Monday 2 July

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Europe Referendum: Democratic Or Dangerous?
Is David Cameron’s promise of a referendum on Europe a cause for celebration? While giving the people a say is good for democracy, how many of us really understand the ramifications of leaving Europe and going it alone? Isn’t it better to leave such complicated decisions to professional politicians than white van man who’d bring back hanging in a jiffy given half the chance?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Simon for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Will Your Kids Have A Better Life Than You?
After that: Will your kids have a better life than you? Only the latest study suggests half today’s teenagers expect to be worse off than mum and dad. What do you make of that? Are that a sign that you, the parents, have failed them? After all doesn’t every parent aspire to give their kids a better life than that they’ve enjoyed?

Part 6: Blair: The Comeback
Moving on to Tony Blair’s attempt to stage a comeback to front line politics. Five years ago he left us to get rich as international peace broker and he’s done awfully well. £20m he made last year. Now he wants to make a political comeback here but does anyone want him back? Well that’s for you to say.

Part 7: Ok To Take Time Off To Mourn Pet?
And finally: Is it OK to take time off work to mourn a pet? A woman’s wrote into Bella mag saying her colleagues mocked her for taking a few days off when her cat died. Was she being pathetic, as her work pals called her?

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Comments (9)

  • Lois Goff

    almost 2 years ago

    Lois Goff

    I don't believe that you should take a week off to moune your pet's funeral. Also, I also agree with Gillian, that it was great having Mathew but having Kaye Adams to replace for the week.

  • Slater

    almost 2 years ago

    Slater

    How can the people have no problem with tony blair coming back. He is responsible for over a million deaths in Iraq, He refused to call for a ceasefire when Israel was bombing Lebanon, the guy is a big time terrorist and yet they see no problem with him coming back to power. This is much worse than the Afghans saying they want Osama Bin Laden in power.

  • mary

    almost 2 years ago

    mary

    Kaye was loud and shouty as she always is

  • charie lewis

    almost 2 years ago

    charie lewis

    how comes there is no list of whos on this week?or is it hush hush!its nice to know whos on so people can book,to me it seems that who ever dose the list isent getting right.

  • Darren

    almost 2 years ago

    Darren

    the idea that the british people are too stupid to have a say on what we want our relationship with europe to be is extremely patronising to say the least. This idea of the presenter is basically the same as what we have to put up with from our politicians and it is why people are either not voting or turning to more nationalist parties. If we don't get to decide what our relationship with europe is and SOON the UK will be like greece soon with far right anti european groups pushing out the mainstreem politicians who continue to support the status quo no matter what the cost or who has to pay it.

  • George, Glasgow

    almost 2 years ago

    George, Glasgow

    would love to see Tony Blair back in politics in the UK. This would give the people the opportunity to ask questions like "Where did this wealth come from in your account?" and "Why did you enter the UK into 2 illegal wars?". A little known fact here is that a mock war crimes tribunal in Kuala Lumpur found Tony Blair and George W guilty of crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and genocide as a result of their roles in the 2003 Iraq War. The trial, which lasted 4 days, consisting of 5 judges of judicial and academic backgrounds, a court-appointed defence team in lieu of the defendants or representatives, and a prosecution team including international law professor Francis Boyle, does not have powers to apprehend the pair, but issued an order for the findings to be reported to the International Criminal Court.[

  • Jane Gibson

    almost 2 years ago

    Jane Gibson

    Jane London. I do not agree with Gillian.

  • Cathy

    almost 2 years ago

    Cathy

    First of all what is wrong with people who drive white vans for a living? How insulting!!! Also we can't trust politicians to do the right thing they are only making sure they get the next stage of their career in Brussels. Mandelson would loose his EU pension if he says anything bad about EU. The books have never been signed off making it corrupt any other business would not be able to continue trading if the books can't be signed off. As for Neil saying the positive side of Europe any money coming in from Europe is less than we put in in the first place.Thats why all the Eastern Europeans have joined they are getting more out of it than they put in. I think the panel don't know enough facts to be able to lead a discussion. If we made the disisions in this country we could get rid of the gravy train and MEP's. And lastly I don't believe for a minute that David Cameron is going to give us a referendum ever.

  • Gillian Kent

    almost 2 years ago

    Gillian Kent

    Although my heart sinks when Matthew leaves us for the week,this week has been a delight! Kaye Adams has been the perfect replacement, she's so proffessional,witty and hospitable.So as a fellow scot...all I can say is..'Kay, Gon yersel !'

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