Bunhill: Marks & Spencer

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The Independent Online
THE SAGA of Marks & Spencer's Serbian shirts, first reported in the Independent on Sunday, refuses to go away. Dale Campbell-Savours, the MP for Workington, has been asking all sorts of angry questions in the Commons about how Dewhirst, an M&S supplier, came to be importing shirts from embargoed Serbia, made from material sent out from Britain.

The reason for his rage, he tells me, is that in his own constituency 'there is more than one firm which could do this kind of work'. At a time of record trade deficits and a devalued pound, he fumes, 'I find it hard to believe British workers could not compete.'

Over to you, M&S.

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