After Sadiq Khan declared that he would not get involved in the Labour leadership contest, the Mayor of London had a change of heart over the weekend and penned a piece for the Observer endorsing Owen Smith.
Corbyn’s supporters have not taken this well — even re-circulating Mr S’s story about Khan attending Rupert Murdoch’s summer drinks party to suggest that he is a wrong’un. Meanwhile at a pro-Corbyn rally in London last night, thousands of supporters took things up a gear as they let their new-found feelings on the Muslim son of a bus driver be known. Despite Khan’s recent election as mayor, attendees started booing at the very mention of his name:
Sadiq Khan – council estate boy, human rights lawyer, first Muslim mayor of a major western city – booed tonight at Corbyn rally.
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) August 21, 2016
Sadiq Khan is an elected LABOUR Mayor who's putting Labour policies into action. Shocked that members have booed him pic.twitter.com/Km6DgQtY7R
— Jack Slater (@Jack_Slater) August 21, 2016
While Khan’s own mandate has done little to sway Corbyn supporters, the Labour leader is running out of party allies fast. Perhaps that’s why his campaign manager today named Diane Abbott, Richard Burgon and Clive Lewis when asked which top figures were supporting Corbyn…