Junior doctors, abandoned refugee children, homelessness and foodbanks. War and famine, terror and extremism. Fun times...
But it is BHS and Philip Green that I just had to add more letters than a tweet allows just to get it off my chest.
It seems clear that there are many questions around his ownership time of BHS, obviously all actually owned by his wife under a myriad of tax efficient schemes off shore. Not saying he has done anything illegal, but what he has done baffles me.
It looks like his businesses made something in the region of £400 million from BHS, and that company is just about to cease to exist, with thousands of redundancies and even more thousands looking at reduced pensions. I can't grasp why anyone would want to actively take such a course of action.
£400 million or even £40 million makes almost no material difference to Mr and Mrs Green and their life. Amazing to talk about numbers of such scale in that way, but it is probably the same as £40 or £400 to me. I could get a nice meal or buy a new mower earlier than I actually need to, but in real terms no difference would be made to my life.
Pure greed and impacting thousands of, mainly, low paid workers who rely on their retail jobs to live.
But it is not just him. He didn't write every contract, work out every legal loophole, decide how to move the money around. Hundreds if not thousands of consultants, accountants, lawyers, bankers are totally complicit in these events - more than likely many of them looking for ways to make more money, faster from BHS.
We all need to make a living, but as above, I genuinely can't even begin to grasp what benefit this piece of work has done except destroy a business and lives.
All in it together - remember he was employed by the Government to look at efficiency. He seems quite efficient enough.