Young and Younger resolve Dubai query

PRWeek was all a-flutter last week, chasing a tip-off that seemed to suggest Finsbury legend Rupert Younger was defecting to rival Brunswick. Not only this, but he was to open an office for Alan Parker's mob in the Gulf.

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.

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