Wednesday 16 January

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

PARTS 2 & 3: COPS AND Mcjobbers
First up: Cops and McJobbers. What do you make of plans to slash a police officer’s starting salary to that of a trainee fast food manager? The ConDems want to see the annual wage of a fully qualified officer cut from £23,000 a year - which is below the national average salary all the same - to £19,000, less than a nurse or teacher gets. But more than soldier pockets. So who’d be a copper, eh?

We take plenty of calls on this before it’s over to Nell for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Two Faces Of Discrimination
Then: we’re looking at two faces of discrimination and asking if you can understand why it’s discrimination to order a Christian worker to hide her cross but right to sack a Christian counsellor who objected to dealing with same sex couples?

Part 6: Can You Forgive Lance Armstrong?
Moving on: Could you ever forgive drug cheat cyclist Lance Armstrong? He’s on the apology trail in the states trying to win back hearts and minds after being outed as the world’s worst ever drug cheat. Seven Tour de France titles and he twice beat cancer. He was inspiration to millions but am I alone in wishing he’d just crawl under a rock and leave us in peace however sorry he may be?

Part 7: Don’t Talk About The Gym, Use It!
And finally: we’re gonna find out if anyone else has adopted Mrs Wright’s seemingly unique approach to exercise - which is to talk about the gym she joined without ever going? Thousands of people pay good money to pump iron and then don’t - maybe you’re one of them - and do any of you share my view that gyms with nice bars hydrotherapy pools and saunas aren’t really interested in getting you fit?

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Comments (10)

  • chockimon

    1 year ago

    chockimon

    What's the point of having politicians like Nadine Dorries on the show, when it's blatantly obvious that they live in their own immoral world. Go Terry give her hell.

  • MarkRamsden

    1 year ago

    MarkRamsden

    Loving the show, Mr Wright, Paglia is pronounced 'Pahlia', (as in Camille Paglia, who has absolutely no problem with raunch, being a very different type of feminist to Germaine Greer. Check 'Sexual Personae'.

  • kate

    1 year ago

    kate

    Please don,t invite terry on again, he monopolises the show, 'he even makes mathew

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  • Dumbness

    1 year ago

    Dumbness

    Matthew "can't get his head around" the Christian discrimination cases? Wow. It really isn't that complicated. How did he get his own show?

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  • Cathy

    1 year ago

    Cathy

    Terry Christian is an idiot who talks over everybody and is so bitter and twisted it is unbelievable. He never comes up with solutions just constant moans about the government. Nice change to have Nadine on talking a bit of sense and makes the show much less biased to the left than usual.

  • Girdon Spence

    1 year ago

    Girdon Spence

    Matthew if you don't want the lege that is Terry Christian to upset your new love (Dories) eham why did toy invite him on with her. Rather listen to Tel than that fame seeking bint

  • Lizzy

    over 1 year ago

    Lizzy

    My son is 9 and receives the lower rate of the mobility component of DLA. He has High Functioning Autism, he can run around a park kicking a football for hours...BUT he simply WON'T walk anywhere that he doesn't want to. This includes school, doctors, shops, recreational activities, etc. If I try to get him to walk anyway he becomes stressed and aggressive to the point that the safety of himself, his brother, myself and drivers/pedestrians is a serious concern. So we rely on the car/bus/taxis a lot more than his peers and incur costs that we would not have to if he wasn't Autistic...and i'm afraid that is certainly DISABLED

  • Lizzy

    over 1 year ago

    Lizzy

    Can a person who can walk the distance in question on crutches comfortably, walk that distance carrying shopping bags? Probably not...so they will need to use a car or taxi and incur associated costs...why should they??

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