Parts 2 & 3: Tax The Rich!
First up: Tax the rich! What do you think of Lib Dem plans to squeeze a few more quid out of anyone earning 50k a year or living in a million pound house? Is this taxing the rich as they’re saying at the Lib Dem conference in Brighton or rinsing the middle classes once again? And equally importantly will such policies win your vote?
We’ll take plenty of calls on that before Debra leads us through the rest of the day’s headlines.
Part 4: Today’s Papers
Part 5: Maternity Pay For Mum Who Used Surrogate
Then: should a woman who hired a surrogate to provide her with a baby boy get maternity pay? The law says no and so this lady is taking the government to court. Does she have a case? She didn’t have to carry the child - but she does need to bond with him. The surrogate is legally entitled to paid time off. Should she be forced to waive that right or maybe swap with the woman she helped?
Part 6: Budget Squeeze = Budget Food?
Moving on: has the financial crisis seen you ditch pricey organic foods from your shopping basket? Stats show there’s been a 25 per cent plunge since the recession hit in 2009. Have you given up on organic or other quality foods? Did you have any choice?
Part 7: Smart Students Start Uni Single!
And finally: Do smart students start university as singletons? Do those who want to get the most out of their 3 years at uni dump their girlfriends and boyfriends before arriving for freshers week? 50 per cent of freshers are still dating people from home - are they a bunch of saddos?