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“If you misrepresent what I say then I will nut you”

“If you misrepresent what I say then I will nut you” 

Political adviser John McTernan explains his ‘Easter House rule’ on reporting, named after a Scottish housing estate and an upgrade on the more traditional ‘Chatham House rules’.

“The first draft was a lot ruder.”

Altus director Ben Cocks on a toned-down press release which described some industry ideas for small pension pot auto-transfers as “wacky”.

“We’re sticking to our knitting”

Ascentric head of marketing Dominic Ventham is a bit woolly on the firm’s plans for the future.

“That was a career ending performance.”

LifeSearch chief executive Tom Baigrie, after belting out Simple Minds’ ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ at the LifeSearch charity night.



Nic Cicutti: Sesame advisers betrayed? More like railroaded

One of the most powerful emotions the human mind can experience is that of betrayal. As many psychologists who have studied its impact on people’s lives have found, its effect can be devastating. The US author Rodger Jackson writes: “Betrayal acts as an assault on the integrity of individuals, affecting the capacity to trust and […]


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