Boris hits out at Unions.

After slapping down the cynics of London 2012 earlier today, Boris Johnson tonight weighed into the union barons set to bring chaos to the capital.

In an interview with the Evening Standard Mayor Johnson called the actions of the PCS and ASLEF unions "absurd", accused the leaders of "exploiting the Olympics for political ends" and said that their attempts to hold London to ransom showed how strike laws "urgently" needed reform.

Home Secretary Theresa May has also weighed in by pleaing with union members to ignore their "irresponsible" leaders.