As Sir ‘Shifty’ Philip Green is charged with assault and his empire flounders, it is now time for him to be finally stripped of his title
Alleged “bottom slapper” and “breast groper” Sir Philip Green has truly hit the rocks. Described as “rude, arrogant and inappropriate” this morning on Radio 4’s Today programme, here now is a man incapable of rescuing any shred of his reputation.
Inappropriately defended as “more Benny Hill than Harvey Weinstein” by one former advisor, the yelling retail tycoon is now not only someone universally loathed, but also a beached whale of a beast now accused of four counts of assault on a pilates instructor.
Sir Philip, elsewhere, faces demands from the Pensions Regulator for an injection of an extra £50 million into the Arcadia pension scheme on top of the £360 million he’d already proprosed as part of the restricting of his somewhat fading empire.
Aside from these woes, that this ratbag and his wife have managed to cling on to their titles is an utter disgrace. It is now time that the Honours Committee listened to the nigh on 2,000 people who have signed a Change.org petition calling for the stripping of his knighthood.
Bear in mind that Shifty’s great mucker is Richard Caring, owner of the Ivy, Annabels et al.
Caring made his fortune using sweat labour in countries like Bangladesh to make rubbish for Shifty.
Another who has gone to ground is the motormouth ex journo, Jeff Randall. Jeff idolised Shifty and write sycophantic rubbish about Green for decades. Where is Jeff now that his hero is terminally wounded? Nowhere to be seen.
Years ago, I turned him down as a client just on the basis of his involvement with Amber Day ‘though being in same room as such an ugly looking thing would have been impossible