Fencing, not mincing, words

As a former county fencing - specifically sabre - champion, I was amused to note the imagery of a sabreur deployed alongside the lead story in last month's issue (Insurance Age, June, p1). The piece suggested that Norwich Union, perhaps supported from the rear by Allianz and Axa, had intimated a possible consideration of talks to investigate the feasibility of the said insurers reducing the levels of commission paid to consolidators. The photograph placed alongside was of a fencer extended in an

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