This is the same Muslim mayor who recently banned “sexy women” from advertisements in London…
Sadiq Khan today called for London to “take back control” of its own destiny in the aftermath of the EU referendum.
The Mayor issued a demand for more tax-raising powers “right now” as well as far-reaching command of public services.
His devolution wish-list stopped short of calling for London, the only English region to vote to stay within the EU, as a city-state.
But he stressed the extra powers would be necessary to protect the capital’s economy, jobs and prosperity from the uncertainty of Brexit ahead.
They include greater financial autonomy, as well as wide-ranging control over business and skills, housing and planning, transport, health and criminal justice.
It comes as a petition calling on the Mayor to declare London independent hit more than 170,000 signatures in just three days. Via: Evening Standard
Sadiq Khan today urged Londoners to “stand guard” against hate crime following Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union.
The Mayor joined Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe to warn there would be a “zero tolerance” approach to xenophobic attacks.
City Hall aides said Mr Khan was “very concerned” about reports of racial tension after the Brexit vote highlighted disagreements about immigration.