Boris, bikes and the rule of law at the Global Law Summit

We were able to capture an extract of The Mayor of London’s speech on the final day of the conference, which was held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.

With his usual mix of rhetoric and wit, Mr Johnson spoke passionately about London as the “caput mundi” for the rule of law, adding that only in London can the mayor “be sent aggressive letters demanding that he pay the congestion charge – signed by the Mayor of London”.

The mayor also reflected upon the lasting legacy of the Magna Carta, which this year is being celebrated for its 800th anniversary, while warning that the “whole British legal system is in the dock”.

On a lighter note, Boris also took the opportunity to compare the rates of bicycle theft and capture in the cycle-hire schemes of London and Paris as an example of our nation’s commitment to the rule of law.

To watch the mayor's speech in full visit the Global Law Summit website by clicking here.  

You can also enjoy part of the major’s speech below.

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