SADIQ Khan has FAILED to meet with the families of the London murder wave and has refused to apologise for not making a public appearance until yesterday.
Appearing on London’s LBC radio station, Mayor Khan was asked if he had met any of the families.
“I’ve spoken to a number of people over the last few days,”
He was asked again: “Have you spoken to any of the bereaved families?”
Khan replied: “No I haven’t spoken to the bereaved families – but I’ve got a deputy mayor and police commissioner… the point is that we are a team.”
Arrogantly, he then said: “Look, I’m here talking to you and explain some of the things we’re doing.
Mayor Khan then blamed Tory cuts for the crime wave, instead of leadership failures and a decline in stop and search. He also added that he “can not solve the problem as mayor”.
London has experienced a 38 percent rise in knife crime recently, and murder rates have now surpassed past those of New York.
Tories described Khan as “missing in action” since the crime wave gathered pace, leaving seven people dead in the capital this week, including a teenage girl gunned down in a postcode gang war.
Khan also refused apologised for being absent and blamed central government cuts for the crime wave.
“I’m not going to apologise for making the point, which is the context, of the cuts made over the last few years,” he said, as well as describing it as a “national problem”.
He added: “These are problems that won’t be solved overnight. They won’t be solved by just me the mayor or by the commissioner. We need a concerted government investment in prevention but also enforcement.”