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“I love a man in a skirt.”

PFS chief executive Fay Goddard compliments the attire of Money Marketing’s deputy editor at last week’s MM awards.

“Stop letting the team down and get some cheesiness in your headlines.”

Hargreaves Lansdown’s Laith Khalaf berates a MM hack for failing to lead a story on the end of Mips with the headline ’RIP MIPs’.

“He will be able to buy his own horse.”

Labour leader Ed Miliband to top-rate taxpayer David Cameron, who rode a horse Rebecca Brooks once borrowed from the police, in a rebuke over 50 per cent tax cut.

“We want to keep Wallace and Gromit exactly where they are.”

Chancellor George Osborne in a thinly veiled dig at Wallace lookalike Ed Miliband.



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Why the protection sellers code will fail

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