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Friday, 6 January 2012

Today's show 06/01/12

A quick one today as I'm busy, so let's do a quick review of the Issues That Affect Me today...

1) NURSES - The Prime Minister wants nurses to spend more time with patients. But are you a nurse who says “I’m a professional. I don’t need a politician to tell me what to do, and I’m not just there to plump up pillows”? : No, I am not. Next...

2) TREES BLOCKING ROADS - An awful lot of trees were blown down by the storms and are blocking roads. We speak to a listener who wants to know if he has the right to chop them up, clear the road and use them as firewood : I am not aware of any fallen trees around here, but my understanding is that the owner of the tree is also the owner of the resulting logs after it has been chopped up, no matter who does the chopping. However, I think you are confusing me with somebody who is (a) interested and/or (b) has a use for firewood. Next...

3) POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS - Lance Sergeant Dan Collins survived being shot twice and two bomb blasts in Afghanistan, but when he returned to Britain he suffered from post-traumatic stress and hanged himself. His girlfriend talks movingly about how he just couldn’t cope : How awful. Here is an opportunity for you to start a campaign to raise awareness of PTSD and help sufferers. Or perhaps not. SVG7 today, I reckon. Next...

4) ARMRESTS - Have you ever sat on a train and had an ungainly struggle over the armrest?: Not that I remember, have you? As I recall, our local trains don't have armrests between the seats. I commuted from Hertfordshire in to London for ten years in the 1970s and 1980s, and it was rare to have an armrest to struggle over even then. Remember this? But why are you restricting this to trains? The same problem occurs in aircraft too.

There, that didn't take long, did it.

The Jeremy Vine Show - answering the questions that nobody asked


Radio2LunchtimeLoather said...

JV just tweeted:
Lawyer: if a tree is lying across the road and you pull it clear, you are not allowed to chop it up and take it home.

Well, who'd have thought?

gill kerry said...

Makes dumbing down look good

Stonyground said...

The armrest thing must be totally up there with shared toothbrushes and shotgun wart cures for pointless irrelevancy, could it be that this is all an elaborate joke? What is Poe's law again?

"It is impossible to do a parody that is so ridiculous that someone, somewhere won't mistake it for the real thing."

Could it be that we are all victims of a Poe?

Will said...

Survived the 1st song and off.Heard Ken's bit and thought this maybe funny to see how he does Tree's and Train arm rests.

My initial thought was when was the last time JV went on a train?? When was the last time he went on the Undeground.

In the end,I just couldnt face it and turned off....