Met Police assess hate speech grievance towards Lee Anderson after Sadiq Khan rant | EUROtoday

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The Metropolitan Police say they’re assessing a report of hate speech made towards MP Lee Anderson after he accused the mayor of London of being managed by Islamists.

Scotland Yard mentioned a report was acquired a day after the previous Tory deputy chairman made the remarks that unleashed an Islamophobia row.

The Ashfield MP was stripped of the Conservative whip over the weekend after he claimed that “Islamists” had “got control” of Sadiq Khan and that the primary Muslim London mayor had “given away our capital” to such extremists.

The Met doesn’t present info on named people.

However, after a report in The Sun newspaper, the power mentioned on Wednesday: “A report was made to police on Saturday, 24 February. Officers are assessing this report.”

The evaluation might end in a full investigation or a dismissal due to an absence of ample proof.

Mr Anderson’s feedback sparked outrage throughout the political spectrum.

But the MP, who’s now sitting within the House of Commons as an impartial, has continued to refuse to apologise and mentioned prime minister Rishi Sunak made a mistake in suspending him.

Instead, days after the primary criticism, he launched a recent assault on Mr Khan, accusing him of having fun with protest scenes in Whitehall that trigger disruption to parliament and forged the federal government “in a bad light”.

Mr Anderson says Mr Sunak’s suspending him was a mistake

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When Mr Anderson was requested on Channel 5 News whether or not he would take again final week’s remarks, mentioned he would most likely change his phrases barely, including: “I think it’s all political. I think he almost enjoys seeing these scenes on Whitehall and on Parliament Square, which disrupts parliament, which puts my government in a bad light.

“I think he just turns a blind eye. It’s politics.”

The East Midlands MP has not dominated out standing for Reform UK, previously referred to as the Brexit Party, on the subsequent election.

GB News, the right-wing broadcaster that pays Mr Anderson a £100,000 wage, on prime of his £86,584 MP’s pay, to current a present on its community, reported that he met Reform chief Richard Tice on Sunday, solely 24 hours after being disadvantaged of his Tory affiliation within the Commons.

Senior Conservatives have described Mr Anderson’s assault on Mr Khan as improper, however have to date stopped in need of describing them as “Islamophobic”.

The Labour London mayor has urged the prime minister to name the remarks racist and Islamophobic.

Critics mentioned Mr Sunak’s reluctance to explain the feedback as Islamophobic was weak.

Conservative MPs have struggled to reply clearly when requested to sentence Mr Anderson’s remarks, merely describing them as improper.

Mr Sunak has been pressured to disclaim the Conservative celebration has “Islamophobic tendencies”.