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Aeden_r
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FuzzyCatPotato
Con (against)

Should Sadiq Khan stand down as mayor of London

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Started: 3/22/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Aeden_r

Pro

Should mr sadiq khan stand down from his current role as mayor of London due to the recent attacks in London
FuzzyCatPotato

Con

No, Sadiq Khan should not stand down.

Unless Pro wants to present evidence that Mr. Khan aided or abetted this attack, it's not clear why Pro thinks Mr. Khan is such a poor mayor of London that he should step down.

In particular, Pro should explain whether [a] they think that every mayor of every city in which mass violence has occurred should step down or [b] they think that Sadiq Khan is a particularly poor mayor.
Debate Round No. 1
Aeden_r

Pro

I can understand your perspective but I quote "terorist attacks are part of the parcel of living in London and we could not of prevented it" not once did he console the dead post attacks let's say you are a relative of one of the deceased what would you say
FuzzyCatPotato

Con

Actually, that quote is from last year:http://www.dailymail.co.uk...

He elaborated:

"It is a reality I'm afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things. That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities, it means the security services being ready, but also it means exchanging ideas and best practice."

So:

[1] He doesn't seem to be callously ignoring the victims -- he seems to be saying that "we should prepare and try to minimize the badness of the next attack". (Obviously, this is a very difficult job: the US has had 16 years of antiterrorism activities since 9/11 and yet still faces domestic and foreign terror attacks.)

[2] Regardless of the first point: If a mayor makes a callous remark, should they step down? Or should mayors be evaluated on what they do rather than what they say?
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