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
Conservatism must be based on allowing everyone to become an owner - equity for everyman.
John Redwood 1986
The Conservative Party is a tax cutting party or it is nothing.
John Redwood 1995
Said during the 1995 Conservative leadership election.
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
We cannot hope to achieve full employment and sustain it until we have mastered inflation.
Denis Healey 20/10/1976
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.
Balancing your budget is like protecting your virtue. You have to learn when to say no.
Ronald Reagan 01/1980
It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job. It's a depression when you lose your own.
It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.
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.
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
Stop-Go seemed more sensiblr than using the brake and accelerator at the same time - a practice that later became fashionable.
Category: Wise words
The surtax payers, having been soaked, have found a way to get out of the rain.
James Callaghan 18/07/1947
Unemployment is bigger than a political party. It is a national danger and a national scandal.
There has always been, and there always will be, an economic cycle.
Nigel Lawson 31/10/1989
Category: Wise words
You can have a wages policy imposed by mass unemployment.
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.
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
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