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Sir Philip Green, Ladybird Brexit and the "Softly Belted" Coat

FROM Sir Philip Green being exposed as the British Harvey Weinstein and the cheeky Ladybird guide to Brexit, to the coat for those who'd rather wear a dressing gown, welcome to This Reporter's daily news and style round-up.

Only one person fell off their chair at the news Topshop magnate Sir Philip Green was the top businessman who silenced the world about his sexual abuse transgressions. And this was the first time that one person had sat on a chair, after crawling out from under the rock they had been living under, so it was really all round quite unfortunate.

But This Reporter insists let us not allow our overall lack of surprise distract us from what a baddie Sir Philip is, for forking out a ton of cash on an injunction linked to allegations known as the "British #MeToo scandal". And many thanks to Labour peer Peter Hain for using an ancient parliamentary right in the House of Lords to expose him.

Of course it is correct when dealing with these matters to offer right of  reply and on basis Sir Philip's does him little favours, here it is: "To the extent that it is suggested that I have been guilty of unlawful sexual or racist behaviour, I categorically and wholly deny these allegations". Which suggests to This Reporter, that to an extent, there are quite a few allegations he does admit.

If only someone would write a book about Brexit, are the words on everyone's lips. There is simply not enough fodder to assuage our daily thirst for the latest cut and thrust argument between the Remainers and the Brexiters. This Reporter feels you, as does Ladybird, who declared so many people had requested they add "The Story of Brexit" to their grown-up title series, that they felt it was "the will of the people" to write it. And so they did.

Following on from other titles, aiding as self-help books for adult life challenges - "The Hangover", "The Midlife Crisis" - and combining it with Ladybird books' classic illustrations, "The Story of  Brexit" will explore the "ineptitude" around how the wider situation has been handled. This Reporter is looking forward to the sequel "Surviving an Apocalypse".

Finally let's end the news week on the high that is singing legend Barbra Streisand, taking on Donald Trump in her new album, cunningly titled "Walls". This latest work in the American songstresses repertoire features tracks which all revolve around Mr Trump and his presidentship, and let's just say, she is not in favour.

Her interviews around the record also make for entertaining reading. She said of Trump to The Guardian newspaper: "I can't bear the man. He's a man with no manners. He doesn't see his own flaws; he doesn't know what he doesn't know. You know? He has no humility." The question remains how Trump plans to dress up this monumental dressing down, to work in his favour?

Today's fashion pick is inspired by one of the ultimate trends of this autumn/winter season - the "super sumptuous softly belted" coat. According to Vogue magazine, who were ring-side at the catwalks of Victoria Beckham, Hermes and Jacquemus whilst these coats were parading, the key notes to pull this style off are "cinched", "oversized enough to hunker down in" and "ankle grazing in length". This wool-blend number from designer MSGM fits the bill perfectly, sitting somewhere just the right side of dressing gown.

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