Out of context

“I’m the Fat Controller at the moment, the train is all mine.”

Your Mortgage Decisions director Martin Wade tells an MM hack about the perks he is enjoying while his business partner is on holiday

“Stephanie Flanders said she was going to be pessimistic and then optimistic. I must have nodded off during the optimistic bit.”

Former Labour Chancellor Alistair Darling joins the long list of politicians who have fallen asleep at a pensions conference

“What we have at the moment is housing constipation.”

Rob Sinclair, AMI director, on the maladies of the mortgage market

“Please don’t follow up on that image.”

Aifa chairman John Gummer