Tom Hodgkinson

What Jacob Rees-Mogg gets wrong about the four day week

Jacob Rees-Mogg (Credit: Getty images)

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the former business secretary, has attacked the good people of South Cambridgeshire District Council for introducing a four day work week following a trial. The MP for North East Somerset labelled the idea an ‘idler’s charter’.

He added, somewhat slow-wittedly: ‘Councils need to remember they are providing a public service and the public expect it to be provided five days a week.’

There’s always a mean-spirited Rees-Mogg waiting in the wings to carp when progressive ideas approach reality

He doesn’t appear to realise that a four day week doesn’t mean that every council worker will now spend the whole of Friday...

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