City leaders meet

From London Mayor’s website, ‘. . . Opening the [Social Integration] conference [14 November] , Sadiq Khan said the politics of division must not spread to diverse cities like London, and urged city leaders ‘to build bridges instead of walls’ to help communities live better together . . .  .  . the [Conference] first of its kind at City Hall, [is] bringing together mayors from around the UK and Europe, the deputy mayor of New York, and social policy experts including Matthew Ryder, London’s Deputy Mayor for Social Integration . . . The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “We have seen major political upheaval around the world in recent months, with the EU referendum here in the UK and the presidential election in the US.

“This has shown how politics is becoming more and more polarised with whole communities in cities across the world feeling increasingly disconnected and estranged from national politics. That’s why now, more than ever, we need to build a strong sense of social solidarity within our cities – a renewed sense that we are united as neighbours and citizens.  “We need to see real leadership in cities across around the world if we are to avoid communities becoming increasingly divided”.’ click here.