Where is the best place on Earth? London, according to Mayor Boris Johnson.
Walking around London’s busy, cosmopolitan and vibrant streets, you get a real sense of pride that is consensually shared about the city. If you have ever had this feeling of an overwhelming sense of atmosphere that seems to engulf you when you are out and about in London, then it is unlikely that you will be surprised the learn that Londoners take more pride in their city than they do in either England or Britain.
According to a survey conducted by YouGov for the London Policy Conference that was held in December 2011, 80% of Londoners are either “very” or “fairly” proud of their city. Only 74% of the participants of the survey felt similar feelings of pride for Britain, while an even lower 68% said the same about England.
So Boris, where is the best place on Earth? Showing his enthusiasm towards the outcome of the research, the London Mayor told the Evening Standard:
“It’s no surprise to me that Londoners are intensely proud to be part of this great city. In fact it’s the pride in our capital which helps make London the best place on earth.”
2011 saw the first London Policy Conference to be held, which looks set to be an annual event. The conference aims to bring together some of the biggest and most influential names in the banking sector, charities, politics and the police force, to discuss policies and issues that are affecting the capital and how London could be improved.
The first London Policy Conference looked at three key themes – London’s future as a greener and cleaner city, London as a world-class global city, which has a strong and competitive economy, and London’s sustainability, diversity and inclusion of each and every one of its citizens.
With the London 2012 Olympics just a few months away, it certainly looks like 2012 is going to be a seminal year for London – It’s no wonder Londoners are smiling.
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