Sadiq Khan

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sadiq Khan: Passenger anger grows over lack of space on Tube

Sadiq Khan: Passenger anger grows over lack of space on Tube

Commuters who are unable to keep a two-metre distance on London’s public transport amid the coronavirus outbreak have hit out at the mayor.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Alastair Campbell criticises government Covid-19 ‘mixed messages’

Alastair Campbell criticises government Covid-19 ‘mixed messages’

The former aide to Tony Blair said he did not believe the government and its advisers were “going into the sort of detail that they should”.

PM urged to curb construction work as London’s Tubes fill

PM urged to curb construction work as London’s Tubes fill

Boris Johnson is facing calls to crack down as workers continue to pile onto the London Underground despite the Covid-19 lockdown.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Mike Graham: Sadiq Khan needs to ‘pull his finger out’

Mike Graham: Sadiq Khan needs to ‘pull his finger out’

Watch Mike Graham’s reaction to the new measures being imposed amid the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Shaun Bailey calls for congestion charge suspension

Coronavirus: Shaun Bailey calls for congestion charge suspension

The Conservative mayoral candidate has said health workers should drive to work to avoid public transport amid the coronavirus crisis.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Sadiq Khan on crime: ‘I’m not complacent at all’

Sadiq Khan on crime: ‘I’m not complacent at all’

The Labour incumbent has launched his bid for a second term as London Mayor, citing housing, violent crime and air quality as priorities.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Shaun Bailey promises ‘tough and tender’ approach to crime

Shaun Bailey promises ‘tough and tender’ approach to crime

The London mayoral candidate has promised stop and search as well as a "second chance fund" to make streets safer in the capital.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

The former Brexit Party MEP criticised the Mayor’s suggestion that Remain-supporting Londoners keep their EU rights as “gesture politics”.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sadiq Khan: Let ‘devastated’ Londoners keep EU citizenship

Sadiq Khan: Let ‘devastated’ Londoners keep EU citizenship

The Mayor of London has urged the government to give British nationals to option to pay a fee and keep their EU rights after Brexit.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

The Mayor of London has shown support for "all gender identities" as he marked LGBT History Month with a tweet that sparked debate online.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Two arrested after three men stabbed to death in East London

Two arrested after three men stabbed to death in East London

A 29-year-old man and a 39-year-old man have been arrested after three men were killed last night, having suffered apparent stab wounds.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Family and friends have gathered to grieve Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones in Cambridge, while politicians paid their respects in London.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Sadiq Khan: London Bridge terrorist ‘worst of humanity’

Sadiq Khan: London Bridge terrorist ‘worst of humanity’

The Mayor of London has commended those at the scene of today's London Bridge terror attack for confronting the “worst of humanity”.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Shaun Bailey: Uber ban shows London is not open for business

Shaun Bailey: Uber ban shows London is not open for business

The Tory candidate for London Mayor has criticised Sadiq Khan and Transport for London over the decision not to renew Uber’s licence.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Sadiq Khan 'strongly condemns' Extinction Rebellion Tube protests

Sadiq Khan 'strongly condemns' Extinction Rebellion Tube protests

The London Mayor criticised the "extremely dangerous" protests, after climate change activists were dragged off trains by angry commuters.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

London Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey has slated his Labour rival for having “nothing to say” over the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sadiq Khan: Do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop no-deal Brexit

Sadiq Khan: Do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop no-deal Brexit

The Mayor of London called on all 73 London MPs to ‘think carefully about how they will be remembered’.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

TfL issues apology after fining woman who miscarried

TfL issues apology after fining woman who miscarried

Transport for London has apologised to a woman they fined for forgetting to pay the congestion charge - a day after she had a miscarriage.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Sadiq Khan wins battle with minicabs over congestion charge

Sadiq Khan wins battle with minicabs over congestion charge

The High Court ruled London's congestion charge did not discriminate against black and minority minicab drivers.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sadiq Khan overrules plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper

Sadiq Khan overrules plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper

The London Mayor has rejected plans for a new tower dubbed the 'Tulip' that would have become the second-tallest building in western Europe.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Rise in fatal stabbings 'side effect of austerity', says Sadiq Khan

Rise in fatal stabbings 'side effect of austerity', says Sadiq Khan

The London Mayor said new data published by City Hall showed a "direct link" between poverty and knife crime.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sadiq Khan announces car-free day in London

Sadiq Khan announces car-free day in London

Sadiq Khan announces car-free day in London

Sadiq Khan has announced that he will close 20 kilometres of roads in the capital city as part of a car-free day.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Jeremy Hunt backs Trump '150 per cent' on London knife crime

Jeremy Hunt backs Trump '150 per cent' on London knife crime

The leadership hopeful said he agrees “150 per cent” with Donald Trump in his latest attacks on London mayor Sadiq Khan.

Donald Trump brands Sadiq Khan ‘a disaster’

Donald Trump: Sadiq Khan is ‘a disaster’

Donald Trump: Sadiq Khan is ‘a disaster’

The US president has described the Mayor of London as “a disaster” following a spate of attacks in the capital.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sadiq Khan aware of apartment 'issues' before Barking blaze

Sadiq Khan aware of apartment 'issues' before Barking blaze

Sadiq Khan has revealed the block of flats that were destroyed in a fire yesterday were already on City Hall’s radar before the blaze.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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Sadiq Khan: Trump is a ‘poster boy for the far-right'

Sadiq Khan: Trump is a ‘poster boy for the far-right'

Sadiq Khan has said "far-right" leaders looked up to Donald Trump, a day after he was dubbed a “loser” by the US president.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn to address anti-Trump protests

Jeremy Corbyn to address anti-Trump protests

Jeremy Corbyn to address anti-Trump protests

Jeremy Corbyn will join thousands of protesters on the streets of London on Tuesday as Donald Trump's state visit continues.

Amnesty International install 'Resist Trump' banners on a bridge in London

Donald Trump invite to D-Day commemorations an ‘insult’ to veterans

Donald Trump invite to D-Day commemorations an ‘insult’ to veterans

An organiser of anti-Trump protests has said that the US President’s involvement in a D-Day commemoration event is an “insult” to veterans.

London mayor 'demeans the nation' by speaking ill of Trump

London mayor 'demeans the nation' by speaking ill of Trump

The Tory MP said London mayor Sadiq Khan “demeans his office” and "the nation” by speaking ill of Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump brands Sadiq Khan a 'loser' as plane lands in UK

Donald Trump brands Sadiq Khan a 'loser' as plane lands in UK

The US president branded the London mayor a "stone cold loser" on Twitter, just moments before he touched down in the city for a three-day state visit.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

John Cleese says comments on London ‘culturalist’ not racist

John Cleese says comments on London ‘culturalist’ not racist

Comedian John Cleese has defended his comments about London, arguing they were "culturalist" rather than racist.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

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'We see you as allies' Sadiq Khan tells Extinction Rebellion

'We see you as allies' Sadiq Khan tells Extinction Rebellion

The London Mayor met with the climate change activists after they staged a 10-day protest in the capital.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Climate change protesters disrupt London's DLR services

Climate change protesters disrupt London's DLR services

Activists from Extinction Rebellion are staging a protest on the Docklands Light Railway in London today.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

One in three Britons in city centres inhale toxic air, a study finds

One in three Britons in city centres inhale toxic air, a study finds

One in three Britons in city centres inhale toxic air, a study finds

One in three Britons have inhaled toxic air in the country's busy city centres, it has emerged.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Minicab congestion charge Sadiq Khan. Image: Samantha King.

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

A trade union will launch a High Court challenge against the Mayor of London’s decision to introduce the congestion charge for minicab drivers.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

More than two million Londoners living in areas with toxic air

More than two million Londoners living in areas with toxic air

More than two million Londoners are living in areas with illegal levels of air pollution, figures published today show.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

A Conservative member of the Greater London Assembly as described the Mayor of London’s spending on staff as “disgraceful”.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

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Sadiq Khan to face legal action over 'racist' congestion charge

Sadiq Khan to face legal action over 'racist' congestion charge

Sadiq Khan is facing legal action on the grounds that the recently introduced minicab congestion charge is racially discriminatory.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Junk Food

Sadiq Khan's ban on junk food adverts comes into force

Sadiq Khan's ban on junk food adverts comes into force

Adverts for products high in fat, salt or sugar are now banned across the London Underground and Overground as well as buses and bus shelters.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will look into ways to cap rents in London as part of his reelection campaign

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz has died from stab wounds a day after being attacked on stage at a charity event, Poland's health minister said.

Southwark Protest

London minicab drivers block major road in protest against Sadiq Khan's congestion charge

Minicab drivers block major road in protest against £11.50 congestion charge

Private hire drivers have blocked a major road in Southwark in protest against an £11.50 charge for driving in central London.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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Opinion: Sadiq Khan’s EU-themed fireworks display was distasteful

Opinion: Sadiq Khan’s EU-themed fireworks display was distasteful

talkRADIO’s associate digital editor Samantha King responds to the Mayor of London’s decision to make the city’s flagship New Year’s Eve fireworks display EU-themed. These are her views and not talkRADIO’s.

Jeremy Corbyn joins rail fare protesters as Sadiq Khan freezes London transport fares for third year running

Jeremy Corbyn joins rail fare protesters as Sadiq Khan freezes London transport fares for third year running

Corbyn joins rail fare protest as Sadiq Khan freezes London fares for third year

Jeremy Corbyn condemned the rail fare hikes, as London Mayor Sadiq Khan committed to freezing TfL fares for the third year running

Monday, December 31, 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

Fireworks

Sadiq Khan: London's New Year's Eve fireworks a 'celebration' of capital's relationship with Europe

Sadiq Khan: New Year's Eve fireworks a 'celebration' of relationship with Europe

London's sold-out New Year's Eve fireworks show will be a celebration of the capital's relationship with Europe, Sadiq Khan has said.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing of Crossrail costs ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Siobhan Benita, the Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate for London has said that Sadiq Khan saying he did not know about the overspending on Crossrail is “unbelievable”.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002, says Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the number of police officers in the Capital could drop to their lowest levels since 2002, unless financial cuts are stopped.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack on police is 'detached from real world', says ex-officer

Norman Brennan, Founder of Law & Order Foundation has said that Diane Abbott’s criticism of police tactics when dealing with moped crime shows she is “detached from the real world”.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

In this week's news, Sainsbury's announced it would start selling edible insects and the future of the UK's relationship with the EU post-Brexit was agreed.

Junk food adverts to be banned across Transport for London network to combat child obesity

Junk food adverts to be banned across TfL network to combat child obesity

The Transport for London network will enforce a ban on adverts showing foods high in fat, salt and sugar from February 2019

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

Members of Parliament have taken to social media over the news that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has sold water cannons bought when Boris Johnson was in the position for a £300k loss.

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Sadiq Khan announces £13m funding to tackle serious youth violence

Sadiq Khan announces £13m funding to tackle serious youth violence

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced £13m of funding to tackle serious youth violence in the capital.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Knife

Mayor of London has 'left it too late' to make an immediate impact on knife crime, says charity founder

Mayor of London has 'left it too late' to tackle knife crime, says charity CEO

The founder of a charity which works with young people living on Inner London estates has claimed Sadiq Khan has "left it too late" to tackle rising instances of knife crime.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

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Sadiq Khan warns it could take 10 years for violent crime in London to end

Sadiq Khan warns it could take 10 years for violent crime in London to end

The Mayor of London has warned it could take a generation to turn the tide of violent crime after four fatal stabbings in the capital in less than a week.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

More than half a million protesters anti-Brexit march through London

'Over half a million' anti-Brexit protesters march through London

'Over half a million' anti-Brexit protesters march through London

People’s March organisers claim more than 560,000 anti-Brexit campaigners joined a march through London calling for a second EU referendum.

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