Sports Direct founder questioned over exploitation allegations

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  • He admitted paying workers below the minimum wage and “unacceptable” – even “repugnant” – practices at his company’s warehouse. Union representatives said workers were so scared to ask for time off work that one woman gave birth in a toilet. But the Sports Direct founder, Mike Ashley, emerged from his showdown with MPs on the Business Select Committee virtually unscathed. So how did he manage it?

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