Brian Rose's Real Deal – The Great Celebration

A 30 Day FestivalAs a city, we have endured challenging times over the past year. As we seek to get our city working again, London must be audacious. It is less than a decade since we hosted one of the greatest Olympics – and great events are in the DNA of our city. Indeed, the first modern world fair took place in London, in 1851. With the Crystal Palace as its centrepiece, the Great Exhibition attracted more than 6 million people to Hyde Park, from around the globe. Not only was it self-financing: the exhibition was profitable enough to fund construction of Kensington’s famous museums, including the V&A, Science Museum and Natural History Museum. Now is the time for London to be in the global spotlight again and provide a beacon of positivity and inclusiveness in these challenging times. To achieve this, my first major event as your next Mayor will be The Great Celebration, a 30 day festival to enjoy all that makes our city so synonymous with theatre, music, arts, culture, commerce and more. With an ambitious plan to get 20 million people traveling to London over 30 days during the festival, it will also be a showcase

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Sadiq Khan's Worst Day Yet

Mayor Runs & Hides From Angry Shouting ProtestorsI recently went Live on my weekly Real Deal show, where I discussed how our current Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan just had his worst day yet after he was forced to run and hide from angry protestors at his photoshoot earlier this month. Sadiq Khan also announced his plans for London if he were to be elected for another term in office. He said his main priority is jobs, jobs, jobs. But he should have said lies, lies, lies. He just increased London council tax by nearly 10%! He also failed to address his horrible record on knife crime, lack of housebuilding, and bankrupting TFL. The truth is we need a businessperson at the helm of this city during its most critical time this century and we must get London back to work. We need innovative solutions to safely and quickly rebuild our economy and make London the centre of the world once more. As your next Mayor of London, I promise that I will: Create a six month, post-lockdown Congestion Charge Holiday by removing this prohibitive taxation in order to safely promote visits to the city and immediately boost the

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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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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Investing In Families Is The Key To Our Future – How Sadiq Khan Has Failed London's Children

On my weekly Real Deal show I recently discussed why investing in families is the key to our future as a city, and how the current Mayor of London’s failure to do so has left our children to carry the burden. Join me as I take an in-depth look at how our current Mayor has failed to address key concerns over housing, crime and education, issues that are imperative to the fortunes of many families, in dealing with the challenges of raising children in the city of London. My Mom was a single parent who worked incredibly hard to ensure myself and my siblings were given every opportunity possible, but it was challenging and as a father myself I understand that ultimately, we all want to provide the best for our children. For some however, that is just not possible without the right support network. We have a situation in London, where even those in full-time employment are struggling to make ends meet and little is being done to address the problem. Cuts in spending have resulted in the breakdown of community support, through extracurricular events and activities. Youth clubs, boxing gyms and support centres are struggling to survive, and with that comes a

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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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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

The post Brian Rose's Real Deal – 100th Teenager Killed During London Mayor's Term – Knife Crime Is At Nightmare Proportions appeared first on London Real.

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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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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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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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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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Brian Rose's Real Deal – Health First – How The Economic Recession Is Causing Serious Mental Health Issues: We Need Leadership Now

This is the second in a series of me going in the field to find out how we can make London great again. I sat down with two titans of British business, Simon Woodroffe and Peter Dore-Smith to better understand the frustrations of real business leaders here in the city. The stranglehold on companies is also having a knock-on effect on people’s mental health with a significant increase in stress levels, anxiety, loneliness and hopelessness reported during the pandemic. I was extremely concerned to hear that one in five unemployed people have reported suicidal thoughts and feelings. This is particularly concerning given the likely increase in unemployment that’s coming due to the recession. We simply have to do a better job of getting people back into healthy working routines and enabling businesses to operate unimpeded. This week I was particularly keen to hear your thoughts on: What is your single biggest economic challenge right now? Since the pandemic have you felt a significant increase in stress levels, anxiety, loneliness and hopelessness? How do you think we can solve these problems? Do we need better leadership? Real Deal is your chance to join me LIVE to discuss the big issues and

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Brian Rose's Real Deal – How To Get London Back To Work & Back To School

Real Deal is your chance to join me LIVE to discuss the big issues. We go deep on anything and everything – from spirituality to parenting to movies – and I want you to send me any questions or thoughts you have about the discussion. It’s always super interesting and a great way to discover new ideas and share your views. Plus when we need an outside opinion to clear something up, we invite special guests on to take part! As with everything else we do at London Real, Real Deal looks beyond the discussion itself. You’ll pick up actionable advice you can use immediately to start leading a more productive and fulfilling life. In this episode, I talk about recent and future guests including the prolific Geoff Thompson, Peter Hitchens, Jay Shetty and Alex Jones, as well as how starting your own podcast will be the most life-changing decision you can ever make. I also vent my frustrations about the current state of London and why I refuse to just sit idly by and watch business and people struggle in this great city. Real Deal is your chance to join me LIVE to discuss the big issues and I

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