Topical debate show hosted by Matthew Allwright.
Part 1: Hellos & Menu
Parts 2 & 3: Can An Eight-Year-Old Be Racist?
First up: Can an eight-year-old be racist? Kids as young as eight are being excluded from school for racially abusing fellow pupils and staff. They’re not old enough to be counted as criminals, so can they really be held responsible? If they’re just curious about differences or repeating what they hear adults say that’s not their fault, is it? But how would you feel if your kid was on the end of another child’s racist taunts?
Part 4: Today’s Papers
Part 5: Physical Vs Mental Bullying
Moving on, I want to know which is worse: physical or mental bullying? Is it true that sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me? Or does the mental torment of name-calling, cyber-bullying and gossip-spreading create a worse pain than punches and kicks? I’d love to hear you thoughts on that.
Part 6: Allow Cops To Sleep With Suspects?
After that: Should police be allowed to sleep with suspects to get evidence? How far should they be allowed to go in the interest of an investigation? Experts say criminal groups use it as a test to see if you’re an undercover cop - if you won’t sleep with one of us, then you must be. But what happens if you get someone pregnant? Torture’s not allowed, so where should we draw the line?
Part 7: Self-Service Checkouts: Love ‘Em Or Loathe ‘Em?
And to wrap up proceedings I want your thoughts on self-service checkouts. Two thirds of us say we hate them, even though they’re meant to speed up our time at the tills. Sainsbury's Chief Executive says self-checkouts are like Marmite: you either love them or loathe them. So which is it for you? Do you hate them ‘cos they never work, seem to require more staff than a normal till or do you just hate scanning your own shopping?