After last week's shock of hearing a centre-right campaign group and a Eurosceptic think tank both appearing on the same edition of Today - where you're usually unlikely to hear a squeak from either for weeks on end - it was back to business as usual today with a story based on a report by a left-of-centre think tank, The Young Foundation. Robin Murray from that organisation was Evan Davis's guest.
(How about a 'complaints choir' to protest against left-wing bias at the BBC?)
It was quite a day for lefties on this morning's programme. We also had Mark Serwotka of the PCS union - Britain's most left-wing trades union leader (against tough competition). He attacked Mrs Thatcher, among other things.
Jack Straw joined Phil Hope for a Labour Day. The interview between Mr Straw and John Humphrys was good-natured and full of mutual understanding (I.C. of 0.9).
Small-scale hydroelectric schemes and their possibly damaging effects on wildlife were discussed with New Labour-type Tony Grayling, head of climate change at the Environment agency and a former associate director of the BBC's favourite think tank, the Labour-aligned IPPR, and Mark Lloyd of the non-aligned Angling Trust.*
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