In a survey carried out by Japanese research foundation, the Mori Institute for Urban Strategies London has been listed as the most powerful city in the world for the fourth successive year. The ranking is based on a combination of Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Livability, Environment and Accessibility.
Peter Whittle, UKIP's candidate for the London Mayoralty said: "We all know it, and so, it appears does the rest of the world - London is simply the greatest city that there is. In the fields of the economy, culture and accessibility London leads the way.
"We still have some way to go, of course, and tackling the issues of housing and transport in London are UKIP's key aims and policy platforms for next year's elections.
"It is clear that the pre-eminent position of London is broad based and is in no way predicated in the UK remaining part of the EU. We have nothing to fear from Brexit - and as a country and as a city we can look forward with great confidence for an even brighter future".