Some valid points around productivity in there but he hasn't explained how it will work so thought I'd ask the TWTD collective if they had any ideas/knowledge.
So does a 4 day week mean 80% the take home pay? Or are businesses and the public sector expected to pay 5 days for 4 days work and then another 1 day for the other days work which he wants to "redistribute":
"But a shorter working week would enable us to redistribute hours from the overworked to the underworked"
If it's the first one could most people get by on 80% their income? Could most businesses and the public sector get by with an extra 20% outlay?
It seems very light on actual facts and ideas, hence the questions to the board.
I think last time we had a thread on the forum with regards to chemical attacks in Syria there were quite a few people who dismissed the various findings and insisted Assad would not gain from it and that it was a false flag attack.
Panorama have now completed a detailed report on chemical attacks in Syria and have concluded there have been 106 attacks between 2014-2018, of which at least 51 were launched from the air which rules out rebel fighters. 3 were determined to have been launched by IS but as of yet the JIM, OPCW and the BBC haven't found evidence of any other rebel groups conducting attacks.
There is an interesting timeline around the Douma attacks and how chemical weapons were used to strategically drive the opposition out of areas allowing conventional forces to move in. A few people said this would never happen strategically as Assad wouldn't gain from it.
I fully understand that people who don't trust the JIM or OPCW reports are highly unlikely to trust a BBC investigation so it won't stop people stating attacks as false flags but there is a lot of information and it's an interesting read.