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•”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&#39s Steve Bee puts UK pension saving in context.

•”I&#39ll 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&#39s faith in financial services.” – The Consumers Association&#39s Mick McAteer socks it to industry figures in a public debate.

•”I promise to be meek and quiet although that doesn&#39t come easily so you might have to gag me.” – FSA spokeswoman Louise Buckley.

•”Hold on, I&#39ll put Lesley on.” – Aegon PR Adrian Cammidge suggests colleague Lesley McPherson when the Diary mentions it has a shortage of Out of Contexts.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Alison Bone, email: or tel: 0207 943 8037


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