If Boris acted like the 150 odd ministers and civil servants who are entitled to Government Car Service cars his travel costs would be about £90K per annum before anything else happened. See more here.
I know some people really take the Michael with expenses but perhaps the Mayor is entitled to keep a taxi waiting now and then. We know he cycles a lot – we see the pictures all the time.
Just about every London Borough has a ceremonial mayor who works hard, but not perhaps quite as hard as Boris, and gets the limo treatment at a similar cost to all those Government cars.
The Labour Party at City Hall has demanded an “explanation for the discrepancies” in the mayor’s accounts.
They might ask why we have to spend £14 million running 150 VIPs around in limos, most of whom we might think were less VIP than the London Mayor. The truth is that Boris, and Ken before him, have shown that you can have a big job without the limo.