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UK Green party wants a three-day weekend

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The UK Green Party has proposed a three-day weekend during its party conference in Liverpool this week.

The three-day weekend could become a commitement in the Green Party's 2020 manifesto and is being billed as a way to try and improve the health of the population.

Seen by many as a play for the youth vote, the Green Party has long been a fringe party in the UK.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, Caroline Lucas, the party's co-leader, said: "I think there's a lot of evidence that suggests that when people are exhausted their productivity goes down. And what we're suggesting here is that we are now the sixth-largest economy in the world.

"People are working ever more hours, getting ever more stressed, getting ever more ill health, mental health problems as well. What we want to do is take a step back and think, 'What is the purpose of the economy? What kind of country do we want to be? And do we really want a future where all of us are just trying to work even harder?"

Obviously, a three-day weekend would have a massive impact on the nighttime economy during weekends, though we suspect this isn't Ms Lucas' intention, who has said it's "time for bold new ideas" to tackle the UK's productivity crisis, and she believes the extra day off would make the UK's workforce happier and more productive in the long run.

 

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