Wednesday 19 September

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Parts 2 & 3: Arm The Police!
First up: Is time to arm every police officer in the country? That’s what people asking after the brutal and cold-blooded murder of two policewomen yesterday. And yet both Manchester’s chief constable and members of the Police Federation have said they don’t want British coppers to go down that route. Would arming the police affect their relationship with you? Would it lead to even more cops being killed?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that, then it’s over to Lemar for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Badger Cull: Your Thoughts
After that we’re going to have another look at culling badgers to prevent the spread of bovine tb. The ConDems have given the green light for farmers to shoot as many 100,000 badgers. Why when scientists can’t agree if a cull would work. Animal charities believe vaccination is the key. Could farmers do more to reduce their herds’ exposure to the bacteria?

Part 6: Football: Life Ban For Bad Taste Chants?
After that: Should the FA slap lifetime bans on any fans caught shouting bad taste chants at matches? That’s what one soccer legend is calling for after Man U fans mocked the Hillsborough tragedy at a game last weekend. But is that a realistic goal? Where do you draw the line between what’s offensive and what’s risqué?

Part 7: So When Are You Having A Baby?
And finally: So, when are you having a baby? Does every new couple get asked that by relatives? Is it that the kind of question that makes you want to clutter up the planet with little consumers or reach for the condoms? Did you, do you resent being pressured to start a family?

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Comments (9)

  • John Allan

    over 1 year ago

    John Allan

    sadly they are a persecuted animal along with foxes down your way up here its dear they kill ...spose its the first answer to everything instead of looking for alternatives its in our nature..why not ship them to australia only jokin but there must be an alternative why not have an overflow badger and fox farm to control numbers...ie controll and neuter them. can that be done?

  • CHRIS HOWARD

    over 1 year ago

    CHRIS HOWARD

    , Please donot belittle the efforts of theose who privide the freedom she lives in and great cost to themselfs. sorry FREEDOM FOR WHO KILLIN AND MURDEING PEOPLE WHO DONT DO WHAT THE WEST SAY REMEMBER THIS NOTHINK GROW IN THIS PLACE UK DONT MAKE SHIT UK BUY IT FROM THE WORLD SO WHO UNDER THEM WHEN IT COME DOWN TO IT FREEDOM WOW SO WHO FREE THE BLACK`S IT WAS IT YOU IT WAS US BLACK POWER REMEMBER HIS-STROY

  • Si

    over 1 year ago

    Si

    Cyclist undertaking, against the law of the road, paying with your life, although harsh is the cyclists fault. I have always said, before anyone can get a car licence, they first must have ridden a motorcycle/scooter for a 6 month period. This will Instill a greater awareness of vulnerability towards other rad users.

  • Gaz Cook

    over 1 year ago

    Gaz Cook

    The police do a fantastic job under great presure, arming them all will not change a thing. Tougher sentencing and the death sentence should be given to reflect the severity of the crimes. And Lowry may not full under stand the war in Afghanistan or in other countries, Please donot belittle the efforts of theose who privide the freedom she lives in and great cost to themselfs.

  • chris howard

    over 1 year ago

    chris howard

    IF YOU DO GIVE POLICE GUN`S I WANT THEM TO DO A `` RASCIST TEST`` BY TWO BLACK`S TWO WHITE TWO ASIAN `` MAKE SURE PEOPLE JUST DONT GET KILLED BY POLICE AND SAY NOTHINK JUST LIKE WHAT HAPPEN LAST YEARS `` london riots``

  • Tim

    over 1 year ago

    Tim

    Fans are part of the club. Punish the club. Not by giving them a fine as there is too much money aroung in football. Deduct points - eliminate them from competitions.

  • chris howard

    over 1 year ago

    chris howard

    Football: Life Ban For Bad Taste Chants? After that: Should the FA slap lifetime bans on any fans caught shouting bad taste chants at matches? NO` LOCK THEM UP AND SEND THEN TO A ALL BLACK JAIL SEE WHAT HAPPEN JAIL IS A FUNNY PLACE ???

  • Tim

    over 1 year ago

    Tim

    Do not arm the police. BUT lets stop tying their arms behind their back. Stop cutting their budgets-Stop reducing their numbers-stop cutting their pay and pensions!!!

  • chris howard

    over 1 year ago

    chris howard

    Is time to arm every police officer in the country? no`` keep it as it is or be like the USA STATE And yet both Manchester’s chief constable and members of the Police Federation have said they don’t want British coppers to go down that route. WHY ? BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN ?? Would it lead to even more cops being killed? YES` FOR STOP

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