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•”Fortunately, FSA does not stand for Food Standards Agency or we would have all been poisoned a long time ago.” – Carpetbagger David Stonebanks in an email to Standard Life policyholders.

•”With-profits is like a condom. It offers less protection than you think and gets in the way of the key objective.” – Syndaxi director Robert Reid, speaking at a Selestia with-profits debate.

•”Some people give up alcohol for January, I just gave up lewd jokes.” – Defaqto group commercial director Mark Hayes-Newington.

•”I&#39m a lot better looking than him so you might want to take my picture.” – Inter-Alliance chief executive Keith Carby on posing for the cameras with Berkeley Berry Birch Cliff Lockyer •”I look a bit like a Desmond.” – Polhill PR Despina &#39Des&#39 Constantinides.

•”We don&#39t lie in this profession.” – Quill PR David Butcher.

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


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