In an electrifying exchange on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, repeatedly refused to answer presenter Sarah Montague’s question over whether London would be safe with Sadiq Khan as its new mayor, in the light of remarks made by Fallon during the course of the election campaign.
Sadiq Khan, the new Labour mayor of London, has launched an extraordinary attack on David Cameron and his defeated opponent, Zac Goldsmith, accusing them of trying to turn different ethnic communities against each other to stop him winning in the capital.
There weren’t any formal celebrations and the Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, limited herself to one stiff drink before bedtime.
The location was chosen for maximum symbolic effect. And so were his opening words. “My name is Sadiq Khan – and I’m the mayor of London,” declared the diminutive figure standing, without a tie, in the nave of Southwark Cathedral.
The tickets to Singapore had been issued and the club’s owner was waiting but Pako Ayestarán insisted he was not going anywhere until he made a call.
Middlesbrough drew 1-1 with Brighton and Hove Albion.
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are fighting for the second spot in the Premier League table this season.
Eric Black's men held the Magpies to a 0-0 draw at Villa Park to end a run of 11 straight defeats.