George Osborne – I had the closest thing…

I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience…


“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.”
-George Osborne

George Osborne – There was a real fear…

There was a real fear that a euro-zone bank might fail, that we’d have…


“There was a real fear that a euro-zone bank might fail, that we’d have a sovereign debt problem in one of the larger European economies. That’s dissipated, thanks largely to the action of the European Central Bank.”
-George Osborne