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2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 June 2010

Jeremy talks to a listener who avoids paying nearly all her VAT. We also talk to journalist Simon Jenkins, who says the best way to cut the deficit is to do away with all defence spending. The hospital which says: "Stop calling stillborn babies angels" and is it right for a headteacher to let his pupils watch today's England match during school hours?

Music Played

12 items
  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash London Calling

    Billy Elliot O.S.T. - Various Artists, Polydor

  • Image for Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Alejandro

    (CD Single), Streamline Records, 1

  • Image for George McCrae

    George McCrae Rock Your Baby

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Crowded House

    Crowded House Saturday Sun

    The Intriguer, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Steve Harley

    Steve Harley and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Here Comes The Sun

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Love It When You Call

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Virginia Plain

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Ray Of Light

    Madonna - Greatest Hits Volume 2, Maverick, 10

  • Image for Harper Simon

    Harper Simon Wishes And Stars

    (CD Single), Tulsi Records, 2

  • Image for David Baddiel

    David Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds Three Lions

    Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

    Awesome 2 - Various Artists, EMI

  • Avoiding VAT

    Avoiding VAT

    As VAT rises to 20%, we talk to a listener who says she manages to avoid paying any of it.

  • Cur Defence Spending

    Cur Defence Spending

    Journalist Simon Jenkins says the best way to cut the deficit is to do away with all defence spending.

  • Still Born Babies

    Still Born Babies

    The hospital trust in Colchester who say: “Stop calling still born babies angels”

  • England Match

    England Match

    The head teacher who is allowing his pupils to watch today’s England match.


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