President Trump's Visit (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Tony Devenish AM:  I wanted to make a different point, but I do agree with Assembly Member Kurten in one thing: we do need to dial down the rhetoric on both sides.  You would agree that Londoners in my constituency and particularly police officers are in danger of getting hurt if this goes wrong.  We do not want a public order offence at all.  You would agree with that, Mr Mayor, and I hope you work with the MPS to make sure that we keep Londoners safe during this very important visit.

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Answer for President Trump's Visit (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for President Trump's Visit (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  Can I be clear about this?  I appreciate the sensitivity of a Conservative politician being concerned when I say London is an open city.  I can understand the concern he may have when I say we have chosen unity over division and hope over fear, bearing in mind who his candidate was, but I am really proud we did.