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Sadiq Khan

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FluffyCreme Fri 20-Apr-18 23:35:13

Is he the most unpopular mayor London has ever had? Knife crime is going up rapidly and he doesn't seem to want to discuss the murders in London. I don't know what he's up to, he seems obsessed with PRing himself and totally ineffectual. I wish we could replace him as soon as possible.

LineyHasntLeftTheBuilding Fri 20-Apr-18 23:37:45

I think Boris was and remains a bit of a nasty piece of work tbh

VladmirsPoutine Fri 20-Apr-18 23:40:25

I'm not a fan of Sadiq. But Boris is quite a remarkable specimen of shit.

Not sure with whom I'd hedge my bets with next.

Notevilstepmother Fri 20-Apr-18 23:46:40

Police budgets have been cut and surprisingly that has had an impact. Not convinced that’s the mayors fault. There have been differences in recording offences which also makes the statistics difficult to compare to other years.

greendale17 Fri 20-Apr-18 23:49:13

Unfortunately I do believe that there is another reason why he is so unpopular

Trumpdump Fri 20-Apr-18 23:54:18

I really like Sadiq actually. He's been very elegant and classy in the face of constant criticism and abuse.

RadicalFern Fri 20-Apr-18 23:55:32

I think the decisions to reduce the numbers of beat cops and also not follow up on minor crimes have had a serious impact (and are why we are now more full of crime than NYC, who have been increasing these). Not sure this is all his fault.

However, I do think it's a pretty poor show to have run on a campaign of affordable housing and to have built absolutely none so far.

Notevilstepmother Fri 20-Apr-18 23:57:23

I am a fan. It’s good to see someone from an ordinary background doing well. I also think he is much more feminist than Boris.

www.standard.co.uk/news/london/sadiq-khan-there-will-be-no-more-body-shaming-adverts-on-the-tube-a3269951.html

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42821619

m.youtube.com/watch?v=_PfgSFPhSTQ

Jon66 Fri 20-Apr-18 23:57:55

He was rather amusing over the Trump clash. Handled it very well. I didn't like him to begin with but have warmed to him. Definitely a class act after that awful fool Johnson.

thecatfromjapan Fri 20-Apr-18 23:58:21

Sadiq has tried to re-organise the budget to put more money into police budgets and other initiatives.

Perhaps you haven't noticed but the way the austerity cuts work is that they are devolved at a local level - so this is where the impact is felt.

Police budgets, community outreach done by the police and others, intelligence gathering (by means of positive relationships with residents), work with those at risk of joining gangs, those trying to exit gangs, those affected by gangs and crime generally - all cut to shreds by this government NOT the Mayor.

I can't think of anything more ridiculous for blaming the Mayor for not magically being able to make the budget go farther than it can go, when everything has been cut at a local level.

Is there a Northampton Mayor? Or a Worcestershire Mayor? I don't know. But you might want to have a think about what's going on in those areas, and then think again about Sadiq's performance.

He's not doing too badly considering all that and the limited reach of his powers.

He's also a very good ambassador for London.

I think Boris Johnson was shameful, frankly. This government is shameful. Utterly shameful. Honestly, if you're not appalled by the effects of 'austerity' being devolved onto local councils, you should be appalled by the 'hostile environment'. I'm amazed you're bent out of shape about Sadiq - there's way bigger things to get upset about.

Notevilstepmother Sat 21-Apr-18 00:00:11

None built In some boroughs as of Feb.

Not great, but not the same as none.

Notevilstepmother Sat 21-Apr-18 00:00:53

Sorry forgot the link www.standard.co.uk/news/mayor/sadiq-khan-under-fire-as-no-new-affordable-homes-built-under-city-hall-programmes-in-10-london-a3755191.html

ANutAsBigAsABoulder Sat 21-Apr-18 00:01:44

Seeing as there have only been three London Mayors - Ken, Boris and Sadiq - suggesting that the incumbent is the ‘most unpopular mayor ever’ is a bit of a stretch.

He’s only been in office for two years and is dealing with the fag end of austerity, which is when all of the chickens come home to roost. Not everything shite hapening in London is down to his hand on the helm.

Conversely, not everything that goes brilliantly is down to his hand on the helm either - it can be an inheritance. Does he overdo the PR angles? Yes, totally, but that to me is a failing of our current political culture.

Want to vote someone else in? There’s an election in two years’ time. Whoever gets in, unless they have the money, powers and influence to effect massive societal change and reverse years of shitty Government policies (from all parties) they’ll have exactly the same problems, or ones that are on a similar scale.

Notevilstepmother Sat 21-Apr-18 00:03:19

The grey shows where affordable housing had been built in February.

DeleteOrDecay Sat 21-Apr-18 00:06:31

It's not just happening in London. Knife crime is going up in my city too, it's due to police cuts. Sadiq Kahn just happens to be an easy target.

GardenGeek Sat 21-Apr-18 00:06:57

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Notevilstepmother Sat 21-Apr-18 00:07:27

Picture seems to be missing sorry.

Notevilstepmother Sat 21-Apr-18 00:10:26

Meanwhile last June

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40418732

Walkingdeadfangirl Sat 21-Apr-18 00:11:12

He is in hiding, as are a lot of the other Labour moderates, until Corbyn is deposed and they can reclaim their party.

Sadiq is a follower not a leader, well out of his depth in London. Like or loath Boris, he was a leader. London is stagnating at the moment, I hope someone better comes along soon to take over because we need London to lead the way after Brexit.

Notevilstepmother Sat 21-Apr-18 00:13:19

Boris isn’t a leader. He reminds me of that Harry Enfield character “Tim nice but dim”

Notevilstepmother Sat 21-Apr-18 00:17:23

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/grenfell-tower-fire-boris-johnson_uk_594267c2e4b0d31854872fed

Boris thinks that cutting the fire service won’t make any difference, and can’t really back up his case and resorts to “get stuffed”

Notevilstepmother Sat 21-Apr-18 00:20:17

He is more interested in vanity projects like the ridiculous bridge.

Notevilstepmother Sat 21-Apr-18 00:20:40

www.ft.com/content/60913776-1d72-11e8-956a-43db76e69936

GnotherGnu Sat 21-Apr-18 00:30:20

His reaction to Grenfell was exactly right. And anyone who has the sense to stop the ridiculous Garden Bridge project gets my vote.

SantaClauseMightWork Sat 21-Apr-18 00:36:54

Sadia Khan is fine. Not his fault Tories are fleecing every public service and cut police force off to the point of nearly disabling them. That's what the Scotland Yard chief said I think.
Boris, however, is in a league of his own. Up there near Trump and Farage, etc. I don't think we can produce another choice idiot like him any time soon.

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