Wednesday 12 September


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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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