”He can't come to the phone now – he's on the internet.” – Inland Revenue receptionist on the unavailability of a press officer.
”They're not anoraks, they are highly talented and skiled individuals who are also great company.” – Abbey National for Intermediaries press officer Christine McAllister on the company's technical department.
”I will have to adjust to shopping at Oxfam again.” -Nikki Lundy, pr at Britannic Asset Management on returning to university.
”I'm not the Carol Vorderman of financial services, I'm the Carol Smillie.” – Aegon PR Leslie McPherson.
”When Alastair Campbell talks about his pension what he's actually talking about is his memoirs.” – ABI head of life insurance Francis McGee.
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