Boris Johnson on the dangers of drink driving:
"Too many lives are tragically wasted through drink-driving accidents, so I hope that the message really gets through by having Lewis and Mika, two of the world's most talented and renowned Formula One drivers, leading the call for people to think before getting into a car. This is particularly prescient at this time of year when many of us will be enjoying a couple of drinks in celebration of the festive season."
Boris Johnson on the joys of drink cycling:
"I have just one idea, if more people rode bicycles and fewer people droves cars you would not have to worry about the drink driving laws and I sincerely believe that. I have absolutely no prohibition about drinking a pint of two of beer and riding my bicycle where as I would not do that in a car." (Full transcript)
So let's get this straight, Boris has "absolutely no prohibition" about risking his own life and the lives of others?
He has "absolutely no prohibition" about breaking the law and risking a large fine or imprisonment?
And he has "absolutely no prohibition" about encouraging other Londoners to do the same?
You do realise that you're meant to be the Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority don't you Boris?
And what was it you told us last Christmas?
"Johnson continued, "There are a wealth of public transport options out there that can get you home 24 hours a day, and anyone in London can utilise our CABWISE text service, which gives you the numbers of two local licensed minicab operators and a taxi operator wherever you are in London when you text HOME to 60835. For a few pence it could just help to save lives."
Come on Boris this isn't a joke.
If you want to risk your own life by refusing to wear a helmet then that's up to you.
But drinking and cycling puts the lives of all of us on the road at risk as well.