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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:10 AM

Sadiq Khan speech disrupted by Brexit and Trump supporters

Source: The Guardian




London mayor brushes off interruption by White Pendragons, describing them as ‘what some would call very stable geniuses’

Chris Johnston
@cajuk

Sat 13 Jan 2018 08.27 EST

A group of protesters backing Brexit and Donald Trump have disrupted a speech by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan.

Khan’s address on gender equality to the Fabian Society in central London was suspended for several minutes on Saturday morning while a small number of demonstrators from a recently formed far-right group called the White Pendragons made their protest.

Shortly after Khan began speaking at the society’s new year conference, one man told the audience: “Ladies and gentlemen, we’re here today to make a non-violent, peaceful citizen’s arrest.”

One man shouted “No to the EU” and another displayed a US flag.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/13/sadiq-khan-speech-disrupted-by-protesters-backing-brexit-and-trump-white-pendragons

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:15 AM

1. They're also known as Putin Puppets. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:17 AM

2. The Shithole

brigade.

We may be small in numbers but our smell is undeniable.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:44 AM

3. It hurts me to my soul that Old Glory is now emblematic of White Supremacy in Britain

Perhaps it’s for the best that The Greatest Generation is not around ( in sufficient numbers) to see it come to this.

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Response to farmbo (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:17 PM

7. I know wtf it's held up by right wing or white wing now in England as an allied symbol wtf

The few sad Trump is not going there

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Response to farmbo (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:54 PM

8. It's a function of the extremity of the presidency

Under Dubya, there was right wing talk of "the Anglosphere" (to which Canada, Australia or New Zealand were only admitted if they had a RW government). That vanished into thin air the moment Obama was elected. When Trump ran, and his RW lunacy was on display, they adopted him as their shining light upon a hill.

The reaction to Trump's "shithole" remarks I've seen from the British far right online has been "he's completely right", "why are the left ruining America with demographic attacks by unsuitable immigrants?" and, seriously, "it's the Jooos who are taking their revenge on whites by controlling American immigration policy". Basically, these are people who say "Hitler was right".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:23 AM

4. mayor added: ...distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses.





...............Outside the hall, the ITV News reporter Paul Brand asked them several times for clarity about their objection to the society, but failed to get a clear response.

He said in a tweet that they claimed to be neither a racist, nor a far-right group. “But they told us Sadiq Khan has no right to be Mayor of London, referencing his religion.”

When Khan, a former chair of the Fabian Society, resumed his speech he quipped: “On the plus side, I wasn’t served with a P45” – a reference to Theresa May’s Tory conference speech that was interrupted by a prankster.

The mayor added: “It is a pleasure to be here even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses.”...............

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/13/sadiq-khan-speech-disrupted-by-protesters-backing-brexit-and-trump-white-pendragons

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:27 AM

5. "We love Hitler. Don't call us nazis."

Last edited Tue Jan 16, 2018, 09:22 AM - Edit history (1)

"Everything I say is true -- that statement is a lie."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:23 AM

6. You'll find shitholes virtually everywhere....

It's our number one export!

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