"A weak currency arises from a weak economy which in turn is the result of a weak Government" (Gordon Brown 1992)
"The pound fell the most in more than a year as foreign-exchange markets reacted with shock to the prospect that a hung parliament will fail to tackle Britain's deficit. In a dramatic morning's trading, sterling fell 4 1/2 cents against the dollar to trade below $1.48 for the first time since May. By lunchtime it had recovered some of its poise but was still down 3 1/2 cents at just over $1.49 and on course for its worst day since at least February 2009." (Telegraph, 1st March 2010).
"Trying is the first step towards failure." (Homer Simpson)