Yet that is what Sadiq Khan has done – in direct violation of his party’s policy not to be seen campaigning alongside Conservatives on the EU referendum.
Labour was stung badly during the Scottish independence referendum campaign, when nationalists claimed the party was campaigning alongside the Conservatives because there was no difference between them. The current policy seeks to prevent this from happening again.
Khan has been an outspoken critic of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – despite the fact that he owes his victory in the London mayoral elections to the so-called ‘Corbyn effect’.
This is how he repays his debt – by spitting in Corbyn’s face and appearing on a referendum platform alongside David Cameron, whose party linked him with extremism only weeks ago.
It is a deliberate attempt to sabotage Labour’s campaign and confuse the voters.
David Cameron has hailed Sadiq Khan as a “proud Muslim” just weeks after the Conservative Party launched a fierce campaign attacking him for alleged links to extremists.
The Prime Minister said London’s new mayor was a “proud Brit” and shared a platform with him at an EU ‘Remain’ rally today, despite previously warning of Khan’s affinity with religious figures.
Cameron notably came under fire for refusing to publicly congratulate Khan for six days following the mayor’s election – despite figures including Hillary Clinton, Sajid Javid and even the Daily Mail managing to do so.
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