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As the debate over cuts to the London Fire Brigade got increasingly heated, microphones picked up Boris Johnson swearing as he muttered to himself.
The Mayor said: "That is not true, b*****ks!" He was responding to hecklers who called him a "liar" over the impact of the cuts.
In an increasingly bitter exchange during Mayor's Question Time, Boris Johnson told Assembly Member Andrew Dismore to "get stuffed" after he accused the Mayor of lying about the impact of cuts to the fire service.
Boris Johnson faced a furious reaction from firefighters in the public gallery, accusing him of lying about the impact of cuts. The Mayor responded angrily, saying he would not face constant interruption.
Boris Johnson gets angry: "One death from fire is too many but I will not be shouted at from the public gallery." He added: "There has been a long and exhaustive consultation process." That comment was met by laughs from the firefighters.
Heckling now from firefighters in the public gallery saying: "You did not listen". Another heckle: "You're going to kill people Boris". Boris Johnson responds: "I'm absolutely certain this is a sound plan". Assembly Chair Darren Johnson appeals for quiet so members "can hold the mayor to account".
Green Party Assembly Member, Jenny Jones complains pollution levels on London roads will exceed legal limits in 2020. "You're not fixing the problem", she says. The Mayor says short of banning all traffic and ordering Londoners to turn off their central heating, he can't.
Boris Johnson said: "You cannot ban lorries altogether from central London." The Mayor claims a rush hour ban is also unworkable because trucks would congregate on the M25.
Mayor tells Assembly the consultation has begun on a "safer lorry charge" to protect cyclists.
Firefighters and union officials in the public gallery at City Hall. Is Mayor's Question Time going to be fractious?
Firefighters and London Assembly members are outside City Hall this morning, where Boris Johnson will appear for the first Mayor's Question Time after the Summer break.
The Mayor is driving through cut to the fire service - as part of plans to save £28.8 million. Boris Johnson says it will not impact on public safety, and that fire deaths in the capital are falling.