The London Mayor, Boris Johnson, had to apologise after telling a London Assembly member to "get stuffed" during a debate about fire service cuts.
Amid heckles from firefighters in the public gallery, Johnson was trying to defend plans to cut 10 fire stations, 14 engines and more than 500 jobs.
Labour's Andrew Dismore said the mayor had lied to his electorate about the impact of the cuts. The mayor responded: “Oh, get stuffed.”
He was quickly asked to retract the remark. He did so with an apology, saying: “I'm sorry, I apologise to, to, to … " It appeared he couldn't remember Mr Dinsmore's name.
"It just popped out. I'm very sorry.”
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