A London minimum wage may not be a panacea for all poverty in the capital, but it will provide a number of families with increased financial stability, and it will do so without jeopardising London's job market.
We can bemoan the privatisation agenda all we like, but it exists nonetheless, and I'd rather spend my time supporting students to work with other workers and unions to negotiate better conditions, including a living wage.
This week, London will celebrate not one, but two great traditions. The first, of course, is the Olympic tradition: a global reaffirmation of the values of athletic performance and fair competition. The second is the still-contested tradition of paying a fair living wage to all willing workers.
On Wednesday 4 April the London Green Party will host its second comedy fundraiser at the Leicester Square Theatre, headlined by Alistair McGowan and Scott Capurro. It will raise money for the forthcoming London elections, when I'm running for Mayor.