After giving an interview to Sky News, Mr Khan was criticised for calling for a “fresh start under Keir Starmer” as members of the public suggested “everything has got worse” under Mr Khan. Story by the Express
They questioned the Mayor’s logic that because Ms Truss was, he claimed, a mere continuation of Boris Johnson, a general election was necessary to protect the sanctity of democracy. Sadiq Khan branded the Tory government of the last 12 years responsible for “exacerbating the national crisis”.
Mr Khan said: “Well, if Liz Truss is going to be continuity Boris Johnson then the British public deserve an opportunity to vote for a fresh start under Keir Starmer and the Labour Party.
“Many of the issues that are causing this national crisis have been exacerbated by the government of the last 12 years. Look at the strikes, which are a symptom of 12 years of austerity where those in the public sector, in particular, have seen pay cut after pay cut.
“Look at the cost of energy in the UK versus the cost of energy in the European Union and across the world.
“So, look, if Liz Truss is continuity Boris Johnson, continuity Theresa May, then I think we do need a general election to give the public an opportunity for a fresh start under Keir Starmer with fresh policies, or we risk a continuation of a Conservative government of the last 12 years causing problems across the country.
Social media users reacted vociferously to the comments made by Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling for a “fresh start” in London.
One user wrote: “Ironically, everything in London has got worse since Khan took over from Boris. So using Khan’s own logic, Londoners deserve an opportunity to vote for a fresh start too.”
Another wrote: “For a fresh start, how about Khan quits?”, while another questioned the logic of the Mayor’s thinking.
They wrote: “That doesn’t make any sense, the public voted for Boris. If she is the same then the public have what they voted for.”
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