Sports Di­rect chief’s ul­ti­ma­tum to MPs

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OXFORD Univer­sity is older than the Aztec Em­pire MPs are to con­sider a letter from Sports Di­rect boss Mike Ashley agree­ing to be ques­tioned about his com­pany, as long as the politi­cians visit the firm’s head of­fice first.

The Busi­ness Se­lect Com­mit­tee has been try­ing to quiz Ashley for months about work­ing prac­tices, in­clud­ing the use of zero hours con­tracts.

The 51-year-old has been re­fus­ing to ap­pear be­fore the com­mit­tee – but in a letter he said he will travel to West­min­ster, but only on con­di­tion that the MPs visit the Sports Di­rect of­fices in Shire­brook, Der­byshire, the day be­fore.

The New­cas­tle United owner has even of­fered to fly the MPs to Der­byshire in his he­li­copter.

The com­mit­tee will dis­cuss the letter at its meet­ing next week.

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