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    Daily Mail Boris Johnson offers to be blasted by WATER CANNON

    Boris Johnson offers to be blasted by WATER CANNON to prove they are safe after ordering three for London
    Boris Johnson buys Britain's first water cannon for use by mainland police
    Vehicles carry up to 2,000 gallons of water, which is heated to 41F
    Green politician Jenny Jones calls them unnecessary 'big boys' toys'
    Home Secretary Theresa May is yet to sanctioned the use of water cannon
    Mayor's move seen as challenge to her authority after Trojan Horse row
    Met Police say they could save taxpayers' money
    Vehicles from German police are 23-years-old and cost 30,435 each

    Boris Johnson today promised to be blasted with a water cannon to prove they are safe, after he ordered three to use on the streets of London.


    The London Mayor went ahead with the order without Home Secretary Theresa May sanctioning their use, fuelling tensions between the senior Tories.


    Challenged on the radio to face a cannon himself, Mr Johnson said: 'Man or mouse. Alright, you've challenged me to this. I suppose I'm going to have to do it now.'




    Mr Johnson claimed that by spending 130,000 on buying, refitting and transporting three second-hand vehicles from German police now, before they are approved for use, he will save Londoners 2.4 million in the long term.


    Challenged on LBC radio by interviewer Nick Ferrari to be filmed standing in front of the water cannon, Mr Johnson initially seemed reluctant, telling him:


    'I'm certainly prepared to do anything to show that they're safe within reason. I'm not quite sure whether I want to stand in front of a water cannon, I haven't done anything to deserve it.'




    But after a few moments' consideration, he came round to the idea, telling Ferrari: 'OK. Man or mouse. Alright, you've challenged me to this. I suppose I'm going to have to do it now.




    'I'm doing this unfortunately from off-base, so I can see all my poor press people are going to be tearing their hair out. Never mind, it's got to be done. Thanks for that one, Ferrari!'

    Boris Johnson offers to be blasted by WATER CANNON to prove they are safe after ordering three for London | Mail Online

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    Boris is a smashing fellow.

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