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Out of context

•”Who is that looker standing next to that MM hack?” – Scottish Life&#39s Jim Smith reads the thought bubble of Premiership presenter Gaby Logan as she looks at colleague Alasdair Buchanan.

•”Telling a story to you at the moment is about as much fun as going to the World Dart Championships.” – MRM PR Richard Wheat to MM news editor on his detoxing efforts

•”It doesn&#39t look like Gordon&#39s mistress is Prudence any more.” – LibDem leader Charles Kennedy commenting on the Chancellor&#39s borrowing requirements.

•”There&#39s some food in the next room – I know the women here are hungry.” – Freshly rebranded The Mortgage Works (formerly Sun Bank) associate director Paul Howard addresses a crowd.

•”Is there somebody there I can send financial services press releases to?” – Unnamed investment bank public relations officer to MM news editor.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: john.greenwood@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8036.

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