Drive with Delaney

Sam Delaney drives you home Monday to Thursday with laughs, big interviews and topics that will get you talking.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

'The Tory Party is likely to fracture by 2020', says Norman Lamb as MPs call for Vote Leave's NHS promise to be upheld

Boris Johnson and the Brexit liars must be held to account, says MP Norman Lamb

Boris Johnson and the Brexit liars must be held to account, says MP Norman Lamb

Lamb was one of 41 MPs who signed a letter calling for the government to uphold Vote Leave's claim that £350 million more can be spent on the NHS each week

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

'The Muslim Council of Britain's plans are welcomed, but not taken seriously', says The Salam Project

'If Muslim Council of Britain won't tackle honour killings, how can we take them seriously on terror?'

'How can we take the Muslim Council of Britain seriously on terrorism?'

Fellow Islamic group The Salam Project questions the MCB's credibility on this issue

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time Team presenter Tony Robinson blames Michael Gove for scrapping archeology A level

Time Team presenter Tony Robinson lays into Michael Gove for scrapping archeology A-level

Time Team's Tony Robinson blames Michael Gove for scrapping archeology A-level

The exam board AQA have announced plans to scrap the archeology A-level, alongside history of art and classical civilisation, but many have signed a petition against it

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

'The government should keep its Brexit negotiations confidential', says MP Bernard Jenkin

LISTEN There's no way back from Brexit vote, vows Leave campaigner Bernard Jenkin

LISTEN There's no way back from Brexit vote, vows Leave campaigner

MP Bernard Jenkin believes the government should not seek to reveal their plans for Brexit negotiations, and instead speed up the process, as there is no such thing as a soft Brexit

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Smart drugs: 'There's no evidence they boost the brain,' says neurological professor

Smart drugs: 'There's no evidence they boost the brain,' professor warns students

'There's no evidence they boost the brain,' professor warns students

Michael Barnes advised students against taking so-called 'smart' drugs

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

'Strictly Come Dancing voters don't know they're being racist, but they are', says leading journalist

'Strictly Come Dancing voters don't know they're being racist, but they are', says leading journalist

'Strictly Come Dancing voters don't know they're being racist, but they are'

Strictly Come Dancing voters have been accused of being racist after the only black contestants on the show were evicted

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

'We shouldn't turn our backs on fracking', says leading scientific author

'We shouldn't turn our backs on fracking', says leading scientific author

'We shouldn't turn our backs on fracking', says leading scientific author

Fracking has been given the green light at at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site at Little Plimpton, a decision which has prompted widespread criticism

'Steven Woolfe's altercation was over him considering joining the Conservatives a few years ago', says Ukip's Neil Hamilton

Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe provoked Strasbourg brawl over Tory defection dispute, claims Neil Hamilton

Steven Woolfe provoked fight which caused his injury, says Neil Hamilton

Steven Woolfe is recovering in hospital after an altercation at a meeting of the party's MEPs earlier today

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Elizabeth Jones 'may well' run in the next Ukip leadership election, as Diane James has been 'somewhat of a disappointment'

Liz Jones says she 'may well' run in next Ukip leadership election to replace 'disappointing' Diane James

Liz Jones says she 'may well' run in next Ukip leadership election

Jones said James, who stepped down yesterday after just 18 days in charge of Ukip, had no policies and didn't engage with colleagues

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

'Kim Kardashian's security team should be dismissed on the spot', says Peter Bleksley

Kim Kardashian robbery: Star's security team should be fired on the spot, says Met detective

'Kim Kardashian's security team should be fired on the spot'

Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint, and jewellery worth several million dollars was taken from the TV star, she has since left France after the incident

Brexit: 'Fear of racial attacks is linked to nutters using social media', says Lord Norman Tebbit

Brexit: Fear of racial attacks 'whipped up by nutters on the social media' says Lord Tebbit

Lord Tebbit says post-Brexit race attack fears caused by 'social media nutters'

Tebbit also praised Theresa May after she announced plans to trigger Article 50 by March 2017 and confirmed the repeal of the European Communities Act

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fracking: 'We're on a pathway to a world in which there are no emissions going up that are then taken down', says shadow energy secretary

Jeremy Corbyn ally Barry Gardiner calls for unity and vows to ban fracking

Jeremy Corbyn ally Barry Gardiner calls for unity and vows to ban fracking

The shadow energy secretary Barry Gardiner repeated his call for fracking to be banned, saying it throws up manifold environmental issues

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

'They pounce on them, decapitate them, and drag them off' - Killer Asian Hornets arrive in the UK

'They decapitate their pray and feed corpses to their young' - killer Asian Hornets arrive in the UK

'They pounce on them and decapitate them' - killer Asian Hornets are here

Tim Lovett, of the Beekeeping Association, reveals more about the Asian hornets which have arrived in the UK and the risk they pose to British bees

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn's achievements have 'come with the help of the whole party', says Labour and Momentum activist

Jeremy Corbyn opponents represent 'a small minority' says Momentum activist

Jeremy Corbyn opponents represent 'a small minority' says Momentum activist

Santiago Bell-Bradford rubbishes idea of split in party on final day of voting in Labour's leadership contest

Fitness trackers: 'It distracts them from the other things that are important to control their weight', says leading professor

Fitness trackers could stop you losing weight, says leading professor

Fitness trackers could stop you losing weight, says leading professor

A new study of slimmers has found those who used fitness trackers lost less weight than those who didn't.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

'Jeremy Corbyn has started a whole campaign towards winning the next general election', says Labour councillor

'Labour leadership contest will help Jeremy Corbyn win general election'

'Labour leadership contest will help Jeremy Corbyn win general election'

Councillor Claudia Webbe says leadership challenge has enabled Corbyn to connect with the public and build support

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

'We're a small party and controversy is how we get traction through the media', says Ukip's Elizabeth Jones

Diane James Vladimir Putin headlines are great for Ukip, says exec member Elizabeth Jones

Diane James Vladimir Putin headlines are great for Ukip, says exec member

Jones was speaking after new Ukip leader Diane James revealed her political heroes include Vladimir Putin, Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill

'Some are saying what happened this weekend is a test run for something much worse', says American news reporter

'Many fear Manhattan and Elizabeth bombs were a test run for something worse'

'Many fear Manhattan and Elizabeth bombs were a test run for something worse'

Journalist Steve Mercyzynski told talkRADIO people fear 'that those involved were trying to see the reaction'

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Expert praises tortoise who single-handedly saved species from extinction

100-year-old tortoise which fathered 800 babies praised for saving species single-handedly

Horny tortoise praised for single-handedly saving species from extinction

Diego, a Galapagos giant tortoise, is believed to have saved his species from extinction

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Theresa May has made a 'terrible error' in choosing cabinet members to negotiate Brexit

Theresa May has made 'terrible error' in choosing Brexit negotiators, says Polly Toynbee

Theresa May has made 'terrible error' over Brexit team, says Polly Toynbee

Journalist Polly Toynbee believes Theresa May's incompetence is creating opposition within Conservative party

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

'They expected me to be so flattered that I'd fall into line', says Natasha Devon on being sacked as mental health tsar

'They expected me to be so flattered I'd fall into line', says sacked mental health tsar Natasha Devon

Sacked mental health tsar claims she was axed for speaking out

Devon's role was axed in May, and she believes her criticism of the government's education policy was a key factor

'It's undemocratic to say it's David Cameron's fault we've left the European Union', says political commentator

David Cameron can't be blamed for Brexit, says political commentator John Rentoul

'David Cameron can't be blamed for Brexit'

Political commentator John Rentoul says it would be "undemocratic" to hold Cameron responsible, after the former Prime Minister announced his resignation as an MP

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Great Wall of Calais: 'Building a wall is just effectively a waste of money', says Road Haulage Association

'The Great Wall of Calais is pointless - only troops can solve migrant problem' says truckers' body

'The Great Wall of Calais is pointless - only troops will solve migrant problem'

The UK is planning on building a wall in order to try and stop migrants from boarding lorries and travelling into Britain illegally from Calais

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Anjem Choudary: 'There is insufficient protection against such hate preachers in our community', says Imam

Anjem Choudary: 'We need to crack down on hate preachers' says key Muslim cleric Ajmal Masroor

Key Muslim cleric demands crackdown on hate preachers after Anjem Choudary case

Ajmal Masroor also tells talkRADIO 'we're all in this together' after extremist preacher was jailed for championing Isis

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Shaun Ryder and Sam Delaney discuss posh music festivals

Shaun Ryder and Sam Delaney discuss posh music festivals

Shaun Ryder on posh music festivals

"Festivals do me 'ead in"

Sam Delaney clashes with podcaster over the education system

Sam Delaney clashes with podcaster over the education system

Sam Delaney clashes with podcaster over the education system

"You're literally coming on national radio, misrepresenting the British education system"

Traingate: Jeremy Corbyn got it wrong and 'people will now think he's a liar', says political strategist

Traingate: Jeremy Corbyn got it wrong and 'people will now think he's a liar', says political strategist

Traingate: Corbyn got it wrong and 'people will now think he's a liar'

Tony Blair's former advisor John McTernan says Labour leader should have just said sorry

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

'Ancient buildings and monuments renders Italy vulnerable to earthquakes', says leading expert

'Ancient buildings and monuments renders Italy vulnerable to earthquakes', says leading expert

Ancient architecture renders Italy 'vulnerable to earthquakes' - Expert view

Doctor David Whitehouse and journalist Angela Giuffrida provide more information on the quake in Italy

George Galloway backs Jeremy Corbyn in 'traingate' row

George Galloway backs Jeremy Corbyn in 'traingate' row with 'billionaire privatising train boss' Sir Richard Branson

George Galloway backs Jeremy Corbyn in 'traingate' row

Labour leader claimed he was forced to sit on the floor on London to Newcastle service

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Reports have claimed Theresa May could drop the Mayoral system

Ken Livingstone: I was London mayor for years, but I hate the mayoral system

Ken Livingstone: I was London mayor for years, but I hate the mayoral system

Livingstone says that putting large amounts of power in the hands of a mayor is 'how dictators work'

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

'There is a propaganda element' to the Olympic Games, says journalist David Conn

Olympics 2016: Beware Team GB propaganda, says sports finance expert David Conn

Don't be seduced by Team GB 'propaganda' warns David Conn

Guardian journalist suggests the government is using sport to suggest everything is fine in the country, just like 'despicable regimes' of the past.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

'This is the last resort for staff', says shadow transport secretary on rail strikes

Eurostar strikes are "last resort" for staff at the end of their tether, says shadow transport minister

Eurostar strikes are "last resort" for staff at the end of their tether

Shadow transport minister Andy McDonald tells talkRADIO that industrial action on the cross-channel service, along with walkouts at Southern Rail and the East Coast, are "absolutely critical" to the continued safety and security of services…

'The only way out of this is more money', says former NHS chairman on A&E closure

"The only way out of this is more money", says health analyst on NHS closures

"The only way out of this is more money", says health analyst on NHS closures

A hypothecated tax, with cash raised ring-fenced for the National Health Service, could be the answer to a chronic lack of funding in hospitals and healthcare, talkRADIO's Sam Delaney hears…

Tom Watson's comments are 'not as hostile as some are making out', says Momentum steering committee member

Labour Leadership: Corbyn camp hit back at Tom Watson's 'Trotskyite' claims

Labour Leadership: Corbyn camp hit back at Tom Watson's 'Trotskyite' claims

Supporters of the under-fire leader dismiss suggestions from the party's deputy-head that they "don't have the best interests of the party at heart" as the battle to control Labour heats up…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tim Eaton, a Syria expert from the Royal Institute of International Affairs, tells talkRADIO that neither side is in the mood to take a backward step, as fighting intensifies in the besieged city of Aleppo

Syrian Conflict: UN-proposed pause in fighting "is not going to happen", regional expert tells talkRADIO

Syrian Conflict: UN-proposed pause in fighting "is not going to happen"

Tim Eaton, a Syria expert from the Royal Institute of International Affairs, tells talkRADIO that neither side is in the mood to take a backward step, as fighting intensifies in the besieged city…

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

'We don't want an autocrat running UKIP like happens in North Korea' - Neil Hamilton MP compares Steven Woolfe to Kim Jong-Un

Steven Woolfe "wanted to run UKIP like North Korea" - says the party's leader in Wales, Neil Hamilton

Steven Woolfe "wanted to run UKIP like North Korea" - Neil Hamilton

The party's Leader in the Welsh Assembly has hit back at claims that the prospective leadership candidate was "stitched up" by UKIP's National Executive Committee, and slammed his plans to "take the democracy out of the party"…

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

'We are going to step into the shoes of the old Labour party', says UKIP leadership candidate Elizabeth Jones

"UKIP will have a great deal of appeal until we're out of the EU", says party leadership candidate Elizabeth Jones

"UKIP will have great appeal until we're out of the EU" - leadership candidate

Elizabeth Jones says that her party plans to "step into the shoes of the old Labour Party" as the battle to succeed Nigel Farage hots up…

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Refugee crisis: 'We need the government to show leadership', says CalAid volunteer

Refugee Crisis: "Whatever the reason, we need to help", says humanitarian campaigner

Refugee Crisis: "Whatever the reason, we need to help"

Sioban Wall, who volunteers at a camp in Calais, tells talkRADIO listeners that the British government needs to "show leadership" in dealing with the humanitarian crisis developing across Europe…

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Tuition fees: 'We will see a tipping point where students think it's too much', says vice president of NUS

Tuition fees: Withdrawal of maintenance grants is "class war", says vice president of NUS

Tuition fees: It's "class war" to scrap maintenance grants, says students' union

The National Union of Students (NUS) has accused the government of punishing those from poorer backgrounds with a policy that could see them graduate with more than £50,000 of debt…

'It's a reward for a big donation to a political party', says Ken Livingstone on honours list

"I loathe and despise David Cameron. The idea of him giving me an honour is bizarre," says Ken Livingstone on honours list row

Honours list row: "I loathe Cameron…him giving me an honour would be bizarre"

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has told talkRADIO listeners why he "turned down" the offer of a CBE from the former Prime Minister…

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

'It's part of the modern selfish society of Britain', says columnist Alex Proud as baby boomers spend their savings

Baby boomers' spending habits 'a disgusting outrage', says Telegraph journalist

Baby boomers' spending habits 'a disgusting outrage', says Telegraph journalist

Columnist Alex Proud says lack of concern for the younger generation is selfish and a sign that "the system is broken" in Britain…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock', says presenter George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water', says ex-MP George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water'

talkRADIO presenter and former MP George Galloway tells Sam Delaney that Labour's prospective new leader is all mouth and no trousers as the battle for the party goes on…

Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee believes Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith can help "pull the party back again" and has hit out at critics who have called her a Blairite.

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian's Polly Toynbee

The political columnist discusses her support for Owen Smith in the Labour leadership battle, and calls the behaviour of the current leader's followers "no way to treat comrades"…

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

French church attack: 'Those identified as a threat need to be confined', says Professor Anthony Glees

French church attack: 'Tagging, detention and deportation' could all help in the fight against terror, says security expert

French church attack: 'Tagging, detention and deportation' could cut down terror

Security expert Anthony Glees says European nations need to be more proactive in the battle against domestic attacks…

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Extremism Disruption Orders: 'The government's approach is too ham-fisted', says Peter Tatchell

'The government's approach is too ham-fisted. Young people aren't born radicalised', says Peter Tatchell

'The government's approach is too ham-fisted. People aren't born radicalised'

Human-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell believes clearer language is required as MPs consider handing out disruption orders to combat extremism

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says political commentator Rupert Myers

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says political commentator Rupert Myers

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says Rupert Myers

The challenger for the Labour party leadership is facing questions over previous role as a pharmaceutical company lobbyist

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Guardian's assistant editor Michael White has told talkRADIO's Sam Delaney that embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a "bearded, left-wing, teetotal pacifist" who never wanted to be Labour leader.

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality', says senior political journalist

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality'

Michael White, assistant editor of The Guardian, says embattled Labour leader never wanted the job in the first place

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

'That's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce, a push bike', says Chris Parry on MP Emily Thornberry's Trident comments

'That's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce – a push bike', Rear Admiral Chris Parry dismisses the cost-savings of not renewing Trident

'It's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce – a push bike'

Chris Parry, former director general of development, concepts and doctrine at the Ministry of Defence, explains why he scrapping nuclear weapons is a false economy

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Boris Johnson: He'll be 'reviving an old slogan called I'm backing Britain', says journalist Dave Hill

Boris Johnson: He'll be 'reviving an old slogan called I'm backing Britain', says journalist Dave Hill

Boris Johnson will be 'reviving an old slogan called I'm backing Britain'

Boris Johnson has been appointed as Foreign Secretary

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Labour will 'continue as a vanity project' under Corbyn, says commentator John McTernan

Labour will 'continue as a vanity project' under Corbyn, says commentator John McTernan

Labour will 'continue as a vanity project' under Corbyn, says John McTernan

Tony Blairs director of political operations explains why he thinks Labour won't win an election under Jeremy Corbyn

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Harriet Harman tells Theresa May: 'It’s not good enough to just be a woman Prime Minister, you must deliver for the women in this country'

Harriet Harman tells Theresa May: 'It’s not good enough to just be a woman Prime Minister, you must deliver for the women in this country'

Harriet Harman issues PM warning to Theresa May

UK's new leader in waiting is told: 'You must deliver for the women in this country'

Angela Eagle backed to set out a 'clear sense of direction' for Labour as Harriet Harman supports her leadership bid

Angela Eagle backed to set out a 'clear sense of direction' for Labour as Harriet Harman supports her leadership bid

Angela Eagle backed to set out a 'clear sense of direction' for Labour

Harriet Harman backs MP for Wallasey to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as party leader

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

'Cowardice was shown by Obama and David Cameron in withdrawing troops', says political adviser John McTernan

'Cowardice was shown by Obama and David Cameron in withdrawing troops', says political adviser John McTernan

'Cowardice was shown by Obama and David Cameron,' says political adviser

Labour political adviser John McTernan reveals his views on Chilcot

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Chilcot: 'There should be charges laid against Tony Blair', says Ken Livingstone

Chilcot: 'There should be charges laid against Tony Blair', says Ken Livingstone

Chilcot: 'There should be charges laid against Tony Blair', says Ken Livingstone

The former London Mayor believes the Iraq war only led to more problems

'The man who is on his stumps who is vulnerable and anxious' - South African journalist on Oscar Pistorius' sentencing

'The judge was sympathetic towards Pistorius' - South African journalist on sentencing

'The judge was sympathetic towards Pistorius' - SA journalist

Journalist Gia Nicolaides discusses why the athlete only got a six year jail sentence for murder

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