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Boris Johnson Tells Opponent To Get Stuffed
Boris Johnson has told a Labour opponent to "get stuffed" during a heated discussion about fire services in London.
The Mayor of London lost his temper with London Assembly member Andrew Dismore during a debate at City Hall about cuts.
Mr Dismore asked him to explain how the closure of fire stations and loss of fire fighter posts in the capital would not reduce fire cover.
Mr Johnson replied: "Because we are improving fire cover, as I have said several times."
Interrupted and asked how, he continued: "By continuing to reduce deaths from fire and continuing to reduce the incidence of fire. That is the name of the game."
Mr Dismore accused him of lying to the people of London during his election campaign.
The Mayor shot back: "Oh get stuffed," prompting a series of "oohs" around the chamber.
He was immediately asked to withdraw the remark and said: "I am sorry, I am sorry. It just popped out."
Mr Johnson, who is renowned for his colourful turns of phrase, has form in expressing his anger at the London Assembly.
In February, he called them "great supine protoplasmic invertebrate jellies" for deciding not to quiz him about his budget.