UPDATE: Audio now available below
Speaking on Today earlier, Boris Johnson clearly wasn’t keen on discussing his barmy proposals that strike ballots should be subject to different turnout thresholds than his own election — a rule which would see him banned from office.
But when pressed by Justin Webb, he implied that the four-year mayoralty was somehow less relevant to Londoners than a two-day strike:
“I just think there is a difference between a local election, a political election, and a vital public service”
“A political election doesn’t threaten mass disruption for millions of people”
A minute later he had the cheek to invoke his election — with the backing of less than 17% of eligible voters in the capital — to defend TFL job cuts:
“I got a new mandate from London”
UPDATE: Here’s the audio …