"Unemployment is a good and fair price to pay for low inflation."
- Norman Lamont, 1992, House of Commons. *
"Are you saying that lost North jobs are an acceptable price to pay to curb inflation in the South?" "Yes, I suppose in a sense I am."
- Sir Edward George, 1998, in reply to a question from yours truly.
"If you want to keep the union together, the Barnett Formula is a small price to pay,"
- Tony Blair, 2007, speaking at the Liaison Committee of senior MPs.
* Unclear as to whether this was his own phrase or one written for him by his researcher, D. Cameron.