Wednesday 12 September

Matthew

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Bigot-Gate: Why’s Clegg Apologising?
For our first phone in: I want to know if you think Nick Clegg had anything to apologise for after an early draft of speech he was making described those who object to gay marriage as bigots. A bigot is someone intolerant of other’s beliefs. So the word’s not bad'un, you could argue, so why did he strike it out?

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

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Thatcher Death Party Packs
Moving on, we’re going to hear what you make of the socialist bookstore flogging party packs to help celebrate the death of Maggie Thatcher at this year’s TUC conference. The 86-year-old former PM maybe frail but she’s still very much with us. So is there a funny side to these packs I can’t see or is the very idea of revelling in Maggie’s passing as sick as it sounds?

Part 6: Wrong To Raffle Ivf?
After that is it wrong to offer IVF as a raffle prize? A clinic in Tunbridge Wells is holding a free raffle, where five lucky couples will win £1000 off their IVF treatment. Critics, like ex Tory minister Ann Widdecombe, reckon this is trivialising the trials would-be parents can go through. But with IVF costing £3000 a cycle you could argue this clinic is doing wannabe mums a massive favour - or is it cheapening the miracle of human reproduction?

Part 7: Taking Offence On Someone Else’s Behalf
And finally: taking offence on someone else’s behalf - why do we do it? What gives us the right? If you saw big brother you’d have seen all the housemates scold Harvey for mooning Coleen when she herself seemed totally unphased by it. Did the other housemates have any right to be offended?

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Comments (6)

  • Donna Reynolds

    over 1 year ago

    Donna Reynolds

    Mathew love your show im gutted my recorder has broke especially when Terry Christian is on the panel this week he's a fantastic fighter for us working class up north!

  • Patrick

    over 1 year ago

    Patrick

    Matthew: how can you complain about the use of "bigot" and then refer to two of your callers as"care in the community" just because they disagree with you? Not only is this insulting but it is distinctly non-PC. Shame on you!

  • T V Perrott

    over 1 year ago

    T V Perrott

    I line with your views about bigotry, would it be worthy of you to have a discussion on the cancellation of the Channel 4 documentary about the Muslim faith, due to THREATS from others.

  • barbara Jago

    over 1 year ago

    barbara Jago

    Conservative bashing on your program is insulting to the millions of working class people who vote conservative.

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  • barbara Jago

    over 1 year ago

    barbara Jago

    Everytime Terry Christian is on the program my family wait for him to mention Margaret Thatcher and he never disappoints. Today it was a beanfeast wih Matthews help. Terry you're the Dino. Mathew your program has become a red flag waver and Im a Labour voter.

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