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Monday, 7 February 2011

Ed Miliband's ally Sadiq Khan left isolated after race attack on Cameron


By Jason Groves, 6th February 2011, from Mail Online

Adamant: Sadiq Khan has refused to withdraw his comments:

A senior ally of Ed Miliband who branded David Cameron a far-Right ‘propagandist’ for criticising multiculturalism was left isolated by Labour colleagues yesterday.
They refused to back Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan after his extraordinary attack on the Prime Minister’s speech in which he pledged to crack down on Muslim groups that sympathise with Islamic extremists and oppose British values.

Mr Khan accused Mr Cameron of ‘writing propaganda’ for the far-Right English Defence League, an anti-Islamist group linked to the BNP. He provoked fury within Government, with Tory Party Chairman Baroness Warsi demanding an apology from Mr Khan over the ‘outrageous and irresponsible’ smear.

Senior figures within Labour, which is desperate not to be seen as out of touch with the public mood on the need to tackle Islamic extremists, distanced themselves from Mr Khan.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander said: ‘It is for Sadiq to explain the context in which he made those remarks.’

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper would only say it was ‘unwise’ for Mr Cameron not to have explicitly condemned the English Defence League, which marched in Luton on Saturday as he was making his speech.

Mr Khan was last night said to be unrepentant. He told friends he believed Mr Cameron had been ‘very unwise’ to make the speech on a day when the far-Right were staging a high-profile march.

But Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, praised Mr Cameron’s speech, saying: ‘There is a lot in what he said.’

Foreign Secretary William Hague said: ‘This is a Prime Minister giving a speech about the future of our country – that doesn’t have to be rescheduled because some people have chosen to walk down a street that particular day.’

Mr Cameron could face resistance within Whitehall over his shift in approach.

Officials have long argued Islamist extremism is only an issue when it becomes violent.

1 comment:

  1. Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan? More like Sharia Justice Secretary!! If the Liebore Zanucialists get in, so does he!!

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