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Barmy army order

Hargreaves Lansdown regimental sergeant-major Peter Hargreaves&#39 chest swelled with pride and the hope of medals last week when he received an MoD-headed letter confirming his call-up to the 3rd Airborne Infantry Division stationed in Iraq.

The Captain Mannering of the West Country was seen with a skip in his step after getting the order to report for duty at Balamat HQ, Iraq, within 24 hours – until he noticed the letter had been sent on the first day of the month.

The Diary also noted an early April shudder down the financial street of shame after a report on financial information website Headline Money of an FSA threat to “name and shame” financial journalists and impose retrospective fines on newspapers that had promoted unsuitable investment products in the run-up to recent scandals. Ha, ha, ha.

The Diary would like to applaud the timing and tact of the NAPF for the launch this week of its new booklet “Winding up made simple.”

Crisis, what crisis?

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