Has the world gone mad?
When you have lived as many decades as I have, you can be forgiven if from time to time you wonder if the world has gone mad. I can scarcely believe what I am writing, but it is true, the UK government plans to introduce a new employment law that will give workers the right to request special arrangements for themselves from the very first day that they turn up for work, and before they even ask where the free coffee machine is and how long before they can take their first rest break. Millions of these selfless, dedicated workers will be enabled to demand personal deals that will let them work from their beach hut, share their job with their best friend or grace the office with their presence only for certain hours of the day. This would be unremarkable if Gwyneth Paltrow, the woke Queen of Goop, were Prime Minister, but she isn’t. No, this wacky stuff is being peddled by, of all people, a Tory government. Thank goodness nothing like it could possibly happen here. Just imagine, half the civil service working from home and States deputies casting their votes from their sun loungers in the Caribbean. Unthinkable in Guernsey, eh?