The Wright Stuff

Lively magazine show in which Matthew Wright and this weeks panelists Jeremy Edwards and Anne Diamond discuss the topical issues of the day with todays guest, Levellers frontman Mark Chadwick.

Todays Topics:-

LABOUR'S 'SIN TAX': UNFAIR ON POOR?
As Labour considers calls to slap a sin tax on booze and fags, I want to know if raising the cost of these pleasures is unfair on the poor as critics claim or the very opposite? Twice as many working class people smoke compared to the boss class - higher taxes might persuade them to pack in their killer habit and would raise cash for better NHS care. What's unfair about that?

SCHOOL ELECTIONS = POPULARITY CONTESTS?
Are school elections nothing more than popularity contests in which more out-going students trump quieter bookworms, where you can become head girl or boy with the promise of pizza or sweets? Do those who lose school elections end up damaged as a result? Are school elections ultimately any different from real elections - they're all popularity contests, aren't they?

STICKY FINGERS!
Where do you stand on the row over the sacking of a sticky fingered estate agent sacked after he was caught on camera lifting a chocolate bar from a client's house. The TWS team think quite right too but I say if you leave choccies or fruit on display at home you're inviting people to help themselves. So this guy should get his job back...

WHO'D PAY A TENNER FOR BOJO NEW YEAR?
Finally we'll hear what you make of Boris Johnson's decision to charge revellers a tenner to attend a New Year's eve fireworks display - a display that's been free since it started by the London Eye 11 years ago? He says revellers have to pay to offset the costs of policing the bash but don't we all pay enough tax - well most of us anyway - to have one free party a year?

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