Cameron instructed a marketing campaign occasion in London that he and the brand new Labour mayor backed Britain’s EU membership as a result of “we love our nation and we would like our nation to be the perfect it probably can”, simply weeks after accusing Khan of repeatedly showing with Muslim extremists.
“I’m proud to be right here with the Labour mayor of London,” stated Cameron. “He’s the son of a bus driver and it makes an necessary level about our nation: in a single era somebody who’s a proud Muslim, a proud Brit and a proud Londoner can develop into mayor of the best metropolis on earth.”
Final month, Labour MPs had branded Cameron racist after he instructed parliament he was “involved” about Labour’s mayoral candidate who had “appeared time and again and once more” on stage with “extremists”. Khan admitted there have been there “many issues upon which the prime minister and I’ll disagree,” however stated “when it’s in London’s curiosity for the mayor of London and the federal government to work intently collectively, we’ll work intently collectively”.
Whereas Cameron was constructing bridges with former adversaries, dissent inside his personal ranks escalated with some Tory MPs demanding he stop even when the nation voted to stay within the bloc on the June 23 referendum.
Andrew Bridgen and Nadine Dorries — each pro-“Brexit” and longstanding opponents of the prime minister — stated on Sunday they might stage a management coup within the occasion of a decent consequence. “If ‘Stay’ win by a slender majority, or if ‘Go away’ win, he’s toast inside days,” Dorries instructed ITV, whereas Bridgen stated there have been 50 Tory MPs who may pressure a no-confidence vote on Cameron — a declare doubted by senior Tories on each side of the referendum debate. Cameron additionally got here below hearth from senior pro-Brexit Tories Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, who stated his pledge to scale back immigration had “corroded public belief” as newest figures confirmed a marked improve.
Talking on Monday, the prime minister praised the “extremely broad vary” of help with the “stay” camp. “It’s a marketing campaign that embrace commerce unions and enterprise, the Labour celebration, the Inexperienced celebration, the Liberal Democrat celebration and a Conservative authorities,” he stated, highlighting his personal celebration’s lack of unity.