The positive news is that the British economy is continuing to grow and is creating jobs. And it is positive news too that at a time of real international instability we are a safe haven in the storm.— George Osborne
Valuable British Economy quotations
No matter the economy of the jungle, the lion will never eat grass.
British establishment uses "the royal we," as in, "We think this.
" You hear a lot of that these days. It erroneously suggests that those who are making the decisions to bomb countries, to devastate economies, to take part in acts of international piracy involve all of us.
We (British) have reached the state where the private sector is that part of the economy the government controls and the public sector is that part that nobody controls.
We're all consumers. The consumer is not a moron; she is your wife.
I think essentially if you look at British public debate around the issues of our interconnectedness with the global economy you do not find a ready audience, of any large scale, for pulling up the shutters.
We want people to have a stake in the British economy so I am in favour of actually encouraging people to have small shareholdings and feel they've got a stake in our economic future.
What is certainly true is that the American people, just like the German people, just like the British and people around the world, are seeing extraordinarily rapid change. The world is shrinking, the economies have become much more integrated and demographics are shifting.
I don’t have a Shopping Problem, I am helping the economy.
To put it in context, the federal government was, at the beginning [of the Vancouver meeting], talking about a $15-per-tonne floor for carbon emissions. We're at $30 a tonne, so we're already double that. But our economy is growing at a faster rate - three per cent of GDP is our projected growth in British Columbia.
British fashion is a serious business.
The British fashion industry is worth £21bn to the U.K. economy and employs 819,000 people across the country.
The well-being of the British people and the health of our economy are far more important than any government's commitment to a particular strategy, but to change course now would be fatal to the whole counter-inflation strategy.
Civil servants are fully aware of the challenges the British economy faces.
They are, after all, working tirelessly and professionally to support the coalition government through the current challenges, every day, and in every part of Britain.
And whatever their publicized angst over Saddam Hussein's 'weapons of mass destruction,' American and British authorities were also concerned about violence in an area that harbors a resource indispensable for the functioning of the word economy. I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.
On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved.
It's estimated that by 2030 there will be virtually no unskilled jobs in the British economy.