The British Economy: Time For The Fire Brigade

The economy is so hot, the Tories may have to cool it off

Restaurateurs have never had it so good. London superchef Marco Pierre White already has three successful upscale restaurants in town, and he is about to launch two more. One will feature a collection of works owned by shock artist Damien Hirst. The pieces de resistance: skinned cows' and bulls' heads floating in formaldehyde in the rest rooms. "It will be the coolest place to go," promises the 33-year-old White, who predicts that the demand for eateries such as his, where prices reach $250 per person, will continue to grow "for another four years--minimum."

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