George Osborne Quotes

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George Osborne quotes: It's normally the kiss of death to be identified as a rising star, or someone to watch. It's normally the kiss of death to be identified as a rising star, or someone to watch.
George Osborne quotes: Our message to China is very clear: we want the U.K. to be China's best partner in the West. Our message to China is very clear: we want the U.K. to be China's best partner in the West.
George Osborne quotes: I think people who sit around and are always yearning for the next thing are not always the happiest people. I think people who sit around and are always yearning for the next thing are not always the happiest people.
George Osborne quotes: I'm tempted to say that Conservative governments are normally elected to clear up the mess left by Labour governments. I'm tempted to say that Conservative governments are normally elected to clear up the mess left by Labour governments.
George Osborne quotes: Many retailers have complained bitterly to me about the complexity of the Carbon Reduction Commitment. It's not a commitment; it's a tax. Many retailers have complained bitterly to me about the complexity of the Carbon Reduction Commitment. It's not a commitment; it's a tax.
George Osborne quotes: I don't want to watch 'Newsnight.' I just don't understand those politicians who genuinely want to watch it for pleasure. I don't want to watch 'Newsnight.' I just don't understand those politicians who genuinely want to watch it for pleasure.
George Osborne quotes: Autism is a very serious condition. Autism is a very serious condition.
George Osborne quotes: Everyone in our society has had to make a contribution towards dealing with the debts. Everyone in our society has had to make a contribution towards dealing with the debts.
George Osborne quotes: I first started going to Chelsea games in the mid-Nineties when I lived off the North End Road, ten minutes' walk from Stamford Bridge. I first started going to Chelsea games in the mid-Nineties when I lived off the North End Road, ten minutes' walk from Stamford Bridge.
George Osborne quotes: I understand the damage the expenses crisis has done to Parliament, and the paramount importance of restoring trust in our politics. I understand the damage the expenses crisis has done to Parliament, and the paramount importance of restoring trust in our politics.
George Osborne quotes: Britain has no divine right to be one of the richest countries in the world. Britain has no divine right to be one of the richest countries in the world.
George Osborne quotes: I think the British people have a strong sense of what is fair. I think the British people have a strong sense of what is fair.
George Osborne quotes: I'm not one of those who thinks there is something inherently bad or inferior about watching television. I'm not one of those who thinks there is something inherently bad or inferior about watching television.
George Osborne quotes: No ifs, no buts - we will not share the pound if Scotland separates from the U.K. No ifs, no buts - we will not share the pound if Scotland separates from the U.K.
George Osborne quotes: The message I would say to China is, 'Carry on with the reform; carry on with the change you are making.' The message I would say to China is, 'Carry on with the reform; carry on with the change you are making.'
George Osborne quotes: If someone believes that living on benefits is a lifestyle choice, then we need to make them think again. If someone believes that living on benefits is a lifestyle choice, then we need to make them think again.
George Osborne quotes: Every day as Chancellor I see alerts telling me of risks around the world. Every day as Chancellor I see alerts telling me of risks around the world.
George Osborne quotes: The threat from terrorists - from extreme ideologies - needs to be challenged head-on. The threat from terrorists - from extreme ideologies - needs to be challenged head-on.
George Osborne quotes: They all said I was a very young guy. Well there is nothing I can do about that but with each day that passes the problem solves itself. They all said I was a very young guy. Well there is nothing I can do about that but with each day that passes the problem solves itself.
George Osborne quotes: I support gay marriage. I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment. I support gay marriage. I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment.
George Osborne quotes: I can't imagine a God who would ever need to intercede in the daily travails of my life. I can't imagine a God who would ever need to intercede in the daily travails of my life.
George Osborne quotes: Politics as a parent is fairly demanding; if your parent is in politics, it's fairly demanding, so I make no excuses about taking two weeks off. Politics as a parent is fairly demanding; if your parent is in politics, it's fairly demanding, so I make no excuses about taking two weeks off.
George Osborne quotes: The Conservative party absolutely must not allow itself to be shut out of parts of the north of England. The Conservative party absolutely must not allow itself to be shut out of parts of the north of England.
George Osborne quotes: In opposition, you move to the centre. In government, you move the centre. In opposition, you move to the centre. In government, you move the centre.
George Osborne quotes: We should be doing more business with China. We should be better connected to the Chinese economy. We should be doing more business with China. We should be better connected to the Chinese economy.
George Osborne quotes: It's not easy cutting welfare bills. It's not easy cutting the deficit. It's not easy cutting welfare bills. It's not easy cutting the deficit.
George Osborne quotes: We are very supportive of the economic reforms that the Chinese government have talked about. We are very supportive of the economic reforms that the Chinese government have talked about.
George Osborne quotes: I think its important, particularly when you've got young children, to spend some time with them. I think its important, particularly when you've got young children, to spend some time with them.
George Osborne quotes: I want Britain to be the home of successful competitive and stable financial services. I want Britain to be the home of successful competitive and stable financial services.
George Osborne quotes: The biggest single thing that has lifted people out of poverty is free trade. The biggest single thing that has lifted people out of poverty is free trade.
George Osborne quotes: Brexit is for the richest in our country: they can afford recessions. Brexit is for the richest in our country: they can afford recessions.
George Osborne quotes: You really have to try hard to create space and, at least for a time, stop the political world from rushing in. The important thing is to remain sane. You really have to try hard to create space and, at least for a time, stop the political world from rushing in. The important thing is to remain sane.
George Osborne quotes: I fought passionately to remain in the E.U., and I warned of the economic risks if we left the E.U. I fought passionately to remain in the E.U., and I warned of the economic risks if we left the E.U.
George Osborne quotes: Britain is an open and tolerant country, and I will fight with everything I have to keep it so. Britain is an open and tolerant country, and I will fight with everything I have to keep it so.
George Osborne quotes: I'm not going out to parties every night. I'm not going out to parties every night.
George Osborne quotes: The British people think that if someone is disabled, then they should get all the care and support that we can offer. The British people think that if someone is disabled, then they should get all the care and support that we can offer.
George Osborne quotes: The Conservative Party mustn't sound like the old man on the park bench who says things were better in 1985, or 1955, or 1855. The Conservative Party mustn't sound like the old man on the park bench who says things were better in 1985, or 1955, or 1855.
George Osborne quotes: It's not enough to tackle just the symptoms of poverty. You have to tackle the causes of poverty. It's not enough to tackle just the symptoms of poverty. You have to tackle the causes of poverty.
George Osborne quotes: I would say I have taken substantive action to make things easier for people. I would say I have taken substantive action to make things easier for people.
George Osborne quotes: I've always thought that good politics follows from good economics and good policies. I've always thought that good politics follows from good economics and good policies.
George Osborne quotes: There were some who wanted all the benefits of E.U. membership without any of the costs. I'm not sure that's very realistic. There were some who wanted all the benefits of E.U. membership without any of the costs. I'm not sure that's very realistic.
George Osborne quotes: It was the Conservatives who first protected people in the mills. It was the Conservatives who first protected people in the mills.
George Osborne quotes: 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. 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.
George Osborne quotes: 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. 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.
George Osborne quotes: I want to see families with lower energy bills. I want to see families with lower energy bills.
George Osborne quotes: 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. 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.
George Osborne quotes: Some things never change, suck up to the government and you get an honour. Some things never change, suck up to the government and you get an honour.
George Osborne quotes: We must bring unity of spirit and purpose and condemn hatred and division wherever we see it. We must bring unity of spirit and purpose and condemn hatred and division wherever we see it.
George Osborne quotes: In football, as in politics, resilience pays off. In football, as in politics, resilience pays off.
George Osborne quotes: I have done everything I can to move Britain out of the financial danger zone. I have done everything I can to move Britain out of the financial danger zone.
George Osborne quotes: The police protect us, and we're going to protect the police. The police protect us, and we're going to protect the police.
George Osborne quotes: I want London to be the global sporting capital. I want London to be the global sporting capital.
George Osborne quotes: The wish to pass something on to your children is about the most basic, human and natural aspiration there is. The wish to pass something on to your children is about the most basic, human and natural aspiration there is.
George Osborne quotes: I serve at the discretion of the prime minister. I serve at the discretion of the prime minister.
George Osborne quotes: Every day, I genuinely count my blessings. One of the greatest things in life is to do a job you really enjoy. Every day, I genuinely count my blessings. One of the greatest things in life is to do a job you really enjoy.
George Osborne quotes: We need to think deeply about whether we can sustain banks that are not only too big to fail, but potentially too big to bail. We need to think deeply about whether we can sustain banks that are not only too big to fail, but potentially too big to bail.
George Osborne quotes: Believe me, I understand that most higher rate taxpayers are not the super-rich. Believe me, I understand that most higher rate taxpayers are not the super-rich.
George Osborne quotes: I believe that I'm entitled to regard my pre-political life as off-limits in terms of what can be looked at and judged. I believe that I'm entitled to regard my pre-political life as off-limits in terms of what can be looked at and judged.
George Osborne quotes: Frankly, people buying a home to let should not be squeezing out families who can't afford a home to buy. Frankly, people buying a home to let should not be squeezing out families who can't afford a home to buy.
George Osborne quotes: If the country's poorer, it's got less money. If the country's poorer, it's got less money.
George Osborne quotes: Of course the Liberal Democrats are going to say things to try and get attention - but I don't think the country is paying much attention. Of course the Liberal Democrats are going to say things to try and get attention - but I don't think the country is paying much attention.
George Osborne quotes: I want Britain to be a global financial centre but I want it to be properly regulated. I want Britain to be a global financial centre but I want it to be properly regulated.
George Osborne quotes: I did meet Mickey Mouse in California, and he seems to be writing the Labour party's economic policy at the moment. I did meet Mickey Mouse in California, and he seems to be writing the Labour party's economic policy at the moment.
George Osborne quotes: Even as China's growth slows, it will continue to be a powerhouse for the global economy. Even as China's growth slows, it will continue to be a powerhouse for the global economy.
George Osborne quotes: I get a lot of letters from people. I get a lot of letters from people.
George Osborne quotes: I do not want Britain to turn its back on Europe or the rest of the world. I do not want Britain to turn its back on Europe or the rest of the world.
George Osborne quotes: A generous basic state pension is the least a civilized society should offer those who have worked hard and saved through their whole lives. A generous basic state pension is the least a civilized society should offer those who have worked hard and saved through their whole lives.
George Osborne quotes: The rise in world oil prices has been larger than anyone forecast. The rise in world oil prices has been larger than anyone forecast.
George Osborne quotes: Printing money is the last resort of desperate governments when all other policies have failed. Printing money is the last resort of desperate governments when all other policies have failed.
George Osborne quotes: I believe in public services. I believe in public services.
George Osborne quotes: There are always ways to make government better, always ways to make sure that the taxes of people are better spent. There are always ways to make government better, always ways to make sure that the taxes of people are better spent.
George Osborne quotes: Tax cuts should be for life, not just for Christmas. Tax cuts should be for life, not just for Christmas.
George Osborne quotes: I am a social liberal. I am a social liberal.
George Osborne quotes: We don't see a choice between securing growth and investment and raising human rights issues. We don't see a choice between securing growth and investment and raising human rights issues.
George Osborne quotes: Cutting budget deficits can never be just an exercise in economics. Cutting budget deficits can never be just an exercise in economics.
George Osborne quotes: It's in our interests that the euro is a successful, strong currency. It's in our interests that the euro is a successful, strong currency.
George Osborne quotes: Well look, no one takes pleasure from people making money out of the misery of others, but that is a function of capitalist markets. Well look, no one takes pleasure from people making money out of the misery of others, but that is a function of capitalist markets.
George Osborne quotes: 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. 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.
George Osborne quotes: Britain can only spend what it can afford. Britain can only spend what it can afford.
George Osborne quotes: To simply argue that public spending must always go up and never be cut is irresponsible. To simply argue that public spending must always go up and never be cut is irresponsible.
George Osborne quotes: The Conservative party, the modern Conservative party, is on the side of people who want to work hard and get on. The Conservative party, the modern Conservative party, is on the side of people who want to work hard and get on.
George Osborne quotes: The Internet - central to modern life - provides new ways for our enemies to plan and act against us. The Internet - central to modern life - provides new ways for our enemies to plan and act against us.
George Osborne quotes: You cannot tackle Britain's debts without tackling the unreformed welfare system. You cannot tackle Britain's debts without tackling the unreformed welfare system.
George Osborne quotes: Well British pension funds have not been investing the savings of British people in British infrastructure. Well British pension funds have not been investing the savings of British people in British infrastructure.
George Osborne quotes: I think you can look at the British economy with confidence. I think you can look at the British economy with confidence.
George Osborne quotes: If we don't get a grip on government spending, there will be no growth. If we don't get a grip on government spending, there will be no growth.