Good morning, as Ros said today’s programme is a special broadcast on multiculturalism, but there are still issues around to discuss online and perhaps on tomorrow’s programme.
Crossing Continents today investigates the housing crisis in France. In Paris, homelessness is on the rise and some landlords seek “services” – often sex – instead of rent. That’s an extreme situation, but is there sufficient affordable housing in your country? Does the government do enough to make sure people have a roof over their heads?
A debate already on the site is What is the best way to prevent STDs? Abstinence? Safe sex? And how should people be educated about the options?
On the environment, climate change is the focus of the EU’s spring summit in Brussels. British and French leaders are expected to seek changes to the tax regime to allow countries to reduce taxes on so-called green goods. But the UK budget announced yesterday – which was promoted as having a green hue – has been criticised by environmental campaigners and green taxes have been declining in the UK for the past decade. Are taxes the right instrument to fight climate change?
Short men are the most jealous, apparently. What physical characteristics make you jealous? Who do you envy?