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London Mayor refuses to talk to David Sullivan

Six weeks ago Sadiq Khan granted West Ham vice chairman Karren Brady a 45 minute audience to discuss the London Stadium!

Nothing has happened since in this increasingly bitter dispute.

We understand that the Stadium owners (London Legacy Development Corporation) are adopting a “put up or shut up” approach to West Ham saying if you don’t like it then sue us!

The club continues to argue that the London Stadium doesn’t have the proper West Ham look and feel promised in their agreement and that ‘the comparable London Clubs’ clause is also not adhered to.

We understand that the London Mayor’s office says Khan can’t spare 10 minutes to speak West Ham Chairman David Sullivan on the phone and in reality, it appears he has little appetite or desire to resolve the disagreement out of court.

We too have tried umpteen times to get answers from the Mayor and failed and before anyone goes off on one our personal politics have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with this – we are interested only in the Irons and our fans.

Last December, Khan appointed a retail restructuring consultant called Alan Fort to be the Stadium’s Chief Restructuring Officer. He is rumoured to earn up to £400,000 per year for his part-time role.

Claret and Hugh have submitted a freedom of information request to understand how much the Stadium owners are paying these consultants and how many hours they work given their concern for taxpayers money.

Last month Alan Fort was appointed the interim CEO of Evans Cycles bringing into question who is in charge of resolving the stadium issues.

It appears the club and supporters are being given the runaround by the London Stadium owners and the London Mayor and no decisions will be made until the court case scheduled for November.

We will again be putting our issues to the  London Mayor at mayor@london.gov.uk and any West Ham supporters who feel strongly on this subject are encouraged to Email to the Mayor too at the address above.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “London Mayor refuses to talk to David Sullivan

  1. Great journalism Sean look forward to the next installment, Khan is a joke as Mayor, much like Corbyn (I hate the Tories also) he is all words and no substance, has zero intention to resolve problems just like most people in power in UK he is more interested to think he is smart playing politics instead of fixing anything. It’s a shame Guy Fawkes failed all those years ago imho…

  2. Tory boy Sean I know you love these clowns sorry to say were a working class club not that you would get that but hey if your that keen on Boris and his cronies running London that was disastrous or may running her disastrous government of etonians fine your choice. I personally don’t forget where I came from and I’m pretty well off now. Shame Sullivan is in charge of my club with that dreadful woman Brady that lied about most things since ruining our club. Liverpool supporting mayors are not in order if your a Londoner for me either but let’s be honest this board had a bargain financially at the tax payers expense which resulted in UK getting the Olympics as part of deal by Coe was it stayed a running track which I think in time will be not a problem . White elephant for sure but a golden chance to fleece the tax payers too! Only ones laughing is this board unfortunately and I think they should at least be paying more for this white elephant . Imo

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