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• “I&#39m not boring, am I? I&#39ve trained my parrot to tell me I&#39m not but even he doesn&#39t say it with conviction” – AMI&#39s Ben Stafford on his ability to reel off complex mortgage regulations.

•”I remember you being told off by the chairman of the Treasury select committee for talking too much.” – MP Norman Lamb greets CA senior policy adviser Mick McAteer at a LibDem fringe meeting.

•”God, Adrian, you are sooo PR.” – Aegon UK press officer Lesley McPherson to the self-styled Gordon Ramsey of PR Adrian Cammidge.

•”When an overloaded aircraft tries to land at night in fog on a strange airfield, the chances of disaster are high.” – LibDem Treasury spokesman Vincent Cable tries to explain the difficulties of a soft landing for the housing market.

•”We are trying to unify our overdrafts”- Cable again on remarrying.

•”The huge box of condoms under my desk has gone missing and I haven&#39t taken them home.” – Maitland PR Charlotte Baker.

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


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