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“I go to the gym every week but when I picked it up I pulled a small muscle in my elbow.”
Treasury select committee member Mark Garnier, MP, on the 409-page draft Financial Services Bill.

“My core tier one is through the roof.”
Treasury press officer insisting he has capital to deal with the onslaught of media interest in the wake of European banks stress tests.

“When I finished university I wanted to be the next great British author. It turned out I was more likely to be the next worst British author.”
Transact managing director Ian Taylor reminisces on his broken dreams.