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It's estimated that by 2030 there will be virtually no unskilled jobs in the British economy. Lucy Powell

I think you can look at the British economy with confidence. George Osborne

We want people to have a stake in the British economy so I am in favour of actually encouraging people to have small shareholdings and feel they've got a stake in our economic future. George Osborne

Civil servants are fully aware of the challenges the British economy faces. They are, after all, working tirelessly and professionally to support the coalition government through the current challenges, every day, and in every part of Britain. Gus O'Donnell, Baron O'Donnell

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't. Stephen Leacock

We (British) have reached the state where the private sector is that part of the economy the government controls and the public sector is that part that nobody controls. James Goldsmith

I think essentially if you look at British public debate around the issues of our interconnectedness with the global economy you do not find a ready audience, of any large scale, for pulling up the shutters. George Osborne

We need a new British business bank with a clean balance sheet and an ability to expand lending rapidly to the manufacturers, exporters and high-growth companies that power our economy. Today I can announce we will have one. Vince Cable

On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved. Vince Cable

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. George Osborne

The well-being of the British people and the health of our economy are far more important than any government's commitment to a particular strategy, but to change course now would be fatal to the whole counter-inflation strategy. Geoffrey Howe

Keynes was chief economic adviser to the British government and largely responsible for keeping the British economy afloat at a time when more than half of our gross national product, and all of out foreign exchange, was being spent on the war. ...I was lucky to be present at one of his rare appearances in Cambridge, when he gave a lecture with the title "Newton, the Man." ...Four years later he died of heart failure, precipitated by overwork and the hardships of crossing the Atlantic repeatedly in slow propeller-driven airplanes under wartime conditions. Freeman Dyson

The only thing that could possibly save British politics would be Margaret Thatcher's assassin. Steven Morrissey

I would like my personal reading map to resemble a map of the British Empire circa 1900. Nick Hornby

British teams bring me good luck. Andrea Pirlo

Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania. Billy Joel

In a business society, the emotional economy is an economy of scarcity. Margaret Halsey

America is stronger than Russia. Our economy is 16 times larger than the Russian economy. Mike Pence

And whatever their publicized angst over Saddam Hussein's 'weapons of mass destruction,' American and British authorities were also concerned about violence in an area that harbors a resource indispensable for the functioning of the word economy. ... I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil. Alan Greenspan

Dear London, British fashion is a serious business. The British fashion industry is worth 21bn to the U.K. economy and employs 819,000 people across the country. With your help, we would like to see these numbers rise for the good of our industry, our talented designers, and our reputation worldwide. Natalie Massenet

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