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Giving up the lion&#39s share

The Diary has learnt from a disgruntled group of Antipodian backpackers that they were forced to share their youth hostel dormitory with a family of five from Bristol visiting London for the weekend.

We understand that the daddy was none other than Hargreaves Lansdown&#39s ubiquitous pension spokesman Tom McPhail together with his girlfriend and their children who were in London with cheap tickets for The Lion King musical.

The Diary understands that the children were treated to a slap-up feed of bangers and beans cooked in a tilly-can on a primus in the hostel canteen before hitting the West End.

We know that investments are performing poorly but we did not know that times were quite so hard.

Perhaps next time the family might prefer to see Les Miserables.

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