Rap artist Dave branded the Prime Minister racist throughout a efficiency of his track ‘Black’ on the Brit Awards on Tuesday, earlier than blasting the federal government’s dealing with of the Windrush scandal and the Grenfell Tower tragedy. And the Mayor of London has backed up the rapper for his feedback as he believes many individuals in London share this view.
Nevertheless, Mr Khan mentioned he personally didn’t consider Mr Johnson was a racist.
He advised the Customary: “He’s articulating the experiences and emotions of many Londoners I converse to.
“He’s our Prime Minister however among the issues he has mentioned would in another stroll of life have led to abstract dismissal, not to mention been rewarded.
“So, you realize, I perceive fully.
“I’m undecided if he’s a racist. I feel it’s doable to say issues which can be racist with out being a racist.”
Mr Khan added he needs Mr Johnson would “get up” and realise that thousands and thousands of black and minority ethnic Britons really feel offended his feedback.
This contains referring to Muslim ladies who put on the burka as “financial institution robbers” or “letter bins”.
He mentioned: “My recommendation to Boris Johnson is that he has to just accept that, pretty or unfairly, there are individuals who assume he’s racist.
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“The truth that he’s not doing so and he seems to have a blind spot is the rationale why folks like Dave mentioned what he mentioned.”
In the meantime, Dwelling Secretary Priti Patel dismissed this label of Mr Johnson.
She advised Sky Information: “Properly, that’s utter nonsense, it truly is.
“I imply I don’t know what these feedback are based mostly on.
“It’s improper to make judgments about people once you don’t know a specific particular person.
“He’s not a racist in any respect and I simply assume these feedback are extremely inappropriate.”
And Sajid Javid, the previous chancellor, mentioned that Dave’s feedback had been “ridiculous”
He added Mr Johnson “loves fashionable Britain and celebrates its range”.
He mentioned: “No must insult somebody simply since you don’t like their politics.”