Sadiq Khan slammed over BLM street renaming drive Political correctness gone berserk!

Sadiq Khan: Susan Hall says ‘political correctness has gone beserk’

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Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been slammed by Susan Hall, leader of London Greater Authority Tories, over a scheme to provide funding for the renaming of streets in the Capital. Sadiq Khan recently announced grants will be made available under a diversity scheme that sets out to ‘decolonise’ and ‘diversify’ London’s streets names. The moves led Ms Hall to declare on TalkRADIO that “political correctness has gone berserk.”

Ms Hall told LBC: “Well, the thing is political correctness now has gone berserk.

“I’m entitled to my view just as are Cristo.

“And I won’t be shut up, I will say what I think.

“I sincerely hope I don’t offend anybody and I don’t set out to offend people.

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“But some people are offended by everything these days,” she continued.

“And I think we ought to grow up a bit.

“We’ve all got a different view.

“I think this particular million pounds is, is being completely wasted, and so I shall say so.

 

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“Other people that they disagree are also entitled to say so,” added the Leader of London Greater Authority Conservatives.

“But I think if we keep shutting down speech, which is what is happening more and more, then you won’t get a divergence of thoughts and ideas.

“And I think that’s bad for all of us.”

The Labour Mayor of London announced the new street name scheme under the £1million Untold Stories fund available to community groups.

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The Untold Stories fund is part of the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm, which was set up after last year’s Black Lives Matter protests.

Mr Khan said: “London’s diversity is its greatest strength but for far too long our capital’s statues, street names, and buildings have only shown a limited perspective on our city’s complex history.

“I’m determined to do everything I can to ensure our public realm presents a more complete picture of everyone who has made London the incredible city it is today.”

He stressed the aim of City Hall’s Commission for Diversity was to “raise public understanding,” not remove statues. 

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