”We have more money in pensions than the rest of the EU put together. We could buy Greece. On a blue cross day, we could get Portugal thrown in.” – Scottish Life's Steve Bee puts UK pension saving in context.
”I'll turn down Jimi.” – Hendrix fan Robert Reid, of Syndaxi and Sofa, struggles to give his full attention to MM reporter.
”That clown Ron Atkinson has got more chance of getting his job back than you have of regaining the public's faith in financial services.” – The Consumers Association's Mick McAteer socks it to industry figures in a public debate.
”I promise to be meek and quiet although that doesn't come easily so you might have to gag me.” – FSA spokeswoman Louise Buckley.
”Hold on, I'll put Lesley on.” – Aegon PR Adrian Cammidge suggests colleague Lesley McPherson when the Diary mentions it has a shortage of Out of Contexts.
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