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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

'The Home Secretary's desperately reaching for answers' with NHS passport scheme, says Caroline Flint MP

'The Home Secretary is desperately reaching for answers' with NHS passport scheme, says Caroline Flint MP

NHS: 'Home Secretary's desperately reaching for answers' with passport scheme

The MP for Don Valley claimed she wasn't sure if showing passports to receive NHS treatment was the best idea

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Donald Trump: 'Extremists are dominating the conversation', says creative director

Trump: 'Extremists are dominating the conversation', says creative director

Trump: 'Extremists are dominating the conversation'

A video has been released showing people chanting "hail Trump" – with some making Hitler salutes at a conference in Washington

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

'A Labour party led by Tony Blair today, would be leading in the polls against Theresa May', says political strategist

'A Labour party led by Tony Blair today, would be leading in the polls against Theresa May,' says political strategist

'A Labour party led by Tony Blair today, would be leading in the polls'

Tony Blair is getting ready to return to politics, according to The Sunday Times – does the Labour party need him?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

'There are issues beyond just the judges in the criminal justice system', says MP David Lammy

Racial inequality in the justice system goes far beyond judges, says MP David Lammy

Racial inequality in the justice system goes beyond judges, says MP David Lammy

A review into race and the criminal justice system ordered by David Cameron has suggested BME defendants are more likely to be jailed for some crimes than white defendants

'Everyone’s got a role to play in tackling the social mobility problem', says Social Mobility Commission

'Everyone’s got a role to play in tackling the social mobility problem'

'Everyone’s got a role to play in tackling the social mobility problem'

The Social Mobility Commission has warned that many families on low incomes are being held back by a deep social mobility problem

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

'The leaked Brexit memo is not untrue, but we will trigger Article 50 by the end of March', says leading journalist

'The leaked Brexit memo is not untrue, but we will trigger Article 50 by the end of March', says leading journalist

'The leaked Brexit memo is not untrue, but we will trigger Article 50'

A leaked memo about Brexit has suggested that the Government has no overall plan for leaving the European Union

'Stephen Bannon has been demonised by the media', says political commentator

Democrats should stop attacking Stephen Bannon and suck it up, says political commentator

Democrats 'should stop blasting Stephen Bannon and suck it up'

Stephen Bannon, a former Breitbart executive, has been appointed as Donald Trump's chief strategist

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

'People in Europe need to calm down about Donald Trump', says former British ambassador

Nigel Farage-Donald Trump meeting is nothing new, says former British ambassador

Farage-Trump meeting is nothing new, says former British ambassador

Downing Street has been criticised for not using Nigel Farage to build links with Donald Trump

Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

US Election: 'There's a bit of trepidation', says Sam Delaney live from Washington D.C

US Election: 'There's a bit of trepidation', says Sam Delaney live from Washington DC

US Election: 'There's a bit of trepidation', says Sam Delaney

Our Drivetime presenter will be presenting his show live from the American capital during the presidential election

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

'When we have negotiated our position post-Brexit, we should vote on that', says MP Bob Blackman

Article 50 High Court verdict: MPs should only be allowed to vote on Brexit deal terms, says Pro-Leave MP

'When we have negotiated our position post-Brexit, we should vote on that'

The High Court ruled earlier today that Theresa May cannot trigger Article 50 without the consent of Parliament, but the Government has announced a challenge

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

West Ham London Stadium row: Taxpayers may have to accept the cost, says leading sports reporter

'We may have to accept the cost of the London Stadium'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has ordered an investigation into why there has been a £50 million increase in the cost of converting the London Stadium

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

'Suspending Louis Smith is an overreaction, because he has apologised', says key Muslim cleric

Muslims don't want to see Louis Smith suspended, says London Imam Ajmal Masroor

Muslims don't want to see Louis Smith suspended, says London Imam

Louis Smith has been suspended by British Gymnastics for appearing to mock Islam, however key Muslim cleric Ajmal Masroor believes the punishment is uncalled for

'The innocence of children is being compressed downwards and we need to deal with it', says Martin Daubney

Omnipresent tsunami of porn must be tackled with early education, says Martin Daubney

Omnipresent tsunami of porn must be tackled, says Martin Daubney

Shadow minister Sarah Champion has called for children as young as five to be educated about pornography and relationships

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

'The language Lily Allen has used is foolish and rightly criticised', says former newspaper editor

Lily Allen Hitler row: Star was foolish in Calais Jungle protest, says former newspaper editor

'The language Lily Allen has used is foolish and rightly criticised'

Lily Allen has voiced her opinions on the migrant crisis in an article published in Vice, which she has faced plenty of criticism for

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

'No one listens when bullying is raised in the NHS, and it's wasting money', says NHS whistleblower

'No one listens when bullying is raised in the NHS', says whistleblower

'No one listens when bullying is raised in the NHS', says whistleblower

A survey conducted by The Guardian has revealed four-fifths of staff in the survey have been bullied

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

'Doctors prompting patients to tackle their weight can be the push they need', says University of Oxford

Doctors telling patients they're obese isn't rude, it's vital, says Oxford professor

Doctors telling patients they're obese isn't rude, it's vital - Oxford professor

GPs are being urged to let their patients know about the options available to them on the NHS to help them lose weight, to tackle the obesity crisis

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…

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