Sadiq Khan in City Hall, a week after his election as mayor of London [Image: David Levene for the Guardian].

Sadiq Khan in City Hall, a week after his election as mayor of London [Image: David Levene for the Guardian].

Shame on new London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

By urging Jeremy Corbyn to give in to the Blairite right, he is ignoring the fantastic series of victories won by Labour since the still-relatively-new leader took over – including his own.

Perhaps he hasn’t noticed that any divisions in the Labour Party are being caused by these spoilt right-whingers, who seem to see it as their God-given right to ignore the wishes of the vast majority of party members, throw all their toys out of their pram and squeal like a bunch of babies.

Yes, it is important to secure power – but Blairite Labour lost public support at every election it contested, until finally the Tories overtook them in 2010.

Blairite Labour has absolutely no chance of winning another election.

Jeremy Corbyn, on the other hand, just won a string of victories across the UK – except in Scotland, where the SNP has established a strong anti-Labour narrative, and in Dudley, where MP Ian Austin is a Blairite (and a backstabber, judging from his comments about McDonalds’ sponsorship).

This Blog has congratulated Khan on his huge win, but he’s on the wrong side of the narrative here.

It’s time he remembered that, while he is a representative of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn is his leader.

It’s time Sadiq Khan stopped causing trouble and started following orders.

Sadiq Khan called on Labour to unite and get into “the habit of winning elections” as the newly elected London mayor urged the party to go back to the strategy followed by previous leaders John Smith and Tony Blair.

In his first interview with a national newspaper since his decisive election victory, the new mayor delivered a warning to his party about the importance of securing power, saying “I’ve achieved more in these seven days than in the last six years in opposition.”

Khan said that his party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, could not be blamed for general election losses in 2010 and 2015, but added Labour was failing to “score enough goals” against a deeply divided Conservative party, wracked with infighting over Europe.

Source: Sadiq Khan calls on Corbyn to ‘get back in the habit of winning elections’ | Politics | The Guardian


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