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STRAW POLL
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Fridays 20:00 - 20:50
Rpt: Saturdays 13:10 - 14:00

Straw Poll Talkback:  Saturdays  14:00 - 14:30
Radio 4's debate programme addressing topics of abiding interest, not just the news agenda. Listeners can air their views on Straw Poll Talkback.

After each programme is broadcast, you can telephone in your own vote on the motion. Calls will cost no more than 10 pence.

Those wishing to vote 'YES' should dial 0900 1800 311
Those wishing to vote 'NO' should dial 0900 1800 322

Nick Clarke will announce the listeners' result at the end of the live phone-in Straw Poll Talkback

Phone Straw Poll Talkback: 0870 010 0444


These lines remain open until 14:20 on the Saturday following the Friday original transmission, when Views can also be emailed to strawpoll@bbc.co.uk.
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Multiculturalism has never been so important

Result:

Yes: 19% No: 81%

To be broadcast from the Eastbury Manor House in Barking, Essex.

The panellists are:

Proposing:

Dr Bethan Marshall
Lecturer in Education and English at King's College London

Tony Sewell
former Senior Lecturer in Education at Leeds University and a columnist for The Voice newspaper.

Opposing:

Ted Wragg
professor of Education, University of Exeter

Dr Dennis Hayes
Head of the Centre for Professional Learning at Canterbury Christchurch University and Vice President of NATFHE (the National Association of Teachers in Higher and Further Education).

Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs a new series of the debate programme that moves away from the topical news agenda, but discusses issues of perennial interest before invited audiences at venues suitable to the motions.

Motions this season include Our examination system has failed, Best medical practice must include complementary treatments and European union does Britain more harm than good.

In the first programme, four leading commentators debate the motion that Political parties are dead - long live the single issue. After the programme, listeners are invited to provide their own 'Straw Poll' when they can cast their votes by telephone.

After the Saturday edition of the programme, Nick Clarke will be in the chair for the live phone-in Straw Poll Talkback when listeners can air their own views.

Previous Straw Polls

Our examination system has failed

Result:

Yes: 77% No: 23%

It is impossible to have a truly united Europe?

Result:

Yes: 60% No: 40%

Best medical practice must include complementary treatments

Result:

Yes: 64% No: 36%

Zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour will only make matters worse

Result:

Yes: 42% No: 58%

Political parties are dead, long live single issues

Result:

Yes: 13% No: 87%

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