London Mayor Sadiq Khan will arrive in Manchester today to push REMAIN campaign in the Labour stronghold….reports Asian Lite News
The most popular Labour politician in the country will arrive at the Red Fort of Britain to enthuse the voters to support the Remain camp. Mr Sadiq Khan, the popular mayor of London, will attend function at Whalley Range and Oldham to push the campaign.
Cllr Naeem ul Hassan, former Lord Mayor of Manchester, appeals to the Mancunians to make the first visit of Sadiq as Mayor to be historic.
Sadiq is vigorously campaigning to remain in the UK as the top brass of Labour still debating over to share platform with Tories. The London mayor snubbed the leadership by sharing a stage with Prime Minister David Cameron in London to promote Stronger IN.
The London mayor said leaving the EU would be a betrayal of British values and send a message to the world that the country wants to stand alone.
In his speech in central London, Khan made clear he was separating his arguments from those of David Cameron and Conservative remain campaigners, who have been issuing dire warnings about the consequences of leaving.
The senior Labour politician said the choice facing Britain was not just about the financial consequences of leaving but the kind of country the UK wanted to be.
He said it was “quintessentially British” and part of our “values, our character, and our open and outward-facing nature that we can’t help but embrace our European neighbours”.
Khan said the leave campaign believed it had a “monopoly on patriotism”, with a nostalgic vision of Britain being able to rule itself again, but the “true patriotic case” was to remain.
He said it was the right thing for our “heart as well as for our head”.
11.30 – BMHC, College Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8BP