Sadiq Khan – 2022 Comments on “Government’s Anti-London Rhetoric”

The comments made by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, on 30 May 2022.

I fear that the Government’s anti-London approach could seriously exacerbate the cost-of-living crisis.

Even before these latest economic shocks, too many Londoners were already finding it impossible to keep their heads above water.

We have some of the most deprived communities in the country living here in our city.

And so, to overlook London for investment – and exclude our city from various funding pots as this Government has already done – is completely indefensible.

Help for our communities should be based on need, not geography.

A child born into poverty in Lewisham or Newham is blighted by deprivation and inequality in much the same way as a child born into similar circumstances in Leeds or Newcastle.