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RMT slams Khan for falsely claiming TfL workers refused to attend talks

Members ‘justifiably furious at the complete misrepresentation of our position in the public domain. It is having an incendiary effect’

The leader of the RMT union has slammed London mayor Sadiq Khan for falsely telling the public that RMT members in dispute with Transport for London (TfL) had ‘refused to attend talks’ aimed at resolving the dispute.

Mick Lynch accused Khan of inflaming the situation by his ‘complete misrepresentation of our position in the public domain’ via a tweet this morning – as good as warning Khan that if talks fail his actions are to blame, while reminding him that the union and its members remain and always have been prepared to engage in talks:

Lynch has now put the responsibility squarely on Khan’s shoulders to resolve the dispute before further action as ‘this situation degenerates further’.

Does Khan have what it takes to put right his mistake and fix the consequences?

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13 comments

  1. A very cunning sly individual is mr Khan and he proved it when he stabbed Corbyn in the back after using him and the socialist revival to get elected.ITs difficult to choose the worst of these cheating parasites infesting the Labour party because its full of em top to bottom.

  2. Mick Lynch says in his letter that it is hard to know why Khan falsely claimed that the union members refused to attend talks – no its not Mick. He lied because he is totally unprincipled liar and as George Peel says in a post above a fake – more Tory than most Tories.
    Solidarity with RMT and watch your backs – you are dealing with a very slippery individual here.

  3. Sadiq is showing himself to be like a so-so manager in a firm who was overpromoted and is now not very effective in his new, current, role.

    In 2016, he won so impressively (57%) because Jeremy Corbyn’s very reasonable radicalism. In August 2016, Khan declared his support for Owen Smith’s failed bid to oust Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party.

    FWIW SW, I don’t think he has what it takes to fix his mistakes. He is what he is. Second rate.

  4. Way off subject but anyone interested in Julian Assange really should watch this interview with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Prof. Nils Melzer in full
    (<20 minutes)
    The first minute is in Swedish but after this short intro it is all in English.
    https://youtu.be/kfMZioi1zp0?t=68

  5. Thankyou Steve H another victim your knight helped to “fit up”Julian Assange
    Theres nothing this reprobate will not do to keep his foreign funders happy ☺

  6. Remember when zac goldsmith campaign told a load of lies about khan?

    Liars are liars. Khan’s a liar AND a hypocrite.

  7. Why anybody got sucked in by Khan is beyond me, but then I don’t live in London. This ‘Democratic Socialist’ London Mayor has sold off more of London’s Social Housing than any other London mayor in history, and that includes Johnson, and he was bad enough.

    Take a walk along the South Thames Embankment in the evening and look at the tens of thousands of newly built apartments, 90% of which lay empty. This is gross money laundering and corruption on a massive scale and Labour is at the heart of it.

    Disgusting stuff, it has to stop because it’s killing us.

    1. Sadiq Khan NEVER describes himself as a ‘democratic socialist’. He kows we’d get him under the trades descriptions act (yet the billionaires’ synchronised MSM calls itself a “free presss”).

      Wiki does a good “Political image and views” section on him:

      “Political image and views

      Writing for The Spectator, the political commentator Nick Cohen described Khan as a centre-left social democrat,[218] while the journalist Amol Rajan termed him “a torch-bearer for the social democratic wing” of the Labour Party.[219] The BBC describe Khan as being located on the party’s soft left.[220] In an article for Al Jazeera, the Marxist commentator Richard Seymour described Khan as a centrist,[221] while Matt Wrack, the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, characterised Khan as belonging to “that part of the Labour Party that was in government under Blair and Brown”.[222] The journalist Dave Hill described Khan as a social liberal.[223]
      Khan at a 2019 Eid al-Fitr event in Trafalgar Square, London

      Khan has described himself as a “proud feminist”.[223] In April 2019, Khan joined the Jewish Labour Movement.[224] He criticised the Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.[225] Khan said the British government should apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in British-ruled India.[226] Khan condemned the plans for a protest march against Narendra Modi’s government over India’s treatment of Kashmir during the Hindu festival of Deepavali.[227]

      Khan is a practising Muslim.[228][229] He quotes from the Quran and hadith when discussing terrorism.[60] He received death threats from Islamic extremists after voting in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act.[230][231] He was also threatened by the far-right group Britain First, which in 2016 threatened to take “direct action” against Khan where he “lives, works and prays” as part of an anti-Muslim campaign.[232]
      Khan with former president Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative, September 2016

      Journalist Dave Hill has said that Khan was “savvy, streetwise and not averse to a scrap”,[233] whilst also describing him as having a “joshing, livewire off-stage personality” which differed from the formal image he often projected while onstage.[234] Khan used to perform stand-up comedy before running for Mayor, including a ten-minute money-raising Stand Up for Labour routine. Comedian Arthur Smith stated that Khan could become a “good club-level comedian one day”.[235] During the 2016 Mayoral campaign, Goldsmith referred to Khan as “a caricature machine politician… the sort of politician who justified peoples’ mistrust in politics”, as evidence citing Khan’s U-turn on supporting Heathrow expansion.[236] AWriting for The Spectator, the political commentator Nick Cohen described Khan as a centre-left social democrat,[218] while the journalist Amol Rajan termed him “a torch-bearer for the social democratic wing” of the Labour Party.[219] The BBC describe Khan as being located on the party’s soft left.[220] In an article for Al Jazeera, the Marxist commentator Richard Seymour described Khan as a centrist,[221] while Matt Wrack, the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, characterised Khan as belonging to “that part of the Labour Party that was in government under Blair and Brown”.[222] The journalist Dave Hill described Khan as a social liberal.[223]
      Khan at a 2019 Eid al-Fitr event in Trafalgar Square, London

      Khan has described himself as a “proud feminist”.[223] In April 2019, Khan joined the Jewish Labour Movement.[224] He criticised the Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.[225] Khan said the British government should apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in British-ruled India.[226] Khan condemned the plans for a protest march against Narendra Modi’s government over India’s treatment of Kashmir during the Hindu festival of Deepavali.[227]

      Khan is a practising Muslim.[228][229] He quotes from the Quran and hadith when discussing terrorism.[60] He received death threats from Islamic extremists after voting in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act.[230][231] He was also threatened by the far-right group Britain First, which in 2016 threatened to take “direct action” against Khan where he “lives, works and prays” as part of an anti-Muslim campaign.[232]
      Khan with former president Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative, September 2016

      Journalist Dave Hill has said that Khan was “savvy, streetwise and not averse to a scrap”,[233] whilst also describing him as having a “joshing, livewire off-stage personality” which differed from the formal image he often projected while onstage.[234] Khan used to perform stand-up comedy before running for Mayor, including a ten-minute money-raising Stand Up for Labour routine. Comedian Arthur Smith stated that Khan could become a “good club-level comedian one day”.[235] During the 2016 Mayoral campaign, Goldsmith referred to Khan as “a caricature machine politician… the sort of politician who justified peoples’ mistrust in politics”, as evidence citing Khan’s U-turn on supporting Heathrow expansion.[236] “

      All in all, I see him as little more than a brand manager with one client (himself), not a politician of worth.

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