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Bob Crow: “This isn’t about cutting red tape, it’s about cutting the throat of safety regulations”

Business quote of the day.

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Bob Crow, leader of the RMT union, reacts angrily to government moves announced today to exempt thousands of business from health and safety inspections.

The government, on its drive to cut business bureaucracy, remained nonplussed. “We have identified the red tape and now we are going to cut it,” said Business Minister Michael Fallon.

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of economia.