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Look behind the label

John Hughman

Look behind the label

When Leicester went into localised lockdown a week or so ago, one thought immediately sprang into my mind – clothing factories. The city is home to the UK’s rag trade, an industry once described as a “country within a country” where employment law doesn’t apply and officials turn a blind eye to the dirty secret everyone knows about – sweat shops. But there could be a bigger scandal at play. 

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