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•”The only reason we didn&#39t use them for protection is they didn&#39t class cigar smokers as smokers, which many of our clients found quite useful.” – John Joseph Financial Services director Steve “he&#39s a dish” Petrie on an unnamed provider.

•”It&#39s about time Money Marketing had the blinkers removed.” – FSA spokesman Rob McIvor engages in a little friendly banter

•”I don&#39t know how to lie, I&#39m in PR.” – Scottish Equitable PR Lesley McPherson.

•”I&#39m economising. This is lager, not Champagne.” – Mainland PR Kat Milne slums it

•”Why am I reading the Daily Mail? Cos I&#39m that kind of gal.” – Abbey National for Intermediaries&#39 Christine McAllister on her preferred reading.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: or tel: 0207 943 8036.


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