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Shadow Justice Secretary accuses David Cameron of "writing propaganda for the English Defence League"

By Jonathan Isaby

Picture 10 We have already covered David Cameron's speech on multiculturalism this morning (ToryDiary and video clip) but one who was opining in advance of it being delivered was Labour MP Sadiq Khan.

The Tooting MP and shadow justice secretary told this morning's Daily Mirror that the Prime Minister was "writing propaganda for the English Defence League" - the extremist organisation which is this afternoon holding one of its demonstrations in Luton.

Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Warsi has now called on Khan to apologise for the smear in the following statement just released:

"For Sadiq Khan to smear the Prime Minister as a right wing extremist is outrageous and irresponsible. David Cameron has made it clear he wants to unite Britain around our common values, and he has done so in measured language. It is right that we make it clear: extremism and Islam are not the same thing.

"And as David said, it’s important to stress that terrorism is not linked exclusively to any one religion or ethnic group. Mr Khan is Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary and ran Ed Miliband's leadership campaign. He must apologise, and Mr Miliband needs urgently to disown his colleague's baseless accusation."