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Sadiq Kahn wears a ‘coat-under-a-blazer’ as he plunges city into Tier Two lockdown Twitter users

Sadiq Kahn wears a ‘coat-under-a-blazer’ as he plunges city into Tier Two lockdown Twitter users

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Sadiq Kahn wears a ‘coat-under-a-blazer’ as he plunges city into Tier Two lockdown Twitter users

‘Sadiq ready for Tier Two beer garden life in his body warmer’: Twitter users have plenty to say about London mayor’s ‘coat-under-a-blazer situation’ as he plunges city into lockdown

  • Sadiq Khan read a statement at City Hall wearing a puffer coat under a suit jacket
  • The look prompted Twitter users to ask if London Assembly had paid heating bill
  • London mayor has plunged the city into Tier Two lockdown from midnight Friday

Twitter users had plenty to say about the London mayor’s ‘coat-under-a-blazer situation’ as he plunged the city into a stricter lockdown.

Sadiq Khan read a statement from City Hall today, wearing a puffer coat under a suit jacket, prompting some hilarious reactions on Twitter.

Some joked that he was ready for ‘beer garden life’ in Tier Two while others wondered whether City Hall had paid the bill for the central heating. 

Sadiq Kahn wore a puffer coat under a suit jacket with the unusual look prompting some hilarious reactions on Twitter as they joked he was preparing for the winter lockdown

Twitter user Sarah Ronan, joked that the London mayor was prepared for the winter lockdown spent drinking outside, writing: ‘Sadiq ready for Tier 2 Beer Garden Life in his body warmer.’

Under Tier Two restrictions, Londoners will be banned from mixing with friends indoors. 

But socialising outdoors – including in pub and private gardens – will still be allowed within the Rule of Six.  

The London Mayor's layered look had users asking whether City Hall had paid the heating bill

The London Mayor’s layered look had users asking whether City Hall had paid the heating bill

Other people chimed in to ask whether City Hall had paid the heating bill, worrying that the mayor needed a warm cup of tea.

Twitter user Kevin Hand said: ‘Someone get poor old Sadiq Kahn a nice warm cuppa.’

Some compared the layered coat and jacket look to a ‘struggling football manager’ or Tottenham Hotspur’s manager José Mourinho.

Some compared the layered coat and jacket look to Tottenham Hotspur's manager José Mourinho

Some compared the layered coat and jacket look to Tottenham Hotspur’s manager José Mourinho

However, social media users were in agreement that the ‘coat-under-a-blazer situation’ was an unconventional fashion choice. 

Paul Rose expressed the unity of opinion on Twitter, writing: ‘Whatever your opinions on London going into Tier 2 lockdown, I think we can all agree that Sadiq Khan wearing a puffy jacket beneath a suit jacket is a look.’

Another person tweeted the question: ‘I wonder if he had to buy a larger Suit Jacket especially!’  

Social media users were in agreement that the 'coat-under-a-blazer situation' was an unconventional fashion choice

Social media users were in agreement that the ‘coat-under-a-blazer situation’ was an unconventional fashion choice

London Assembly Member, Caroline Russell, who was at the Mayor’s Question Time in City Hall today suggested that it was in fact the heating that was the issue. 

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She wrote on Twitter: ‘We all literally have layers of jackets and scarves and Caroline Pidgeon and I have blankets wrapped round our legs. 

‘I’m bringing a hot water bottle next time. #MQT [Mayor Question Time] is freezing.’

London Assembly Member, Caroline Russell, who was at the Mayor's Question Time in City Hall today suggested that it was in fact the heating that was the issue

London Assembly Member, Caroline Russell, who was at the Mayor’s Question Time in City Hall today suggested that it was in fact the heating that was the issue

It was announced earlier that the capital will go into a ‘high risk’ Tier Two lockdown from midnight on Friday night after a deal was done with mayor Sadiq Khan. 

Mr Khan had been pushing for the capital to be escalated to Tier Two which has the same restrictions as Tier One with a further ban on households mixing indoors.

As of Saturday nine million Londoners will be banned from overnight stays and mixing with other households indoors, including in bars and other venues.

Multiple households can mix outdoors, including in pub and private gardens, but to a maximum of six people.


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