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Moore hits a sour note

The Diary would like to congratulate Money Marketing alumnus James Moore on his latest appearance in an illustrious publication.

The former MM news editor and now Torygraph hack was more than a little red-faced during a meeting of the Treasury select committee last week when his mobile phone went off in the middle of proceedings.

As the panel of MPs paused to listen to the tuneful melody blaring from the phone, the shorthand-writer carried on scribbling, recording comments from the panel for Hansard.

One of the Treasury Officials remarked that the tune sounded rather like one of his son&#39s computer games.

The Diary would like to put the record straight. The tune sounded more like a mangled version of a track from The Strokes album. If this is the case, the Diary would like to congratulate Moore on recording the band in Parliamentary history.

In his defence, as the attending policeman scrambled to try and defuse the phone and eject its owner from proceedings, Moore did make a sterling effort to try and find his phone and shut it up, much to the amusement of the surrounding journalists and researchers.

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