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With all the Parties promising the earth, some commitments are frankly hilarious. EG: The Tories are promising 12 months (UNPAID)  Leave to workers, to look after aged parents !   Thus solving the inadequacies of the Social Services sector at a stroke and at no cost to Gov !    :D

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3 hours ago, observer said:

With all the Parties promising the earth, some commitments are frankly hilarious. EG: The Tories are promising 12 months (UNPAID)  Leave to workers, to look after aged parents !   Thus solving the inadequacies of the Social Services sector at a stroke and at no cost to Gov !    :D

and once again business has to bear the brunt of these ridiculous ideas. If it's not the Labour lot with their 4 extra bank holidays, it's the Tories with this gem. Obviously the people dreaming up this nonsense have never had a proper job or never had to employ someone (other than the MP's that "employ" their husbands and wives of course)

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If a person wants to take unpaid time off to care for elderly & poorly person though (if of course they are wealthy enough and can afford to not be paid) then at least they would know that they'd still have a job to go back too so it could be something that may appeal to some so they would vote 'Con' to have the opportunity.  I'm guessing they could claim Carers Allowence if they weren't getting paid by their employer while they are 'on hold'. 

Would the company need PROOF that the person wanting time off really wanted it to look after someone and IS doing it....maybe they just fancy a year out to go sight seeing while leaving the care of their elderly to someone else.

Like you rightly say though Baz it's the company/business who will find this very hard to manage as they would have to employ someone else to cover person number 1's absence.  What would happen if Person Number 2 turned out to be far better at the job than 'on hold' Person Number 1....rules would say Number 1 had to be allowed back...so either the company pays to keep both employees or has to let the better of the two go.  Gawd it would be a nightmare !

Time will come where nobody is an actual employee with employee rights.  Businesses/Companies will simply chose to take on agency/contractors staff or the self employed....no holiday pay, no sick pay and deffo no 12 months off to look after granny.    

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Think the idea Diz, is to develop "the big society", where everyone does (what used to be) public service for nothing; thus reducing the overall tax bill to those wealthy enough to care.  Looking after elderly parents is a perfectly natural instinct, which probably occurs in any case; but to take out workers from the economy and saddle employers with the associated difficulties, isn't a particularly smart way to do it. We're on the verge of a fully automated workplace, where many jobs (even white collar) will become surplus to requirement. So it would make sense imo, to divert that (wo)manpower into public care services, and actually pay people for doing it.

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Just in case it got buried in the borrow, tax and spend manifesto of Labour: their position on Brexit is equally ludicrous IE: if "no deal" is arrived at in the article 50 negotiations, they are promising NOT to leave the EU. The stupidity and deceit of this position prior to a negotiation, is glaringly obvious. It's an invite to the EU, NOT to reach a deal, and to throw in all the unacceptable humiliations they can; knowing a Labour Gov would then renege on Brexit.  Add to this their fancifull notions about the single market, and the EU's condition of membership including "free movement"; and Jeremy's non commitment to reducing or controlling immigration, and it could be described as a Remain charter - just hope voters can see through it.      :ph34r:

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Now the LibDums join in the farce:  after supporting bans on smoking tobacco, these four faced cretins are now promising to legalise and tax pot, in an appeal to our naïve youngsters.  Possibly too young to remember it was the LibDums who screwed them over Uni fees !    :rolleyes:

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