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In a week where I've been slightly semi-detached from day-to-day politics, I can work out one thing from a little bit of a distance: yesterday's announcement on the closure of Remploy factories - 7 in Wales, 272 jobs under threat - will cause far more anger and debate than today's announcement (what do you mean, you hadn't spotted it) that the Green Investment Bank will be going - not to Cardiff but to Edinburgh.
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SCIOD 8: The Secret Basis of Glut

Business & Finance : EconoSpeak (12 hours ago)

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Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (2 days ago)

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News round up - Remploy plans factory closures and life with a 'bionic body'

Health / Disabilities : Ouch (2 years ago)

Dozens of factories which provide employment for disabled people are expected to close by the end of the year after the government withdrew funding. Remploy - which provides sheltered work for people with disabilities - is planning ... Read Post


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