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“Calm down. Take up yoga, whatever is necessary.”

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow recommends yoga as a suitable stress remedy for one Tory MP getting a bit carried away during the Autumn Statement.

“It takes 50 years to decommission a nuclear reactor but 60 years to pay out all the pensions in our fund.”

Conservative peer Lord Balfe quotes CERN in his maiden speech to the House of Lords during last week’s Pensions Bill debate.

“Steve Webb is not alone; we are all sinners.”

The Bishop of Derby remarks on the pensions minister’s change of heart on a charge cap during a Pensions Bill debate in the House of Lords last week.

“Alex Salmond says the Scottish economy is a celtic tiger – which is true, if it means a pissed tiger staggering around clutching a can of Irn Bru.”

Host of the Centaur Awards Marcus Brigstocke on why Scottish independence won’t work

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