Opposition parties in the London Assembly will today gang up on Boris Johnson and take a match to his plans to cut 12 fire stations.
London's Tory mayor wants to slash fire services across England's capital city in order to hand every household a council tax cut of around 1p per week.
But Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat assembly members have united to put forward an alternative proposal to freeze council tax, rather than lower it.
They believe that will would raise £9.6 million, which could be used to keep all of London's fire stations open and protect police station staffing levels.
The parties have already forced Mr Johnson to review his budget but today they will vote to change the budget and save the services.
Green Party AM Darren Johnson, who will second the amendment, said: "The safety of Londoners should come before gimmicks like a 1p a day council tax reduction."
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