“The question is whether they have the guts to do it”

Business quote of the day.

“The question is whether they have the guts to do it”

 John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, questions the government’s commitment to introducing measures to help growth in the UK economy. A survey produced by the BCC has suggested that there will have been moderate growth in the last quarter, but that business confidence remains very weak.

BCC director general has questioned the government’s commitment to introducing measures to help growth. Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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Word of the week: Michellania


Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.

Usage: 

"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

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