“I'm not boring, am I? I've trained my parrot to tell me I'm not but even he doesn't say it with conviction” – AMI's 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't taken them home.” – Maitland PR Charlotte Baker.
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