Wednesday 16 May


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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Charge Drivers By The Mile
For our first phone in: I want to know what you think of the left leaning think tanks that’s urging David Cameron to scrap road and fuel tax and charge drivers by the mile instead with urban and rush hour drivers paying more. How much more? Well last time the idea was mooted they were talking £1.30 a mile peak time in town down to just 2p a mile off peak in the sticks. I like the idea - what about you?

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

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: School At Five Hurts Smart Kids
After that: I want your reaction to the education expert who reckons sending kids to primary school at five hurts smart kids. While received opinion says bright kids can benefit from hot housing, this guy reckons that kind of pressure turns smart youngsters into unbalanced adults. Better to delay formal schooling till six. What do you say?

Part 6: Don’t Play Mum To My Kids!
After that I want to know how you’d react if your lover’s ex told you to not to act like a parent to their kids. Apparently Shane Warne’s ex delivered just such a message to Liz Hurley after she said his kids call her mummy 2. Ouch - but in having a go was Shane’s ex doing right by her kids or just revealing how bitter she is to see Shane happy? Maybe you’ve been there to? If so we’d love to hear from you.

Part 7: Do Eur Duty: Holiday In Greece!
And finally: is it every patriotic European’s duty to take a holiday in Greece this year? Your holiday cash could bring our Aegean brothers and sisters back from the brink of financial ruin. If we were in their sandals would you want the Greeks indeed all our euro cousins to come to our rescue?


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  • lynne hazelden

    almost 2 years ago

    lynne hazelden

    So we are making poor people move out of cities accommodation and then making them pay a fortune to get to work? I think we need to make it easier to work near where you live.. set up a job swap site where a vet who travels hours to a job can swap to a local vet etc ... that will help the environment

  • Shirley

    almost 2 years ago


    Re. the children starting school too early discussion..... can I just ask how do you measure happiness. What a lot of nonsense. So children in Holland are happier than anywhere else are they - league tables of happiness - what utter rubbish! What worries me is that there are people getting paid to come up with this twaddle!

  • Ann Percy

    almost 2 years ago

    Ann Percy

    I wached the bit on the dla and no one said how a prosthetic limb is like. I had my leg of above knee when i was 7 years through cancer. my leg did not grow so i have other problems to. mobility came out on 1975 and i had to have medical after medical and was only granted it 10 years later.I can not walk far at all just driving to the supermarket and walking round there im tiered and in a lot of pain. The limb isnt great to wear i suffer lots of pain in my back,neck arms other leg. It really is no fun i get very depressed and the older i get it goes worse.If they stopped my money i would be housebound as i would not be able to aford a car that to me is my independence and my lifeline to the outside world.If i could walk they could stick there money up there ar...