You’re a f***ing liar!

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KEN Liv­ing­stone and Boris John­son’s first live de­bate de­scended into a fu­ri­ous four-let­ter bust-up as the pair clashed over their tax ar­range­ments ahead of next month’s London may­oral elec­tions.

Liv­ing­stone has come un­der at­tack in re­cent weeks over claims that he was paid via a com­pany so he was li­able only for 20 per cent cor­po­ra­tion tax rather than the higher rate of in­come tax.

He ac­cused the mayor of hav­ing ‘the same ar­range­ments’ for deal­ing with his me­dia earn­ings – in­sist­ing he had used a com­pany called Fin­land Sta­tion to do so.

An out­raged Boris branded newt-en­thu­si­ast Liv­ing­stone a ‘liar’ over the sug­ges­tion in a frac­tious ses­sion hosted by LBC 97.3.

He raged: ‘I have never used a com­pany to min­imise my tax. There was a TV pro­duc­tion com­pany which I was briefly a di­rec­tor of... but I have al­ways paid full in­come tax.’

Mr Liv­ing­stone went on to ar­gue the pair were in the same po­si­tion in re­gards to their me­dia earn­ings. But Mr John­son de­nied that he had ever used a com­pany to avoid tax, call­ing Mr Liv­ing­stone ‘a bare faced liar’.

And the pair con­tin­ued to row even af­ter the show had fin­ished when a fu­ri­ous Mr John­son swore at his Labour op­po­nent.

Trav­el­ling up to the roof to be pho­tographed, the Mayor shouted at Mr Liv­ing­stone ‘it’s all f***ing lies, it’s all f***ing lies’.

Other re­ports claim a red faced John­son went ‘nose to nose’ with Liv­ing­stone as they stood in the lift and re­peat­edly told him: ‘You are a f***ing liar’.

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