Sadiq Khan

Police and Crime Plan
Police and Crime Plan. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan during the launch of his Police and Crime Plan at Brixton's City Heights Academy in south London. Picture date: Monday March 20, 2017. See PA story POLITICS Police. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire URN:30612623Stefan Rousseau—PA Wire/AP
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It was a very different world when Khan became London’s first Muslim mayor last May. The son of Pakistani immigrants, Khan, a charismatic human rights lawyer and proud feminist, seemed the embodiment of the diverse, global city he was elected to lead. Less than a year later, in the aftermath of Brexit, Khan finds himself in a battle to preserve “open” London. The mayor has been unwavering in its defense, courting the business community while arguing that a hard Brexit, separating the city from the EU, will be disastrous for Britain’s engine of growth.