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Spoof top forecasts

One unnamed reinsurer with too much time on his hands has supplied the Diary with a detailed list of “spoof” predictions for the year, perhaps a little late.

These include – the Chancellor allowing a new income protection product to be sold as part of a pension plan, Swiss Re pulling down the gherkin and moving it piece by piece to Switzerland, Tom Baigrie selling Lifesearch and filming Borat the Movie II and the Chancellor later pulling the plug on the IP pensions policies.

All seem unnervingly likely. We’ll keep readers informed of the success of these predictions as the year unfolds.

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