Boris Johnson 'is a vote winner for Labour' says Sadiq Khan
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Sadiq Khan appeared on Sky News and lambasted Boris Johnson following the Partygate scandal and comments he made regarding Jimmy Savile. Mr Khan had previously called the Partygate scandal a “slam dunk” and believed it was the beginning of the end for Mr Johnson. But when quizzed on the matter, Mr Khan admitted he would like the Prime Minister to stay in office as the evidence suggested he was a “vote winner” for Labour after canvassing voters.
Speaking on Sky News, Mr Khan was grilled by presenter Kay Burley about the Partygate scandal and the London Mayor’s assumption it would be a “slam dunk” for Boris Johnson.
However, Mr Johnson remains in office with Ms Burley wanting to know “what is going on”.
Mr Khan responded: “Well, I suspect what he’s doing is trying to hang on for dear life.
“He is kicking the can down the road saying to wait for the Sue Gray report and the Met Police report.
“I have to be frank, I knock on doors, the Labour Party benefits from Boris Johnson still being the leader of the Tory party, the Prime Minister, our country suffers though.
“And that’s why I think it’s really important for Conservatives who have the power to remove him to think ‘Do I want to be like the Republicans in America who failed to get rid of Trump?’
“Or do I want to be like the proud Tory that who understands the importance of law and order… and gets rid of this guy.
“And listen, I got to be honest, for selfish reasons as a Labour politician and as a Labour member, I want this guy to stay because he’s a vote winner for us.
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“But it just does down this high standard that we hold relating to a prime minister, investigated by police, breaking the law, breaking rules that many many people were following,
“I attended a funeral of my father-in-law during the pandemic… one of my neighbours lost his life to Covid, I couldn’t attend his funeral.”
Mr Khan continued and said thousands of families did the right thing by following the rules and despised the “hypocrisy” from the Prime Minister.
According to Politico’s poll of polls, Labour leads the polls with 41 percent and the Conservatives trail at 33 percent.
The two parties were neck and neck back in November 2021 where the polls suggest they were tied at 37 percent each.
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However, the following weeks saw Tory support wane as the Owen Paterson scandal came to light as did reports of Conservative parties during lockdown.
Since November, Labour voters have also become more confident they would win the next general election.
According to YouGov, only 18 percent of Labour voters believed they would win the next election which has now increased to 42 percent at the end of January.
Boris Johnson is also facing calls to step down and apologise for his comments against Sir Keir Starmer during Prime Minister’s Questions where he addressed the CPS’ failures to prosecute Jimmy Saville.
Mr Johnson attacked the Labour leader and said he “spent more time prosecuting journalists and failing to prosecute Jimmy Savile” which has caused some Tory allies to turn against him.
While there were failures from the CPS to not prosecute Savile, an inquiry into the matter found Sir Keir was never personally involved in the case and was exonerated.
Despite this, Sir Keir still apologised for the CPS’ failures.
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