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•”The ABI&#39s main driving force is to stay off Watchdog.&#39″ – ABI life and pensions media relations Emma Quantrill.

•”I had to say to the commission that I was really quite irritated which in European terms means I was quite mad.” – Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets chairman Arthur Docters van Leeuwen.

•”Greece&#39s civil servants were unavailable for comment – probably working on a sliding roof for the Olympics” – Pricewaterhousecoppers chairman of financial services regulatory practice John Tattersall.

•”I love curly-haired people because I have curly hair.” – Polhill PR Despina Constantinides.

•”Mr Tiner has a dozen white vans wandering up the M6 – don&#39t get in the back of one, you may end up at the Wharf being publicly executed.” – Bankhall sales director Shaun Godfrey takes an extreme view of the FSA&#39s crime prevention tactics.

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