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    London Mayor Gets Feisty on Growth

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 16:  London Mayor Boris Johnson speaks to the media after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. Two people died and nine casualties have been confirmed with one in a critical condition.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    London Mayor Johnson on Jan. 16 (Dan Kitwood/Getty)

    In the wake of alarming GDP figures—which left the world wondering if Britain was headed for a triple-dip recession, London Mayor Boris Johnson is man on fire. At the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Johnson laid a heavy hit on Britain’s Treasury Chief George Osbourne, exclaiming that he needs to “junk the rhetoric stuff” and start investing in growth-boosting opportunities. “The hair shirt stuff, the Stafford Cripps agenda,” Johnson quipped, “that is not the way to get Britain motoring again.” According to the Guardian, the mayor will soon be announcing a “seven-point plan” to bring London back to life.

    Read it at The Times of London