Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Fun Online Polls: Bank Holidays & Conspiracy Theory Of The Week

The results to last week-and-a-half's Fun Online Poll were as follows:

What would you prefer (assuming you are an employee)?

20 days annual leave and 8 statutory Bank Holidays - 24%
28 days annual leave - 76%

That seems pretty conclusive to me. I suppose the one-quarter who prefer fixed Bank Holidays can just take their extra days annual leave on certain fixed days, just for old times' sake.
A few people have suggested to me recently that although both the big parties (and UKIP) said in their manifestos that they were committed to Brexit, they deliberately messed up the election in the hope that they can sideline or delay Brexit in the ensuing chaos.

See this BBC article for a good overview of their weasel tactics.

I doubt it was deliberate, but I do get the impression that the Bremainer elements in the establishment (which includes our strong and stable Prime Minister) are now doing their best to water down Brexit.

What do you think?

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Bayard said...

Never try to explain by conspiracy what is adequately explained by incompetence. Theresa May is just Not Terribly Good at things, as we saw during her time as Home Secretary.
They are only talking about watering things down because, without a majority, they have to.
Brexit's a sideshow really, always has been. The main act is the internal power struggle in the Tory Party between Eurosceptics and Europhiles.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, true re incompetence.

But the Tory internal battle is always there, no matter how few or many MPs they have, in govt or in opposition.

decnine said...

However, the PM fluked an amazing outcome. Labour is stuck with Corbyn for another 5 years!

L fairfax said...

I agree stupidity not malice. FWIW I don't think May believes for or against Brexit - I don't think she has strong convictions.