Yes she Khan! Queen ‘backs’ Sadiq Khan’s mayoral bid during German state visit

Sadiq Khan’s London mayoral ambitions received a significant boost overnight as he appeared to receive a ringing endorsement from none other than the queen herself.

German regional daily tabloid the Berliner Kurier ran their front page today with a picture of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in a boat during their state visit to the country emblazoned with the headline ‘Yes she Khan!’

Berliner Kurier front page Yes she Khan
In German ‘khan’ means ‘boat’, however in London this phrase is synonymous with Labour mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan’s campaign slogan Yes we Khan – itself a play on Obama’s 2008 presidental mantra Yes we can.

Mr Khan said: “South West Londoner had me going … support is growing but that’s a stretch!”

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan launched his mayoral bid last month after quitting the shadow cabinet.

He set out his campaign stall revealing his priorities would be to increase affordable housing and slash publish transport costs.

He is standing on a Labour ticket along with Tessa Jowell, Christian Wolmar, Diane Abbott, Christian Wolmar, David Lammy, Gareth Thomas and Dr Neeraj Patil.

The Conservative candidate hustings on July 4 will see bookies’ favourite Zac Goldsmith stand along with Syed Kamall, Stephen Greenhalgh, Andrew Boff and ex-footballer Sol Campbell.

Mr Khan has been approached for comment.

Picture courtesy of No 10 (Crown copyright) Paul Shaw, with thanks

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