Nigel Lawson quotes

  • The spread of personal ownership is in harmony with the deepest instincts of the British people. Few changes have done more to create one nation.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #People #Done #Harmony

  • The fears of recession in the aftermath of Black Monday have turned to fears of the economy racing ahead too fast, with inflation edging up and a substantial current account deficit...people understandably feel more confident about their future than they've done for decades, but as a result they have been borrowing more and saving less...coming on top of a massive income investment boom, it's all been just a bit too much of a good thing.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Monday #People #Black

  • During the 1960s, and again in the 1970s, growth in manufacturing productivity in the United Kingdom was the lowest of all the seven major industrial countries in the world. During the 1980s, our annual rate of growth of output per head in manufacturing has been the highest of all the seven major industrial countries.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Country #Growth #World

  • The successful sale of British Telecom...reveals a vast and untapped yearning among ordinary people for a direct stake in the ownership of British enterprise. Investment in shares has begun to take its place, with ownership of a home and either a bank or building society deposit, as a way for ordinary people to participate in enterprise and wealth creation. We are seeing the birth of people's capitalism.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Home #Successful #People

  • We already have a sabbatical system. It's called opposition, and I've had enough of it.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Sabbatical #Had Enough #Enough

  • If I really believed in Friedman's economic theory, then I'd be quite satisfied to spend the rest of my life with a garden hose shoved down my throat, being filled with custard by representatives of the people of China.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Garden #People #Economic

  • Nothing could be further from the truth than the claim that we have a choice between cutting tax and cutting unemployment, for the two go hand in hand.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Cutting #Hands #Two

  • Hopelessly uneconomic on any substantial scale, since it requires a conventional power back-up for when the wind stops blowing, forests of wind turbines are rightly regarded in most countries as an environmental monstrosity.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Country #Wind #Environmental

  • I think that the ordinary bloke has an instinctive sense that it wouldn't be too bad if the weather warmed up.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Thinking #Weather #Ordinary

  • Not only is the Kyoto approach to global warming wrong-headed, the climate change establishment's suppression of dissent and criticism is little short of a scandal. The IPCC should be shut down.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Kyoto #Criticism #Littles

  • In Europe, where climate change absolutism is at its strongest, the quasi-religion of greenery in general and the climate change issue in particular have filled the vacuum of organised religion, with reasoned questioning of its mantras regarded as a form of blasphemy.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Europe #Issues #Absolutism

  • There has always been, and there always will be, an economic cycle.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Economics #Economic

  • To govern is to choose. To appear to be unable to choose is to appear to be unable to govern.
    -- Nigel Lawson

    #Government

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