Rees-Mogg later attempted to clarify his comments.
Saying that the weather forecast threat had been 'a joke', he told The Mail on Sunday: “It just shows the risk of making a joke in politics because even something fundamentally impractical gets taken seriously.”
Suggesting the civil service are looking for any chance to bunk off and head to Lord's? It's just not cricket.
He said that in his experience it involved "getting up, walking very slowly to the fridge, hacking off a small piece of cheese, then walking very slowly back to your laptop and then forgetting what it was you’re doing".
The prime minister added that he believed in the “workplace environment”. “And I think that will help to drive up productivity. It will get our city centres moving in the weekdays. And it will be good for mass transit. And a lot of businesses having a tough time will benefit from that," he told the Daily Mail.
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