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Pressure for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of knighthood

Labour party chair Ian Lavery has joined those calling for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood, following sexual and racial assault allegations against the retail mogul.

Lavery told the Guardian: “If the allegations are true, then Philip Green should be stripped of his knighthood.”

He added: “The public rightly expect high standards from public figures and they’re not getting it. The honours system is clearly flawed and the Prime Minister should take steps to remove honours from people who bring their office into disrepute.”

He joins Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable, who voiced that Green should lose his knighthood after the Arcadia group owner dropped his legal case against the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper was investigating claims that Green had harassed staff, using non-disclosure agreements to pay them off and secure their silence.

Readers' comments (2)

  • To the best of my knowledge PG got his knighthood for his incredible generosity to various Charities many Industry related.
    Just like the special RK at Ted he is a big character which is why he employs so many people and has built like RK businesses most could only dream about.
    Why don’t these politicians get off their backs and sort out the huge mess they have created with Brexit.
    Nobody was forced to work with these guys.
    Leave it.

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  • So it is ok to be racist, as long as you give to charity? OK then. I have made a note of that.

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