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?