LONDON, May 30 : Prime Minister David Cameron put aside recent animosity with London Mayor Sadiq Khan to make a joint call on Monday for Britain to stay in the European Union, as personal attacks from within his own party intensified.
Cameron told a campaign event in London that he and the new Labour mayor backed Britain's EU membership because "we love our country and we want our country to be the best it possibly can," just weeks after accusing Khan of repeatedly appearing with Muslim extremists.
"I'm proud to be here with the Labour mayor of London," said Cameron.
"He is the son of a bus driver and it makes an important point about our country: in one generation someone who is a proud Muslim, a proud Brit and a proud Londoner can become mayor of the greatest city on earth."
Last month, Labour MPs had branded Cameron racist after he told parliament he was "concerned" about Labour's mayoral candidate who had "appeared again and again and again" on stage with "extremists". ?AFP