Tuesday 24 July

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THE WRIGHT STUFF - TUESDAY 24TH JULY 2012

PART 2/3 - CASH IN HAND AS BAD AS TAX DODGING?
First up is paying a cleaner, baby-sitter or tradesman cash in hand as bad as millionaires pouring money into aggressive tax avoidance schemes? A Tory minister thinks it is. But paying cash doesn’t automatically mean the recipient’s gonna fiddle the books. And even if they do, don’t ordinary people have the right to the odd perk - a little bit of discount - when MPs get free tickets to the Olympics, helping with their housing etc.

PART 4 - TODAY'S PAPERS

PART 5 - HAS OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY LIT UP YOUR LIFE?
And then we’re gonna hear your thoughts on £5m olympic torch relay which comes to an end on Friday after 70 tremendous or should I say tedious days? Are you one who feels the relay has brought the country together? Or maybe you feel it’s been little more than an exercise in self-indulgence - giving desperate celebs and corporate sponsors a chance to get in the papers?

PART 6 - LET BALE BALEIWAI STAY!
After your calls on that we’ll find out if youn support Bali Bah-la-wee’s bid to stay in the UK? The Fijian-born Lance Corporal has given the British army 13 years service. Normally four is enough for a Commonwealth trooper to get citizenship but a change in the law means a scrap Bali had with a colleague now counts as criminal conviction and that’s enough to boot him out. Is that fair?

PART 7 - ARE IRISH JOKES NOT FUNNY ANY MORE?
And finally: Are Irish jokes not funny any more? Olympian Daley Thompson was accused of racism after quipping that a tattoo artist who misspelt the word Olympic must’ve been Irish. Ok it might not be funny but is it offensive? I thought the irish loved a good joke...

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