Matthew Wright discusses the topical issues of the day.
Hellos & Part 1
Part 2/3 - Kick Poor Families Out Of The Capital?
First up: Several London councils are planning to kick thousands of poorer families out of the capital. From the summer, welfare payments will be limited to £500 a week per household, meaning larger families, or those living in expensive areas will no longer be able to afford the rent. Brent council has already bought up property in Hertfordshire to move families into. Is that fair? It’ll save £290m a year. And it’ll mean workless households will no longer be able to live in swanky areas working folk can’t afford. But is it wrong to uproot people from their communities?
Part 5 - Teach Kids To Be Workplace Backstabbers?
After which I’m asking, should parents, and even schools, teach kids that getting ahead in life isn’t necessarily about being bright and working hard? Oliver’s book, Office Politics, claims, career-wise, nice guys don’t win. Those who climb the greasy pole are either ruthless, manipulative psychos, or people who’ve developed the skills to deal with those types. So should we teach kids to suck up to their boss, flatter their employees, cover up mistakes and self-promote like there’s no tomorrow?
Part 6 - Baby Ravers
For our last phone in of the week we're gonna find out how many of you have a problem with taking a four-month-old to a rave? Sarah-Jane Hulme from north Wales has apologised after she took little Django to watch his older sister's drum n' bass group perform - but did she really have anything to say sorry for? He was wearing ear defenders. He slept through the whole thing. On the continent they take babies to festivals - why not in Aberystwyth?
Part 7 - Talking Telly With Kevin O’Sullivan
And finally: we'll be talking telly with Sunday Mirror critic Kevin O’Sullivan.