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“When a fight breaks out in a bar, you don’t hit the guy who started the fight, you hit the guy you’ve always wanted to hit.”

MEP for London Syed Kamall attempts to paint a picture of the European attitude to regulation.

“I have learnt never to go off the record, even when I am at home in the bath.”

Treasury select committee chairman Andrew Tyrie describes his lack of trust for journalists.

“Normally, I worry about the canapé situation…”

London & Country head of communications David Hollingworth tells an MM hack how anxious he gets about the food arrangements before attending an event.