Child labour in cotton fields

Yesterday's Newsnight programme on BBC television had a report filmed undercover in Uzbekistan.  The report showed that schools are closed and children taken by coach to the fields to pick cotton.  Most of the cotton is exported and ends up in clothes shops around the world including this country.

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