Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has reportedly been invited to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos. According to yesterday’s Guardian the Mayor will speak at a session entitled ‘Cities In A Global World’.
The paper describes Mr Livingstone’s reputation as “high internationally after the introduction of the congestion charge and the capture of the 2012 Olympic games.”
However Damian Hockney, leader of the One London Party on the London Assembly said the “suits” attending the event “should question Ken Livingstone hard about the damaging effects of some of his policies.”
Hockney said the true driver of London’s economy “is the City of London” and not Mayor Livingstone who he said “has only ever threatened the City’s success, talking of the need to do away with the “anachronism” of the City’s police force and council.”
According to the One London leader Mr Livingstone’s Congestion Charge policy shows “how little [he] responds to the needs of London businesses – central London is now losing firms at a faster rate than any other area of the city, either through relocation or closure, and he refuses to even acknowledge there’s a problem.”