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“I might not sound upmarket but I do have a silk hanky.”
Positive Solutions executive chairman David Harrison

“I am rather nervous. Last time I addressed a group of schoolgirls, I asked one of them what her plans were after she left school. She told me: ‘I was planning to go home until you arrived, big boy’.”
Former Conservative MP Michael Portillo

“I once made a programme on meerkats. They are not cute, they are dictatorial, scheming bastards.”
Portillo again

“If anyone is suggesting the current pension system is working, then I am a one-legged, ballroom-dancing Dutchman called Gladys.”
Life insurance analyst Ned Cazalet

“I hate cheese. It is the food of the devil.”
Scottish Life head of corporate business Mark Poison

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