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A brief observation on Boris Johnson's taxi use

As spotlit here.

Our splendid Mayor has racked up some £4,700 or so on taxis since taking office, based on receipts he has submitted. and there is much whining from the usual quarters.

However, how many Mayors of lesser cities, boroughs etc in these islands make use of a chauffeur-driven limousine?

Many, and the cost of that would be a damned sight more than the odd black cab. One might further note that Boris doubtless gets to chat with Hackney carriage drivers, thus giving him an additional conduit to a sector of public opinion.

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