"Maybe I get publicity because I'm a six-foot black guy and there's not many in the public eye. Or perhaps it's because I've got a big gob."

Victor Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point

"They need to have their arms twisted for their own good."

Billionaire financial speculator George Soros, calling for legislation to force oil companies to declare payments to foreign governments in order to reduce corruption

"I even had to sell the family silver."

Tim Browning, a London housing association worker, who is raising money to finance a six-month stay in Central America working with the American Field Service.

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