Amazing News! The Mayor Responds to Calls for #Londependence!
Jun 28, 2016 — Mayor Sadiq Khan is listening! Speaking this morning at the Times CEO Summit, after noting that our petition has now
received 175,000 signatures, he said the following:
"Now, as much as I might like the idea of a London city state, I'm not seriously talking about independence today. I'm not planning to blockade the M25. But on behalf of all Londoners, I am demanding more autonomy for the capital - right now. More autonomy in order to protect London's economy from the uncertainty ahead. More autonomy to protect the businesses from around the world who trade here. And more autonomy to protect our jobs, wealth and prosperity. London needs to be able to determine its own future from now on."
It's brilliant to see that he is receptive to #londependence and I agree with his that greater devolution for our city is an achievable goal - perhaps this is the positive outcome that can come out of our campaign? Coincidentally, yesterday I also wrote this attached piece for The Telegraph, essentially arguing the same point - that now it is time to give the city more powers, like Scotland has - so it can remain a world city, and a welcoming and connected place.
Please check it out, and follow me on Twitter for any further updates.
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