After cancelling the New Year’s Eve fireworks show for the second year in a row, Sadiq Khan has been accused of “never wanting life” to return to normal again.
Because of coronavirus, London’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show over the Thames has been cancelled. Up to 100,000 people normally attend each year’s event, which is televised throughout the world.
It has been cancelled for the second year in a row owing to “uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
GBN anchor Dan Wootten asked the audience: “Do you get the sense that some folk never want life to return to normal?”
“Failed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today has cancelled the New Year’s Eve fireworks display on the Bank of the River Thames because of what is described as Covid uncertainty.”
“There is no uncertainty. We are 80 percent vaccinated.”
“Life must return to normal.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s spokesman promises that New Year’s celebrations in the city will still be “spectacular,” though.
“This year, as always, London will be welcoming the new year in a spectacular way,” he stated.
“Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our world-famous New Year’s Eve display will not be held on the banks of the Thames this year.”
Last year’s exhibit featured innovative usage of drones and was relocated to a new region of London.
A clenched fist, which is a symbol of the Black Lives Matter campaign, resulted in 500 complaints to the BBC.
City Hall is keeping quiet about how London will ring in the new year in 2022 this year.
“Last year’s successful show took place in a slightly different way due to the pandemic,” a spokeswoman said. “This year a number of exciting new options are being considered as part of our New Year’s Eve celebrations in London”
“Further details of this year’s celebration will be announced in due course.”
He wouldn’t say whether or not there will be fireworks at the occasion, but he wouldn’t rule it out either.
A cross-party study by MPs on the coronavirus pandemic should serve as a “wake-up call” to the government, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said.
“It’s quite clear that what some of us have been saying for some time has been found to be true, which is the Government was ill-prepared in relation to this pandemic, made mistakes during the course of this pandemic, and many people may have lost their lives as a consequence of that,” he said to the PA news agency.
“It’s important the Government doesn’t wait for a public inquiry, but learns lessons in real-time, and… (makes) sure that this autumn and winter isn’t as bad as last year’s.”