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Johnson a radio slacker - Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has labelled Boris Johnson a "slacker" for only agreeing to a monthly radio grilling.

Mr Clegg hosts a weekly 30-minute phone-in on LBC 97.3, the station where the London mayor will make a monthly appearance.

The colourful Tory will appear on Ask Boris, a 45-minute session co-hosted by the station's Nick Ferrari, who also shares the airwaves with the Deputy PM on Call Clegg.

Appearing on the show on Thursday, the Liberal Democrat leader said: "I'm going to call him Slacker Johnson from now on. He's only on once a month.

"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery I'm delighted he is trying to follow in my footsteps, but he should put the hours in.

"Every week, I want to see Slacker Johnson every week."

The jibe aimed at Mr Johnson may be seen as a riposte to some of the mayor's comments about the Liberal Democrat leader.

During the Eastleigh by-election campaign in February Mr Johnson described the Lib Dems as "wobbling jellies of indecision and vacillation, especially Clegg".

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