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London Mayor Boris Johnson left a pre-recorded message for Nick Clegg's LBC 97.3 radio phone-in to ask "when are you going to get all those Government ministers out of their posh limos and onto public transport".
When Nick Clegg was told that Boris Johnson was no actually on the line, but had pre-recorded his message, the Deputy Prime Minister responded: "That's easy for him, isn't it?"
London Mayor Boris Johnson ambushed Nick Clegg on his radio phone-in, urging him to get his Cabinet colleagues "out of their posh limos" and on to public transport.
Mr Johnson recorded a message for LBC 97.3 radio to demand more spending on London's transport system.
But Mr Clegg, appearing on his weekly phone-in show, insisted the coalition Government had cut spending on ministerial cars by around 70% and challenged the Conservative Mayor in his turn to make use of billions of pounds worth of Treasury guarantees for infrastructure projects.