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Gong but not forgotten

The Diary is rightly outraged that one or two ungrateful journalists did not show up to the ABI awards last week, including a certain best up-and-coming national journalist category winner, the Daily Mail&#39s Matt Kovac, who was apparently on a story at 9pm.

This must be the first time in financial services history that anything has happened after 8pm, apart from the odd fraud squad raid and isn&#39t that usually until the early hours of the morning.

All we can do is advise the ABI that it should abolish the category and instead give an award to the best uncredited follow-up of an MM story in a national newspaper. But perhaps it would be too difficult to decide who should win?

Of course, the Diary would be more than happy to collect an award for best diary column.


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