400 people set to lose their jobs as Aviva announces closure of its offices in Bristol, according to BBC News West this evening.
I suppose at some stage they'll attribute this to "the rising cost of claims" and blame accident victims' solicitors above all others?
We can be sure it won't be anything to do with shareholders' returns, executives' remuneration, the end of cheap off-shore labour, or the loss of referral fee income streams.
The announcement reportedly comes "at the conclusion of a joint-venture with RBS". Another role model if ever there was. I do hope they're still managing to pay their former CEO's pension of £938 per day.
And they wonder (they say) what all those people were whining about outside St Pauls Cathedral.
Just one of "life's little dramas" ?