Parts 2 & 3: Push Sacked Troops To Front Of Jobs Queue
First up: we’re going to hear what you think of this scheme to push sacked soldiers to the front of the jobs queue? More than 20,000 are to be axed because of government cuts. Labour’s got big name firms to give these men and women priority interviews but how is that going to make our long term unemployed feel?
We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Freya for the rest of today’s headlines.
Part 4: Today’s Papers
Part 5: Should Barclays Bob Get £20m Payoff?
And then we’re going to hear if you think former Barclays boss Bob Diamond should get his £20m payoff? He quit on Tuesday over the Libor interest rate scandal but if he knew nothing about it, as he told MPs yesterday, then why should he lose his £18m bonus and a year’s pay? Unless of course you consider it gross incompetence not to know what your senior traders were up to?
Part 6: John Simpson’s Old Age Suicide Plan
Moving on we’re going to hear what you think of John Simpson’s old age suicide plan. The 67-year-old newshound plans to kill himself before he becomes a gibbering old wreck - his words not mine - and a burden on his young son. Is this a heroic thing to promise or does it reveal a distorted view of old age: that all old folk are some sort of drain on the rest of us?
Part 7: Can Murray Win Wimbledon?
And finally: after seven years of me banging on about how Andy Murray can Wimbledon - and getting all sorts of abuse from you lot for my trouble - is this year’s phone-in going to be different. With Nadal out, and a cracking quarter final behind him this has got to be the 25-year-old’s best chance yet.