"You cannot expect a Government to come in and after six months get everything wrong." – Labour housing minister Hilary Armstrong failing to get the Mandelson PR spin quite right.
"Merry Xmas…you're sacked." – Daily Record's blunt comment on Britannia Life's decision to axe 260 jobs.
"If I say anything about Britannia Life, I will have parts of my anatomy chopped off." – KPMG principal consultant John Jenkins referring to his financial-strength report.
"I am me, I am definitely me." – Churchill Investments director Mark Dampier searching for his identity after losing his voice.
"If you are a widow, or I mean wife – whoops, Freudian slip." – Commercial Union pensions marketing technical director Iain Oliver.
"Simply Leaving."- Axa Sun Life staff renaming Simply Leaders, the moniker for a staff conference.
"I never thought I'd get to go out with two page five girls". – Roy McDonald, group development manager, BHSF Health Cash Plans, commenting on the Money Marketing New Product Review.