Monday, October 20, 2008

Their banality knows no bounds

So how are our glorious leaders going to fix the economy to ease the pain of the recession? They are going to review the right for parents to request flexible working:

Plans to increase parents' rights to request flexible working are to be reconsidered, Downing Street says.

No 10 said Business Secretary Lord Mandelson was looking at "all regulations due to come into force", given the economic uncertainty.

Bloody hell, not only did they waste a load of time deciding we need a law to allow workers the right to do something they could do anyway, we are now going to have a load of angst over whether it should be come in to law! Were these people born stupid or do they practice?

It comes to something when even Brenden Barber of the TUC can see how idiotic they are being:

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "Postponing a simple right to request flexible working would not save a single job in the small business sector. If such a request harms the business, the owner can say no.

"This would be an astonishingly irrelevant response to the severe economic downturn that we face and, in addition, would run the risk of sending a message to working parents that the government is not on their side."

FFS we'll be better off with them doing nothing if this is the best they can come up with! Lets send them all on holiday now and ask them to come back in 2010 when we have to have a general election and we can deliver a real verdict.

Tea's ready, just in time to save my heart from more stress!

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