Heard this second hand, so no locations mentioned at the moment. Apparently Humphrey sacked two managers early in the new year; I have no details about one, but the other was sacked for a very trivial 'offence' - certainly not involving dishonesty - I think for ringing up sales in the till after hours, which I thought everybody knew was a big no no in Humphreys eyes. Is it purely coincidence that two of his pubs were flooded out in the recent Tadcaster floods, leaving two longstanding managers with no pubs to run and able to claim redundancy if he sacked them. What better than to see if he can see if he has grounds for removing two of his newer managers, so he can put his displaced managers into the vacant pubs for the next 6 months until he can reopen his damaged pubs? Reminds me of the management style of Victorian mill owners or Scottish lairds during the highland clearances.