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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