No 10 refuses to back calls for Philip Green to lose knighthood

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Outcry follows tycoon being named as figure at centre of sexual harassment allegations

Downing Street has refused to back calls for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood over sexual harassment and bullying allegations, saying it is a matter for independent review.

After Peter Hain used parliamentary privilege in the House of Lords to name Green as the mystery figure at the centre of the allegations, MPs and others called for the title to be removed. However, a spokesperson said Downing Street did not have the power to make that decision.

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