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Out of context: “It wasn’t quite a stapler throwing moment”

“It wasn’t quite a stapler throwing moment”

John McTernan, a former aide to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, recalls his boss’s angry reaction to Lord Turner’s 2005 report into pensions was more muted than other reported outbursts.

“Let’s face it, the fire brigade isn’t coming.”

Conservative MP Guy Opperman abandons his fire safety instructions at a conference after realising the room is full of journalists, bankers and politicians.

“With them the charge is all tied up in the bubble of the wrap platform – hey, bubble wrap – ha!”

The Lang Cat principal Mark Polson is in pun-tastic mood.

“I think that’s what they call genes.”

MRM PR Emma Evans notes her mum’s dry response to the fact that Emma’s young daughter is “quite strong-willed”.

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