Rob Hastings

Rob Hastings


Special Projects Editor @theipaper, writing newsy long reads and interviews. Legal Reporting Award winner 2019, ex Independent, @cityjournalism grad, Spurs fan

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🚨 EXCLUSIVE: The Rolling Stones are demanding the end of a licensing deal with Chinese fast-fashion retailer Shein The band call on their record company's merch arm to abort the deal after being alerted to exploitation in supplier factories by @theipaper 

🏴 Black Friday is "dying out" and the cost-of-living crisis could be its "death knell", experts believe My @theipaper  long read on: 💳 How retailers trick consumers with "fake sales" 🛍 Why it causes "mayhem" in warehouses 💷 Why it has never made sense

🏆 It was an honour to meet Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist @mariaressa  PH She faces 100 years in jail for exposing government wrondoing 🤳 She discusses her persecution, plus concerns about Facebook and @elonmusk 's Twitter, with me for @theipaper :

13) And here's my report from the event today - including one organiser's intimidating experience of being followed and watched while looking for a site together with Vladimir-Kara Murza:

As London joins world cities in naming a public space after Boris Nemtsov, one organiser reveals he and @vkaramurza  were shadowed and watched... My @theipaper  report, including tributes from @ekaramurza , @Georgia_Gould , @SKinnock , @thomasbrake  & @cobm123 :

Two despicable chants from England football fans watching the World Cup game v USA at a bar in Hackney tonight "There's only one Ground Zero" "Where's your Twin Towers gone?" Troglodytes 🤬 Just when you think you've heard it all...

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🚨 Undercover investigation finds workers in China making clothes for Shein, world’s biggest fast-fashion brand, are: 👗 Paid 3p per item 👚 Working 18-hour days 👙 Given no weekends + only one day off a month @Channel4  findings shared with @theipaper :

5) Women are found to be washing their hair during their lunch breaks, as they have so little spare time outside of long shifts This treatment of workers – fined two thirds of their daily wage if they make a mistake – breaks Shein’s code of conduct for suppliers and Chinese laws

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9) Amrani says: “It’s women who are being affected. There are men involved as well but it's predominantly women who are making the clothes, women whose designs are being stolen, women who are being manipulated used to advertise things, & then the women who are buying the clothes"

Inspired by Cooper-Boles and Kyle-Wilson, my dad and I have come up with some alternative parliamentary amendments: Creasy-Bottomley Pound-Pincher Cash-Grant Fysh-Brine McDonald-Berger Hands-Onn Costa-Coffey Fox-Hunt David-Bowie Twist-Turner Flint-Stone I'll get my coat...

4) The workers in the first factory are paid a base monthly salary of 4,000 yuan (£500) to make 500 garments a day Many stay late into the night to earn commission of 2p per item Those in the second factory have no basic pay, instead receiving 3p for each item they produce

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10) For more on what the undercover investigation found, read our exclusive report in @theipaper  today, and watch the brilliant Untold documentary on All4 from Monday

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