Stay up to date with notifications from The Independent

Notifications can be managed in browser preferences.

Independent TV

Showing now | News

Sadiq Khan reveals heartbreak at Rishi Sunak's lack of leadership over 'Islamist' rant

01:01

Sadiq Khan reveals heartbreak at Rishi Sunak’s lack of leadership over ‘Islamist’ rant

Sadiq Khan has said he is “heartbroken” at Rishi Sunak’s lack of “leadership” over Lee Anderson’s comments, in which he claimed the London mayor was controlled by “Islamists”.

The former deputy chair of the Conservatives was suspended by the party after refusing to apologise for the remarks.

“I’ve had a number of emotions over the last six days. Sad, angry, frustrated, appalled, heartbroken,” Mr Khan told LBC on Thursday 29 February.

“My sadness and my heartbreak is because people who we look to for leadership haven’t provided it. I mean Sunak, I mean the deputy prime minister, I mean the cabinet.”

Up next