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Dinner leaves a nasty taste

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership manages about 87.5bn worth of funds. You would think it could pay for a few hot dinners but at a dinner for hacks during the Edinburgh Festival weekend, Swip forgot to pay the bill, leaving a separate Scottish Widows party with the tab.

Widows’ Paula Sutherland dutifully pulled out her credit card with a smile but under he breath she was heard to mutter: “They pretend to be bloody separate from us, all la-di-da, only when it suits them.” Meow.

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