Boris Johnson is supposedly in trouble for telling a rude and obnoxious cab driver, who was yelling abuse at him, to ‘fuck off and die’.
When a black-cab driver offered Boris Johnson the benefit of his worldly wisdom the other night – as they are inclined to do – he got a robust answer back.
The London Mayor and Tory MP told the cabbie to ‘f*** off and die’.
In case he had been misunderstood, the mayor reiterated his position on the matter, saying: ‘Why don’t you f*** off and die – and not in that order.’
It was just after midnight and Mr Johnson was cycling home along St John’s Street in Islington, North London, after attending a dinner, when the cabbie saw him driving the same way and decided to heckle him.
The driver was apparently irate over the mayor’s perceived lack of support for black-cab drivers in their battle with controversial minicab booking firm Uber.
He seized the opportunity to give Mr Johnson his opinion by leaning out of his cab window and gesticulating vigorously with his hand, while simultaneously shouting: ‘You’re one of them, mate.’
A video filmed by a passerby reveals the foul-mouthed response from Mr Johnson, who is tipped as a future leader of the Conservative Party. Read more »