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“We are not a cork that bobs around on the sea because of your stories.” – FSA spokesman Robin Gordon Walker.

“I have to take off my equity-release hat and put on my investment hat. I am going to become schizophrenic.” – Norwich Union’s David Gwyer.

“Don’t worry Kevin, you’ve got a lovely arse.” – Lifesearch’s Tom Baigrie explaining the body mass index to Kevin Carr.

“Several pints of Guinness, three cigars and handful of cocktail sausages – clearly going for the healthy option tonight.” – Baigrie again.

“Bright Grey – what is that name about?” – A More Than spokesperson does not get the thinking behind Royal London’s protection firm.

“Lounge suits? What does that mean? The only thing I ever lounge in is my pyjamas. Maybe I could wear those.” – Lansons PR Liz Willder on the Headline Money Awards dress code.

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