Sadiq Khan sparks backlash after demanding Brexit extension – ‘Nothing to do with you!’

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The Mayor of London has called on Boris Johnson to extend the Brexit transition period beyond the December 31 deadline in the wake of the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus and border closures between the UK and Europe. The French Government has suspended all travel between the UK and France for the next 48 hours after a more infectious strain of COVID-19 was identified in the South East of England.

The ban has blocked all major transport routes between the UK and mainland Europe via France – including Channel ports in Kent.  

In a statement, the Labour Mayor insists the closure of key supply chains required the “full and undivided efforts of ministers”.

Mr Khan added the threat of a no deal Brexit was “reckless even before the latest surge in COVID cases.”

He released his statement ahead of a COBRA meeting this afternoon and received a furious backlash on Twitter.

One user wrote: “Brexit negotiations have nothing to do with you.”

A second added: “Change the record.”

Meanwhile, a third commented: “Never! Crawl back under your rock.”

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