The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has said that Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is “jealous” of British Tech. His comments follow Merkel’s remarks earlier when she made fun of David Cameron and asked her when will the British roll-out of broadband to every house will complete.
He said that Ms Merkel decided to “outrage diplomatic protocol… because she was jealous.” He went on to say that Britain excels in newer tech and not in the old industries like “metal bashing and expensive cars” which are Germany’s forte.
The mayor also said that London is unrivaled for tech firms because of the tech talent, investors that are present here. He also said that the entrepreneurial spirit of London is another asset for tech firms.
London is going to hold a London Technology Week from 16th June to 20th June 2014.