67 Quotes filtered by economics
We are looking for a Wealth Tax that will bring in sufficient revenue to justify having a wealth tax.
Dick Spring 05/12/1982
The high level of unemployment is evidence of the progress we are making.
Nicholas Ridley 26/01/1981
I wonder whether insider dealing is such an abuse as is supposed. It could have some beneficial effects.
Nicholas Ridley 17/01/1974
Category: Stocks & Shares
It would be wrong to suppose that a higher level of mobility would lead to a major reduction in unemployment.
Lord Young of Graffham 08/11/1986
He didn't riot. He got on his bike and looked for work and he kept looking until he found it.
Norman Tebbit 15/10/1981
On his father
By the end of next year, we really shall be on our way to that so-called economic miracle we need.
Denis Healey 06/04/1976
There is nothing inevitable about rising unemployment.
Margaret Thatcher 19/04/1979
Yes, I can give you exaqmples of companies where employees have struck themselve out of jobs. And I have to say tothem, don't blame your unemployment on me. It's your fault.
Margaret Thatcher 05/05/1981
I couldn't live without work. That's what makes me so sympathetic towards those people who are unemployed. I don't know how they live without working.
Margaret Thatcher 04/05/1980
I think that could be perhaps a little misleading and even our statistics can mislead people at the times though they are not misleading in themselves. It is just that people get mislead
Norman Tebbit 14/03/1984
Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
I am not going to make decisions based on barricades and blockades, nor am I going to make decisions based on the short-term volatility of the oil price.
Gordon Brown 09/2000
On the fuel protests
Category: Public Spending
The secret of happiness is to live within your income and pay your bills on time.
Category: Debt & Borrowing
What really gets me is this - it's very ironic that those who are most critical of extra tax are those who are most vociferous in demanding extra expenditure. What gets me even more is that having demanded that extra expenditure they are not prepared to face the consequences of their own action and stand by the necessity to get the tax to pay for it. I wish some of them had a bit more guts and courage than they have.
Margaret Thatcher 1981
Referring to the Tory Wets
We shall take whatever action is necessary to contain the growth of the money supply. The government, unlike so many of its predecessors, will face up to economic realities.
Margaret Thatcher 11/1979
Oh that Gilbert & Sullivan should be living in this hour. This [the Selective Employment Tax] is sheer cockeyed lunacy. The Chancellor needs a woman at the Treasury.
Margaret Thatcher 03/1966
We should not underestimate the enormity of the task which lies ahead. But little can be achieved without sound money. It is the bedrock of sound government.
Margaret Thatcher 05/1979
Everything a politician promises at election time has to be paid for either by higher taxation or by borrowing.
Margaret Thatcher 28/03/1992
Pennies don't fall from heaven, they have to be earned on earth.
Economics are the method. The object is to change the heart and soul.
Margaret Thatcher 03/05/1981
Category: What is Economics