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A fuming Londoner condemned Sadiq Khan as the “worst London Mayor in history” in a furious rant. Danny from Croydon called LBC’s Speak to Sadiq phone-in this morning to question why Labour had “bankrupted” Transport for London and Croydon council. This comes after local MP Chris Philp admitted Croydon Council has “gone bust” after “running up £1.5 billion in debt”.
The Council issued a Section 114 notice on Wednesday afternoon “due to the severe ongoing financial challenges facing the authority.”
Danny asked Mr Khan: “I live in Croydon, I want to ask the Mayor on his opinion on another Labour-run council going bankrupt?
“TfL has gone bankrupt while that man has been running it.”
Mr Khan responded: “Danny, don’t make the mistake of reading Tory propaganda.”
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He continued: “It will make you go blind and say stupid things.
“TfL hasn’t been made bankrupt by me. I managed to reduce the deficit by more than 71 percent and increase our cash balances.
“Read decent stuff and find out your facts.”
Danny fired back: “I just want to say you’re the worst London Mayor in history.”
The caller abruptly ended the call, leaving a stunned Mr Khan speechless in the studio.
Mr Khan later suggested that Danny was a “planted caller from the Tories” without providing any further evidence.
LBC host James O’Brien even criticised Mr Khan for dismissing all criticism of him as “Conservative stooges”.
Viewers bashed Mr Khan for his “very smug” responses to criticism from Londoners today.
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One tweeted: “Sadiq Khan in a very playful mood on LBC. Not sure it was the best way to behave.
“He seemed to be suggesting anyone calling in with criticism was a Tory – very strange.
“Don’t get too overconfident Sadiq Khan or you could be bitten in the backside.”
Another added: “Given you let TfL go bust & overseen soaring knife crime amongst other disasters, how can you justify asking Londoner’s to vote for you again?”
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