The statue of Churchill in Parliament Square has been boarded up, boxed in. Those still prepared to declare their loyalty to alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson are pointing fingers at London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, as the Black Lives Matter protests and counter demonstrations from the far right are being used by the Tories as part of their attempts to unseat Khan in next year’s Mayoral elections.reported at the time, “Lawyers have written to London’s mayor threatening legal action after he sanctioned the construction of ‘unlawful’ fences around the square, which campaigners claim are a deliberate attempt to stop them protesting peacefully. Parliament Square is considered to be one of the most important sites in the country for demonstrators and is maintained by Johnson’s Greater London Authority”. No spluttering from the right that time.also reported “Boris Johnson today signed up to a review of the Metropolitan police's approach to handling demonstrations amid public outcry over policing at the G20 protests in London earlier this month”. The kind of thing that Khan is now being criticised for.
Nothing like blaming Sadiq Khan for doing what the Tories did previously. Sad, really.