By: Steve Dellar | 05-11-2018 | News
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UK - London Mayor Khan Thinks ‘Things Would Be Worse’ Without His Leadership

After earlier this week Mr. Piers Morgan, the TV presenter, and interviewer expressed his criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan for refusing to accept television interviews where the 2018 crime spree that has London in its hold for months now could be discussed, the Conservative government members have now joined that call. The Tory member of Parliament who chairs London, Mr. Paul Scully claimed that London Mayor “Sadiq Khan needs to take action on violent crime for the safety of Londoners.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great to see <a href="">@SadiqKhan</a> on <a href="">@GMB</a> today talking about the terrible threat of junk food on public transport. <br>Especially as he refuses to come on <a href="">@GMB</a> when I am there to talk about the explosion in knife crime happening on his watch. <br>Grow a pair, Mr Mayor.</p>&mdash; Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) <a href="">May 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“As the Mayor of London he has a direct responsibility – and the powers – to tackle violent crime in our city, and shifting the blame will not save the lives that are tragically being lost on the capital’s streets.”

So far, there have been 62 murders in London this year (39 stabbings and 10 with guns). The first quarter of the year alone saw 45 murders, or a doubling compared to 2017.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sad scenes last night as the air ambulance landed to pick up one of two young Londoners knifed at Plumstead station here in SE London.<br><br>Yet present Labour Mayor Khan says:<br>&quot;I don&#39;t think we&#39;ve done anything wrong in London&quot;<br><br>Sadiq, you are unfit to be our Mayor. Step down. Now. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Amandeep SinghBhogal (@AmandeepBhogal) <a href="">May 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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However, the Mayor of London continues to deflect responsibility, and now even claims that without his leadership, things would be much worse.

Mr. Khan stated: “I don’t think we have done anything wrong in London. ‘Nor do I think, by the way, the police and crime commissioners across the country have done much wrong.”

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“I think things would be worse if we didn’t invest the new money we invested in this year and last year. We should not think that it’s OK for there just to be one stabbing rather than three.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great to see <a href="">@SadiqKhan</a> doing the rounds on the dangers of junk food. Don’t mention the knife epidemic……🙄🙄🔪🔪🔪 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Mike Graham 🍾 (@Iromg) <a href="">May 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“We have got to make sure we stop young people thinking it’s OK to carry a knife, or that that gives them a sense of belonging or respect. That means investing in young people. I’m determined to do what I can to invest in prevention and also in enforcement.”

The latest project his London government announced this week was a ban on junk food adverts on public transport to tackle child obesity.


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