And not just for its industrial-scale tax-dodging exploits.
Prepping for the QT quiz on Thursday, and being in Dublin, I reached for BBC breakfast TV; and there was a sober item from Southampton University. Apparently there is some daft new government scheme tightly regulating what A-level requirements universities can now make, and in Southampton's case this has meant, unexpectedly, an intake of 600 undergraduates less than anticipated. They say that the kids they were unable to extend offers to were genuinely uni-material; and that the budgetary impact of being 600 down is a real problem.
The in situ Southampton interviews were conducted against a back-drop of student breakfast in a University refectory, where various details of the breakfast fare on offer were incidentally on view.
Now I don't know the rights and wrongs of all this - it's a BBC morning TV 'package', after all - but the issue did indeed seem to be a serious one (here's a related Grauniad piece if you're interested).
So then they cut to the studio, and our sofa-borne hosts respond thus:
"was that 'Any 7 items for £3'? - that's quite a breakfast !"
"yes, it looked really good !"
PAYE scandal ? How about - why do these people get paid at all ?