Julia Hartley-Brewer

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Helen Bailey: 'idea of a predator on a bereavement site would never crossed my mind', says criminologist

Helen Bailey: 'idea of a predator on a bereavement site would never crossed my mind', says criminologist

Helen Bailey: 'a predator on a bereavement site would never crossed my mind'

Criminologist Harry Fletcher spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the wake of Ian Stewart being sentence for the murder of the children's author

'We probably can't visit the newly discovered planets, but they are an amazing discovery', says Planetary Society

'We probably can't visit the newly discovered planets, but they are an amazing discovery', says Planetary Society

'We probably can't visit the newly discovered planets, but they are amazing'

Seven planets which are close to the size of earth have been discovered around a small star 39 light years away, three of them could possibly sustain life

"Trump administration’s is implementing chaos"

'Trump administration's creating confusion' by revoking transgender guidelines, says commentator Karin Robinson

'Trump administration's creating confusion' by revoking transgender guidelines

Karin Robinson, a political commentator and former UK vice-chair of Democrats Abroad, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about Donald Trump's move to rescind transgender guidelines

Metropolitan Police commissioner: 'Cressida Dick is a good appointment because she's popular in policing', says Police Foundation

Metropolitan Police commissioner: 'Cressida Dick is a good appointment because she's popular in policing', says Police Foundation

'Cressida Dick is a good appointment because she's popular in policing'

Cressida Dick has been appointed as the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, succeeding Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sologamy is 'about loving yourself' against society's 'stigma for single people', explains woman who married herself

Sologamy is 'about loving yourself' against society's 'stigma for single people', explains woman who married herself

Sologamy is 'about loving yourself' against society's 'stigma for single people'

Sologamy is the act of marrying yourself, and Sophie Tanner explained to Julia Hartley-Brewer why she tied the knot

Civil partnerships: 'The law must catch up with the development of modern families,' says campaigner Rebecca Steinfeld

Civil partnerships: 'The law must catch up with the development of modern families,' says campaigner Rebecca Steinfeld

Civil partnerships: 'The law must catch up with modern life,' says campaigner

A couple went to the Court of Appeal in a bid to allow heterosexual couples to enter a civil partnership, rather than get married, but they lost the case

'Donald Trump's immigration guidelines potentially violate international laws,' says politics professor Scott Lucas

'Donald Trump's immigration guidelines potentially violate international laws,' says politics professor Scott Lucas

'Donald Trump's immigration guidelines potentially violate international laws'

Scott Lucas, a professor of International politics at the University of Birmingham, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the president's new guidelines to crack down on illegal and undocumented immigrants

'Security services didn't watch Brit suicide bomber closely as he didn't plan a UK attack,' says terrorism expert

'Security services didn't watch Brit suicide bomber closely as he didn't plan a UK attack,' says terrorism expert

'Security services didn't watch suicide bomber Ronald Fiddler closely'

A British Islamic State fighter who died in Mosul during a suicide bomb attack on Iraqi forces is believed to be a former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

'We are discriminating against heterosexual couples if we don't allow them to have civil partnerships,' says Peter Tatchell

'We are discriminating against heterosexual couples if we don't allow them to have civil partnerships,' says Peter Tatchell

'Civil partnerships should be available to everyone,' says Peter Tatchell

The Court of Appeal has ruled that heterosexual couple Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan cannot enter a civil partnership

MP Caroline Flint tells the moving story of living with her alcoholic mother as a child

MP Caroline Flint tells the moving story of living with her alcoholic mother as a child

MP Caroline Flint tells the moving story of living with her alcoholic mother

MPs and peers have launched a manifesto in support of children with alcoholic parents, calling on the government to help the situation, which they call a 'secret scandal'

'MPs can't stop Donald Trump's state visit to the UK and they can't stop him coming to Parliament,' says MP Nigel Evans

'MPs can't stop Donald Trump's state visit to the UK and they can't stop him coming to Parliament,' says MP Nigel Evans

'MPs can't stop Donald Trump's state visit to the UK,' says MP Nigel Evans

MPs have debated Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK, after two petitions about his visit gained thousands of signatures

'Most people would agree to pay more tax to help solve NHS problems,' says Patients Association

Hospital cuts: 'Most people would agree to pay more tax to help solve NHS problems,' says Patients Association

'Most people would agree to pay more tax to help solve NHS problems'

Hospital services in almost two-thirds of England could be cut or scaled down in a bid to save money in the NHS

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Trump told: 'International press has exaggerated Sweden's immigration problems'

Trump told: 'International press has exaggerated Sweden's immigration problems'

'International press has previously exaggerated Sweden's immigration problems'

Donald Trump said an attack took place in Sweden on Friday night after they took in too many immigrants, yet there have been no reports of an attack in Sweden

Brexit: 'Problem facing the House of Lords is most of them were put there by Tony Blair', says Tory MP Kwasi Kwarteng

Brexit: 'Problem facing the House of Lords is most of them were put there by Tony Blair', says Tory MP Kwasi Kwarteng

'Problem facing the House of Lords is most of them were put there by Tony Blair'

Kwasi Kwarteng, Tory MP for Spelthorne, told Julia Hartley-Brewer the former Prime Minister's speech will raise issues for the Lords

Brexit bill: 'Members of the House of Lords shouldn't have to reveal their pensions, this is a sideshow', says Baroness Dianne Hayter

Brexit bill: 'Members of the House of Lords shouldn't have to reveal their EU pensions, this is a sideshow,' says Baroness Dianne Hayter

'Members of the House of Lords shouldn't have to reveal their EU pensions'

The House of Lords will begin debating the Brexit bill today, however some have claimed members have financial ties that are too close to the EU

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Southern Rail: 'Our members didn't think GTR deal was good enough', says ASLEF union chief Tosh McDonald

Southern Rail: 'Our members didn't think GTR deal was good enough', says ASLEF union chief Tosh McDonald

'Our members didn't think GTR deal was good enough', says ASLEF union chief

Tosh McDonald spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the deal to end the driver-only train dispute which was rejected by union members on Thursday

Donald Trump press conference comments 'would be laughable if it wasn't so serious', says commentator Bill Bernard

Donald Trump press conference comments 'would be laughable if it wasn't so serious', says commentator Bill Bernard

Donald Trump press conference 'would be laughable if it wasn't so serious'

Bill Bernard, the author of Dixiecrats and Democrats, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the press conference he gave yesterday

'Tony Blair seems to think he's Remain's Che Guevara, he’s more like a parliamentary troll', says journalist Asa Bennett

'Tony Blair seems to think he's Remain's Che Guevara, he’s more like a parliamentary troll', says journalist Asa Bennett

'Tony Blair thinks he's Remain's Che Guevara, it's more like a parliament troll'

Asa Bennett, an assistant comment editor at The Telegraph, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the former Prime Minister's speech against Brexit

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lawyer defends Lord Neuberger's accusation against the press after Article 50 High Court ruling

Lawyer defends Lord Neuberger's accusation against the press after Article 50 High Court ruling

Lawyer defends Lord Neuberger's accusation against press after Article 50 ruling

There was outrage from Eurosceptic newspapers after the court ruled, in 2016, that Theresa May couldn't trigger Article 50 without Parliament's approval

James Mattis the 'most powerful figure in foreign affairs in Trump administration', says defence editor Robert Fox

James Mattis 'most powerful figure in foreign affairs in Trump administration', says journalist Robert Fox

James Mattis 'most powerful figure in foreign affairs in Trump administration'

Robert Fox, Evening Standard defence correspondent, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the new US Secretary of Defence

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer challenges doctor over air pollution premature death statistic in Doctors Against Diesel call to action

Julia Hartley-Brewer challenges doctor over air pollution premature death statistic in Doctors Against Diesel call to action

Julia Hartley-Brewer challenges doctor over air pollution premature death stat

Our presenter was speaking to paediatric doctor Norrice Liu about the call by doctors for the Government to remove diesel cars off the roads

Michael Flynn resignation: 'Donald Trump and advisors knew all along this could be a smoking gun', says politics professor

Michael Flynn resignation: 'Donald Trump and advisors knew all along this could be a smoking gun', says politics professor

Michael Flynn resignation: 'Donald Trump knew this could be a smoking gun'

Michael Flynn, a politics professor at the University of Birmingham, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the revelation Donald Trump knew about Michael Flynn's ties to Russia

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

GBBO: 'Prue Leith is the perfect replacement for Mary Berry, but viewers will still hate the change', says TV critic

Prue Leith is ideal replacement for Mary Berry, but the BBC will still beat the new Bake Off - TV critic

GBBO: 'Prue Leith is a great replacement but viewers will still hate the change'

Reports claim that Prue Leith will replace Mary Berry in the Channel 4 version of The Great British Bake Off

Spain terror threat: 'Isis is trying to up their game against Al-Qaeda', says security expert

Isis beach attack threats mustn't stop us going to Spain this summer, says security expert

Isis mustn't stop us going to Spain this summer, says security expert

Isis has reportedly made direct threats to attack beaches in Spain and the Spanish government has expressed concern over Isis propaganda in Spanish

'There should be a negotiation about headscarves before government visits to Iran', says Swedish MP

Female Swedish-Iranian politician blasts her own Government for wearing headscarves on Tehran trip

Female Swedish-Iranian politician blasts her Government for wearing headscarves

The Swedish government has defended its decision to have officials wear headscarves in a trip to Iran, saying they would have broken the law otherwise

The Government plans to open new grammar schools from 2020

Julia tears into MP Neil Carmichael for opposing grammar schools - while sending his children to one

Julia tears into MP who opposes grammar schools - while sending his kids to one

Neil Carmichael, chair of the education select committee, opposes the Government's plan to increase grammar schools despite putting all three of his kids through the selective system

Stoke by-election: 'It's like Labour are trying to lose by putting up Gareth Snell', says journalist Harry Cole

Stoke by-election: It's like Labour are trying to lose by putting up Gareth Snell, says journalist Harry Cole

Stoke by-election: 'It's like Labour are trying to lose with Gareth Snell'

Harry Cole, Westminster correspondent for The Sun, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the candidate following his apology for offensive tweets

Michael Flynn resignation: "We need to examine if he was acting on Donald Trump's orders," says political commentator

We need to examine whether Michael Flynn was acting on Donald Trump's orders, says political commentator

Michael Flynn: 'We need to examine if he was acting on Donald Trump's orders'

Karin Robinson spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the high profile resignation of Trump's National Security Advisor over allegations relating to closeness with Russia

Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

'Labour must set out how it would conduct Brexit, whilst the Tories are in chaos', says Labour List

Labour List editor says party can win Stoke despite Corbyn criticism and Tories are 'in chaos'

Labour List editor says party can win Stoke and Tories are 'in chaos'

Labour's campaign manager has claimed Jeremy Corbyn could quit as the leader of the party before the next general eleciton

Diane Abbott: 'How is it racist or sexist to say you don't fancy someone?' asks Julia Hartley-Brewer

Diane Abbott text row: 'How is it racist or sexist to say you don't fancy someone?' asks Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia asks: 'How it is racist or sexist to say you don't fancy Diane Abbott?'

Julia Hartley-Brewer was speaking to councillor Claudia Webbe about the texts in which David Davis appeared to insult Diane Abbott's appearance

Missile test: 'North Korea were sending a signal to Donald Trump, but military action must be avoided'

'North Korea is testing Donald Trump's resolve with missile test - he mustn't bite'

'North Korea sent a signal to Donald Trump, but we must avoid military action'

On Sunday North Korea performed a ballistic missile test, which has been widely condemned, it is claimed that it did this to send a signal to the American President

John Bercow: 'No smoking gun to get rid of him at the moment,' says political editor

'John Bercow will survive no-confidence vote - there's no smoking gun' says political editor

'John Bercow will survive no-confidence vote - there's no smoking gun'

Adam Bienkov, who works for the Business Insider website, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the motion to oust John Bercow

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Dubs Amendment: 'Every council should take at least two child refugees', says Jewish Board of Deputies

Lawyer who wrote to Amber Rudd over Dubs amendment says: 'Every UK council should take at least two child refugees'

'Every UK council should take at least two child refugees'

On Wednesday the government scrapped the Dubs amendment scheme which allowed unaccompanied refugee children to enter the UK from Europe

'Donald Trump will be reluctant to go to the Supreme Court for fear he won't win', says political commentator

Donald Trump secretly fears he won't win travel ban Supreme Court case, says political commentator

'Trump fears he won't actually win travel ban case in Supreme Court'

Judges have upheld a decision made last week by Judge James Robart to suspend Donald Trump's travel ban

John Bercow: 'Vote of no confidence probably won't work, but they'll have a go of it', says political commentator Bobby Friedman

John Bercow will punish MPs demanding no-confidence vote, says his biographer Bobby Friedman

John Bercow will punish MPs demanding no-confidence vote, says his biographer

Political commentator Bobby Friedman spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the attempt to oust the Speaker from his role following his comments about Donald Trump

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

'Brexit is national suicide, if constituents asked me to vote leave I would have resigned', says Stephen Pound MP

Labour Article 50 rebel Stephen Pound says Brexit is 'national suicide' and he'd have quit rather than vote Leave

'Brexit is national suicide, to vote for it would be insane', says Stephen Pound

MPs have voted in agreement of the Article 50 bill meaning that the draft legislation will now move to the House of Lords, however not all MPs are pleased

Clive Lewis warned by Labour colleague, 'quitting isn’t the best way to set out your leadership campaign'

Clive Lewis warned by Labour colleague: 'quitting won't help your leadership campaign'

'Quitting isn’t the best way for Clive Lewis to start a leadership campaign'

Clive Lewis has resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, to defy Labour’s three-line whip on the Brexit bill

NHS: "A&E crisis was cooking for the last decade," says former BMA GP committee chair Dr. Laurence Buckman

NHS A&E crisis has been decades in the making, says the BMA's Laurence Buckman

NHS A&E crisis has been decades in the making, says the BMA's Laurence Buckman

The former chair of the British Medical Association's GP committee lamented the leaked figures showing long waiting times in A&E departments in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Travel ban: 'Donald Trump is almost wishing for an attack on America, to prove he is right', says political commentator

Donald Trump is almost wishing for a terror attack on America to vindicate travel ban, says political commentator

'Donald Trump is almost wishing for an attack on America, to prove he is right'

Yesterday a case was heard in the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals about Donald Trump's travel ban, three judges raised questions over the President's power to impose the ban

Brexit is 'a serious risk', says Dominic Grieve MP ahead of final Article 50 bill vote

Brexit: Remainer Dominic Grieve MP claims victory on 'take it or leave it' concession

Remain MP Dominic Grieve claims victory on 'take it or leave it' concession

The MP for Beaconsfield and former attorney general said the country needs 'good governance' ahead the negotiations

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Donald Trump Parliament ban: 'John Bercow's objective was to gain cheers and claps', says Guido Fawkes

John Bercow is playing to the gallery with Donald Trump ban, says Guido Fawkes editor

'John Bercow was playing to the gallery with Donald Trump ban comments'

The Speaker of the House of Commons has said that Trump is not welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the UK

Donald Trump: Paul Flynn MP astonishes Julia Hartley-Brewer with 'stability' statement

John Bercow bans Donald Trump: MP Paul Flynn shocks Julia by praising Qatar and Kuwaiti leaders for their 'stability'

Donald Trump: Paul Flynn astonishes Julia Hartley-Brewer in 'stability' argument

The MP for Newport West was speaking to our presenter about John Bercow's declaration against the US president when the row broke out

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

'Donald Trump is trying to soften up Vladimir Putin so Russia will fight Isis', says Trump transition team

Donald Trump wants to soften up Vladimir Putin so he'll fight Isis, says transition team member

Trump wants to soften up Putin so he'll fight Isis, says transition team member

Donald Trump has likened US foreign policy to Russia’s, as well as sending many tweets against the judge who has temporarily blocked his travel ban

 David Beckham hack: 'It's scary because everything you put online is hackable', says columnist Rachel Johnson

Mail on Sunday columnist Rachel Johnson backtracks on David Beckham criticism: 'He definitely deserves a knighthood'

Boris Johnson's sister backs Beckham knighthood: 'His rage was understandable'

Rachel Johnson spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the scandal surrounding the charity ambassador's hacked emails

NHS Crisis: "Only positive thing is local leadership,' says Dr. Mike Smith

NHS crisis won't result in privatisation, says patients' spokesperson

NHS crisis won't result in privatisation, says patients' spokesperson

The spokesman for the Patients Association spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the wake of proposals which could see one in six A&E departments closed

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Anti-Semitic hate crime report: 'There’s never been a country as safe for Jews as Britain is now', says journalist Stephen Pollard

'Jeremy Corbyn and Labour prefer to protect anti-semitic bigots than their Jewish victims'

'Jeremy Corbyn and Labour prefer to protect anti-semite bigots than Jews'

Stephen Pollard, the editor of the Jewish Chronicle, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the report which shows an increase in anti-Semitic hate crime

Labour Brexit rebel Louise Ellman: ‘Lots of people regret Voting Leave – I counted six in my constituency’

Labour Brexit rebel Louise Ellman: ‘Lots of people regret voting Leave – six people have told me so’

Article 50 rebel says 'at least six people have told me they regret Brexit'

Prominent Leave campaigner and Labour MP Louise Ellman voted against Article 50 yesterday, claiming it was due to the Remain vote in her constituency

Brexit: 'Majority of MPs now agree with the public, divisions are healing,' says John Redwood MP

The Brexit divisions are finally healing, says Leave campaigner John Redwood

The Brexit divisions are finally healing, says Leave campaigner John Redwood

John Redwood, the MP for Wokingham, claimed the majority of MPs are now united in implementing Brexit after the bill

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Proposed diesel car tax is 'grubby tax grab' on drivers, says Charlie Elphicke MP

Diesel car levy blasted as 'grubby tax grab' on drivers by MP Charlie Elphicke

Diesel car levy blasted as 'grubby tax grab' on drivers by MP Charlie Elphicke

Westminister Council is apparently planning to crackdown on 'polluting' diesel cars by hiking up parking surcharges in Central London by 50%

David Cameron: 'Attempted sacking of Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre was calculated', says commentator

Claims that David Cameron tried to remove Mail editor Paul Dacre are shocking, says former tabloid editor Neil Wallis

Claims that Cameron tried to oust Paul Dacre are shocking, says former editor

Neil Wallis, a media consultant and former newspaper editor, insisted the alleged move was a sign of the former Prime Minister's desperation ahead of the referendum

'Publicly, the veil ban in Austria is a non-issue', says Austrian journalist

Austria veil ban has tourist bosses 'very worried', says journalist

Austria veil ban has tourist bosses 'very worried', says journalist

The Austrian government has ruled that full-face veils must be banned in public places such as courts and schools

'The Leave campaign did not clearly state that Brexit could mean punishing tariffs set by the WTO', says Open Britain

Leading Remainer says Article 50 bill is a waste of time and effort

Leading Remainer says Article 50 bill is a waste of time and effort

James McGrory also says no-one told us Brexit would mean punishing tariffs

Neil Gorsuch nomination 'is Donald Trump’s bid to put a long-term stamp on the Supreme Court', says journalist

Neil Gorsuch nomination will help Donald Trump repeal abortion, says journalist

Neil Gorsuch nomination will help Donald Trump repeal abortion, says journalist

Josh Robinson, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about Donald Trump's first nomination for the American Supreme Court

'Simplifying train ticket sales could mean customers lose out on the cheapest deals', says Rail Future

Train ticket revamp could actually hurt customers, says Rail Future

Train ticket revamp could actually hurt customers, says Rail Future

Train ticket sales are to be overhauled to allow passengers to find the cheapest deals more easily, but customers hunting such deals may actually emerge worse-off

Brexit bill: 'The people gave their verdict, Parliament must give Theresa May right to trigger Article 50,' says former Vote Leave CEO

Tories are united on Brexit - Europe's now Labour's problem, says former Vote Leave CEO

'Conservatives are united, it's now the Labour Party who are divided on Europe'

Matthew Elliot, a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute thinktank and former Vote Leave CEO, insisted the Brexit vote has to be upheld despite growing tension in the Labour Party

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