We’ve collected the best George Osborne Quotes. Use them as an inspiration.
I am a social liberal.
I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience lying in bed one morning. I turned on the ‘Today‘ programme and item four on the news was: ‘The shadow chancellor has ruled himself out of the leadership.’ I lay there thinking that’s interesting, then I realised it was me.
I would say I have taken substantive action to make things easier for people.
I think you can look at the British economy with confidence.
Many retailers have complained bitterly to me about the complexity of the Carbon Reduction Commitment. It’s not a commitment; it’s a tax.
Only the U.K. can trigger Article 50. And in my judgement, we should only do that when there is a clear view about what new arrangements we are seeking with our European neighbours.
I understand the damage the expenses crisis has done to Parliament, and the paramount importance of restoring trust in our politics.
In football, as in politics, resilience pays off.
In opposition, you move to the centre. In government, you move the centre.
Britain has always been a home to the vulnerable, and we’ve always done what we need to do to help people who are fleeing persecution.
It’s in our interests that the euro is a successful, strong currency.
The foundations of a strong economy don’t rest alone on the decisions of Chancellors or the spending programmes of government.
To all companies large and small, I would say this: the British economy is fundamentally strong; we are highly competitive, and we are open for business.
The Office for Budget Responsibility correctly stay out of the political debate and do not assess the long-term costs and benefits of E.U. membership.
I didn’t come from a traditional Tory background; it was urban and metropolitan.
The threat from terrorists – from extreme ideologies – needs to be challenged head-on.
Britain helped create the Internet – Tim Berners Lee created the World Wide Web, one of a long line of British scientists who have given us an outsized role in shaping our own digital future.
Most successful politicians don’t let the job swamp their lives.
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.
If we leave the European Union it’s a risk to our economy – it’s a risk to pensioners, it’s a risk to homeowners, it’s a risk to people in work.
I do not want Britain to turn its back on Europe or the rest of the world.
There is lots of evidence that it is this fear of going into debt that most puts people from poorer backgrounds off going to university.
I want Britain to be the home of successful competitive and stable financial services.
ISIL are already using the Internet for hideous propaganda purposes – for radicalisation, for operational planning, too.
Brexit is for the richest in our country: they can afford recessions.
If we don’t get a grip on government spending, there will be no growth.
I reject absolutely the idea that people should know their place, and know their class.
We are very supportive of the economic reforms that the Chinese government have talked about.
We have accepted there is a big role for government to create a framework where businesses can grow in all parts of the country.
Well British pension funds have not been investing the savings of British people in British infrastructure.
Unless they have disabilities to cope with, no family should get more from living on benefits than the average family gets from going out to work. No more open-ended chequebook.