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Sadiq Khan, London’s new mayor, thinks that embattled nightclub Fabric “is a good night out” and admitted during a video interview with Time Out that he’s been to the club and doesn’t want it to see it close.

Having been largely absent from the debate over the last couple of weeks, the London mayor appears to be siding with the club over its potential closure after a spate of drug-related deaths.

In the video interview, which you can watch below, Khan addresses the fact that it’s not actually his decision on whether Fabric closes down, reiterating that “it’s a local authority issue”.

Asked whether he had been to the club he admitted that he had “when I was younger”, adding that “it’s a great place to go”, which will obviously be music to the owner’s ears that someone so prominent believes – like many of us – that Fabric is indeed worth saving.

In his closing comments, the London mayor said it was his aim to create an environment where clubs like Fabric flourish. “No-one wants a situation where clubs or music venues are closing down. It’s really important. It’s my job as mayor to create an environment where nightclubs can flourish.”

Andrew Rafter

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