The Prime Minister revealed the central weapon in the Conservative’s armoury as he launched the attack on the Labour candidate at a party rally with Tory hopeful Zac Goldsmith.
Tory campaign insiders have told “the Standard” and “UK news 24” they believe Mr Corbyn is Labour’s biggest liability in the race for City Hall.
David Cameron has warned Londoners they would become the “lab rats” for Jeremy Corbyn’s “disastrous political experiment” if Labour’s Sadiq Khan is elected next Mayor of London..
The Prime Minister’s attack on the Labour candidate as “Corbyn’s man” at the event in Mill Hill last night came as latest opinion polls put Mr Khan ahead by seven points in the tightly fought contest.
Mr Cameron told party supporters: “Just think for a moment about what having the first Corbyn elected mayor in London would be like for our economy, for our education, for our politics, for our city. It would be a disaster.
“You don’t want to be lab rats in the first Corbyn economic experiment in public life in our country, so we’ve got to win this.”
Mr Goldsmith joined the attack saying: “If Sadiq Khan wins in May we will see London for four years run as a laboratory, a testing ground for Corbyn’s radical politics. That is a price we cannot pay.”
Mr Khan, who nominated Mr Corbyn for the leadership but did not later vote for him, has gone to great lengths to distance himself from the Labour leader.
He also criticised Mr Corbyn when the Labour leader opted to remain silent at a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
“It is a choice between two candidates. Sadiq Khan backed Corbyn’s crazy economic plans and we don’t want to bring that to London.” he said
The standard – UK news 24