Following Liam Neeson’s successful demonstration that not all publicity is good publicity, Sir Philip Green drops injunction against the Daily Telegraph and lets it all hang out.
Green has dropped a gagging order against the Daily Telegraph which prevented the paper from reporting facts that everyone with an internet connection or access to BBC Parliament channel already knew.
In his latest bid to be stripped of his knighthood, billionaire Green, who may have misunderstood #MeToo as an invitation, paid a women £1M to keep quiet after claims of sexual harassment and bullying.
Sir Philip, who initially denied making the payments and took out the injunction to stop them being reported, appears to have followed Neeson’s lead, now dropping the injunction to get maximum exposure for a story most people had forgotten.
“It’s what we call a ‘Ryan Giggs’ in the industry” publicist Charles Fishbone told us.
“When you want a story to go really big and want the backlash to be even louder, you take out a super injunction to get peoples attention.”
This latest move comes on the back of Green successfully taking BHS to the brink of collapse. At the time Sir Philip believed that this would earn sufficient support to be stripped of his knighthood.
Despite calls from some members of parliament to rescind Green’s knighthood on the back of the BHS scandal, Tory MPs blocked the motion as making poor people even poorer is often cited as a key qualification for earning one.
As Theresa May returns to Dublin with ‘new ideas’ on the Irish backstop, a poll reveals most Brits to be wide of the mark when defining this linchpin of the Brexit deal.
The survey, completed by the type of person who is unable to evade a student in a brightly coloured tabard waving a clipboard, asked the question 'What is an Irish backstop?'.
Despite wall-to-wall media coverage, the results appear to show the average man on the street’s understanding of the backstop to be at a similar level to, former Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab's grasp of the importance of the English Channel.
- 3% correctly identified the Irish backstop as an insurance policy that avoids a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
- 7% of respondents defined an Irish backstop as a pint of Guinness consumed as ‘hair of the dog’ and thus 'backstopping' a hangover.
- 15% told the survey they thought an Irish backstop was legislation proposed by the DUP “to stop sinners having bum sex”.
- 21% felt the backstop was a plot devised by faceless EU bureaucrats to steal our sovereignty and move hoards of economic migrants into the spare rooms of hard-working families.
- A statistically significant 54% of the cohort were confident in defining an Irish backstop as a pint of Guinness, consumed at the end of a night on the Stella, to prevent a hangover the following day.
Here at The Post Truth Post we undertook our own research and can confirm that any option which requires a Guinness is a winner.