Iain here and good morning from Television Centre in West London.
Should obese people on planes pay more for their ticklet? One Australian doctor thinks so..
“If you are going to charge for excess baggage, then charge fat people for excess weight”
Dr John Tickell, an Australian expert in nutrition and weight-control, believes obese passengers should be liable for a penalty.
Is he right? Would a fat tax work?
Also like many of you I expect, I watched yesterday as people across the world remembered their war dead. According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs
“Americans are blessed to live in a Nation of democracy and freedom. For these blessings we thank our veterans”.
Well it seems thanking the veterans is one thing.. Housing them is quite another. It’s a statistic that some might say shames America: military veterans make up one in four of all the homeless people in the United States.
Figures are also bad in here in the UK.I’ve read statistics as high as 1 in 8 of homeless in the UK is a former soldier..
What is going on here.. don’t our veterans deserve better?
She wrote an ode to beheading – now she faces a jail term..
“You’ll feel the knife hit the food pipe. But don’t stop. Continue with all your might”
Samina Malik who dubbed herself the “Lyrical Terrorist” has became the first Muslim woman in Britain to be found guilty of terrorism offences. Samina Malik, who worked air-side at Heathrow airport, posted a series of poems on websites across the internet about killing non-believers, pursuing martyrdom and raising children to be holy fighters.
Police chiefs, politicians and football administrators in Italy are meeting today to discuss the weekend’s violence across the country which flared up after a policeman accidentally shot dead a football fan in his car. One listener has already emailed us here to say ‘Violence in Italian football occurs every weekend.” So is Italian foootball out of control
Foreign ministers from Commonwealth countries are meeting in London later today to discuss possible sanctions against Pakistan. How can the Pakistan crisis be resolved?
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