An article in yesterday's Sunday Times (subscription only, thanks to Mr. Murdoch) claims that Boris Johnson has threatened to resign as Mayor and make a return to Parliament if the Treasury continues with spending cuts, particularly on Crossrail and Tube upgrade work. Mr. Johnson is said to fear a humiliating loss in 2012 if he is forced to preside over an era of slash-and-burn on transport projects, and is said to be intimating that his move back to the Commons — where he would be a particularly troubling harpoon in David Cameron's hide — could happen as soon as the next suitable by-election. A spokesperson for the Mayor's office yesterday denied that there is any threat to resign, and played down the budgetary disagreements.
Did Boris Johnson Threaten To Quit?
Last Updated 30 August 2010