‘What a convenient excuse!’ Richard Tice blasts British politicians who refuse to return to office because of Covid.
According to Reform Party leader Richard Tice, Britons are using Covid as a “convenient excuse” to avoid going back to work.
The Reform Party leader slammed Brits who want to work from home in an interview with Andrew Castle on LBC. He outlined his case by describing how this mentality affects a diverse group of people, including young people “cooped up” in small flats and small business owners who rely on commuter traffic in city centers. He went on to voice his displeasure when it was learned that just 11% of the Civil Service had returned to work since the coronavirus restrictions were lifted.
“I believe Covid is being used as a cover for many people,” Mr Tice stated.
“Not by any means the majority; I believe many people recognize that they are more productive at the office and that this is the proper thing to do.”
He went on to say, “There are a lot of concerns here.”
“There is a productivity issue… How can you assist young people who are eager to learn…
“That is a natural component of society’s human interaction.”
“That is all part of human connection, it is that rite of passage when you leave university and go to work,” he continued.
Mr Tice went on to express his sympathies for young people who, he alleged, have been subjected to a more severe lockdown as a result of working from home.
He went on to say that for those who want the setup to remain, there is a “win-win” balance that can be found.
“There are many young people who have been caged up in a two-bed flat in the city- they want to go back to work five days a week!” Mr Tice added.
“Working from home a couple of days a week makes sense for certain folks who have a long and exhausting commute,” he noted.
He explained that there are a number of advantages to this, including lowering one’s carbon footprint and increasing productivity, but that it must be validated before it can be continued.
However, the Reform Party leader went on to explain how this has a “major knock-on effect” for companies such as dry cleaners, pubs, and cafes that rely on commuter foot traffic.
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