbers Don't Lie: Are the Disparate Health and Economic Impacts Are Being Ignored During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Award Winning British Statistician and Data Analyst Jamie Jenkins is the British statistician, data analyst and former Head of Health Policy Research at the Office for National Statistics and Research and Statistical Consultant for the BBC. With over 19 years of experience dealing in and working with data, to better help policymakers, business owners, established institutions and organisations understand the key issues and problems enveloping the modern world, Jamie Jenkins is the final word in statistical analysis. As the nation cowers at the alarming updates and death rates, confused, anxious and unsettled, it’s high time we had some clarity and transparency over what exactly is happening in the hospitals, to our people and the economy. Jamie Jenkins is impartial, he’s neutral, he’s Switzerland. Why? Well, the most fundamental aspect of his job is to present the figures, and those figures will tell their own story. Perhaps therein lies the problem. It may well have been Mark Twain who passed the comment, “figures don’t lie, but liars do figure.” Far be it from us to suggest there’s untoward behaviour at play, but even the most accurate and statistically sound data can be manipulated to reinforce an objective or set of ideals.

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Luke Johnson – We Are The Economy: Why A Second Lockdown Will Drive The UK To An Economic Disaster

British Entrepreneur, Business Adviser, and Newspaper Columnist Luke Johnson is a British entrepreneur, business adviser, and weekly columnist for The Sunday Times. He is a man with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of business and investment, that has seen him hold Chairman status at Channel 4, the Royal Society of Arts and the Pizza Express chain. He is the former owner The Ivy and had interests in Giraffe, Belgo, and started the hugely popular Strada restaurant chain from the ground up. Currently, the Chairman of equity firm Risk Capital Partners and the Brighton Pier Group, Luke Johnson’s resume and achievements are all-encompassing. As we roll into the third week of a second national lockdown, Luke like so many business leaders and entrepreneurial spirits has been left aghast at the flagrant mismanagement of the pandemic by our governing powers and repeatedly called for a more logical, considered approach, that doesn’t leave a trail of collateral damage in its wake. An as yet unproven policy of single measure lockdowns, that has seen hundreds of thousands of people left unemployed. A restrictive set of policies that have decimated the economy in a way many of us are yet to

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Lockdown 2.0 In Britain Was A Mistake – No More Disproportionate Responses – We need “Focussed Protection”

Brian Rose’s Real Deal Hi, During this week’s Real Deal, I discuss why Lockdown 2.0 was a mistake and one that could have huge repercussions. I take an in-depth look at the data our government has used to inform their decision to take us back into a second increasingly costly lockdown. What is abundantly clear is that Covid-19 poses a greater risk to those with underlying health conditions or comorbidities and of course the elderly population. I spoke with Dr Martin Kulldorff, epidemiologist and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-author of The Great Barrington Declaration, that outlines the concept of “Focused Protection”, an approach that allows those at minimal risk to live near-normal lives while shielding the vulnerable, with the long-term aim to develop herd immunity throughout the global population. This solution represents a pragmatic and logical approach to dealing with a virus that is not going anywhere, anytime soon. We must acknowledge that huge swathes of the global population are either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic to covid-19. Therefore they, along with small business owners, the unemployed, our education structures and our children are rapidly becoming collateral damage. We need to not only listen to

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Lord Alan Sugar – We Need To Get Everyone Back To Work: Why My Employees Have Returned to the Office

British business magnate, former political adviser, and host of The Apprentice Lord Alan Sugar is the iconic British business magnate, former political adviser, and host of the long running and hugely popular boardroom-based reality show, The Apprentice. A man whose very name is synonymous with the archetypal rags to riches story, Lord Sugar started out in life from a humble background, selling electrical wares out of the back of a cheap van. His entrepreneurial instincts served him well and he soon founded his own company Amstrad, importing and exporting consumer electrical goods, before venturing into manufacturing. In 1980, Amstrad was listed on the London Stock Exchange, seeing huge profits and a sharp upturn in value on a yearly basis, and off the back of this success with his opportunistic nose for business and a pioneering spirit, he launched the Amstrad CPC 464 8-bit home computer, something that inaugurated Lord Sugar’s personality into the public consciousness. Today, Lord Sugar’s interests range far and wide. His Amshold business empire which includes a property arm Amsprop, a digital advertising company Amscreen and the investment vehicle Amsvest, among a portfolio of concerns. In recognition of his industrious nature and entrepreneurial acumen, Lord Sugar was

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Lockdown 2.0 Plunges Britain Into Double Dip Recession – A Nightmare Without End – Control VS Elimination

Brian Rose’s Real Deal This week’s topic is of huge importance. I will be talking extensively about Lockdown 2.0 and the economic impact of these policies on London, the UK and the global economy. Join me as I discuss criticism of the government’s fearmongering approach to the data which was suggested supports their actions, something that has been roundly criticised by scientists, academics, former Prime Ministers and even the UK Statistics Authority for the way it presented data to justify England’s second lockdown. As we enter this renewed period of our economy being shut down, I will also be exploring Quality Adjusted Life Year metrics to understand in more detail the links between the economic damage being done and how this relates to public health, as well as underlining exactly what this means for the UK going forwards. With the latest forecasts suggesting that we are about to plunge into a double dip recession, with GDP estimated to be falling to double digit reduction levels and unemployment rising rapidly, there has never been a more important time to hold this current crop of politicians with their vested interests to account. We need to get London back to work, not close

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Freedom Of Speech: Censorship is Real & It’s Killing Us

Brian Rose’s Real Deal This week’s topic is particularly close to my heart. As you may already be aware, I recently announced my candidacy to be your next Mayor of London and one of my foremost policies is Freedom Of Speech. The fight for Digital Freedom of Speech has been thrown into sharp relief during 2020 as social media technology giants, regulators and governments get involved in what citizens can say online. Free Speech and a Free Press are the most basic civil rights, which have been guaranteed for hundreds of years, and are fundamental to the democratic process. Wars have been fought over it, and people have died to protect these unalienable rights. I believe we all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and most importantly to share our ideas with other people. Ideas, after all, are the currency of the present. In today’s episode, I will be talking about why my beliefs around Freedom of Speech and the importance of broadcasting unedited, unscripted, uncensored content, as well as highlighting why the fight for Digital Freedom of Speech is so important. With incredible guests including John

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Education First: Schools Could Be Locked Down Again

This week I am talking about the threat of schools being place on lockdown again because of continued Test & Trace failures by our government. Education is something very dear to my heart. It is the one tool that equalises all: giving an opportunity to anyone who is willing to put in the work to make themselves better. My grandparents and great-grandparents were very big on education. Even though they worked as farmers and cattlemen, they made sure every member of the family had a college degree. Education was, quite simply, non-negotiable. Unfortunately we currently face dark times when it comes to education in London. According to a recent poll by the Prince’s Trust, urgent action is needed now to prevent our 16-25 year olds from becoming a “lost generation”, with 41% of young people believing that their future goals now seem “impossible to achieve.” This is unacceptable. We must put Education First to ensure that our younger generation get the world class education they deserve. One glaring barrier to that is that four out of five schools currently have children isolating because they can’t get a test! Head teachers say that schools are being forced to close because so

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE: POLITICIANS IGNORE SCIENCE, PUSH FURTHER LOCKDOWNS & RUIN OUR ECONOMY

Hi, This week I am talking about the lack of science behind the lockdown, the data that the mainstream media keep focussing on every day and why the numbers don’t lie… but how our current crop of politicians, broadcasters and journalists manipulate the figures to push the narrative of fear. As you might be aware, I have announced my candidacy for Mayor of London 2021 with a raft of policies aimed at opening up our economy and reinvigorating our great city. Yet I also see that the press gleefully report the rise in “cases” every day while our incumbent mayor has pushed for a new lockdown in London despite the fact that only 3 daily deaths attributed to Coronavirus were reported in London on Wednesday this week. That’s why in this week’s episode, I highlight the issues with the ways in which data is being reported, the lack of science behind the government’s policies and why our mayor’s lack of fiscal responsibilities has led him to kowtow to these draconian policies simply to get another financial bailout for the city. Join me as I discuss: Why the increase in testing has had a demonstrable impact on cases being reported Why

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Greg Mulholland – 3 Tier Lockdown: Why Unscientific Laws Will Devastate The UK’s Hospitality Sector

Going by the Twitter handle “@ThePubChampion”, Greg Mulholland is a passionate advocate for British pubs standing as chair of the British Pub Confederation and Campaign Director of the Campaign for Pubs. For 12 years, Greg was a prominent MP for Leeds North West and served as a Leeds City Councillor for Headingley. Earlier this year, as the pandemic loomed large, Greg took the initiative and created the Campaign for Pubs to offer grassroots support to Pubs and Publicans who were facing closure due to Government guidelines and restrictions. The introduction of laws by the government to the hospitality sector was the social distancing restrictions and the 10pm curfew has resulted in many pubs choosing to remain closed. However, the latest developments are of even greater concern as the government introduced a three-tier plan based on whether communities are deemed high, medium, or low risk. This has had a massive effect on northern cities like Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds who have all been hit with closures of their bars and pubs, while London remains open. Statistics released by the Public Health of England reveal that less than 5% of cases are through the hospitality sector, yet it is one of the

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Stop Lying To Us! Covid Cases Do Not Mean Covid Deaths

As many of you will know, just recently, I’ve been going out and about in communities across the capital to find out how we can make London a world-class city once again. Speaking with the people, from those on the ground to community leaders, CEOs and business owners. In this week’s episode, I focus on why COVID-19 cases do not mean deaths, and why we need more science-based policies and decisions. A quick glance at the statistics shows that on the 6th of October in the UK there were 14,585 cases of COVID-19 with 266 hospital admissions but only 13 deaths. These statistics illustrate that COVID-related deaths are a tenth of those caused by smoking-related illnesses and Alzheimers and Dementia. From the recent introduction of the 10pm curfew and increasing lockdown restrictions, it is clear that these measures do not prevent case growth but increase it. 20 million people have been locked down in the latest moves by the government and yet 19 out of 20 areas which had new measures recently imposed have reported an increase in cases. We need solutions and we need them now! This week I was particularly keen to hear your thoughts on: What is

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Britain Is The “Fat Man Of Europe” – How Obesity Is Killing Us During Lockdown

This is the fourth in a series of me looking at how we can make London a world class city once again and this week, I’ll be focussing on the health of our great city. Britain is facing an obesity crisis and is now considered to be the “fat man of Europe”. Obesity in the UK has increased by 92% since the 1990s, and such is the scale of the problem that there are genuine fears it could bankrupt the NHS. The last chief executive of NHS England Simon Stevens, warned that: “Obesity is the new smoking, and it represents a slow-motion car crash in terms of avoidable illness and rising health care costs.” It’s clear to me that we must get London to improve its physical health, but in order to do that we need to ensure people feel safe to exercise. Since the government closed gyms and health centres, the fitness sector has struggled to recover, with the latest statistics from the FT suggesting gym capacity is around 29% of pre-lockdown levels and one fifth of memberships have been cancelled in the past month. I think it’s vitally important that we get Britain and London and back into

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Culture First – How To Ensure That London Retains Its World Beating Theatre Industry

This is the third Real Deal episode in a special series to find out how we can make London great again. This week I focus on the importance of cultural events to the capital. From an economic perspective, theatre represents the most important culture related event type for the capital with London & Partners suggesting that event tourism contributed an estimated £2.8 billion to the London economy last year. The theatre sector and related industries employ over 290,000 people in the UK, but is massively under threat since the lockdown and new government guidelines. Currently over 70% of those jobs are at risk and many theatres are facing a perilous future. I sat down with Jon Morgan from the Theatres Trust who told me that:some operators are going into administration and unfortunately, others are likely to follow. The theatres desperately need the go-ahead for Christmas shows, on which the survival of many theatres depends, in the next few weeks at the very latest. All this is clearly very concerning, and we must find a way to get this sector operating again, even with the current restrictions that are being imposed across the country. When Churchill was asked to cut funding

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