Quotes and aphorisms

  • Using one of Osborne's favourite quotes, a Treasury source said: "Germany shows what you can do if you fix the roof while the sun is shining." ("Fresh fears for UK economy as Germany and France power ahead", The Guardian, 2011-05-13). As Lord Stern said, it will be much cheaper and easier to fix the problem of climate change now (while things are good) than waiting until later.