Clash of Civilisations Conference (15)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1129
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why did the Mayor invite a Birmingham councillor to be his supporting speaker rather than someone from London's diverse population?

Answer

Answer for Clash of Civilisations Conference (15)

Answer for Clash of Civilisations Conference (15)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The issues under discussion were universal in the era of globalization and I represented the views of Londoners in my capacity as Mayor. Salma Yaqoob is a well known figure and her views on these issues are widely known. She was a suitable choice as a speaker as she supports the view that the increasing interaction of people from different backgrounds in a globalising world will create more common shared values in an increasingly global civilisation and opposes the clash of civilizations thesis.