SR: It was a very simple question. Are you prepared to see borrowing go up?
BJ: If it's borrowing to finance great infrastructure projects and there is an opportunity to borrow at low rates and do things for the long term benefit of the country then we should do them. But there are some projects- don't forget in this country we are spending about £250 billion on public procurement per year of one kind or another. Don't tell me there aren't significant savings to be found in the way that we spend that money.
In a time where the main outsourcers are dropping like flies and competition is flagging where exactly Wille these ‘savings’ come from?
Now speaking about his own track record managing money, I think savings could be found on some of Johnson’s more emblematic projects. Like the Routemaster.
Plus, Garden Bridge. I will just leave it there.