Pressure was mounting on Saturday for controversial businessman Sir Philip Green to lose his knighthood following allegations that he had sexually and racially abused his staff.

“If the allegations are true, then Philip Green should be stripped of his knighthood,” said Ian Lavery MP, Labour party chair. “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.”

Lavery’s comments follow those of Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable who also called for Green to lose his knighthood following the…

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