2020-12-04 11:00:00

Philip Green is the Scrooge who haunts millions of garment workers | Meg Lewis

The fallen tycoon leaves behind a mountain of debt, much of it owed to exploited people in Asia earning as little as £4 a dayThe collapse of Arcadia in the lead-up to Christmas, and with it the demise of Sir Philip Green’s controversial reign over the UK high street, has a Dickensian feel to it. Over the years, Green has embodied the role of billionaire boss, brazenly handing his wife a tax-free £1.2bn dividend in 2005 (four times the actual annual profits made by the company), while relaxing on his luxury yacht in Monaco. He has rarely showed concern for the workers propping up his empire

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