George Osborne pulled rank on his Tory colleague Boris Johnson to insist he use his budget as London mayor to fund the garden bridge, it has emerged.

Letters between the chancellor and the mayor, obtained by the Architects’ Journal, reveal how Osborne overruled Johnson’s wish to merely underwrite private funds for the bridge over the Thames.

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