Wednesday 1 December

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Today’s Top Story
How much more should the boss earn than the lowest paid on the team? One think tank reckons public sector bosses should earn no more than 20 times the lowest pay grade. Does that sound about right to you? Could a similar rule ever be applied in the private sector?

Following a brief natter on that, it’s over to Hayley for the rest of the day’s headlines.

Part 4: Is Welsh Uni Fees Scheme Racist?
Our first phone-in: Welsh students are to have their tuition fees subsidised by the welsh assembly no matter where they study. But English students who go to welsh universities won’t. Scottish students don’t have to pay a penny either so long as they study north of the border. The Daily Mail is outraged: it’s educational apartheid the paper thunders this morning? Is it? Or is this just democracy in action?

Part 5: Stay-At-Home Mum? But Kids Are In School!
After that: Can you really call yourself a stay-at-home mum if your kids are at school all day? The mums who work on this show are outraged. Women who make such claims make the rest of us look bad, they shriek. Those women aren’t stay at home mums - they’re slackers. Oh, really - what do you say to that?

Part 6: I Want My Sexy Photos Back!
And finally: I want my sexy photos back! If you’ve split from a lover do you have the right to ask for any saucy photos and videos you made together to be returned? Legally they belong to the person that took them. If you’ve been in just this fix we’d love to hear from you. What happened?

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Comments (19)

  • Paul Young

    over 3 years ago

    Paul Young

    In Canada they pay over £1,000 per month in council tax for the specalised snow clearing equipment. Do we need to pay this for a few days a year?

  • John Cooper

    over 3 years ago

    John Cooper

    I have just caught a bit of the repeat of this mornings' Wright Stuff at the point when Matthew commented that a number of, so called, universities should be closed in order to be able to afford proper financial support to such students as can really benefit from a "classical" (note inverted commas) university education. Absolutely right. I come from a working class (mining village) background and could not have contemplated higher education without financial help and, 50 years ago when the country was still reeling from a crippling war which had only finished 15 years earlier, I benefited from a Derbyshire County Council. I have had a reasonably successful engineering career to the point of having been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering and believe I have repaid the country, but not the county, many times. A number of people dropped out of my course because, even then, selection was too wide and people who were unable to meet the academic challenge were allowed to start courses. Now, it seems, you hardly need to be able to speak the language to qualify for entry to some degree course or other. But, to the contrary, one of my Godsons is currently applying to Cambridge University to read mathematics and is likely to need to achieve A* at A level to be offered a place. Quite right too!

  • Audrey wallace

    over 3 years ago

    Audrey wallace

    I stay at home and my husband works, thankfully he earns enough and I do not claim anything from the government. That is our family choice, and think we have the right to decide what is best for our family. If at anytime I had to go back to work for financial reasons then I would. If a mum or dad can be at home and able to drop their children at school and pick them up everyday then I think that is an important thing for them. I discussed going back to work with my children recently and when they found out they would have to go to before and after school childcare they were upset and did not want that to happen. They are my priority at the moment and I am proud to be there for them whenever they need me. It is also a help if you have family nearby to look after your children and help out while you are at work. Some of us are not that lucky to have that, so we have to do what we think is right. Stop trying to make stay at home mums feel guilty for taking care of the home and family. After all this is what we had children for. We also did not have our children at a young age when we could not afford to do this, we waited until we were financially secure. So all in all I think I am a very responsible stay at home mum.

  • vicky

    over 3 years ago

    vicky

    Being a stay at home mum can be really demoralising. The work that you do in the day is totally destroyed once your family come home and is rarely appreciated.

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  • Patricia

    over 3 years ago

    Patricia

    I agree with Vivienne, I am at home and have three children (16-15-10), my husband has a demanding job, is often abroad and we have moved internationally 9 times already. Holding a job would mean letting people down and being unreliable is not acceptable to me, let alone to employers. Besides, I don't cost a penny to anybody but my husband and don't take a job somebody else might need. I have taken this decision and it works for us, living abroad away from family also means we have no one but myself to rely on. I don't care whether they call me "lazy", I know how busy I am and don't feel the need to justify myself. For the sake of my own sanity, working outside the home would have been beneficial to me BUT my family is my priority and I'm very proud of the fact my children are emotionally secure and brought up properly.

  • Amanda

    over 3 years ago

    Amanda

    A If your lucky enough to have grandparents to look after children in half terms or after school then that's great but for us who don't have that help it is very difficult to find a job that allows you to fit in with school hours & have all the school holidays off, which is about every 6wks!!! It's such a shame that some working mums are so bitter they have to make nasty comments. I have been in both situations. We all do what we can to look after our families it a shame women can't support each other, there are pros & cons to both. Stop bitching about other peoples lives & worry about your own

  • gail murray

    over 3 years ago

    gail murray

    re stay at home mums. it should be looked more like they are investors as opposed to stay at home mums.after all they are investing in the future of this country by rearing healthy well adapted children.

  • Kara

    over 3 years ago

    Kara

    I'm a stay at home mum, my daughter is only in school half days and another one arriving in three months. I understand what you are saying, but what do you care? If a mum can afford to and isn't taking Gov't money...then seriously who cares, let each family decide for themselves what they want to do!!!!

  • katie

    over 3 years ago

    katie

    i run my own buisness, have a clean home and have 3 kids!!!! stay at home mums are LAZY!!!!!!!

  • Mary

    over 3 years ago

    Mary

    I get frustrated with the way the public sector gets knocked. It's about accountability and providing a good service often to the most vulnerable of people. Don't believe everything you hear and read about the public sector. In my experience the overwhelming majority of workers are dedicated and motivated whatever they get paid.

  • katie white

    over 3 years ago

    katie white

    i run my own buisness, have a tidy house and 3 kids that get all my attention from 3 pm till bedtime!!! stay at home mums are lazy!!!!!! i do all my hose work at 5am till 7am i ve got the morning off today and i am desperate to get to work at 12.00.

  • Vivienne

    over 3 years ago

    Vivienne

    I find your stay at home comment insulting. Any Mum who chooses to stay at home is devoting her main attention to supporting the family in every way. Kids at school doesn't mean the work goes away. I spent many years at home and in the kids absence not only supported what they needed day to day and took care of everything in the home to allow my hard working husband a relaxing time at home but I also followed my own educational desires, returning to schoo/unil to gain further qualifications (no grant!)..... no slacking whatsoever

  • Scott

    over 3 years ago

    Scott

    The way were all having to pay for our education is turning out the same way as Americans have to. Know one wants to look after the middle class.

  • Matt

    over 3 years ago

    Matt

    Maybe if we got rid of all of the useless degrees? Or perhaps we could offer financial insentives to people who do degrees which are useful to the economy?

  • Rachel

    over 3 years ago

    Rachel

    Why should top bosses get 20 times more pay, ok they have more responsibility at top level, i personally think this is totally unfair. Let them try living on minimum wage with a family to keep. The church i go to have businesses, whether you are the cleaner or the top person , the wage is the same. After all every Job is important, that u do it well is more important.

  • Emily

    over 3 years ago

    Emily

    Scottish students get their university fees for free. Aren't they meant to be a part of Great Britain?

  • Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Anonymous

    If a woman can afford to stay at home without taking benefits whether she had kids or not why not. I would love to stay at home and do all the things i love. I am not married and have not kids so unless I win the lottery i guess I will have to keep working

  • Fiona

    over 3 years ago

    Fiona

    When Mrs Thatcher told hospitals to get cleaning contractors, what happended they get the cheapest who don't always clean to the highest standard, why not because they are not being paid enough to care. Deceases in hospitals rose.

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