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The Diary does not make a habit of publishing articles from rival newspapers but sometimes stories are just too important and, well, illuminating to let petty differences stand in the way.

Flicking through the protection supplement of another trade pink last week, we were astonished to read that industry experts are predicting that “the ageing population should be good news for the long-term care market”. My God! Can it be true? Next they&#39ll be telling us mortgages can help people buy a house, or some other nonsense.

In fact, although details are sketchy at this stage, the Diary understands the newspaper in question is running an exclusive next week – something to do with the Corn Laws being repealed. We can&#39t wait.

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