Wednesday 8 August


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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Let 16 Year Olds Drink Booze In Pubs
First up: I’m going to find out if I’m the only one who thinks the best way to encourage responsible drinking is to let 16 year olds drink booze in pubs, something we touched on briefly yesterday. There’d be a landlord to keep an eye on things and less reason for youngsters to get sozzled on the streets. Downsides? I’m not sure there are any but I reckon you’ll let me know.

So we’ll take plenty of calls on that it’s over to Andy for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Make Job-Hunting Grads Work For Dole
After which we’ll find out if you think there’s any sense in making job-hunting grads stack shelves for their dole - if doing so gets in the way of them landing a job that makes the most of their expensive education? Everyone on the dole can be compelled to work after 13 weeks on benefits but are those with degrees a case apart?

Part 6: Care System Failing Kids?
After that: Is the care system failing kids? Kids in care are more like to end up in prison that university. While the Rochdale sex abuse scandal has further damaged the image of children’s homes. And yet plenty of experts want more kids put in care - better that than left with a troubled family. Really?

Part 7: Buy Anniversary Card On The Day? No Way!
And finally: is buying your other half a card on the day of your anniversary proof you no longer care about them? Mike Tindall copped a bucket load for doing just that for wife Zara on their first anniversary. Should he hang his head in shame? Or should she be grateful he bothered to buy a card at all?


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