The fact that Mayor Fontana has the legal right to not have to step down does not negate the negative impact he is having on the city of London. He would likely be the first to tell us that he went into politics to “serve the fine people of London”, however, in refusing to step aside until the allegations against him are dealt with in the courts , makes it very hard to see who he is serving other than himself. The honourable, the sacrificing, serving thing to do is to move out of the harm of city.
The fact that law doesn’t require Mayor Fontana to step aside shines a very bright light on the archaic nature of our governing systems born at a time of the royals who lauded their power over the disenfranchised peasants, and the stench of those paternal times of being above accountability still lingers in the air today.
(Mayor Fontana looking in the wrong direction.)
The Mayor is only one man, who of course has chosen to vest his interest in his own prestige, position and pay. But we, the hundreds of thousands of Londoners, what of our interests? When will get our Democracy, our say and our right to accountability? If we have no say, then there is still no Democracy for us. The Mayor has made evidence of that.
- Fontana won’t quit as mayor (lfpress.com)