Monday 25 June

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PART 1: HELLOS & MENU

PART 2: NO HOUSING BENEFITS FOR UNDER 25s
First up: Should we drop housing benefits for the under 25s? David
Cameron reckons it could save us £2bn a year and teach young people
that they’re not entitled to help, and teach them the value of getting
a job. But what about young single-mums, or those who can’t find work? Isn’t the point of benefits to help those in need, no matter how old
they are?

PART 4: TODAY’S PAPERS

PART 5: TIME TO CHUCK THE CHUGGERS
Moving on, Is it time to chuck the chuggers? So called chuggers or
charity-muggers been banned from at least one British town, and
yesterday the papers were keen to expose their murky, and occasionally illegal tactics. We would rather cross the road than stop to talk to them, but in these times of financial hardship, shouldn’t we accept that charities have to work a little bit harder to get our support?

PART 6: SHOULD SHOP LOYALTY CARDS JUDGE YOUR DIET
Moving on: Should supermarket use loyalty cards to judge your diet and
give you health advice? They have more information about your
lifestyle than your doctor does, and they can see where you might be
making the wrong purchases? Too much fatty food, alcohol and unhealthy products could trigger a health warning from the store. They already have the data, so is it a good way to tackle obesity? Or unwanted advice from Big Brother?

PART 7: GIRLS’ TOYS: CONSOLES vs DOLLS
When it comes to girls toys should they be playing with games console
and computer games or dolls? For the first time ever dolls have been
toppled from the top of girls’ prefered toys, so is that a shame? If
girls are playing with dolls while their brother play with computers
are we holding them back?

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Comments (9)

  • jane

    almost 2 years ago

    jane

    prefer kaye adams to m. wright he's so boring

  • yuki

    almost 2 years ago

    yuki

    Wayne Bolster: the us systemis 99 weeks not 20! plus the slave labour you suggest will take jobs away from council employed environmental maintenance workers. so you want them to lose their jobs only to have to then tdo it for free? If so you gave non-liberals the ammunition to tarr us all as EVIL. i suggest you think before you rant!

  • mouse

    almost 2 years ago

    mouse

    This program isn't designed for change, it just creates wages. Started with politics and stained all the economic pages.

  • Wayne Bolster

    almost 2 years ago

    Wayne Bolster

    People on benefits should be put to work 5 days a week. picking up litter and cleaning up the towns. This would give them back a work ethic that has been lost due to taking the soft option,.

  • Wayne Bolster

    almost 2 years ago

    Wayne Bolster

    We should use the American system, give benefit regardless of age, but for a 20 week period only.

  • Hazel Priest

    almost 2 years ago

    Hazel Priest

    I Live in Weymouth, a nice seaside town with very little work for young people, both my children have moved away to get a job. If they have to move back again there is no future. Here for them. The sooner we get rid of this loathe better

  • michelle

    almost 2 years ago

    michelle

    i think they should cut the mps wages etc instead punshing rest of us, as mps paid way too much. i was training in army and had no way nr there pay it a joke

  • juniee

    almost 2 years ago

    juniee

    cannot believe that cameron wants to stop housing benefit for under 25s because they are feckless he has just made some soldiers redundant a lot of whom will may under this age so i assume he thinks they are feckless and by the way the last time i looked you were classed as an adult at 18. what happens to the 20 year old married parent who has lost their partner through an accident are they supposed to return home what if both parties were working and due to the cuts their jobs have been cut is that their fault

  • juniee

    almost 2 years ago

    juniee

    cannot believe that cameron wants to stop housing benefit for under 25s because they are feckless he has just made some soldiers redundant a lot of whom will may under this age so i assume he thinks they are feckless and by the way the last time i looked you were classed as an adult at 18. what happens to the 20 year old married parent who has lost their partner through an accident are they supposed to return home what if both parties were working and due to the cuts their jobs have been cut is that their fault

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