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Days of swine and roses

Spare a thought for the little piggies that are going to market to raise £1.6bn to save their bacon.

Zurich Financial Services&#39 promise that pigs can fly has succumbed to the laws of gravity and the company has announced the closure of its much-hammed-up banking operations with job losses of up to 4,500.

Clearly, Zurich is hoping the people will not resort to their own piggy banks and instead put their money in its various insurance products.

But the Diary wants to know whether the 2,000 employees set to lose their jobs in the UK will have the same comfortable retirement as the swine that starred on national television?

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