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May claims second referendum on Brexit would threaten UK’s ‘social cohesion’
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May claims second referendum on Brexit would threaten UK’s ‘social cohesion’

Theresa May doubled down on her opposition to a second Brexit referendum last night, claiming it would threaten Britain’s “social cohesion” and insisting the centrepiece of her strategy remained negotiating changes to the Irish backstop. With just 67 days to go until Britain is due by law to leave the European Union, May exasperated MPs…

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Patisserie Valerie shareholders frustrated by lack of information
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Patisserie Valerie shareholders frustrated by lack of information

Shareholders in Patisserie Valerie have expressed frustration at a lack of information from the cake and cafe business, which is struggling for survival as it tries to secure support from its banks. The company, which operates 200 cafes and employs nearly 3,000 staff, has been seeking to extend a standstill agreement on its bank facilities.…

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Tesco, Mothercare and M&S use factory paying workers 35p an hour
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Tesco, Mothercare and M&S use factory paying workers 35p an hour

Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Mothercare use a factory in Bangladesh that paid the equivalent of 35p an hour to machinists making Spice Girls T-shirts sold to raise money for Comic Relief, it can be revealed. A Guardian investigation disclosed that the predominantly female employees claimed they experienced verbal abuse and harassment from management during…

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Trump lays wreath at Martin Luther King memorial amid criticism over lack of events  – live
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Trump lays wreath at Martin Luther King memorial amid criticism over lack of events – live

8.23pm GMT20:23 Donald Trump did not speak to Michael Cohen before Cohen false testimony to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow, Rudy Giuliani said Monday – the latest reversal from the president’s lawyer. “The President never spoke with Cohen about the congressional testimony,” Giuliani told the New York Daily News. On Sunday, Giuliani…

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DWP acted ‘perversely’ in sacking of disabled woman, judge finds
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DWP acted ‘perversely’ in sacking of disabled woman, judge finds

A disabled woman was discriminated against when she was unfairly sacked by the Department for Work and Pensions, which behaved in a “perverse” and “blinkered” manner, a judge has found. Isabella Valentine, 38, was employed by the DWP on a programme designed to get vulnerable, long-term unemployed people back into work by nurturing and training…

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