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All Quotes by author - Sadiq Khan
" A duty to the public must be to stop prisoners reoffending through successful rehabilitation. "
" As someone who lives with adult-onset asthma, I know how bad air quality in the capital has become. I want to be the greenest mayor London has ever had - it is not acceptable that 10,000 people die in London every year because our air is so filthy. "
" As the mayor of London, my highest priority is keeping Londoners and visitors to our city safe from harm. "
" Change is hard and requires constant struggle and determination. "
" Everyone - regardless of their background, wealth, race, faith, gender, sexual orientation or age - should be able to fulfil their potential and succeed. "
" For too long, some lazy politicians have engaged leaders of Muslim communities as a shortcut to engaging disenfranchised Muslim citizens. "
" If you're someone who doesn't have Muslim friends, and your only experience of Islam is what you see on the news - the angry man with a beard doing or saying something terrible - then you may inadvertently associate that with Islam and think that is what it's all about. "
" I get selfies taken everywhere. Everywhere. I can be in A&E, and I'm still getting selfied. It's nice, though. It's a nice problem to have. "
" I'm a proud Londoner, a Brit, European, of Pakistani heritage, a Muslim - we all have multiple layers of identity - that's what makes us who we are. "
" I think Bill de Blasio is doing interesting housing stuff in New York, Rahm Emanuel is doing interesting stuff with the infrastructure bank in Chicago. I want to go to America to meet with and engage with American mayors. "
" It's too easy to dismiss Donald Trump as a buffoon - to point and laugh at a man whose worldview is as ridiculous as his hairdo. But to do so is to make light of a very serious threat. "
" I value loyalty and believe that internal disagreements shouldn't be voiced in the media - because divided parties lose elections. "
" Letting people out of prison without professional staff to oversee their rehabilitation is irresponsible. "
" Major miscarriages of justice have occurred because of the absence of proper legal representation. "
" More than 300 languages are spoken in London. Religions are freely practiced. Rich and poor live on the same street, side by side. We've actually escaped many of the most difficult problems - integration and community cohesion. "
" My family has always been proud of being British. "
" Our prisons are full of people who are illiterate and innumerate, have been failed by the care system, and often have had a parent in prison. "
" People end up on the street for many different reasons - leaving care or hospital, problems with debt, unemployment, mental health, family breakup - and so the help they need is varied, too. "
" Probation is a less-well-known branch of our justice system, compared with, say, police and prisons, but that doesn't make it any less important. Hundreds of thousands of offenders each year are rehabilitated back into society by probation, which is crucial for the public's safety. "
" The 19th century was the century of empires, the 20th was the century of nation states, and the 21st is the century of cities and mayors. "
" The best way for people to understand each other's faith is to share experiences. "
" The story of the British empire helps to explain the roots of most British people: white, black, and Asian. "
" Victims of crime and the wider community deserve a grown-up debate on our criminal justice system and how we can make it work - for those within it and for those it protects. "
" Voting, for me, has always been a family affair. "
" We should celebrate when optimism and hard work triumph over cynicism, lethargy, and fatalism. "
" We should recognise the mirrors of exclusion and mirrors of extremism in our society. The inequalities and disadvantages among visible minorities are also prevalent in the white working class. Political extremism and disengagement is mirrored between white and ethnic minority communities. "
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