I have been asked repeatedly why I am standing as a Candidate for Mayor of London, when Ken and Boris are seen as the frontrunners and the only ones who are said to have a real chance of being awarded the right to run London. Let me tell you the answer: because we are supposed to live in a Democracy and each of the seven people standing as Candidates have an equal right to aspire to become Mayor of London.
Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick, Jenny Jones,
Lawrence Webb, Siobhan Benita and I Carlos Cortiglia – we are all worthy
candidates despite our ideological differences but it is not for the mass
media, the organised Churches or some ghost organizations of dubious reputation
to decide who has the right to talk and be heard and who hasn’t.