In an interview with LBC, London Assembly Member Tony Devenish AM is calling on the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan not to cancel New Year's Eve fireworks.
I'm just astonished really. I mean, we are now hopefully through COVID. We're all trying to get back to normal.
Christmas is a great time to celebrate.
We all need to get footfall up in central London. Business has obviously really suffered. And lots and lots of people work in central London, particularly in the West End businesses.
This is a great time to get out and enjoy our city over Christmas.
And the Mayor's been a real misery guts here. I don't know why.
You know, I think it's his cautious approach to life. The previous mayor, Boris Johnson's all about being positive.
I'm afraid Mr. Khan is a very, very pessimistic guy. And I just wanna get out there and enjoy New Year with Londoners. And many people from around the world will come and visit London because in part because of our wonderful New Year party and fireworks. Been going on for years and years.
So please Sadiq, have a second thought.
This is for everybody in London and globally to get into the next year and wish everybody, all our loved ones, a happy New Year, and get out hopefully and spend some money in the restaurants, bars, shops, nightclubs, et cetera.
Don't be a Grinch. Mr. Khan. Let's get the night tube open. Let's get the fireworks going and let's enjoy our wonderful city.