Thursday, June 22, 2006

Refugee Week - Thursday

Michael Marks came to Britain as a Russian born Polish refugee. In 1884 he opened his first stall at Leeds Kirkgate market. In 1894 he formed a partnership with Tom Spencer. That partnership Marks & Spencer launched one of Britain's most successful and respected brands and over the years has employed thousands of people.

Refugees to Britain aren't new - they've been coming to our country for centuries and have and will continue to create businesses and employment.

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