Friday 14 September 2018

Four Days, For Days, Foredays

A very short time ago, a four-day week with no loss of pay was advocated only by the Socialist Labour Party of Arthur Scargill.

But today, it has been adopted by the TUC, which is not a body with which Scargill has always been on the best of terms, while even the Conservative Party is sounding broadly sympathetic to it as an aspiration for this century.

Jeremy Corbyn has his imperfections. But this is what Britain looks like when his is the defining political presence in it.

Such is the Britain in which support for him was tweeted this week by the Federation of Small Businesses and by the National Farmers' Union. 

Even allowing for the fact that the medium would have had to have been different, when did Tony Blair ever enjoy those endorsements?

Alas, though, while Labour will be the largest party in the coming hung Parliament, there will be no shortage of Labour MPs who adored Blair but who reviled Corbyn, not least because they despised small business people and because they regarded farmers as barely human.

Another hung Parliament is coming, however, and our people need to hold the balance of power in it. My crowdfunding page is here, or email for other options. That address accepts PayPal.

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