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Labour's Sadiq Khan re-elected London mayor

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The best choice of a bad bunch

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I wonder how he’s done with those grooming gangs? Don’t hear a lot about it in the MSM.

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Fox got a slightly higher percentage of the vote than Count Binface.

I’m disappointed with Londoners.

Khan the best out of a very poor field.

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FizzBitToday  08:53 am JST

I wonder how he’s done with those grooming gangs? Don’t hear a lot about it in the MSM.

I read about them extensively in the MSM. Try Maajid Nawaz on the very MSM LBC radio station. Covered it in depth.

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As expected. Realistically, looking at the rest of the sorry candidates - he was the only logical choice.

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Let's be gracious. The best person won

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The second favourite has been known to make very racist and ignorant remarks. He's complained about people being allowed to celebrate events like Diwali, and yet has said nothing about the Notting Hill Carnival. He's complained about the Indian community of bringing problems to UK, unlike his own black community. He has complained about single mothers and yet has tried to limit access to abortion. He has some good policies, but Khan was the better choice. Khan has stuck his neck out for the LGBT community too and received death threats from both racist right-wingers and his own Muslim community. Crime is a big problem, lack of help from the government is not helping.

FizzBit:

Please. Khan is still here. And the fat guy has long gone.

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Shaun Bailey (conservative) an unknown quantity, politically, squeezed Sadiq Khan majority by 1.6%.

However, Khan was always, out of a particularly ghastly line up, going to hold on to office.

It is analyzing the numbers, (Khan democratically deserved win), within the mayoral election system, pulls one up.

The turn out, 2,531,357, 41.2% of the eligible vote, Khan 55.2% represents 1,397,309 voters.

58.8% of London population that received a voting card, abstained.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement for Khan tenure as Mayor.

On the other hand Andy Burnham was reelected mayor of Greater Manchester on 67% of the vote.

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FizzBitToday 08:53 am JST

I wonder how he’s done with those grooming gangs? Don’t hear a lot about it in the MSM.

Surely Fox News have covered this? Maybe you were busy the day their in-depth report was aired...

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Khan, who became the first Muslim to head a major Western capital after his victory in 2016, saw off his main challenger, Shaun Bailey,

This is totally wrong way of reporting.... Why do you look for his religion? If there is muslim person attack innocent people with a bomb , all the news papers ( one sided) never say about that person's religion.

Reason as they say we should not look for the religion of the people..... ha ha ha ..

Now what is this? Why one should promote his religion in the mayor election????

If the elected mayor is different species other than human being then that has a point ex: if a monkey has been elected as mayor then lets write this way " this is the first time a monkey has been elected as mayor of a major capitol city in the western world"..

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Democracy = choose the one you hate the least.

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Ghastly man and from what I’ve seen a control freak.

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Surely Fox News have covered this? Maybe you were busy the day their in-depth report was aired...

I’ve had a few exchanges with the tin foil hat brigade over subjects like this.

I remember one poster claimed the MSM were not covering the war in Yemen. After countless links to MSM sources were given covering Yemen, the poster sloped off down an alley complaining they weren’t covering it properly.

Another one was on the subject of Muslim women wearing religious garb. Another ‘alternative media’ poster complained the media weren’t covering the problems of Muslim integration. After many examples of the MSM covering this, the poster complained the sources were from the British media which nobody reads ( the same poster often links to rightwing UK media ).

It’s a strong bubble.

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Right wingers love democracy until the people elect someone the right wingers don’t like.

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58.8% of London population that received a voting card, abstained. 

Not exactly a ringing endorsement for Khan tenure as Mayor.

Low turnout = dissatisfied voters. On what planet?

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Khan was the second choice candidate for those who voted Green, LibDem, ProEu, Womens Equality, Count Binface etc as a first choice. It’s always decided on the second preference choices. Delighted Binface beat Piers Corbyn, UKIP and the other cranks, shame he didn’t trounce failed actor-musician-husband Laurence Fox.

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Delighted Binface beat Piers Corbyn, UKIP and the other cranks, shame he didn’t trounce failed actor-musician-husband Laurence Fox.

Laurence 'I come from a famous, wealthy, entitled family' Fox?

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Mickelicious, have to take voter dissatisfaction into consideration on low turnouts,

Certainly planet itsonlyrocknroll, humble opinion, thinks it could.

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Keir Starmer, foolishly, without careful consideration, threw Angela Rayner head first under a convoy of juggernauts.

Keir Starmer deputy leader!

What a plonker!

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No, they don't

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Khan banned a poster because it showed a photo of a woman in a bikini. The idea that city mayors have censorship powers is unsettling, especially for materials that are clearly outside "hate" criteria. Also, pretty scary for those of us old enough to remember more enlightened times when bikinis and miniskirts were symbols of liberation among a free-thinking youth.

But then, today's new left puritans are in the process of their great purge.

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I would like to see huge posters of men in bikinis and in mini skirts planted all over London, then let's talk about free thinking and puritans

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