Sadiq Khan calls Brexit the 'biggest piece of self-inflicted harm ever done to a country'

Mr Khan called for the UK to rejoin the single market at the State of London debate yesterday

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Sadiq Khan has called for the UK to rejoin the single market and leaving the European Union was the “biggest piece of self-inflicted harm ever done to a country”.

The Mayor of Londonj made the comments during a State of London debate yesterday.

When asked whether the Labour Party should be pushing to rejoin the single market, Mr Khan said: “I don’t speak for the national Labour Party.

“But I believe we should…spot on.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan
London Mayor Sadiq Khan
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, delivers a keynote speech on the vital need to rebuild public trust and confidence in policing in London, at City Hall
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, delivers a keynote speech on the vital need to rebuild public trust and confidence in policing in London, at City Hall

“The biggest piece of self-inflicted harm ever done to a country - leaving the European Union.”

His comments come just days after Amy Nickell said leaving the single market was “a terrible mistake”.

Speaking on GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight, Ms Nickell said: “I don’t want to be labelled this big Remoaner, now it’s happened a lot of people don’t want to do things together.

“When your friends organise a holiday, I didn’t want to go to Iceland, but I went anyway and I had a nice time.

“So I’m trying to have a nice time with this but unfortunately it’s not working is it.

“Billions have been lost with the way the trade is going, we really need the single market that has been a terrible mistake.

“I really think that the free movement of people is one of the best things that we could do to make sure that all our industries were supported and staffed.

“But it turns out that most of us actually don’t want those jobs.”