You foreign cheppies over thyah! Hend beck those powers I just thought of right now!! Jolly good sheow!!!
What Cameron is reported to be either demanding, or hoping to achieve (depending on which paper’s account is consulted), is to opt back out of the 48 hour maximum in the Working Time Directive, together with another directive giving agency workers similar rights to those enjoyed by full-time staff. These can be traced back, respectively, to Tone and Pa Broon, and must therefore, for the right-wing press, be A Very Bad Thing.
As if you need to ask: “It has been claimed that it puts patient care at risk by increasing the number of handovers necessary between medical staff in hospitals while decreasing clinical experience for junior doctors”. Yes, the dastardly EU is going to make the NHS a yet more deadly place to go, and may even kill people.
“The Telegraph understands Mr Cameron told colleagues last month that he would like to see a full opt-out restored … Mr Cameron indicated he wanted the directive scrapped while in Opposition [but did nothing at the time] … Mr Cameron’s bid … is likely to be backed by Germany, it is understood … Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is said to have been willing to review the working time directive”. That one needs a trim.