Julia Hartley-Brewer

This lady isn't for turning. Give her a call on all the biggest stories of the day.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

'We're good at coming up with solutions', says Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association General Secretary after 'Jeremy Corbyn coup'

'If this is a coup, it must be the worst coup ever', says trade union leader on Corbyn challenge

Union leader on Corbyn: 'If this is a coup, it must be the worst coup ever'

Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association General Secretary Manuel Cortes advocated the experience of trade unions to solve the Labour Party power struggle

'I can see this whole issue dribbling past another election' says lawyer Mark Stephens on Brexit

'I can see this whole issue dribbling past another election,' says lawyer Mark Stephens on Brexit

Brexit: 'I can see this whole issue dribbling past another election'

A law firm is taking action to ensure if Article 50 is triggered it is done so legally

'Nigel Farage is the most courageous politician this country's had in the past 25 years', says UKIP London Assembly Member as Farage steps down

UKIP's Peter Whittle: 'Farage is the most courageous politician this country's had in 25 years'

'Nigel Farage is the most courageous politician this country's had in 25 years'

Nigel Farage has announced his resignation as leader of the UKIP party

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

'The Somme was really the death of innocents', says military historian after 100 year anniversary of WWI conflict

'For many, the first of July was their last day on this earth', says military historian on Somme centenary

'The Somme was the death of innocents', says military historian

Paul Nixon said 'the British Empire paid a heavy price' on the 100 year anniversary of one of the First World War's deadliest conflicts

Author and broadcaster Nichi Hodgson has welcomed the Commons Home Affairs Select committee's call to make soliciting by sex workers no longer a crime,

'The most progressive piece of thinking we've had for years' - Broadcaster praises call to legalise sex worker soliciting

Broadcaster praises select committee's call to legalise sex worker soliciting

Nichi Hodgson, a former dominatrix, called it 'the most progressive piece of thinking and writing we've had for years'

'Under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership there's no possibility of serious action' against anti-Semitism, says Jewish Chronicle editor

'Under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership there's no possibility of serious action' against anti-semitism, says Jewish Chronicle editor

'There's no possibility of serious action' against anti-semitism

The Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard says the Labour leader probably won't apologise for anti-Semitic comments

'Someone who campaigned to leave would have more credibility in negotiation', says Conservative leadership candidate Liam Fox

'Someone who campaigned to leave would have more credibility in negotiation', says Conservative leadership candidate Liam Fox

'Someone who campaigned to leave would have more credibility in negotiation'

Liam Fox has announced he will be running for leadership of the Conservative party

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Spain fear a Catalonian breakaway, and fear a Scottish move might trigger trouble at home

'Bad luck for Scotland' - Journalist explains why Spain will be obstacle on EU entry

'Bad luck for Scotland' - Journalist explains why Spain will be EU obstacle

Amparo Polo said Mariano Rajoy 'will be against any kind of proposal giving Scotland special status without declaring independence'

'We've got to move forward now', says MP Andrew Rosindell after Boris Johnson announces he won't be run for Tory leadership

'We've got to move forward', says Andrew Rosindell MP after Johnson's surprise leadership snub

'We've got to move forward now', says MP Andrew Rosindell after Boris withdrawal

Many are shocked as Boris Johnson announced he won't be running to lead the Conservative party

'It's essential that at least one of the final two candidates is a committed Brexiteer', says MP Tim Loughton on Conservative leadership

'It's essential that at least one of the final two candidates is a committed Brexiteer', says MP Tim Loughton on Conservative leadership

'At least one of the final two candidates should be a committed Brexiteer'

The Conservative MP reveals he's backing Andrea Leadsom

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

'I think they could be going a bit further in this country' – journalist Hilary Osborne on Ikea recalling controversial drawers in the US

'I think they could be going a bit further in this country' – journalist Hilary Osborne on Ikea recalling controversial drawers in the US

'They could be going a bit further' – journalist on recalled Ikea drawers

Ikea customers have been warned to fix furniture to the wall over fears it could fall and injure children

'He will slowly kill the Labour Party' - Baroness Tessa Jowell gives a damning report on Jeremy Corbyn

'He will slowly kill the Labour Party' – Baroness Tessa Jowell gives a damning report on Jeremy Corbyn

'He will kill the Labour Party' – Tessa Jowell's damning report on Jeremy Corbyn

The baroness said 'he cannot command the support of the party'

Measles outbreak: Ignore scare stories, vaccinate your children, says MMR investigator

Measles outbreak: Ignore scare stories, vaccinate your children, says MMR investigator

Measles outbreak: Ignore MMR scare stories, vaccinate your children

Fears are growing over a measles outbreak in Devon

Ataturk Airport Attack: Population 'still very much shaken,' says Istanbul journalist

Ataturk Airport Attack: Population 'still very much shaken,' says Istanbul journalist

Ataturk Airport Attack: Population 'still very much shaken'

Freelance journalist Lance Santos highlighted how the already ailing tourism industry in Turkey will be affected by the bombings

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

'Racists need to be told to get back in their box', says integration think tank director

'Racists need to be told to get back in their box', says integration think tank director

'Racists need to be told to get back in their box', says think tank director

Reports have claimed there has been a sharp rise in racist attacks since the result of the EU referendum

England will keep losing 'unless someone gives English football a good shake-up,' says talkSPORT correspondent Nigel Adderley

England will keep losing 'unless someone gives English football a good shake-up,' says talkSPORT correspondent Nigel Adderley

England will keep losing 'unless someone gives English football a shake-up'

talkSPORT correspondent Nigel Adderley says the Premier League is the problem

'No!' - Ann Widdecombe takes a decisive stance on free movement of people from Europe

'No!' - Ann Widdecombe takes a decisive stance on free movement of people from Europe

'No!' - Ann Widdecombe takes a decisive stance on free movement from Europe

The former MP made it very clear where she stood ahead of the coming exit negotiations from the EU

Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Labour faces 'existential crisis', says Politics professor Matthew Goodwin

Labour faces 'existential crisis', says Politics professor Matthew Goodwin

Labour faces 'existential crisis', says Politics professor Matthew Goodwin

The Professor of politics and international relations says parties face a split amid their traditional voters

Scottish MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh backs Nicola Sturgeon to secure 'Scotland's position in the EU'

Scottish MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh backs Nicola Sturgeon to secure 'Scotland's position in the EU'

Scottish MP backs Nicola Sturgeon to secure 'Scotland's position in the EU'

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh insists the First Minister is 'ruling out no options as to how this is going to be achieved'.

'I can't imagine who's going to sort out that mess', says Tory MP James Cleverly on Labour Party

'I can't imagine who's going to sort out that mess', says Tory MP James Cleverly on Labour Party

'I can't imagine who's going to sort out Labour's mess', says MP James Cleverly

The MP for Braintree says the new Conservative leader must be appointed quickly

'We should not be having a conversation about who the Labour party leader is,' claims Labour activist

'We should not be having a conversation about who the Labour party leader is,' claims Labour Momentum activist

'We should not be having a conversation about who the Labour party leader is'

Jeremy Corbyn support group activist Faduma Hassan believes Jeremy Corbyn could win a general election

'He is just not up to it,' says Labour MP Wes Streeting as he calls for Corbyn to go

'He is just not up to it,' says Labour MP Wes Streeting as he calls for Corbyn to go

'He is just not up to it' – Labour MP Wes Streeting calls for Corbyn to go

The MP for Ilford North lamented the political fallout in the Labour Party after the EU referendum vote

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

'What matters now is we ensure stability', says Chris Grayling MP after EU Referendum Results

'What matters now is we ensure stability,' says Chris Grayling MP after EU Referendum Results

'What matters now is we ensure stability,' says Chris Grayling MP

The MP dismissed the idea of Brexit causing a recession

'I personally don't think we should use article 50', says Conservative MP Bill Cash

'I personally don't think we should use article 50,' says Conservative MP Bill Cash

'I personally don't think we should use article 50,' says MP Bill Cash

Article 50 sets out rules on how a country should leave the European Union

Polling expert sheds light on YouGov Polls

'The old rules don't apply any more,' says polling expert on mixed referendum predictions

'The old rules don't apply any more,' says polling expert on Brexit predictions

Joe Twyman from YouGov explain the role of the polls in the referendum

'The United Kingdom is a sinking ship', says SNP MP Angus MacNeil

'The United Kingdom is a sinking ship,' says SNP MP Angus MacNeil

'The United Kingdom is a sinking ship,' says SNP MP Angus MacNeil

Nicola Sturgeon has announced she wants Scotland to stay within the EU

EU Referendum results: 'I think the Prime Minister got too personally involved', says Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: 'The Prime Minister got too personally involved'

Nigel Farage: 'The Prime Minister got too personally involved'

The UKIP leader is calling the day of the referendum 'independence day'

Julia Hartley-Brewer hears from a worried caller on the result of the EU referendum

"I'm frankly devastated,' caller tells Julia Hartley-Brewer on EU result

"I'm frankly devastated,' caller tells Julia Hartley-Brewer on EU result

Caller Chris worries about how the UK will fair after leaving the EU

'Eventually we're going to replace the Labour Party', says deputy leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall

'Eventually we're going to replace the Labour Party,' says deputy leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall

'Eventually we're going to replace the Labour Party,' says deputy leader of UKIP

The EU referendum result has given UKIP a huge boost

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Human puppies visit talkRADIO

Human puppies romp in talkRADIO studio

Human puppies romp in talkRADIO studio

Puppy Pride UK brings two puppies to the studio

'It would be better if tickets stagger people's arrival', says motoring expert on Glastonbury traffic

'It'd be better if tickets stagger people's arrival', says motoring expert on Glastonbury traffic

'It would be better if tickets stagger people's arrival', says motoring expert

Yesterday festival-goers were stuck in traffic queues for up to 12 hours

Prison Reform Trust statistics: Howard League for Penal Reform campaigner explains damage done by Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences

Howard League for Penal Reform campaigner: 'we've seen a rise in self-harm among prisoners'

Howard League for Penal Reform: 'we've seen a rise in prisoner self-harm'

Rob Preece highlighted how the Prison Reform Trust's research suggest Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences put 'great pressure' on the system

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

'It's important for everyone to get to know their own skin', says senior research officer from Cancer Research UK

'It's important for everyone to get to know their own skin', says senior research officer from Cancer Research UK

'It's important for everyone to know their own skin', says Cancer Research UK

A school in Jersey have cancelled a school trip to the beach over sun exposure fears

'They think they're stars' - Lawyer slams Peru drug mules Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid for media attention

'They think they're stars' - Lawyer slams Peru drug mules

Lawyer slams Peru drug mules

International lawyer Stefano Lucatello condemned the media attention the two had received after their arrest

'There are trust issues,' says employment lawyer after British Medical Association's call for self-certification

'There are trust issues,' says employment lawyer after BMA's call for illness self-certification

Self-certification: 'There are trust issues,' says employment lawyer

Phillip Landau weighed up the pros and cons of self-certification

'Extended families help is critical in saving a child', says social worker David Niven

'Extended family help is critical in saving a child', says social work expert after Ellie Butler murder

'Extended families help is critical in saving a child', says social worker David

Ben Butler was jailed for killing his daughter, just 11 months after winning custody of the child

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Security expert sheds light on Donald Trump's security detail after attempted attack by a British man

Expert sheds light on Donald Trump's security detail after attempted attack by a British man

Security expert sheds light on Donald Trump's security detail after attack bid

Will Geddes highlighted how extensive Trump's security measures are following the attempted attack by a British man

Cameron's pledge to bring migration down to below 100,000 people has failed

Immigration lawyer: 'The PM shouldn't make promises he can't deliver'

Immigration lawyer: 'The PM shouldn't make promises he can't deliver'

Immigration lawyer Harjap Singh Bhangal insisted David Cameron has to be realistic about his immigration target

'They're putting cost before safety', says RMT general secretary on Southern and ScotRail

'They're putting cost before safety', says RMT general secretary on Southern and ScotRail

'They're putting cost before safety', says RMT on Southern and ScotRail

Staff who work for Southern and ScotRail have gone on strike in protest to driver-only trains

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Drugs education 'needs to be more comprehensive,' says Drugwise expert after Salford girls who took 'Teddy' ecstasy stabilise

Drug education 'needs to be more comprehensive,' says expert after 12-year old ecstasy shock

Drug education 'needs to be more comprehensive,' says expert

Harry Shapiro called for drugs awareness to be less 'patchy' across the UK

'What it does is alienate the community', says stop and search campaigner on Donald Trump's racial profiling idea

'What it does is alienate the community', says campaigner on Donald Trump's racial profiling idea

'What it does is alienate the community', says stop and search campaigner

The presumptive Republican nominee has claimed he would consider racial profiling

'By virtue of living here we cost the state', Migration Watch claim immigrants cost the Exchequer billions of pounds each year

Migration Watch UK: 'immigration costs, but we need to see full picture'

Migration Watch UK: 'immigration costs, but we need to see full picture'

Vice chair of Migration Watch Alp Mehmet claims we need to look at the whole picture

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Tim Peake: 'He's done amazing things up there,' says Royal Astronomical Society expert

Tim Peake: 'He's done amazing things up there,' says Royal Astronomical Society expert

'Tim Peake's done amazing things up there,' says Royal Astronomical Society

Deputy Executive Director Robert Massey pointed out it won't be an easy journey home

'This has really been a quick approval process', says senior science research officer on new cancer drug

New cancer drug: 'This has really been a quick approval process'

New cancer drug: 'This has really been a quick approval process'

A new skin cancer drug has shown using two drugs together may work better

'Technology can be convenient, but we're neglecting seeing each other in person', says charity The Silver Line

The Silver Line charity: 'Technology means we're neglecting seeing each other in person'

'We're neglecting seeing each other in person', says charity The Silver Line

Chief executive Sophie Andrews says generational change has caused men to become more lonely

'Social media has amplified hate against MPs', says MP Mike Gapes

'Social media has amplified hate against politicians', says MP Mike Gapes

'Social media has amplified hate against MPs', says Mike Gapes

The MP for Ilford warns of the hate people in the public eye can receive

Stephen Timms MP has insisted changes made to security after the death of Jo Cox don't deter the public from visiting their MPs.

'None of us want to put up barriers to people coming to see us,' says Stephen Timms MP

'None of us want to put up barriers to people,' says Stephen Timms MP

Stephen Timms MP insisted changes made to security after Jo Cox's death don't deter the public from visiting their MPs

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

'I think the investigation has really taken its toll', says Mike Read on friend Cliff Richard

'The investigation has really taken its toll', says Mike Read on friend Cliff Richard

'The investigation has really taken its toll', says friend of Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard will not be prosecuted for allegations of sex abuse

'If you're doing something important you should look someone straight in the eye', says MP Richard Fuller

I was right to 'stare' at Sir Philip Green, says MP Richard Fuller

I was right to 'stare' at Sir Philip Green, says MP Richard Fuller

The MP was told to "stop staring" by former BHS owner Sir Philip Green

'It appeared as slightly desperate attempt', says South African journalist on Oscar Pistorius walking on stumps in court

'It appeared a desperate attempt', says South African journalist as Pistorius walks on stumps in court

Pistorius: 'It appeared a desperate attempt', says South African journalist

Ken Borland is surprised the defence haven't asked Pistorius to walk on his stumps in court before

'Drug laws are wrong in principle and ineffective in practice', says policy analyst

'Drug laws are wrong in principle and ineffective in practice', says policy analyst

'Drug laws are wrong in principle and ineffective', says policy analyst

Steve Rolles from drug charity Transform says drugs are a personal choice

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

'Everyone will be a lot more savvy after this tragedy', says animal psychologist about Orlando alligator incident

Alligator incident: 'Everyone will be more savvy after this tragedy', says animal psychologist

'Everyone will be more savvy after this tragedy', says animal psychologist

Dr. Roger Mugford explained how safety concerns will rise after a two year-old boy was dragged into the water by an alligator

'You have to be Jewish to be a Zionist', says Ken Livingstone over anti-Semitic row

'Hilter supported the Zionist movement', says Ken Livingstone as anti-Semitic row continues

'Hilter supported the Zionist movement', says Livingstone as row continues

Ken Livingstone has refused to apologise for comments he made about Hitler

'Don't concentrate on the circus that's following Philip Green around', says retail union officer

'Don't concentrate on the circus following Philip Green around', says retail union officer

'Don't concentrate on the circus following Philip Green around', says union boss

David Gill, Usdaw union's national officer, says we need to safeguard more jobs

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

'Bring communities together and talk away from computers', journalist Asad Dhunna calls for more open LGBT chat

Religious groups and LGBT communities must communicate better, urges Dhunna

Journalist Asad Dhunna calls for more openness on LGBT issues

Both a Muslim and gay man, Dhunna has called for religious and LGBT groups to communicate better

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