Sadiq Khan promised ‘zero days’ of public transport strikes on his watch but just 19 days into his mayoralty he looks to have failed to keep that pledge.

He criticised Boris for failing to placate the unions over the Night Tube, yet with barely one foot through the door of City Hall he has already ensured further disruption to London this summer with news of more strikes.

Sadiq Khan must have been dreaming when he promised he would prevent industrial action by ‘rolling up his sleeves and talking to everyone’. If he’s serious about ending strikes on London’s public transport he should back calls to ban them altogether. If not then Londoners will rightly assume that he’s unwilling to stand up to his union paymasters.