Based on what his shadow chancellor has said the past couple of years, not so irrational. Minor things like removing corporate subsidies. State ownership of utilities. Taxation. Its impossible to say the director wanting to keep money in the business is wrong, they may be taking it to a bigger extreme than most but we do not know the business sufficient to make a judgement. OP, if working insane hours then the issue of processes, staffing etc need to be looked at. New business starting up or business in trouble then insane hours would probably be justifiable, doing so with a business that is apparently doing OK - needs looking at. More staff, more staff responsibility, more management, better processes for the work or whatever. So directors are not required to work so hard.