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Current Reform UK MP and former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party Lee Anderson has criticised the choice by rail bosses to submit a Ramadan message on departure boards at King’s Cross railway station.

Earlier this month, verses from the Quran have been posted subsequent to coach occasions and different data.

One such message learn: “Hadith of the day: The Prophet Muhammad (PBUM) said: “All the sons of Adam are sinners, but the best of the sinners are those who repent often.”

Following the message, former Conservative MP Mr Anderson blasted the choice to submit the message on the departure boards.

Mr Anderson instructed the Telegraph: “If rail bosses have to launch an investigation into how these religious messages ended up on the departure board, then they should not be rail bosses at all.”

He added: “The whole of London is turning into the laughing stock of the UK and the Government officials who state all religious festivals are celebrated need to realise that normal folk are more interested in their train turning up on time rather than engaging with virtue-signalling claptrap.”

Mr Anderson isn’t the primary politician to precise criticism of the message after GB News presenter Nigel Farage expressed his confusion over the message. The former UKIP chief wrote on X/Twitter: “Aren’t we supposed to be a Christian country?”

In a press release, a spokesperson for Network Rail defined why the message had been displayed and why the messages are typically eliminated.

They mentioned: “King’s Cross Station is made up of a diverse and multicultural workforce and at times of religious significance, messages such as these are displayed to celebrate the station’s diversity and inclusivity.

“Throughout the year, messaging at the station also celebrates festivals from other religions including Easter, Christmas, Passover, and Diwali to mark the beliefs of our colleagues and passengers.

“If significant disruption occurs on the network, the boards are changed to display relevant passenger information to help passengers complete their journeys.”

The signal additionally acquired criticism from the chief govt of the National Secular Society, Stephen Evans who instructed GB News about his issues with the messaging.

Mr Evans mentioned: “At best it’s a well-meaning yet misguided and counterproductive attempt at inclusivity.

“Such gestures suggest favouritism, generating resentment and the inevitable demands from other religious or identity groups for equal recognition. Religious messages like this undermine the principle of neutrality.

“Maintaining such neutrality in public spaces and services is the best way of nurturing a fair and inclusive society that respects all individuals, regardless of their beliefs or backgrounds.”