Sadiq Khan launched a furious attack on Donald Trump today and accused the “ignorant” billionaire of fuelling extremism with his anti-Muslim comments. The new Mayor of London used his emphatic victory to deliver a powerful public rebuke to the New York Republican vying to become US president.

He said Trump was making both Britain and America “less safe” and playing “into the hands of the extremists”. The clash was sparked when Mr Trump declared he may make London’s new Mayor an “exception” to his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. READ MORE