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Sadiq Khan sparks backlash after Brexit extension plea ‘You’re NOT the PM!’ | Politics | Information

2020-06-29 18:18:00

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The Labour London Mayor took to Twitter to demand the Authorities request extra time without cost commerce deal negotiations with Brussels, angering Brexiteers. He argued that when the talks timeline, which expires on December 31, was devised, the pandemic had not but hit. He tweeted: “Nobody anticipated that essential Brexit deal commerce negotiations would happen in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.

“Asking for an extension would present that the federal government is prepared to place the nationwide curiosity forward of political dogma.”

Former Labour MP for Vauxhaull Kate Hoey hit out at Mr Khan’s tweet.

She mentioned he would do higher to focus on checking out the issues in London moderately than regarding himself with nationwide issues.

She mentioned: “Please bear in mind you’re the Mayor of London NOT the Prime Minister of the UK so please kind out TfL (Transport for London), knife crime, air high quality for starters, and don’t overlook extra individuals in London voted to Depart the EU than voted for you.”

One other social media person added: “Might additionally consider stopping mass mob vandalism of the capital metropolis.”

One Twitter person mentioned if Mr Khan needed to proceed to poke his nostril into UK-wide relations, all British voters ought to have a say in subsequent yr’s mayoral election.

He mentioned: “Khan continues to be concerned in international coverage.

“So, the entire of the UK ought to get a vote on the mayor!”

READ MORE: Sadiq Khan admits failure to offer ‘correct management’ in lockdown

One particular person wrote: “Kate ur utterly right you’d make a superb mayor.”

A second tweeted: “I want you’d run for PM.”

On Monday the Prime Minister’s spokesman mentioned David Frost, Britain’s chief negotiator with the EU, will full the Brexit talks even when he takes up his new place as Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA) earlier than they’ve completed.

Mr Frost’s appointment as the brand new NSA was introduced on Sunday.

The information got here after Britain’s most senior civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill, mentioned he was stepping down from each his roles after studies of clashes with Johnson’s high political adviser.

Mr Johnson’s spokesman mentioned: “He’s taking up his function across the finish of August and there will be a brief transition interval so if there’s a small overlap with the Brexit negotiations that’s potential.

“David has mentioned he’ll after all stay chief negotiator whereas the talks are being concluded a method or one other.

“We’ve got been very clear with the EU that the talks should be concluded sooner moderately than later.

“We’d like to ensure companies can put together correctly for what’s going to occur on the finish of the yr.

“If the negotiations go on too lengthy, into the autumn, then they won’t know what to organize for.”



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