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City Hall rivals call for unity after Lee Anderson “Islamophobia” row

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Sadiq Khan and Susan Hall each release statements calling for unity. Rishi Sunak condemns Lee Anderson’s remarks, but refuses to call them ‘Islamophobic’. Our Political Editor Nicholas Cecil discusses the mayoral candidates’ calls for unity, the ‘tense’ nature of UK politics in 2024, and why social media is making political division worse. In this episode:


  • The Lee Anderson fallout explained
  • Why UK politics are ‘very heated’ at the moment
  • What next for Lee Anderson?
  • How the Gaza conflict will continue to impact UK politics


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