David Essex joins Lee Hurst and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Parts 2 & 2: Osborne: You’ve Never Had It So Bad!
First up: We’re going to get your reaction to George Osborne’s speech yesterday when he told us how it’s going to be for the next six years: bad. Really, really bad.
True, fuel’s frozen for now, benefits will go up with inflation but those striking public sector workers got a massive kicking from the chancellor with more jobs cuts and no hope of a decent pay rise.
Does Osborne’s tough medicine have your approval, that’s what we’re going to find out before it’s over to Mark for the rest of the day’s headlines.
Part 4: Today’s Papers
Part 5: Soft Options No Option For Uni
Moving on, are so called soft options like art, drama and media studies no option now universities have admitted they’ve got a downer on them? Our top institutions reckon they’re a sign students aren’t up for challenging themselves with harder subjects like maths and science. Would you encourage your kids to take those subjects for GCSE and A Level when you know unis and employers will turn their noses up? Or is it better for them to get top grades, no matter what they’re in?
Part 6: Dad: I Don’t Wanna Be Like You!
Mum, dad, I don’t want to be like you! Does every breeder secretly want their sprogs to share their interests? For thousands of years we’ve passed our trade and our wealth to our children. Not so much these days, though: education has changed all that. Psychologists warn this can lead to some parents feeling alienated by their sprogs. Does that chime with you? Pick up the phone and let us know.
Part 7: Hello, I Love You, Won’t You Tell Me Your Name?
And finally: Hello, I love you, won’t you tell me your name? Have you ever stopped a stranger and told them you fancy them? Maybe you’ve been on the receiving end of a spontaneous display of affection from a random person. All we want to know is what happened next?