Chairman of the London Assembly Darren Johnson is in trouble with London's cabbies after admitting to taking an illegal minicab from the City Hall Christmas party.
The Green Party's parliamentary candidate for Lewisham sent out a series of tweets (now deleted) asking for a taxi to pick him up.
But before one could get to him, Darren decided to take an illegal minicab instead:
Tweeting cabbies (including those who had tried to come and get him) were enraged that he appeared to be encouraging illegal cabs.
Especially as TfL have just launched a campaign discouraging people from using them:
Now I've met Darren before and he seems like a decent chap, so I'm sure he will have woken up with some regrets about this.
But something tells me that his journey home won't have been the first thought on his mind...
-UPDATE- The Evening Standard have also picked up on this story now, in typically hysterical style
"Yesterday evening I stupidly took an illegal minicab to get me home. It cost me more than a licensed taxi, and I was lucky that it did not cost me much more in terms of my personal safety. Londoners should always heed the official advice to only ever take a licensed taxi cab or pre booked licensed minicab to get home. They should learn from my mistake that unbooked minicabs are illegal and expensive and place personal safety at serious risk. I want to make it clear that this journey was a personal one that was not chargeable to the GLA and that I'm very sorry to have done it."