Thursday 14 June


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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?


  • Fri 15 Jun

    Topical debate show hosted by Matthew Allwright.


  • Wed 13 Jun

    Presented by Matthew Wright.

  • Tue 12 Jun

    Guest Nadine Dorries joins Matthew Wright.

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Comments (5)

  • Andy B

    almost 2 years ago

    Andy B

    Self service tills are great! So fast and convenient. As long as you understand how a machine works they're fine. If there's a queue for them though, I avoid. It's frustrating seeing all the people in front repeating the same basic errors time after time.

  • Alan Sims

    almost 2 years ago

    Alan Sims

    Pick it up and start again For just a few items, to save your time And to save you from queuing in a line Self service tills are the new invention Big signs bring them to our attention Scan goods & place in the carriers there On the designated area, that seemed fair My shopping goes through without a snag So I prepare to pay as I place in the bag “Scan the next item“, a female voice says There is no more, its been packed away “ Place your shopping on the packing shelf” I’ve already done that, I mumble to myself “Scan the next item” the voice says again How many more times I think, and then “ There is a problem please seek assistance” I wont let it win, I’m feeling resistant Just one more try, its got to work now Determination sweat now across my brow So I cancel , try once more, the final insult Scan my stuff again, the exact same result “Do you need my help”, a staff member asks Made me feel a failure at the simplest of tasks By the time he sorted it, all the queues had gone And stood at the tills I was the only one So if your in a hurry when in Asda next time You’d be much quicker, just waiting in line I was inspired on a recent trip to Asda. Still have the emotional scars.

  • Ian Turton

    almost 2 years ago

    Ian Turton

    i was brougt upin the country,and a group of 'townie' children came on a visit, asthey were running through a field one boy saw3 or 4 condensed milk tins in a hole. He shouted pout, 'please sir,come quick,ive found a cows nest'

  • sarah evans

    almost 2 years ago

    sarah evans

    Racist remarks by children! My 4 year old called his pakistani friend chocolate face at school last year and I was told he had made a racist remark! when i questioned my son why he said it, he said that his friend called him milk face and he called him chocolate face because thats what they look like. Pure case of overindulgent adults trying to be over politically correct. My son is right his friend is the colour of chocolate just as my son is the colour of milk! Racisim is a form of haterd not name calling and the difference should be made clear. Children call each other names regardless of colour, creed, class or religion and should be dealt with as just that not defined as racisim because someone who is not white is being called a name.

  • Mustafa Mone

    almost 2 years ago

    Mustafa Mone

    yes the the self service tills dont seem to be popular Waitrose have the right system 4 or 6 manned basket only tills even at weekends one neverhas to wait longer than 5 minutes.