Mervyn King: “Supporting Aston Villa is much more stressful than being Governor of the Bank of England”

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Mervyn King. Photograph: Getty Images

Supporting Aston Villa is much more stressful than being Governor of the Bank of England.

Mervyn King, in his first ever live TV interview on Channel 4 News last night. King said he was hopeful that the green shoots of economic recovery were starting to show, and indicated that it may be acceptable if the government missed the UK’s debt targets if it was because the “world economy is growing more slowly.”

King added, “It would not bit be acceptable to miss the debt target if there were no excuse for it.”