Meet Mayor Sadiq Khan: Boxing, knives and curryhouses on the streets of south London
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This week Jack Blanchard ventures out of the studio to meet Mayor Sadiq Khan on the streets of south London.


Khan takes us back to his old stomping ground of Tooting as he recalls his childhood, one of eight kids in a working-class family of Pakistani origin. Khan visits his old secondary school, where he learned how to study — and how to fight — and then the Islamic Centre where he prays today. They discuss his favorite movies, his favorite sports stars, and the racism he experienced as a young man. And they visit one of his favorite curryhouses for chai masala, pakoras and an in-depth conversation about how cities like London will need to change in a post-pandemic world.



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