Siobhain McDonagh is the MP for MP for Mitcham and Morden who brought together a group of MPs to release the ‘National Living Rage’ Christmas campaign song to generate higher public awareness of some UK companies who have been cutting the total pay of their long-serving staff, as a result of the increases to the national living wage.
She spoke to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM about the campaign and her desire to raise awareness of the fact that thousands of people in this country, who are already on low pay, are receiving a pay cut.
For more information: http://www.siobhainmcdonagh.org.uk/campaigns/nationallivingrage.aspx
The featured artist is Julian Cope – who celebrates is birthday on 21 Oct. He was also lead the singer for the band The Teardrop Explodes.
The first stage of the operation to retake Mosul started. Joint forces will do this from the north, east and south. The west will be left open deliberately, allowing Islamic State fighters a route of escape. It is largely desert in this direction so drones will monitor the terrain and pick off IS fighters as they flee. Mosul is a big city – it is estimated there could be as many as 1.5 million people left inside. Lise Grande is the UN Humanitarian co-ordinator and talks of the issues facing the civilians
Breakfast is seen by many as the most important meal of the day and we have known that many cereal staples, that make up our breakfast, can be full of sugars. Health and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton – who is the UK based spokesperson of a new healthy breakfast cereal called Quinoa Crack – who tells us how we can get a free trial cereal box.
In the NEWSQUIZ? Jason plays a clip from the weeks news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?
TRANQUIL TIME: POEM: Alice Meynell – In Autumn
07:40: European Space Probe – It’s been confirmed an experimental Mars lander crashed on the planet’s surface earlier this week. We’ll hear from ExoMars flight operations director Michel Denis.
0810: Trump v Clinton- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded jocular insults at the annual Alfred E Smith charity dinner in New York on Thursday.
08:40: The legendary radio presenter Dave Cash has died at the age of 74. Jason will chat to radio commentator Paul Chantler.
9AM: Pick of the Number One Pops – the songs we play were number 1 on this day; 1968; 1978; 1988; 1998
09:40: FORMULA 1: Lewis Hamilton says he will “take it like a man” if he loses this year’s Formula 1 title to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Jason chats to Lewis’s dad Anthony Hamilton.
Cambridge born Olivia Newton-John is the featured artist and we will be playing 4 non-stops songs back to back.
It’s party political season at the moment and the Labour party were in Liverpool. We will hear from Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell who announced he would introduce a “real living wage” of at least £10 an hour in 2020 if elected.
An AA poll shows 8 out of 10 drivers think removal of hard shoulder for Smart Motorway makes motorway more dangerous. Drivers feel that this is not enough to avoid broken down vehicles being forced to stop in live running lanes, with the danger of being hit from behind.
When asked by AA to describe their thoughts on the lay-bys, phrases such as “death zones”, “foolish planners’ promised land” and “desperate unreachable havens” were used. Jason spoke to AA President Edmund King about the findings.
Jan returns to take your calls, emails and messages. She’ll also be checking the roads and rails to keep you up to date with the latest travel. Colin brings us the sport.
To mark the fact its autumn our Tranquil Time poem is by John Keats – Ode to Autumn.
A campaign group wants banks to take more responsibility when fraudsters steal money from customers’ accounts. Jason chats to Peter Moony after 8.
After 9am – down in Canterbury – it’s their Food and Wine Festival – Kevin Field
– the host of the event, will join us live on the line.
Also in Sittingbourne today it’s the Sittingbourne Mediaeval Mops Fair in the High Street. The Mayor will open the fair at 11am. There will be loads to entertain you including rides, attractions, stalls, food and traders Jake the Jester and Mr Green the Mind Reader.
On Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast Show:
7am – 8am
NEWSQUIZ… Ja plays a clip from the news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?
In Tranquil Time our poem today is by John Clare and is called Colours of autumn.
QUIZ – Play Your Cards Right – Jason will shuffle his giaganic playing cards -to reveal 4 cards – all you have to do is guess whether card 5 is Higher or Lower than card 4. We will hear Nigel Farage’s views on UKiPs only MP (they are not nice) .
Also, one in three people admit to middle-lane hogging on a motorway – according to a new survey. Jason chats to PC Anthony Cope.
Pick of the Number One Pops; 1971; 1981; 1991; 2001 – the songs we play were all number one on this day.
And today is Sport In The Park – Jason will speak to Pete & James Waters – his Saturday Show will be live from the event.