While their teams face decisive matches in Ukraine,
British Prime Minister David Cameron ignited a stir while in Mexico at
the G-20 summit with a swipe at new French President Francois
Hollande’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthy and large corporations to
help France tackle its deficit and pay for new public spending intended
to lift growth.
Cameron slammed Hollande’s tax-and-spend approach
to resolving the eurozone crisis in remarks before business leaders
widely reported in the press but so-far unconfirmed by Downing Street
“I think it’s wrong to have a completely uncompetitive
top rate of tax,” Cameron said ahead of a Group of 20 meeting of leaders
of the world’s largest economies in Los Cabos, Mexico.