London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a new panel this week that will review “all monuments” in the British capital to ensure they “reflect the city’s diversity” in the 21st century.
“The announcement comes after a statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down by Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol at the weekend. The bronze monument was then pushed into the Bristol Harbour,” reports the Independent UK.
“I’m all in favour of our city reflecting the values that we have and also the diversity of our city – more murals, more blue plaques, more statues of people that reflect that side to you,” Khan told the BBC.
“For example, I think there should be in London a national slavery memorial, a national Sikh memorial, I think we should be commemorating great black Britons from Stephen Lawrence to many others,” he added.
“There’s a conversation to be had about the national curriculum properly teaches our children about people’s warts and all, and some of the things they’ve done we don’t approve of. But there are some statues that are quite clear cut – slavers, quite clear cut in my view,” Khan concluded.
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LONDON FALLING: Sadiq Khan UNDER FIRE for ‘PATHETIC’ Response to Murder Spree
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan found himself in hot-water from residents and politicians over the weekend, with critics slamming the left-leaning leader over his “pathetic” response to a stunning surge in violent crime across the United Kingdom’s capital.
According to Fox News, former Mayor of London and ex-Foreign Minister Boris Johnson penned a scathing assessment of Khan’s policies in the Daily Telegraph, calling Khan a “twinkle-toed mover on the movie premiere red carpet” who is largely ignoring the escalating crisis.
“Sadiq Khan may be a twinkle-toed mover on the movie premiere red carpet, but his pirouettes on the subject of knife crime are a positive wonder. He blames funding (when he was left with a large war chest by me); he blames the Tory Government; he blames society. He blames everyone but himself, when it is his paramount duty to keep Londoners safe,” Johnson wrote. “It is a pathetic performance.”
Johnson’s comments echo those of President Trump who slammed Khan during a recent interview with the Sun newspaper, saying “You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job.”
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ANARCHY IN THE UK: London Mayor Says Next US President ‘Can’t Be Trump’
London Mayor Sadiq Khan escalated his war-of-words with the White House this week; bizarrely asserting the next President of the United States “Can’t be Trump.”
The outspoken Trump critic was speaking with the London Evening Standard when he was asked to comment on the current state of the 2020 election.
“I think the next president hasn’t declared yet. I think it’s not going to be Trump. It can’t be Trump,” said Khan. “We’ve got to recognise those people who voted for Donald Trump and made him president think he’s doing an OK job.”
“I’m clearly hopeful it’s a Democratic candidate becoming the next president. What happens in America matters for the rest of the world. I’m hoping those Americans who didn’t get involved in the last campaign get involved, get registered,” he added.
Read the full interview here.