What happened to WeWork?


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Office-sharing company WeWork has had a tough year, so we ask where things went wrong. Russ Mould of London brokers A J Bell tells us where the company figures on the scale of corporate calamities of recent years, after it had to shelve its stock market listing, ditch its chief executive and seek alternative funding. An employee who works out of a WeWork facility in the UK explains some of the perks like free beer that have attracted people to sign up to the service. And Shira Ovidé, technology columnist for Bloomberg Opinion says the prospectus for WeWork's abandoned share listing was one of the strangest documents she'd ever read. Also in the programme, in the latest of our series of interviews exploring the economic policies of UK political parties ahead of next month's general election, we talk to Molly Scott-Cato, the Brexit and finance spokesperson for the Green Party.

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