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The Wright Stuff – MONDAY 23RD JULY 2012

PART 2/3 - LET BRADLEY LIGHT OLYMPIC FLAME?
First up: Should Seb Coe get Tour de France champ Bradley Wiggins to light the Olympic cauldron at the climax of Friday night’s opening ceremony - when doing so might jeopardise his chance of a medal in the 250km road race which starts at 10am on Saturday morning? What do you say - what did you make of Wiggo’s wonderful victory in Paris yesterday?

PART 4 – TODAY’S PAPERS

PART 5 - SHOULD PROBLEM MUMS STOP BREEDING?
After that: should problem mums stop breeding? Families tsar Louise Casey reckons lots of kids can be as damaging as drugs and booze to family life. Maybe - but am I the only one who feels uncomfortable with highly paid civil servants lecturing those at the bottom of the socio-economic pile on how many kids they can have?

PART 6 - SORRY, SON, YOU WERE AN ACCIDENT!
Moving on - sorry son, you were an accident - are parents who tell their kids they weren’t planned damaging them? Or just having a bit of fun?

PART 7 - PRIVETS ON PARADE
And finally: Privets on parade - should Britain’s most offensive bush get the chop? Dick Jackson from Tamworth, Staffordshire, has been giving his neighbours the finger for eight years - but now council killjoys have ordered him to trim his controversial bush. Should he?

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Comments (5)

  • Cass

    over 1 year ago

    Cass

    I would love to see Bradley Wiggins light the flame, but really though, with far too much hype heaped onto everything this year, including the Olympics, does it really matter? There is going to be hours and hours of pre-opening ceremony media claptrap on TV, I think I will have had enough by the time the ceremony actually starts.

  • Maxine Hayes

    over 1 year ago

    Maxine Hayes

    I'd like to see Daley Thompson light the flame…or Steve Redgrave

  • Chrono

    over 1 year ago

    Chrono

    Steve Ovett ... just too pee Coe off :)

  • Rachel Fenwick

    over 1 year ago

    Rachel Fenwick

    Yes Kathy Freeman ligfht the flame in Sydney and took part and won GOLD.

  • Rachel Fenwick

    over 1 year ago

    Rachel Fenwick

    Hello , Yes a competing athlete did light the flame, only sa far back as Sydney.!!!!! An Olympian achel Fenwick

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