Quotes

67 Quotes filtered by Economics

He asked, 'Do you ever come down to London? If you ever come down you must come to No10 and meet me and Sarah...' Well I just looked at him. I didn't like to say it, but all I could think was, 'I don't think you'll be there.'

Gillian Duffy 02/05/2010

Category: Mistakes, Winning & Losing, Wise words

Tags: Economics, Elections, Gillian Duffy, Humour, Mistakes, Winning & Losing, Wise words

Conservatism must be based on allowing everyone to become an owner - equity for everyman.

John Redwood 1986

Category: Privatisation

Tags: Economics, John Redwood, Privatisation

The Conservative Party is a tax cutting party or it is nothing.

John Redwood 1995

Said during the 1995 Conservative leadership election.

Category: Conservative Party, Tax Cuts

Tags: Conservative Party, Economics, John Redwood, Political Parties, Tax Cuts

It is government policy to phase out subsidies to nationalised industries. In line with this, the government hopes that the coal industry will be able to operate without the need for assistance apart from social grants.

Tony Benn 1974

Category: Subsidy, Nationalisation

Tags: Economics, Nationalisation, Policy, Subsidy, Tony Benn

We cannot hope to achieve full employment and sustain it until we have mastered inflation.

Denis Healey 20/10/1976

Category: Inflation, Unemployment

Tags: Denis Healey, Economics, Inflation, Unemployment

Competition is the most promising means to achieve and secure prosperity. It alone enables people in their role of consumer to gain from economic progress. It ensures that all advantages which result from higher productivity may eventually be enjoyed.

Ludwig Erhard

Category: Competition

Tags: Competition, Economics, Ludwig Erhard

Balancing your budget is like protecting your virtue. You have to learn when to say no.

Ronald Reagan 01/1980

Category: Budgets, Public Spending

Tags: Budgets, Economics, Public Spending, Ronald Reagan

It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job. It's a depression when you lose your own.

Harry Truman

Category: Unemployment

Tags: Economics, Harry Truman, Unemployment

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.

Winston Churchill

Category: Profit

Tags: Economics, Profit, Winston Churchill

I appeal to the House to resist the temptation of laying up for themselves threasure in heaven by the inexpensive method of confiscating other people's treasure on earth.

Lord Birkenhead

Category: Taxation

Tags: Economics, Lord Birkenhead, Taxation

Can there be a more lamentable picture than that of a Chancellor of the Exchequer seated on an empty chest by a pool of bottomless deficiency fishing for a budget?

Robert Peel 1841

On the 1841 budget

Category: Budgets

Tags: Budgets, Economics, Robert Peel

Stop-Go seemed more sensiblr than using the brake and accelerator at the same time - a practice that later became fashionable.

Harold Macmillan

Category: Wise words

Tags: Economics, Harold Macmillan, Wise words

The surtax payers, having been soaked, have found a way to get out of the rain.

James Callaghan 18/07/1947

Category: Taxation

Tags: Economics, James Callaghan, Taxation

Unemployment is bigger than a political party. It is a national danger and a national scandal.

Ellen Wilkinson

Category: Unemployment

Tags: Economics, Ellen Wilkinson, Unemployment

I am not against a little inflation.

Emanuel Shinwell 24/05/1938

Category: Inflation

Tags: Economics, Emanuel Shinwell, Inflation

There has always been, and there always will be, an economic cycle.

Nigel Lawson 31/10/1989

Category: Wise words

Tags: Economics, Nigel Lawson, Wise words

You can have a wages policy imposed by mass unemployment.

Michael Foot

Category: Unemployment, Wages & Income

Tags: Economics, Michael Foot, Unemployment, Wages & Income

One of the most important of all the causes of great inequality of income is the inheritance of a great fortune by a small minority.

Hugh Dalton

Category: Equality, Taxation

Tags: Economics, Equality, Hugh Dalton, Politics, Taxation

Some people say 'what would happen if we had a Communist Chancellor of the Exchequer?' I would ask in reply, 'what would happen if he had a lot of Fascist or Mosleyite bank chairmen?' In that event it might be thought disadvantageous to have publicity.

Hugh Dalton 11/12/1945

Category: Treasury, HM

Tags: Economics, Hugh Dalton, Treasury, HM

How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century.

Aneurin Bevan 1952

Category: Conservative Party, Wealth, Poverty

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Conservative Party, Economics, Policy, Political Parties, Poverty, Wealth

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Why are Tories like walnuts? because they are troublesome to Peel.

Earl of Clarendon

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