You just couldn't make it up. Oblivious to the facts, ignorant of the reality, Mayor Khan keeps denying what the entire knows: London under his watch has been turned into a gangsters paradise!
LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan left GLA Tory leader Gareth Bacon astonished as he claimed London was now a "safer" place than it used to be before he took office, despite Metropolitan Police statistics pointing at staggering increased levels of crime in the capital.
The London Mayor squirmed when questioned by the Greater London Assembly Conservative leader after he rejected the idea London had become less safe since he had taken over the capital in a Sky News interview. Mr Bacon asked: “On the June 2 you gave an interview to Niall Paterson at Sky News and he asked you ‘to what extent it is a matter of personal regret to you that London is less safe than when you took the job?’
“And you responded: ‘Oh it’s not less safe’ and then you talked about all the things that you were doing.
“So I thought, well, that’s interesting. I had a look at the Metropolitan Police statistics.
“In 2015/2016 for example, there were 21,361 robberies recorded. Last year there were 35,216 which is an increase of 65 percent.
“In that light Mr Mayor do you think the stating London is not less safe than when you took over was an honest thing to say?”
As Mr Khan immediately responded "I do", the shocked GLA Tory leader said: “You do? That’s extraordinary.”
Mr Khan added: “I’m very happy to have a discussion on what the definition of robbery is actually.
“But it depends on which metrics you use to measure safety.
“I’m quite clear that as far as London’s concerned we are a safe city.
“Of course, I’m concerned about any incident of personal injury to a Londoner. We’re doing what we can to keep our city safe.”
Confronted on the 55 percent increase of incidents of knife crime between 2016 and 2018, the Mayor once again denied saying London was not less safe was not the right thing to say.
He said: “I think we are safer. I’ll give you one example where you can measure success in relation to the progress we’re making to deal with terrorism. We’re making big progress there. In relation to homicides, in relation to under 25s who are injured by knife crime. So I suppose the metrics you use, I mean we can go round in circles in relation to there are some metrics where we’re doing less well than before I became Mayor. With some metric, we’re doing better.”
According to the statistics released by the Metropolitan Police, between 2015/16 and 2018/19 robbery went up by 64.9 percent, knife crime by 54.6 percent and rape by 45.7 percent among a multitude of areas of crime in the capital.
The death toll from the nightly stabbings and shootings would be double if not for the extraordinary efforts of our nurses, doctors and surgeons. The only people benefiting under khan are the career criminals and gangs that have turned our capital upside down.