London Mayor Gets Feisty on Growth

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.