Comment: Chris Bryant's criticism of Next and Tesco missed the real retail jobs story

Next refuted allegations by shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant

British retailers employ 3 million people in the UK, but you’d think from Labour immigration spokesman Chris Bryant MP’s comments that they all come from Gdansk or Warsaw rather than Dagenham or Wakefield.

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