Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Pro-Trump protesters cause havoc at Sadiq Khan's Fabian Society speech

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the UK 'could be heading for a lost decade of lower growth and lower employment' London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the UK 'could be heading for a lost decade of lower growth and lower employment'
Andrew Cummings | 14 January, 2018, 00:32

When Mr Khan resumed his speech he quipped: "On the plus side, I wasn't served with a P45" - a reference to British prime minister Theresa May's disastrous Tory conference speech that was interrupted by a prankster.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump have disrupted a speech by Sadiq Khan and called for the London Mayor to be arrested.

A group of protesters backing USA president Donald Trump and Brexit have disrupted a speech by the London mayor Sadiq Khan.

"They told us Sadiq Khan has no right to be Mayor of London, referencing his religion", ITV reporter Paul Brand tweeted after speaking with some of the men.

The demonstrators, from a group called the White Pendragons, were escorted from the venue by police.

"Making his reflection on the London's mayors increasing concern with matters of state instead of effectively running the city he was elected to lead, Kassam concluded: "...to borrow a phrase from Donald Trump, London is turning into a shithole under Sadiq Khan".

Audience members started to heckle and slow clap as security officers appeared.

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But a demonstrator, unperturbed by the reception, said: "We stand under common law jurisdiction".

Yesterday, Khan tweeted a statement that "President Trump got the message" from Londoners who disapprove of his "divisive agenda" after he cancelled a trip to the UK.

"If you touch us, you'll be done for common assault".

Mr Trump previously described himself as a "very stable genius" after his mental ability was questioned. "We're not leaving, we've paid for a ticket", reported the Evening Standard newspaper.

He also accused The Fabian Society, where Mr Khan was about to speak, of "subverting" the constitution.

The U.S. president confirmed on Twitter late Thursday that he would not visit the U.K.to open the new U.S. embassy building in south London.

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