Tuesday 21 June

Loyd Grossman

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Do U Turns = Weakness?
After doing a swift about turn on NHS reforms, selling off forests and now lower sentences for those who plead guilty, you have to ask are these U-turns a sign the ConDems are listening and tailoring policy to better suit the British people; or a sign their weak, gutless and haven’t got a clue what they’re doing?

We’ll have a word or two on that before it’s over to loyd for the rest of the headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Murray Win? Get Rid Of Mum!
Does Andy Murray need to get rid of his mum if he’s to win Wimbledon? Veterans John Newcombe and Boris Becker both seem to think Judy’s more of a hindrance than a help. No other major player has mummy watch all their games - but then you could argue not every star’s mum was a nifty player herself. It’s a bit rich claiming Andy’s failing coz he can’t cut the apron strings isn’t it? His biggest shortcoming must surely be that even though he’s good, he’s simply not quite good enough?

Part 6: Charging For Parties?
If you wanted to throw a champagne bash to celebrate everything from, say, a christening to an anniversary, would it be out of order to ask your guests to contribute a few quid for the pleasure? What if you were paying for everything but wanted to lay on transport to ferry your guests to the venue: could you charge for that in these credit crunch times? What if the host is a multi-millionaire former PM called Tony Blair: Can he get away with charging for parties?

Part 7: Camping? I’d Rather Stay At Home
Are you one of the 90 per cent of Brits who normally holiday at home but can’t afford to this year? Why don’t you go camping? You might not fancy a week under soggy canvas picking earwigs out of your nether regions, but in these testing financial times surely beggars can’t be choosers? Surely a week’s camping is better than no holiday at all?


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