Commenting on reports that Boris Johnson has finally agreed to pay his US tax bill, London Assembly Labour Group Leader Len Duvall AM said:
“It’s not before time that Boris Johnson has finally decided to pay his US tax bill. Whatever your views on the US tax system, when Boris chose to retain his US citizenship he knew that would mean playing by their rules. He has to realise he cannot pick and choose which laws he wants to obey, including on tax.
“If he was truly outraged by their demands he always had the option to voluntarily give up his US passport but I suspect this is less of an issue than Boris makes out. After all, this is the Mayor who describes his £250,000 a year columnist income as ‘chickenfeed’.”