Parts 2 & 3: Immigrants: Earn £35k To Stay In Uk!
For our first phone-in: We’ll hear what you think of ConDem plans to demand non EU immigrants earn a minimum £35K a year if they want to stay in the UK after five years. The plan could see around 40,000 workers booted out each year. But is £35k too high a target, it’s 34% more than the average wage of £26,000 grand a year. In Australia the threshold’s 23% less.
We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Sarah for the rest of today’s headlines.
Part 4: Today’s Papers
Part 5: Pope: Natural Parenting Better Than Ivf!
And then: Was the pope off his holy rocker when he attacked IVF babies at the weekend? IVF reduces the process of reproduction to creating a product, he said. Doing it naturally is the only acceptable way. What, I wonder, do those of you who’ve had an IVF tot make of that?
Part 6: Does Hijab Get You Thru Security Quicker?
Then: do women who wear the Hijab get through airport security quicker than the rest of us? When Fireman Sam creator David Jones pondered that question out loud while he was queuing to go airside. He was subsequently detained by security and accused of racism. He’s furious but does he have any right to be?
Part 7: Would Gift Of Washing Up Bowl You Over?
And finally: If a fella does the washing up, can that be considered a gift of love to his partner? 50 per cent of blokes think it should be. What can you deduce from that?