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Baggers win the battle

Carpetbaggers won a famous victory at Nationwide last Wednesday night, but mutual watchers need not fret – it was all in a good cause.

The scene was a Nationwide quiz night for the press held at Madame Tussauds, where the winners were a team from The Independent called The Malevolent Carpetbaggers.

The Diary hears that Nationwide took the assault of the pseudo-carpetbaggers in its stride, and CEO Philip Williamson revealed that there had been no word so far from real-life carpetbagger Tim Tanner, who announced last year that he intended to stand for the board of the massive mutual.

Mind you, Tanner may have been deterred by the fact that his campaign material for election to the board of Portman in April has already cost him £10,000 in libel damages.

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