Someone cruising London with their phone camera sticking out of the window of their car has bagged a bizarre and potentially apocalyptic video of mayor Boris Johnson, who's captured telling one of the city's black cab drivers to "F*** off and die".
In case the cabbie didn't hear him well enough, Boris repeated: "F*** off and die... and not in that order!" as the cab drove off, before we hear the driver of the cab retort with "Yeah, bollocks... hope you die," before speeding off.
Here's everyone's favourite/least favourite politician getting angry and willing a man to die, in what would appear to be quite a large PR blunder from the wannabe prime minister:
Johnson was apparently biking it home along St John’s Street in Islington, at around midnight, when the blokey shouting-match broke out. A "source" says the cab driver was a local and serial heckler of Johnson regarding the issues surrounding the explosion of Uber drivers in the city, so perhaps they're late night swearing buddies.
Steve McNamara, a spokesman for the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, said: "The taxi drivers in London are rightly worried about the way that private firms are operating. I can understand why the driver had a pop at Boris, and to be fair to him, he gave back as good as he got." [Daily Mail via Standard]