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Priti Patel criticised over comments on Leicester's sweatshops

22 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Home secretary suggested officials ignored problem for fear of seeming racist Priti Patel, the home secretary, has come under fire over claims that “cultural sensitivities” prevented a robust response to alleged worker exploitation in Leicester, with critics arguing cuts to regulators, the decision to limit inspections and an absence of unions were the biggest causes. Ten days after the Guardian reported fears that conditions in sweatshops were a factor in Leicester's spike in coronavirus cases , resulting in an extended lockdown, reports emerged on Sunday that Patel was considering new...
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