Osborne: 'I feel your pain. I'm the son of an entrepreneur.'

Quote of the day: 'My father set up his small business in 1968, manufacturing and selling home furnishings,' Chancellor George Osborne told the Federation of Small Businesses this week. 'Growing up, the rhythms of the business's life and the rhythms of our family life were one and the same. I remember the... excitement when new orders were won, or new products launched. The anxiety when the economy is weak. I know the pressure that you are under to compete, to stay ahead and to make a profit.' Older business leaders will remember hearing a similar speech once before: 'I'm just the daughter of a shopkeeper...'

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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