And now Boris has been bollocked at the Adam Smith Institute blog for supporting the London Living Wage. Dissident Lib Dem (and Bromley Councillor) Tom Papworth:
Before he was elected he wrote how minimum wage laws drove "up your costs and greatly [reduced] your ability to reinvest". Yet...in July 2008 [after he was elected] he described how "the living wage...is not only morally right but also makes good business sense, contributing to better recruitment and retention of staff, higher productivity and a more loyal workforce with high morale." How times have changed!
For an economic liberal's critique of the best known advocate of free markets in British politics, read on here. Recommended for all Boris-bashers on the left who've yet to detect that he's not turning out to be quite the political animal they warned us about.
Published on guardian.co.uk here