Alasdair Thompson, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers' Association (EMA), had an explanation for why women earn less then men.
Apparently it is because: "Women take more sick leave than men," due to their "monthly sick problems".
If you live on this planet and in this millennium you may have trouble understanding what this time-traveler from the Victorian era is referring to, specifically menstruation. He seems to think women routinely take days off when menstruating.
I imagine he is also concerned about the females' voluminous petticoats getting caught in the looms.
It seems that this asshat is going to resign.
My heart bleeds for him.
Perhaps I should take the day off.