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Hugh Thomas

Sadiq’s Street

Within his first few weeks of ascending to mayoral status in London, Sadiq Khan laid down the law on polluting cars, ensured that residents of the city will get cheaper bus fares, and shrugged off discriminatory comments from Donald Trump. Yes he’s been busy with his new policing policy. And the 24-hour tube. But the man in charge of the capital has other things on his mind. Namely street food, and how he hopes to make traders’ lives that little bit easier. As for what exactly that means, who knows – the Mayor’s office says it’s ‘too soon’ to say. But Camden Market has already been reinvented and reimagined. And his people offered up these words to Kerb:

London is already the foodie capital of the world but as mayor, Sadiq will do more to help cement its place. Our food scene is growing in exciting ways ­– the new street food markets popping up all over the city have not only changed the way we eat but have also created a new generation of food entrepreneurs and restaurateurs. The bigger markets such as Borough Market have become international tourist attractions, enticing people all over the world and creating jobs and growth for Londoners. Sadiq wants to see the food sector grow to become an even bigger part of London’s economy. His food strategy will support this and remove the barriers that would-be food entrepreneurs find stop them succeeding.