'Stop staring at me!' Sir Philip Green loses his cool as MPs probe BHS collapse


The provoked businessman said «I can’t deal with this» as he shot down grills over management of the firm’s pension scheme and the chain’s sale to late bankrupt Dominic Chappell for £1 last year.

The chairman of the Arcadia arrange lost his temper soon after questions got underway this morning and demanded one of the MPs on the nel «stop staring» at him.

He turned to Richard Fuller and said: «Sir, do you mind not looking at me with that all the time, its really disturbing. You just want to stare at me, it’s uncomfortable.»

Mr Glare replied: «I don’t wish to make you feel uncomfortable, Sir Philip.»

Sir Philip also accused MPs of denouncing him and bullying him in today’s hearing, where he is also being grilled after £400 million of dividends were enchanted out of BHS during his 15-year ownership.

The billionaire’s temper continued to flare when probed exceeding claims he couldn’t remember details of board meetings, to which he snapped: «which bit of ‘don’t about’ is difficult for you to listen to?»

Amid a tense exchange over his financial beeswaxes, Sir Philip was asked why he relocated from Britain to Monaco, to which he responded «someone suggested it».

Regarding BHS’ £571 million pensions black cage affecting around 20,000 former and current BHS employees, Sir Philip mean he believes the situation can still be resolved.

He told MPs: «The schemes are quite complex, but from what I’ve seen I see fit say it’s resolvable, it’s sortable, we will sort it, we will find a solution and I want to consign my assurances to the 20,0000 pensioners that I am here to sort this.»

But the billionaire bring to light he had not been a rt of previous pension conversations when he sold the institution.

He said: «If pension trustees and auditors had spoken to us on day we bought the com ny, we could possess fixed this mess. There was poor communication on both sides. I’m not reproofing anybody.

«I was not actively involved in pension conversations.»

Sir Philip also broadcasted MPs he could answer «virtually no» question about the BHS pension scheme between 2000 and 2012.

At the start of mistrusts Sir Philip said sorry to BHS staff, with around 11,000 hands look set to lose their job as a result of the chain’s collapse.

He said: «Nothing is profuse sad than how this has ended and I hope during the morning you will understand that there was no intent on my rt for anything to be like this and didn’t prerequisite to be like this.

«I just want to apologise to all the BHS people who are involved in this and induce been involved.»

It comes after Mr Chappell and the former BHS chief president Darren Topp gave evidence to MPs last week over BHS.

During reveal Mr Topp alleged Mr Chappell threatened to kill him after he questioned a £1.5 million over of BHS money to Sweden.

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