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/ 26 April 2004

How commuters let the elite live in clover

Ewa got on the bus to Brussels on Easter Monday. Two days earlier, her mother had returned home to this small town near the border with Belarus from months of scrubbing and cleaning in a suburb of the Belgian capital; now Ewa was on her way to replace her, cleaning the loos, minding the kids, and running the errands of the well-heeled European elite.