Media: Chatter

"Ron Zeghibe could be accused of being a bit like King Canute in not seeing the tide of consolidation coming in." - Alan Simmons, the chairman of outdoor specialist Concord, accuses the Maiden chairman of taking his eye off the ball

"For Christmas he gave me three books: Machiavelli's The Prince, Sun Tzu'sThe Art of War and On War by Von Clausewitz. I wondered what would be appropriate for him. I decided either a biography of Mussolini or a DVD of The Untouchables." - Sir Martin Sorrell on his former Italy country manager Marco Benatti

"I have never forced anyone to write anything. There were stories that needed running. I've never shrunk from stories that needed to be written. We are not an operation too concerned with political correctness." - The Daily Express editor, Peter Hill, denies that he forced journalists to write negative stories about gypsies.

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