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Out of Context for 2006

“I didn’t get my James Bond physique by eating a second chocolate after the meal.”

Norwich Union PR guru Dave Gwyer impresses his dining companions

“I am absolutely ravishing.”

Skandia PR Alex Jones struggles to find the right word to say he is hungry

“The only thing that I’m wearing that is not from Oxfam are my knickers and my socks.”

Freelancer Annie Shaw at a black-tie do

“I had Alasdair Campbell on the sofa.”

BBC News 24 reader Kate Silverton at an industry award ceremony

“If anyone is suggesting that the current pension system is working, then I am a one-legged, ballroom-dancing Dutchman called Gladys.”

Life insurance analyst Ned Cazalet“We’ve just had a very nice lunch.”

Nucleus’s David Ferguson at 7pm after lunch with MM news editor

“I am not going to be aggressive. All I want to do is warn you of the consequences of your actions to date and in the future.”

IFA Defence Union chief Evan Owen

“I started at the very bottom. I was a Money Marketing reporter.”

Tim Potter, division managing director, Centaur Communications

“You can take a horse to water but you can’t teach it to Sipp”.

FSA spokesman Robin Gordon Walker

“We’re great at running an insurance company but shit at directions.”

Royal Liver’s Steve Burnett apologises for his late arrival at MM’s offices

“We had a pretty competitive beauty parade to get on the Barclay’s multi-tie. Luckily I dressed up in a sexy bikini and pulled it off for the firm.”

Friends Provident’s Jeremy Ward

“Oh God, I’ve just rung the wrong the trade editor.”

Lanson’s Lisa Folwell tries her best to stay out of the Diary.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Paul McMillan, email: or telephone: 020 7970 4776


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