The disappearance of the election bus belonging to George Galloway, prospective candidate (Mad Hatter's Party) for the 2016 London Mayoral election, has been explained by one of his supporters.
Popular entertainer Corbin the Clown, who is also Mr Galloway's election agent, said that he needed to explain the words of the popular children's folk song "The wheels on the bus go round and round" written in 1939 - or almost twenty to seven - by Lydia Ulsaker. He thought that borrowing the bus overnight would not pose too much of a problem.
Unfortunately, he confused the song with the other popular music hit song, "Three wheels on my wagon", by The New Christy Minstrels, and in the words of the average HR director, the "wheels came off". Mr Corbin admitted that the bus episode, while it had careered out of control, seems to have turned a corner now and is back on track.
"Fare enough" he joked.
The wheels were later seen for sale on a popular internet auction site.