LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has hoped that American voters will reject Donald Trump and his “hate politics” within the upcoming November 3 elections.
In an unique interview with The News, Khan stated that he opposes Trump as he poses a hazard to American democracy, the free world, Muslims, minorities, and anybody who doesn’t agree with him — not due to his private assaults.
“I’ve at all times been clear about Trump even earlier than he grew to become President of the United States,” Khan stated, including that the president doesn’t perceive the fantastic thing about democracy, pluralism, and variety.
“He is any person who treats Muslims with suspicion. He has stated issues about Muslims, ladies, Mexicans that I discover offensive.”
The alternative for the American folks, Khan stated, may be very easy on this election: “An awful, bad, anti-equality, anti-Muslim Trump (on the one hand) or Joe Biden. If I was voting, I would vote for Biden.”
Trump has launched a number of assaults on Khan, invoking his robust response, however he stated: “It is just not about me. I’ve 24/7 police safety on account of the statements made by Trump. It is in regards to the world. The American president is the chief of the free world, he has an enormous quantity of energy and duty, and he has to make use of it sensibly. The status of the US has been tarnished within the final 4 years; the status of American democracy has been tarnished.”
The mayor stated that it’s actually vital for America to have nice leaders, and Biden should restore the harm finished by Trump.
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“We imagine in equality and deal with one another with respect, and we hope the brand new president will restore the harm finished by Trump.”
The London mayor revealed that Pakistanis and Bangladeshis in London are twice extra prone to die because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as in comparison with white folks as they’re over-represented in menial jobs akin to bus drivers, factories, retailers, and different low-paid areas.
Khan stated the possibilities of somebody dying on account of working in these jobs is thrice greater than somebody working in workplace jobs or managerial jobs.
“Many Pakistani are in front line jobs, in factories, bus, and private hire jobs as well as in other menial jobs”.
He stated that the demise charges of communities and research carried out within the aftermath of the primary wave of COVID-19 associated deaths have established these details.
Khan stated that he had requested the Equalities and Human Rights Commission to analyze these deaths.
“I have asked for an investigation into these deaths but the Tory government is in denial and they don’t accept there are structural inequalities, racism, and equality issues. They have finally accepted that ethnicities of the deceased will be written in the death certificates.”
Khan blamed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s authorities for “punishing Londoners” by imposing harsh situations on the town and identified the extension of congestion cost zones, the extension of congestion timing, and the rise in charges of congestion funds, terming them as punishing for commuters and companies.
He stated the Transport for London (TfL) is a world-class service, but it surely has come underneath monetary points, as fewer individuals are utilizing companies after the primary lockdown.
He stated the federal government is “punishing us” and “requiring us to increase congestion charge to £15 and now asking us to extend the congestion charge zone to South to North circular which means four million additional Londoners will be paying $15 and I have said ‘No’”.
Khan stated he was conscious that personal rent drivers and small and massive companies alike have been struggling on account of this. He stated: “I know businesses are struggling because of the pandemic and these changes. I am upset that the government is punishing Londoners and punishing businesses around our city.”
Sadiq Khan resolved that London would bounce again to its day of glory pre-COVID-19. “We have suffered due to fires, great plagues, and terror attacks and we have always come back stronger, we will recover strongly and we will be greater even afterward.”