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“I love those freefone numbers – not the porn or the horoscopes, the other ones.”

Thinc Group director of mortgages Alex Murray

“I can do what I like in my Lycra in the privacy of my own home.”

Murray again

“You look like you’re going to a funeral.”

Justin Urquhart Stewart of red-braces fame comments on MM editor John Lappin’s choice of tie

“The only time I’m usually in front of a microphone is when I’m doing karaoke or something like that, so bear with me.”

New Positive Solutions IFA Lee Davison

“A financial journalist? That’s pretty boring. Why don’t you go and become a war correspondent?”

Birmingham taxi driver to MM editor


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