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Sadiq Khan laughs off bikini balloon blimp protest: ‘Yellow isn’t really my colour’

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Sadiq Khan has laughed off plans to launch a balloon
blimp of him in a bikini in central London..

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  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan laughs off plans to launch a
    balloon of him in a yellow bikini.
  • “If people want to spend
    their Saturday looking at me in a yellow bikini
    they’re welcome to do so – I don’t really think yellow’s my
    colour though.”
  • The campaign was set up and promoted by far-right
    activists.
  • It was established in response to Khan’s decision to
    allow a blimp depicting Donald Trump in a nappy.

LONDON — London Mayor Sadiq Khan has laughed off plans by
far-right campaigners to launch a balloon blimp of him in central
London on Saturday.

The campaign, which was set up and promoted by known Donald
Trump-supporters and anti-Islam activists, was created in
response to Khan’s decision to allow a blimp depicting the US
President in a nappy to be flown in Parliament Square during his
visit to the UK this summer.

Some of those backing the Khan campaign predicted there would be
an “outcry” if the protest was allowed to go ahead. However, Khan
laughed off the protest on Thursday.

In a statement released to Business Insider, he said: “If people
want to spend their Saturday
looking at me in a yellow bikini they’re welcome to do so – I
don’t really think yellow’s my colour though.”

Khan’s comments come as former UKIP leader and leading Trump
supporter, Nigel Farage, raised the prospect of standing against
Khan in the next London mayoral election.

Farage told the Financial Times that he was being urged by
supporters to stand against the London mayor, who defeated
Conservative candidate for the job Zac Goldsmith, in 2016.

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