For John, BLUF: With snap elections the weird ideas come out. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from The Guardian and Reporters Ewen MacAskill and Toby Helm, on Saturday, but the lead-in was from Samizdata and a Blog Post by Ms Natalie Solent, titled "Zero tolerance".
Great is the rejoicing among most of the Guardian commentariat at the news that the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has said that if it wins the election the Labour party will outlaw all zero-hours contracts.A "zero-hour contract" means no commitment to provide hours to workers or for workers to work the hours provided.
It turns out not everyone wishes to be protected by the nanny state. And not all businesses thrive on the 40 hour work week—like newspapers, with stringers.
Hat tip to Samizdata.
Regards — Cliff