As our newsdesk held its breath pending verification from Brunswick, a call to Younger put paid to the story. 'Moving to Dubai? I don't think so,' he responded. 'It would be a surprise to my wife and children.'
But was he bluffing? Apparently not. 'You probably mean Rupert Young, at Brunswick,' he pointed out, helpfully. A call to the affable and similarly named Brunswick director confirmed that a Dubai office is indeed being mooted.
Diary understands that this is not the first time the two have mistakenly received each other's phone calls. But Dubai somehow seems a long way for Young to go in order to escape a few wrong numbers.