The Diary was shocked to hear of Michael Biden’s imminent departure from BT. The marketing director of its personal communications division is leaving after just 18 months. Sadly poor Michael can’t even look to his last employer – Interactive Telephone Services where he was chief executive – for a crumb of comfort. Since December, the financially troubled company which ran the Telemillions lottery – deemed illegal last August – has had a “voluntary arrangement” with its creditors to give it breathing space to pay back all or part of the money it owes. Top of the creditors list, coin-cidentally, is BT.