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“I feel like I am walking into the lion’s den wearing a meat suit.” – Portfolio Insurance Consultancy principal Brian Lentz before an appointment with the FSA.”A duvet day! He won’t last long in PR.” – Penrose PR partner Louise Hatch about former MM investment editor turned PR Chris Duncan shortly before her departure.”Hello, I’m Lyndsay from Lansons, the one you haven’t snogged.” – Lansons PR Lyndsay Haywood suggests MM editor John Lappin will not print this OOC, especially not twice.”Could you tell me the way to the toilet?” – Intelligent Finance PR to member of staff at Sanderson Hotel. Reply: “No Sir, we do not have a toilet. However, we do have a restroom which is upstairs.””We have more money in pensions than the rest of the EU put together. We could buy Greece and on a blue cross day get Portugal thrown in too.” – Steve Bee puts the UK pension crisis in context.”They must be trying to denude Norway of its trees” – Alan Steel Asset Management supremo Alan Steel on the 818-page Penrose report.

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