Sadiq Khan’s ‘London is open’ campaigned started 2 minutes into 2019 during the new years eve firework display.
Despite the UK leaving the EU this year, the London Mayor seemed to be set on politicising new years eve with anti-Brexit music and turning the London Eye into an EU flag.
Reports suggest that around £2.3 million of taxpayers money was spent on the firework display which lasted around 11 minutes.
Khan claimed it was an ‘opportunity for us to celebrate the contribution made to our city by Europeans’.
During the fireworks, songs by European artists with titles such as We Are Your Friends, Stay and Don’t Leave Me Alone played.
Sadiq Khan said: “Our spectacular New Year’s fireworks showed that whatever the outcome of Brexit – #LondonIsOpen – to business, talent, ideas & creativity – and why London really is the greatest city in the world.”
Conservative MP, Andrew Bridgen, said what pretty much every Brexiteer was thinking: ‘It’s low, it’s very low to politicise what is an international public event. It’s a betrayal of democracy and it’s what we have come to expect from a very poor mayor of London.’
Former MEP Roger Helmer tweeted: “While the UK is locked in critical negotiations with Brussels, Sadiq Khan chooses to display the other side’s flag on the London Eye. Would he have shown an Argentinian flag during the Falklands Conflict?”
Khan spoke to Sky News, saying: “As we bring 2019 it’s an opportunity for us to celebrate the contribution made to our city by Europeans.
‘Here in London we have more than a million Londoners who are EU citizens and we should reflect on that”
In my opinion, he should not be using taxpayers money which is used to celebrate the start of a new year to push forward his political beliefs. That’s just me…