Boris Johnson's advisors discussed buying him an official Mayoral car, Tory Troll can reveal.
The vehicle, already referred to as the Mayormobile, would have been paid for by the London taxpayer, and used for official engagements only.
However, Boris's advisors were understood to be cautious about taking the move, given previous controversies over his pro-motorist policies.
His already shaky image as the value-for-money cycling mayor would also have been put at risk.
However, most government ministers and other high-profile politicians already have a similar arrangement.
For these reasons and others,
no final decision has yet been made about the car.
But with January Sales about to be over, could there really be a better time for them to decide?
-Update- A spokesman for the mayor said:
"The Mayor has no intention whatsoever of acquiring an official car and has never wanted one. He cycles everywhere he possibly can, and if he cannot he happily uses public transport or very occasionally a taxi."So there is to be no Mayormobile.