London lockdown: Shaun Bailey slams Mayor Sadiq Khan for making ‘catastrophic’ decisions

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The Conservative Party’s candidate for the 2021 London Mayoral election told talkRADIO Londoners need the capital to remain open. Mr Bailey blasted Mr Khan for allowing Europe’s biggest business hub to be shut down and stated London needs to be run by someone the public can trust. 

Mr Bailey said: “What you are seeing with Sadiq Khan is that he has figured out that if we can terrorise London and move us up the chain then it is a get out of jail card for him to cover the fact he has failed on housing, crime and TFL.

“Londoners need London to be open.

“London needs to work and people need to feed their families.

“Sadiq Khan is entirely wrong about this.

He added: “The decisions he is making are absolutely catastrophic, not only for London but for the whole country.”

Mr Bailey continued: “If Sadiq Khan shuts down the biggest business hub in all of Europe then where do we think we are getting this magic money tree from?

“We need someone who we can trust to run London and that is not Sadiq Khan.”

Mr Bailey’s concerned regarding London being placed in lockdown was also shared by fellow Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith.

Mr Duncan Smith slammed the decision to put the whole of London under tier-two coronavirus restrictions and told LBC that it will be a staggering blow to the capital.

The Conservative MP added some boroughs within London have very low levels of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Mr Duncan Smith said: “I think, first of all, this position is premature for London.

“London is a huge city, it’s one of the great global cities of the world.

 

“Most of their boroughs are bigger than many of the towns around the UK, and the figures vary dramatically from one end of London to the next.

“So South-West London has incredibly low levels of the spread, others have higher but the average, even including some of the highest.

“It is still very low relative to places like Manchester and to Liverpool and many of the other towns.”

He added: “It is a staggering blow to London and to the hospitality sector.”

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