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Sadiq Khan sparks row with Pro EU Nicola Sturgeon by likening Scottish nationalism to racism

SADIQ KHAN was forced to tone down a speech in which he likened Scottish nationalism to racism, insisting that there is "no difference" between them and those who try to "divide us on the basis of our background, race or religion".


The Mayor of London insisted he was "not saying that nationalists are somehow racist or bigoted" after a trail of his speech to the Scottish Labour conference in Perth sparked outrage.

But as Mr Khan addressed party activists he insisted: "There's no difference between those who try to divide us on the basis of whether we're English or Scottish, and those who try to divide us on the basis of our background, race or religion."

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon hit out at his remarks saying they were a "sign of the sheer desperation and moral bankruptcy that has driven so many from Scottish Labour's ranks”.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/772151/Sadiq-Khan-SNP-Scottish-nationalism-racism-Nicola-Sturgeon-Labour


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    London mayor backtracks after sparking row by likening Scottish nationalism to racism


    London Mayor Sadiq Khan sparked a row in tweets preceding his latest speech by implying Scottish nationalism is akin to racism. He was forced to backpedal after Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, slammed his remarks as “spectacularly ill-judged.”

    “The last thing we need now is to pit different parts of our country or sections of our society against each other – or to further fuel division or seek separation.”

    “There’s no difference between those who try to divide us on the basis of whether we’re English or Scottish, and those who try to divide us on the basis of our background, race, or religion,” Khan said in tweeted remarks preceding his speech to the Scottish Labour conference in Perth on Saturday. He also implied that a new Scottish independence referendum would be destabilizing.

    “The world is an increasingly divided place – with Brexit, the election of President Trump and the rise of populist and narrow nationalist parties around the world,” he said.

    He then went on to stress the need to find an “antidote to Brexit and the rise of right-wing populist parties” that does not “break away or push our neighbors away,” but is based on unity.

    https://www.rt.com/uk/378663-london-mayor-nationalism-row/
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
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