Khan’s anti-Corbyn, anti-left stance has earned him no favours from the Tories
The Tories have done London mayor Sadiq Khan up like a kipper: allowing TfL (Transport for London) to fail in the coronavirus crisis and then blaming him for it – then as conditions for a bailout they have made him end free fares to hard-pressed Londoners. Now he’ll be ‘the Labour mayor who got rid of free travel for kids’ in the coming mayoral election campaign.
Khan’s fate is an object lesson for ‘centrist’ Labour: appeasement won’t earn any protection.
The Tories are shamelessly political and adhere to Stalin’s maxim that ‘gratitude is a disease of dogs’. They will exploit ‘Labour’ politicians when it is expedient and then use any and every opportunity to bring them down as soon as circumstances allow.
Others at the top of the party might do well to take note, especially when it comes to properly opposing and exposing the Tories on a pandemic that is killing thousands of our people.
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