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“He turned out to be a fabulous audience”
UK business ambassador Lord Digby Jones on how he once turned up to give a talk, only to be greeted by just one person in the audience

 “As always, given the time, we are going to give the regulator the last word – which she would have had anyway”
BSA’s Paul Broadhead appeases the FSA’s Sheila Nicoll at the BSA annual conference last week.

 “I think I would take the day off”
Leeds Building Society chairman Robin Smith responding to a question asking what he would do if he were in charge of the FSA for a day.

 “So, he got to one of his legendary jokes about monetary policy”
Ex-speech writer to the Prime Minister Philip Collins on former PM Gordon Brown’s joke-telling ability


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