Sir Philip Green The crumbling empire of the man who once had

Philip Green was a modern day monarch. With his slicked back hair and perma-tan, his yacht and his private jet, he was for more than a decade the swaggering, strutting king of the high street. The man who once had the Midas touch – in 2005 he was Britain’s fifth richest man and his wife Tina the wealthiest woman – is presiding over an empire crumbling through his fingers. Problems have been brewing. In 2010, when he took up Mr Cameron’s offer to be his ‘efficiency adviser’, activists… Tony Blair gave him a knighthood for services to the retail industry and David Cameron gave him a job reviewing government spending and procurement. A decade on the sheen has come off Sir Philip’s expensive shiny suits.

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