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    10-Hour Week To Combat 'Climate Change'?

    Labour discusses plans to bring in a 10-hour week and slash pay by 75 per cent under a radical scheme to tackle climate change

    Brits could work for just 10 hours a week and take home up to 75 per cent less pay under a radical scheme to tackle climate change being discussed by Labour.

    The report by the Autonomy think-tank called for 'rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society' to cut carbon emissions, including dramatically limiting how long people spend at work.

    Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said of the document: 'This is a vital contribution to the growing debate around free time and reducing the working week.'

    Leo Murray, who advises shadow Treasury minister Clive Lewis, backed the report's findings, saying: 'I like this take a lot’.

    The document, called The Ecological Limits of Work, was savaged by critics who said its suggestions would wreck the economy.

    Brandon Lewis MP, Conservative Party Chairman, told The Sun: 'The reality is this policy would slash people's earnings and hammer the economy.

    'It could mean businesses having to cut jobs and wages. People could be left out of work and workers would take home less in their pay packet each month.

    'Labour don't know how to handle the economy and it would be working people who would suffer with fewer jobs, lower wages and higher taxes.'

    Will Stronge, director of Autonomy, said last month: 'Becoming a green, sustainable society will require a number of strategies – a shorter working week being just one of them.'

    It comes after Theresa May was locked in a row with Philip Hammond after he warned her plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 will cost the country £1 trillion.

    The Prime Minister is expected to put the target into law in the next few weeks as one of her final acts before she leaves No 10.

    But in a leaked letter to Mrs May, the Chancellor raised concerns that it will have profound implications for households, businesses and the Exchequer.


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    Ridiculous! How are people going to pay for their overpriced apartments (many of which are crappy slummy places not worth 1/3 as much).

    How will people pay their required TV license LOL


    If these controllers keep pushing he people , eventually the people will require a mandatory amputation above the shoulders for anyone entering politics ;-)

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    It cannot just "be done" as they make it out. It would have to work in a way where non-government people would only be able to work ten hours a week. Then the country would have to nationalize everything that was important. Such as police and fire services, hospitals, power plants, anything other critical infrastructure, or people who have to maintain ISP/network services, people who work at financial institutions, utilities like gas company, repairmen, and (I suppose) the people who would be maintaining the robots that would be taking up these jobs in the future.

    Then it would be you can have a 40+ hour work week if you have the government job and only 10 hour otherwise.

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    A ten hour work-week today would mean about the same level of production as we had in the early 1950s.

    And that was not a bad time to live. So what have we really accomplished for ourselves over the past 70 years?

    Are those extra 30 hours a week really worth it?

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    The Prime Minister is expected to put the target into law in the next few weeks as one of her final acts before she leaves No 10.
    What a legacy. Wreck and impoverish Britain, so that IMF/EU can come to the "rescue".

    It's quite crazy what (((they))) are promoting under the guise of "green economy", while not caring about the environment or people or economy one bit in reality. The goal is a global, communist slavery dictatorship, but people are being lured and lied into voluntary submitting to "green targets".

    "Cows are dangerous because they're emitting green house gases" => limit food supply. Next: pigs, chicken, every meat animal.
    Promote vegetarianism / veganism and soy consume (phytoestrogen) => weaken the populace physically; never mind that we would need two more planets if ever "all mankind" became vegan/vegetarian.
    Tell ppl that they must be ready to pay more for "green" food and lifestyle, then come up with a 75 percent income cut, even though productiveness increased like 25-fold over the past 50 years.

    One really cant make that stuff up
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    [QUOTE=velvet;1277818] never mind that we would need two more planets if ever "all mankind" became vegan/vegetarian./QUOTE]


    Huh? Meat production requires huge amounts of plants as food and water to feed animals to get an amount of meat. You would need less plants grown if people were all vegans.

    Also pretty much all the driving force to grow soy and destroy forest to do so is to grow feed for animals grown for meat. Barely any of this soy if for humans.

    I don't know why you would think we'd need two planets for vegetarian/veganism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenrune View Post
    Meat production requires huge amounts of plants as food and water to feed animals to get an amount of meat. You would need less plants grown if people were all vegans.
    You would need to eat a whole lot more than you do now with meat to come somewhere close to your needs in certain nutrients. And some you simply dont get from any plants. "Vegans" (and to a lesser degree vegetarians) require for their life-style a ton of synthetic vitamins and micro elements (even with a minority consumers this is already a billion dollar business). Still, many are de facto malnutritioned.

    Look at any animal that only eats plants, it's elefants, cows, moose, deer, etc and they're all giant compared to predators and most digest their food at least twice in two/more different digesting systems. Meat is a much "faster" supply for calories, energy, protein and certain vitamines than plants are, if plants offer them at all. Our digesting system is not suited for a vegan life-style, regardless of what idiotic gurus try to tell you. We are a predator species, our tooth are those of omnivores, not of plant-only consumers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velvet View Post
    You would need to eat a whole lot more than you do now with meat to come somewhere close to your needs in certain nutrients. And some you simply dont get from any plants. "Vegans" (and to a lesser degree vegetarians) require for their life-style a ton of synthetic vitamins and micro elements (even with a minority consumers this is already a billion dollar business). Still, many are de facto malnutritioned.

    Look at any animal that only eats plants, it's elefants, cows, moose, deer, etc and they're all giant compared to predators and most digest their food at least twice in two/more different digesting systems. Meat is a much "faster" supply for calories, energy, protein and certain vitamines than plants are, if plants offer them at all. Our digesting system is not suited for a vegan life-style, regardless of what idiotic gurus try to tell you. We are a predator species, our tooth are those of omnivores, not of plant-only consumers.

    I don't want to divert the thread about the 10 hour work week into this discussion but I stand by my original statement that meat production requires huge amounts of resources.

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