I don't think the Assembly owes you an apology because it's our job to scrutinise and highlight those areas where you might be going off the rails. Having said that, let's not beat about the bush; if this works as well as it has in the past week it will be a glowing tribute to your Mayoralty. I'm not going to hide behind vacuous party slogans and pretend that it won't be. I think that it will be an act of leadership which will be respected and followed elsewhere.
Having said that, of course - and you would expect to me to have a `having said that" - it is clearly too early to say and clearly there needs to be a lot of monitoring of what happens. The problem of rat-running: very real concerns in areas like Kennington and Islington about the rat-running problems which may not be great but we haven"t got there yet. Problems about transport capacity, problems about the social effects and Nicky has, very ably I think, nudged you toward the concessionary areas on that, particularly the buffer zone issue.
My biggest concern is about the long-term economic effect on the London economy, particularly on those more marginal jobs within London for whom business costs, accommodation costs, transport costs are something that will push them out of the centre if we're not careful. I think that needs very careful monitoring. Do you share the concerns on that or do you think it's really marginal?