Neighbours and family friends will be given the right to demand a change to their working hours to look after children as part of a plan to encourage more parents back into employment.
So that’s everyone then. Not that I think it’s a particularly bad idea.
“Just as working women — not men — drove up living standards in the latter half of the 20th century, after the Second World War,
An absurd statement. Living standards tripled at least 45 to 00. No, that wasn’t purely driven by the entry of women into the workplace.
“This absence of women from our economy is costing us dearly. That means sweeping away the clapped-out rules that make no sense for modern families in a modern economy.”
Everyone right now has the right to ask for flexible working hours. Because you can: simply go and ask. There is absolutely no law whatsoever that states that people may not.
You are adding a regulation: this is therefore different from sweeping away clapped out ones. Capisce?