"I run a company that's in the market for lots of lucrative Government contracts. Would you care for a large sum of money ? No obligation, of course"
"Why, thanks, don't mind if I do. No obligation, quite. In any event, all Goverment tenders are handled by John Prescott's new budget troubleshooter, so influence is out of the question"
"I'm being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. But that's no reason not to lend you the odd million, is it ?"
"Heavens, no. Thanks a lot. Gosh, speak of the Devil, here's the DPP"
That went well
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