Tuesday 28 February


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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Bye Bye Occupy!
First up: Bye Bye Occupy - the largest remaining anti capitalist demo, the Occupy London camp at St Pauls was cleared away in the early hours of the morning. 120 tents removed, 20 arrests, no one hurt. Simple question then: after 136 days what, if anything, did the Occupy movement achievement?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Jenny for the best of the rest of the day’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Why Does Childcare Cost So Much?
Then: Why does childcare cost so much? Working parents can spend more per month of childcare than they do on their mortgages. The cost of getting someone to keep an eye on your sprogs costs more in Britain than anywhere else in Europe. Why? Is it supply and demand, government meddling in Surestart and tax credits, a lack of a subsidies, maybe nurseries are too greedy? How much does childcare cost where you live?

Part 6: Put Off By Pix Of Pigs On Packets Of Pork
After that: would putting pictures of pigs on packets put you off pork? A German producer sausage is doing just that. Is he mad? Possibly - that’s for you say - but the farmer believes consumers should know exactly what goes into his bangers. Far from putting you off, he thinks putting photos of his prime porkers on the packaging will lead to you lot buying more of his sausages, not fewer.

Part 7: Invite Etiquette
And finally: if someone invites you round - are you under any obligation to return the favour and invite them back? I mean, it was their idea to have you to their stupid party, or dinner, or whatever. So why do you have to ask them round to yours? Or is that just common courtesy?


  • Wed 29 Feb

    Presented by Matthew Wright, who is joined by comic Ava Vidal.


  • Mon 27 Feb

    Actress Sarah Hadland joins Matthew Wright for more debate and news.

  • Fri 24 Feb

    Matthew Wright hosts the topical debate show.

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Comments (12)

  • Demand_FIVE

    2 years ago


    Due to a technical issue, this episode of The Wright Stuff will not be available on Demand 5. Apologies to all those eager to catch up online.

  • anna

    2 years ago


    Invite Etiquette- love your programe. could you please tell me ..where in the New Testament does it say ... don't invite someone to your house for a meal unless you are sure they will invite you back, or words to that effect. Luke 14:12-14 (NIV) "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.

  • Cass

    2 years ago


    I agree with you Dean. I believe most of the media to be right-leaning, and I don't buy those newspapers. In the case of the Sun and similar "rags" they can't even be called newspapers! I don't think Matthew is particularly left-wing but the best panel members are, as well as being the most clever and intelligent in my opinion.

  • Chris

    2 years ago


    missed tuesday's show. What was the overall reaction to the question about returning a favour after being invited to a dinner party?

  • Chris

    2 years ago


    Unfortunately I missed Tuesday's Wright Stuff and I its not available on 'Demand'. What was the overall reaction to 'being asked to dinner parties and returning the favour' ?

  • Dean

    2 years ago


    Cathy, if you don't like something, don't watch it, the clue here is in the title. His views are his own, he is under no obligation to be impartial (this isn't the BBC), instead he is paid to be opinionated, to have a political leaning. People watch people that reflect their own views back at them, and Matthews viewers (myself included) tend to be left leaning. Their are other programs out there that cater for the right wing, and you would probably be happier watching them. I couldn't tell you who runs such a show as it has no interest for me, but the Mail has tv pages same as all the others, you could see what they recommend. Equating not worshipping the Mail with racism is wrong by the way. Anyone who isn't ignorant would accept that hating someone because of the colour of their skin is wrong. Being derogatory about a paper you don't like just reflects your political leanings. By using your logic, you could be considered racist because of the way you dismiss the Guardian. The Mail is a strongly right wing paper, whose editorial slant reflects their political leanings, just as The Guardians slant reflects its own left wing leanings. I prefer the Independent tbh, as I like to think for myself rather than have my opinions formed for me. Again, its personal preference.

  • Cathy

    2 years ago


    Just watching the recorded programme, can't believe the arrogance of Mathew Wright is'nt it about time we had somebody who was more for the right instead of a Guardian reading anti Daily Mail reading anti Royal family anti Conservative we are not all Leftie Guardian rweaders. Mathew even reads the Daily Mail columns but hasn't a good word to say for them. In fact it is almost a rascist thing to have anti daily mail but all other newspapers are fine!!!

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  • michelle

    2 years ago


    i am a 45y.o stay home mum of 3 small kids. i had them late so i could have a career but i'm incredibly sympathetic to any working mum & their childcare dilemma. the govt should & could definately do more to help but it's not a priority as they are short sighted & don't see that these children are citizens of the future! why don't they cut the £6million we fund for their canteen & bar in the commons instead surestart etc??

  • Mel reynolds

    2 years ago

    Mel reynolds

    Re the pig issue..... I find it hard to believe that farmers will take time out of their 12 hour days to take pictures of individual pigs, in their 100s? and attach it to them so the slaughter guy can keep tabs of it, the butcherer can keep tabs of the picture and the packager keeps tabs too to put on the packaging! are they telling us they make sausages etc out of one animal at a time? i dont think so ....total farce if you ask me. ill still buy them though with a pic of a random pig on it as i am not a hypocrite. x

  • Delia Webb

    2 years ago

    Delia Webb

    D.Webb, Lincolnshire It's all very well protesting but none of them are proposing an alternative, when they do then we will listen!!!

  • George, Glasgow

    2 years ago

    George, Glasgow

    They have at least kept the eye of the public on the major issues i.e. Bankers bonuses, corporate corruption and so forth. How can we all sit back while media moguls lie to us and pay off police commissioners?? I truly feel ashamed we, as a society can have over 10,000 properties in Ealing and Slough full of illegal immigrants and NO-ONE is prepared to do ANYTHING about it. I know this mail looks disjointed, but the frustration levels are through the roof today!!! It's not a nanny state, it's a Big Brother State.