London’s far-left Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed that his city needs to welcome even more migrants to fill labor shortages, and urged the British government to give him exclusive power to decide how many foreigners, both legal and illegal, can come to London.
REMIX News Speaking to journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy on a Channel 4 podcast, the Labour politician said he has “no hesitation” in calling for even more mass immigration into Britain, despite the country receiving 1.2 million new arrivals last year and posting a net migration figure of 606,000, yet another record.
Khan, who was a staunch advocate of remaining within the European Union and a champion of free movement and effective open borders, suggested that if the government is worried about the political consequences of limiting migration, it should hand over this competence to Khan via a devolution of powers, and let him decide who can come to work in London.
The London mayor continued by claiming “the fear people have that migrants will come in and be benefit scroungers is just not borne out of the evidence,” and told listeners to not blame migrants for their perceived shortcomings across the country but to “blame the politicians.”
New census data published in November last year revealed that the percentage of those living in London who identify as White British had dropped to just 37 percent of the population, down from 45 percent just ten years prior.
During his time in office, London, like many other cities in Britain, has seen a significant demographic shift, with the capital standing alongside Birmingham, Lutton, and Leicester as cities in the UK in which the native white British population is now a minority, according to the 2021 census.