Jul 25th, 2016
People power vs Phillip Green
By Kathryn Stribley
Sir Philip Green drove BHS into the ground and has put the pensions of thousands of staff at risk. 38 Degrees member Heinz doesn’t think we should honour a man whose greed destroyed a business. He’s started a petition for the BHS boss to be stripped of his knighthood.
The government’s already considering taking the knighthood off Philip Green. And today, a damning report by a group of influential MPs is splashed all over the news. A huge petition, right now, could convince the government to stop honouring “the unacceptable face of capitalism”.
Stripping Philip Green of his knighthood won’t bring back BHS or the jobs of thousands of people. But when Britain decorates people like Philip Green with awards and honours, it says to the world that they are someone important: a role model, someone worth listening to.
This is a man who got rich by destroying the futures of thousands of people who work on the shop floor. If we convince the government to strip him of his knighthood, we’ll show big business everywhere what we think of putting greed and money above the lives of ordinary people.
If you want to sign Heinz’s petition now, you can do so by clicking the link below, It takes less than a minute: