London Mayor Sadiq Khan is poised to take his anti-Trump crusade to the next level in the coming days; approving a giant protest balloon to fill the skies during the President’s upcoming visit to the UK capital.
According to Sky News, the Mayor approved the request for the anti-Trump blimp after thousands signed a petition, placing “strict rules” on where the “giant balloon” can be seen during the trip.
“The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms,” said a statement from Khan’s office.
“His city operations team have met with the organisers and have given them permission to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp,” added the mayor.
“We didn’t get off to the best start with the Mayor’s office over this, who originally told us that they didn’t recognise Trump Baby as legitimate protest,” said one protester.
Read the full story at Sky News.
LIBERAL PRIORITIES: London Mayor Bans ‘FAST FOOD ADS’ as Murder Rate Soars
London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced his plan to ban fast food advertisements throughout the capital Friday; warning residents of the “ticking time bomb” of obesity as the UK’s murder rate soars.
Khan unveiled his proposal to rid the city of banners and bus ads that promote “unhealthy food and drink” this week, striking the images from the London Underground and other public places.
The mayor claims the ban will help “reduce the influence and pressure that can be put on children and families to make unhealthy choices.”
“That is why I am proposing to ban adverts for harmful junk food from our entire Tube and bus network,” he added.
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Despite his new efforts to crackdown on junk food, Khan found himself under fierce scrutiny over his seeming inability to handle London’s sweeping crime wave; with murder rates in the capital up over 44% in just two years.
The mayor vowed to address the recent spikes in stabbings and shootings; claiming the escalating violence was the result of “budget cuts.”
Read the full story at the BBC.
LONDON FALLING: Police Describe UK Capital as the ‘WILD WEST’
The soaring murder rate and unsolved crime spree continued in the United Kingdom’s capital this week, with police officers describing the escalating situation as the “wild west” with fewer than one in twenty robberies ending in arrests.
“Less than one in 20 street robberies and burglaries are being solved in the UK, shocking new figures have revealed,” writes the Daily Mail. “Official police data shows that just four per cent of robberies and three per cent of burglaries were solved in England and Wales in 2017.”
The sharp increase in stabbings and shootings comes as local police departments struggle to contain the escalating violence, which has overtaken New York City’s homicide rate for the first time in recorded history.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has come under fire in recent months over the widening security scandal, blaming “budget cuts” for the city’s rampant crime and unsolved burglaries.
Read the full story at the Daily Mail.