I see M&S are at it again:
M&S slammed after announcing 'positive' change to all of its tills and checkouts, Manchester Evening News, 7th of March 2022.
The article discusses criticism directed at M&S for not donating enough to the Ukraine-Russia conflict. I'd slag them off for giving too much and money at all.
£2.5m in funding, 20,000 items of clothing, etc. All very honourable but one has to question M&S's ongoing role in helping those in the UK, where the company is based. What was M&S doing, say, a year ago for the thousands of British people living in tents and homeless on the streets? Nothing. And what are M&S currently doing to put an end to human rights abuses in China? Nothing. When have M&S had statements on their website and in stores about pledging £millions to the UK's "children and families" in need? This is something they could do 52 weeks a year, but opt not to do so.
All A Bit Too Late
A few days later, M&S found themselves being caught out by their own bullshit:
Marks & Spencer unable to shut Russia franchise stores with 48 shops still open, Mirror, 17th of March 2022.
Marks and Spencer said it is unable to close its 48 stores in Russia due to "complex legal arrangements with local owners".
They're so full of the brown stuff.