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Birmingham: Gaza is also on the ballot paper in the UK elections

Birmingham: Gaza is also on the ballot paper in the UK elections

The British Labour Party has a great chance of winning the upcoming general election – but the war in Gaza threatens to cost them important votes. On the road with MP Jess Phillips in multi-ethnic Birmingham.

Even as we drive through the city, the one important issue that is at stake here in Birmingham becomes clear. Taxi driver Salman explains on the way to the Yardley district that he used to have a small company. “I made paper bags. Business was good.” His raw materials came from EU countries, his workers from Poland and Romania. Then came Brexit. First the workers stopped coming, then the materials became unaffordable, “because of the high tariffs.” Salman had to close his company – and now earns his money as an Uber driver.

Source: Stern

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