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Anti-Trump London mayor Sadiq Khan, under fire for ‘pathetic’ response to crime surge

London mayor Sadiq Khan is under fresh fire for its handling of the London crime.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan is under increasingly heavy fire from his predecessor, the residents, and even President Trump about rising crime in the city – even though Khan says the police cuts by the Conservative government are to blame.

Boris Johnson, the former mayor, the recently resigned Minister of the goals in Khan premieres, the British foreign in a recent Op-Ed for The Daily Telegraph for glamming it up on Film, while the crime is out of control.

“Sadiq Khan, a twinkle-toed mover on the movie, premiere, red carpet event, but his pirouettes on the topic of knife crime are a positive miracle. He’s doing the funding (if he was with a large war chest from me); he blames the Tory government; he accused the company. He makes everyone, but even if it is his paramount duty, the London safe,” Johnson wrote. “It is quite an achievement.”

Johnson is the latest high-profile figure, immerse yourself in the debate about London’s crime. During his trip to the UK, earlier this month, trump doubled down on his long-standing feud with Khan, an outspoken Trump critics.

“You have a mayor who has a terrible job in London. He has a terrible job,” Trump said in an interview with The sun, the blame Khan on both terrorism and crime. “I think he did a bad job on crime, when you see all the terrible things that are happening there, with all the crime that is introduced.”

March, London accounted for 17 per cent of the total recorded crime in England and Wales in the year, as well as 42 percent of all recorded thefts. A third of all knife crimes took place in London as well.

London temporarily overtook New York the number of murders in the early 2018. In February, the London police are looking for 15 murders, while New York 11 murders saw. In March, the Metropolitan Police murder has risen by more on 22, while the New York police Department jumped the, 21. New York recorded since then, more murders.

London is also an increase in acid attacks, jumped by more than 78 percent over the past two years, with 465 offences in the year 2017, up from 260 in the year 2015, according to the police information from the Evening Standard.

“I can’t remember the last time I saw a copper walking the streets this way.’

– London local Pat Mackie

There are small discrepancies, the prices were on the for years in the nation’s capital, and Khan was the focus of much of the resulting anger. In June, he was blown up, in the city hall of the city of a hostile audience, unhappy with the rising crime in London, since he took office.

“There are no bobbies on our street, London does not feel safe, that our communities don’t feel safe,” one resident exclaimed at a recent town hall event.

“You give me the statistics that Mr Khan, but for me, as a parent, I’m telling you, we don’t feel safe. We don’t feel safe in London-and we want you to do something about it!”

But Khan responded with the statement that crime is increasing in England and Wales as a whole, and the financing of the debt the Prime Minister, Theresa May, the government, and that of your predecessor, David Cameron, to cut the police.

“It is no coincidence that violent crime has risen steadily nationally within a few years, the 2010 election, when investment is reduced,” he said in an article for The Independent in response to Johnson’s broad side. “Really cuts have consequences.”

He argued that the police the numbers are now below 30,000 for the first time since 2003 and the debt, “an absent Minister of the interior and Prime Minister, distracted by Brexit” for rising crime.

London residents, who spoke to Fox News in this month were unanimous that the crime is escalating in different parts of the capital, but were mixed on where the blame falls.

“It’s gone diabolical,” Gerry Lewis told Fox News, adding that crime-especially knife crime had become worse, with many calling for the re-establishment of so-called “stop and search”.

“You need more … police are looking for. I think you are to do soft, I really, you have to crack down, it’s as simple as that,” he said.

Benyam Tadewse, a taxi driver, said his Windows have been broken twice. He accused the government of not Khan.

“You can blame the mayor, but it is only the mayor is not the problem. If he’s not on the budget, what is he doing?”

Others disagreed. Pat Mackie, wearing Tottenham Hotspur F. C. cap, was especially blunt in his criticism of the mayor, and to advocate appeared to be Johnson ‘ s criticism that Khan is more interested in turning up to glamorous events as the fixing in London problems.

“The man is a shameful, two-bob-w—er. He, in turn, would cover themselves for the opening of the letter, that geezer,” he said.

He accused Khan and other politicians’ emphasis on political correctness, a rise in crime committed by Muslim immigrants, and also for the exchange of police officers with Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).

PCSOs, introduced in 2002 in the whole country, have only limited powers in comparison to the regular police officers and are often derided as “plastic bobbies” for their ineffectiveness.

“I can’t remember the last time I saw a copper walking the streets here all along,” said Mackie. “You had the PCSOs for a while, but you don’t know their-from their elbow.”

Andy King, drink in a pub in Hackney, told Fox News that while he recognized that there were cuts, he noted that Khan, who introduced the police, a hate crime unit officers, with 900 dedicated, the king says, instead, could be used, for the combating of crime.

We have devoted 900+ specialist officers across London, the investigation of all hate crime. For more info https://t.co/VNyHq5vu5T #NHCAW pic.twitter.com/pp4XzyU5We visit

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 19, 2017

He says that, while he lives, get out of the city, he works in it and noticed the effect that it to London every day.

“It is much worse,” he said of the crime situation. “The people are scared.”

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.

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