As you know, some of the coastal towns in the south-east have appalling deprivation, and that will be dredged up. So what you are saying is that you have not discussed this campaign with any other body in any other region. That worries me, because I think you are going to lose on this, and lose badly. Secondly, if we are going to try to make this campaign cross-party and cross everything else, we would like to know who are the other people who will line up with you. Are they, for instance - shall I guess? - London First - or is it First London Centre? - who were going to put up candidates at the last election and who receive Government funds? That is hardly a conclusive argument.
Something that always drives me mad is the endless number of bodies that get Government funds in this great city for apparently doing good by it. One wonders whether we should tidy up our own backyard before we go on to great campaigns about the extra money London deserves.