Julia Hartley-Brewer

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

'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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer calls Lily Allen 'utterly bonkers' in Twitter row

Julia Hartley-Brewer tells Lily Allen she's 'utterly bonkers' in heated row after singer called Trump a fascist

Julia Hartley-Brewer calls Lily Allen 'utterly bonkers' in Twitter row

Julia Hartley-Brewer has had a row on Twitter with Lily Allen over Donald Trump's state visit

Commission aims to encourage Government action on loneliness, says Rachel Reeves MP

Jo Cox Commission will honour her memory with action, vows co-chair Rachel Reeves

Jo Cox Commission will honour her memory with action, vows co-chair

The MP for Leeds West is the co-chair of a commission that the former MP for Batley and Spen had been working on launching prior to her death

'Haggling over the Brexit process needs to stop', says MP Dominic Raab

Brexit haggling needs to stop, says MP Dominic Raab

Brexit haggling needs to stop, says MP Dominic Raab

The Government has published a bill on Article 50, after a debate in Parliament MPs will have to vote on the bill, which could start the Brexit process

Julia and Ben Bradshaw clashed over Brexit

Remain MP Ben Bradshaw tells Julia he 'can't remember' what he said on single market during Brexit referendum

Julia clashes with MP Ben Bradshaw on leaving single market

Julia Hartley-Brewer had a heated debate with Labour MP Ben Bradshaw, over what exactly voting leave in the EU referendum meant

'Brexit is the biggest crisis UK has faced since WW2', says British Influence Chairman Peter Wilding

Brexit is biggest crisis UK has faced since WW2, says British Influence Chairman Peter Wilding

'Brexit the biggest crisis UK's faced since WW2', says British Influence

The thinktank's chairman, Peter Wilding, made the claim in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Donald Trump: 'Only 11 days in, and there's already talk of a constitutional crisis,' says LSE politics fellow

Donald Trump: 'Only 11 days in, and there's talk of a constitutional crisis,' says academic

'Only 11 days into Trump's tenure and there's talk of a constitutional crisis'

Dr. Brian Klaas, a fellow in Global Politics at the London School of Economics, said the new regime is already in total chaos

Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

'No criminal justice system in the world could deal with the amount of child abuse images online', says journalist

No criminal justice system in the world could deal with the amount of child abuse images online, says journalist

'No justice system could deal with the amount of child abuse images online'

Project Arachnid uses web crawlers which comb the internet for images of child abuse

'There is no evidence to back up Donald Trump's travel ban', says Ramadhan Foundation

Trump refugee ban: Julia asks Muslim activist 'where were the protests when Obama stopped Iraqi refugees?'

Julia asks Muslim activist 'where were the protests when Obama banned Iraqis?'

Trump has banned those from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering America, he has also banned the entry of Syrian refugees and suspended the US Refugee Admissions Programme

'Donald Trump's travel ban is exactly what terroists want' says MP Nadhim Zahawi

Donald Trump travel ban is exactly what Isis want, says Iraq-born MP Nadhim Zahawi

This is exactly what Isis want, says Iraq-born MP Nadhim Zahawi

Former Labour leader Ed Milliband and Zahawi have called for an emergency debate in Parliament on Donald Trump's travel ban

Trump-Putin relationship 'could lead to greater peace', claims US ambassador favourite Dr. Ted Malloch

Trump has reservations about the EU, says man tipped to be his Brussels ambassador

Trump has reservations about EU, says man tipped to be his Brussels ambassador

Malloch is the favourite to be the US's ambassador to the European Union

UK-US 'special relationship unlikely to make Donald Trump change course', says lecturer Dr Adam Quinn

UK-US special relationship unlikely to make Trump reverse Muslim ban, says lecturer Dr Adam Quinn

UK-US 'special relationship unlikely to make Donald Trump change course'

Dr. Adam Quinn told Julia Hartley-Brewer it was 'unreasonable to suggest' Britain has any real influence on American politics

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

'Theresa May and Donald Trump may have more in common than it seems', says political journalist

Theresa May and Donald Trump may have more in common than it seems, says political journalist

'Theresa May and Donald Trump may have more in common than it seems'

Theresa May will meet with Donald Trump today, the UK's Prime Minister will be the first foreign leader to visit Trump in the White House

'Voting against Article 50 would be telling voters they don't count', says Sir Oliver Letwin

Remainer Oliver Letwin says we can't insult the British people by blocking Brexit

'Voting against Article 50 tells voters they don't count', says Oliver Letwin

The Government have published a bill on Article 50, which Parliament will vote on, after the Supreme Court ruled they must have a say before the Brexit process starts

Article 50 Bill: Julia tells Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, 'it's impossible to predict the future on Brexit'

Article 50 Bill: Julia tells Green Party leader Caroline Lucas 'it's impossible to predict the future on Brexit'

Julia clashes with Green Party leader Caroline Lucas over the Article 50 bill

The Government has already published the bill on triggering Article 50, which will be voted on in Parliament, it contains just two clauses and is 137 words long

Plans to delay operations on financial grounds 'unthinkable', says Dr Mike Smith

Plans to deny NHS operations to save money 'unthinkable', says Dr. Mike Smith

Plans to deny NHS operations to save money 'unthinkable', says Dr. Mike Smith

Three Clinical Commissioning groups in the West Midlands have proposed operating only on patients with severe hip pain in order to save two million pounds yearly

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

'The BBC won't rush a new TV show with Mary Berry, Mel and Sue because it would be a cheap move against Channel 4', says TV critic

Bakeoff: 'BBC won't rush new TV show with Mary Berry, Mel and Sue because it'd look bitter'

'The BBC won't rush a new TV show with Mary Berry, Mel and Sue'

The Great British Bake Off is set to return to our TV screens this year, after the BBC have waived the right to force Channel 4 to wait until 2018 to broadcast the show

'There's no evidence that torture works and governments should adhere to humane standards', says Amnesty International UK

Donald Trump should realise waterboarding doesn't work, says Amnesty International UK

Trump should realise waterboarding doesn't work - Amnesty

Donald Trump has said that he believes waterboarding works, this is considered a form of torture and many have been shocked at his comments

Southern Rail has witnessed repeated strikes over the past year

Southern Rail nationalisation is pointless - it won't solve anything, says rail journalist

'Southern Rail nationalisation is pointless'

Sim Harris says core issue underpinning recent wave of strikes would not be resolved with change of ownership

'Donald Trump is attending to the needs of his supporters rather than the needs of the country', says political commentator

Donald Trump is working for his supporters rather than the country, says political commentator

'Trump is attending to the needs of his supporters instead of the country'

As Trump sets plans out for his wall and waterboarding, Theresa May is set to meet him on Friday in the White House

Donald Trump's administration 'hugely supportive of England', says New York Observer columnist

Donald Trump loves England and talks with Theresa May will go smoothly, says New York journalist

Donald Trump's administration 'hugely supportive of England', says columnist

Andre Walker, who works for the New York Observer, said that the UK's standing with the United States was strong ahead of the Prime Minister meeting the new president in Washington

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer argues against women having to show modesty in a heated debate on the hijab (stock photo)

'Forcing a 4-year-old to wear the hijab is like forcing her to wear hot pants' says Muslim campaigner

'Forcing a 4-year-old to wear the hijab is like forcing her to wear hot pants'

Roman Catholic school St Clare’s in Birmingham has told the parents of a four-year-old girl that she should not wear a hijab to school, due to their uniform policy

Mr Trump's 'extreme vetting' policy has attracted huge criticism

Republican supporter asks Julia: 'How on earth can the left oppose Donald Trump's extreme vetting?'

Republican supporter asks: 'How on earth can the left oppose extreme vetting?'

Alex Sundstrom, of Republicans Overseas, says Americans have a right to keep practices such as honour killing out of the country

'Dress codes will always be subjective, but if it doesn't cross the line, it's okay', says lawyer Philip Landau

Nicola Thorpe high heels row: Dress codes are ok as long as they don't cross sexist line, says lawyer

Dress codes are ok as long as they don't cross sexist line, says lawyer

Philip Landau spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer after a Commons report on workplace dress codes found there had been worrying experience

NHS out-of-hours charges: 'Rules protect people who can't pay and ensure equality', says London GP

NHS out-of-hours charges are wrong - richer people shouldn't get better care, says London GP

'NHS out-of-hours charges are wrong - richer people shouldn't get better care'

London GP Dr Laurence Buckman dismissed GP leader proposals to allow doctors to charge patients they don't regularly serve for out-of-hours treatment

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