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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Femi and Saira

Saira Khan to Femi Oluwole: 'Why are you so hung up on Europeans?'

Saira Khan to Femi Oluwole: 'Why are you so hung up on Europeans?'

talkRADIO's Saira Khan and the Our Future Our Choice campaigner clashed during a debate on the Drive show about world trade.

Anne Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'surrender' to the EU

Ann Widdecombe: Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'surrender' to the EU

The former shadow home secretary slated the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, branding it a "surrender" to the European Union.

Norman Lamb

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

A move to legalise cannabis by Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb has been blocked by MPs.

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing of Crossrail costs ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Siobhan Benita, the Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate for London has said that Sadiq Khan saying he did not know about the overspending on Crossrail is “unbelievable”.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day’s pay for lifting the mace to highlight this ‘disgrace of undermining democracy’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: It was worth losing a day's pay for lifting the mace

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has said that it was worth losing a day’s pay over lifting the mace in the House of Commons, because it might “highlight the disgrace of undermining democracy” that is being conducted by Theresa May’s government.

Stansted 15

Member of the Stansted 15: 'It's a scary moment in the history of our right to protest'

Stansted 15: 'It's a scary moment in the history of our right to protest'

One of a group of 15 protesters who have been found guilty of an aviation security offence said the charges brought against them were a "shock".

Marco Polo

British pensioners arrested for 'smuggling cocaine' onto cruise ship

British pensioners arrested for 'smuggling cocaine' onto cruise ship

A couple in their 70's have been detained after a "large amount of cocaine" was found in their cabin on a cruise ship returning from the Caribbean.

 Kate Hoey MP: After ‘back-stabbing’ the DUP, Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Kate Hoey MP: After ‘backstabbing’ the DUP Theresa May cannot expect loyalty

Labour MP Kate Hoey has said that the Prime Minister should not “expect loyalty” from the DUP after “backstabbing” them over the Irish Brexit backstop.

Parliament

Armed police arrest man inside gates of Parliament

Armed police arrest man inside gates of Parliament

An alleged intruder has been arrested by armed police inside the Palace of Westminster.

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has admitted that he submitted his no confidence letter in Theresa May twice, after withdrawing it earlier this year when Theresa May brought back a deal from the EU.

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Heseltine: ‘The British people were conned’ during the EU referendum

Lord Michael Heseltine, a former Deputy Prime Minister has said that the British people were “conned” into voting Leave during the EU referendum in 2016.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the European Union’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish’ the UK over Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is in the EU’s ‘financial interest’ not to ‘punish' us

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that the EU is “unlikely” to give the UK a “punishment Brexit” because the UK has a £95bn trade deficit with the EU.

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May now thinks ‘any deal is better than no deal’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that Theresa May now think “any deal is better than no deal”, adding that if the Prime Minister’s agreement was not a bad deal, he did not know “what a bad deal looks like”.

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 General Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history’

Iain Duncan Smith: The 2017 Election was ‘one of the worst decisions in history'

Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has said Theresa May’s decision to hold a General Election in 2017 was “one of the worst decisions made by any government”.

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt for Parliament

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt of Parliament

Opposition leaders unite to accuse Theresa May of contempt of Parliament

Opposition leaders have joined forces to accuse Theresa May of showing contempt ofParliament.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

John Barnes

John Barnes: 'I would love to meet Tommy Robinson'

John Barnes: 'I would love to meet Tommy Robinson'

The former Liverpool and England footballer said he would love to meet political activist Tommy Robinson to find out "why he feels the way he does".

Graduation

University drive to recruit more white males is about 'fairness'

University drive to recruit more white males is about 'fairness'

A drive by universities to recruit more white males is about "fairness" and "reflecting society", the director of the Higher Education Policy Institute has said.

Russell Bishop

Russell Bishop found guilty of 'babes in the wood' murders

Russell Bishop found guilty of 'babes in the wood' murders

Russell Bishop has been described as an "evil monster" by the families of his two young victims as their 32-year fight for justice came to an end.

Theresa May

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

Theresa May reveals she called off Brexit deal vote over rejection fears

In a statement to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said she had deferred Tuesday's Brexit deal vote because it "would be rejected by a significant margin".

Tweet

Sir Alan Duncan MP accuses colleague of stealing phone and tweeting profanity

Sir Alan Duncan MP accuses colleague of stealing phone and tweeting profanity

The Conservative MP apologised after tweeting the word "bollocks" to a BBC journalist, accusing a "mischievous colleague" of writing it.

Facebook

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

The UK government spent nearly £100,000 on a Facebook adverts promoting the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in the lead up to the meaningful vote, official figures show.

Protesters who chained themselves to deportation plane found guilty

Protesters who chained themselves to deportation plane found guilty

Protesters who chained themselves to deportation plane found guilty

Fifteen protesters who cut through Stansted Airport’s fence and locked themselves together around a chartered deportation plane have been found guilty of an aviation security offence following a nine-week trial.

Little Star Activity Table

Toy company changing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' lyrics branded 'totally wrong' by education campaigner

Toy company changing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' lyrics branded 'totally wrong'

A toy company's decision to remove the word 'black' from the nursery rhyme 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' is "totally wrong", an education campaigner has claimed.

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May to address MPs as historic Brexit vote is called off

Theresa May is calling off the vote on her Brexit deal in the face of what had been expected to be a significant defeat at the hands of rebel MPs.

Gary Lineker

Walkers launch crisp packet recycling scheme after postal protest

Walkers launch crisp packet recycling scheme after postal protest

The brand is encouraging consumers to send their empty crisp packets to a recycling firm, who will turn them into everyday items like furniture and trays.

No-deal Brexit could cost the UK almost 750,000 jobs, claims study

No-deal Brexit could cost the UK almost 750,000 jobs, claims study

No-deal Brexit could cost the UK almost 750,000 jobs, claims study

Almost 750,000 jobs could be lost if the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place, including many in the constituencies of Cabinet members, a new study suggests.

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’ over her Brexit deal

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’ over her Brexit deal

Nigel Evans MP: ‘The Prime Minister knows she is in dangerous territory’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has said that Theresa May knows she is in “dangerous territory” with the possibility of her EU Withdrawal Agreement being rejected on Tuesday.

The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

The European Court of Justice ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says chair of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice

The ECJ ruling makes ‘the second referendum more likely’, says Richard Tice

Richard Tice, the co-chair of Leave Means Leave has said that the European court ruling that Brexit can be stopped by the UK makes the chances of a “second referendum even more likely”.

‘I would put £10 on Boris Johnson’ to be next Tory leader, says politics professor

‘I would put £10 on Boris Johnson’ to be next Tory leader if it was up to the grassroots, says politics professor

‘I would put £10 on Boris’ to be next Tory leader, says politics professor

Politics Professor Matthew Goodwin, from the University of Kent has said he would “put £10 on Boris” to be the next Conservative leader because he is “popular in the grassroots”.

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

The European Court ruling does not change anything, says former minister

Theresa Villiers, the former Northern Ireland Secretary has said that the European Court ruling that the UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, does not change anything.

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit, says European Court

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke its withdrawal from the EU.

Gisela Stuart: This is Theresa May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better Brexit deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart: This is Theresa May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better Brexit deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart: This is May’s ‘last chance’ to get a better deal from the EU

Gisela Stuart, Chair of Change Britain has said that Theresa May must use the £39bn divorce bill to negotiate a better Brexit deal, adding that it is “her last chance”.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

UKIP leader Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

Protesters march against May's deal, as UKIP warns of 'constitutional crisis'

Thousands of people are demonstrating in central London as part of a “Brexit Betrayal” march led by Tommy Robinson and UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May has warned Conservative MPs that they risk leaving the UK in ‘uncharted waters’ if they reject her deal on Tuesday.

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS

Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to modernise the outdated technology and IT systems in the institution.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Andy Park

'I've eaten over a million sprouts in the last 25 years', claims man who celebrates Christmas every day

Mr Christmas: 'I've eaten over a million sprouts in the last 25 years'

A man who celebrates Christmas everyday has revealed to talkRADIO's Jeremy Kyle that he has eaten over a million sprouts and around 9.500 turkeys to date.

Homeless

Councils under pressure to publish homelessness strategies by end of 2019

Councils under pressure to publish homelessness strategies by end of 2019

Councils will be urged to publish detailed homelessness strategies by next winter under government plans to end rough sleeping by 2027.

Salisbury

Salisbury to undergo £500k rebrand following Novichok poisonings

Salisbury to undergo £500k rebrand following Novichok poisonings

City officials are hoping a new advertising campaign will boost tourism in the area following a dip in the wake of the nerve agent poisonings.

Waterloo Station

Delay warnings ahead of introduction of new rail timetable

Delay warnings ahead of introduction of new rail timetable

Industry body the Rail Delivery Group warned there may be "some impact on punctuality" as a new timetable is introduced on Sunday.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Campaigners perform a nativity and sing housing-themed carols to demand affordable housing

Campaigners perform a nativity and sing housing-themed carols to demand affordable housing

Campaigners perform a nativity to demand affordable housing

Over 50 Croydon residents congregated outside their council building to perform a nativity as a call for affordable housing in the borough.

Rugby

Nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health problems after retiring from the game, figures show

Nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health issues after retirement

Statistics from the Rugby Players' Association show that nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health problems after retirement.

Matt Hancock

'Additional action' needed to help with medicine stockpiling, says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: 'Additional action' needed to help with medicine stockpiling

Additional action needs to be taken to help with medicine stockpiling in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the health secretary has claimed.

George Duke-Cohan

Teenager jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of schools

Teenager jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of schools

A teenager inspired by the Columbine High School massacre has been jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools and sparking an airport security scare.

‘Depressing but no surprise’ that Oxbridge ‘over recruits’ from eight schools, says Director at education thinktank

‘Depressing but no surprise’ that Oxbridge ‘over recruits’ from eight schools, says director at education thinktank

'No surprise' Oxbridge ‘over recruits’ from eight schools, says education expert

An education expert has said reports that Oxford and Cambridge "over recruited" from eight top schools are “depressing but no surprise”.

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman David Coburn has resigned over an increasing number of English Nationalists in the party, and as a unionist he “abhors” it.

Wonkee Wednesday

Bath Spa University rebrand 'Wonkee Wednesday' mental health initiative after backlash

University rebrands 'Wonkee Wednesday' mental health initiative after backlash

The University has decided to rebrand its 'Wonkee Wednesday' mental health initiative after students raised concerns about the name.

GPs are being ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait 3 weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments

Dr Mike Smith has said that GPs are being “bogged down” by administrative work, as new figures suggest some patients are waiting three weeks for GP appointments.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' winner

Jeremy Corbyn crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' winner

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' by beard enthusiast group, the Beard Liberation Front.

Theresa May

Theresa May is 'clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage', says Sir Bill Cash

Sir Bill Cash: Theresa May is 'clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage'

The chair of the European Scrutiny Committee has claimed Theresa May is "clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage" with her Brexit deal.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: 'I've been offered a lot of money to go in to the jungle'

Alastair Campbell: 'I've been offered a lot of money to go in to the jungle'

The former Number 10 spin doctor revealed on the breakfast show he had been offered "a lot of money" to appear on a host of reality shows but said "no to all of them".

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV says it has scrapped plans to host a televised Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday.

More than 40 people’s convictions quashed after alleged data tampering at forensics lab

More than 40 people’s convictions quashed after alleged data tampering at forensics lab

More than 40 people’s convictions quashed after alleged data tampering

More than 40 people have had criminal convictions quashed following an investigation into alleged data tampering at a forensics lab, the National Police Chiefs' Council has said.

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Corbyn won an election

Nigel Farage has said that if the UK succeeds in leaving the European Union, “it would not matter” if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister.

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is a ‘win-win situation’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is ‘kicked out’

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is a ‘win-win situation’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is ‘kicked out’

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is ‘win-win’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is kicked out

Stanley Johnson, father of Boris and Jo Johnson, has said that “whatever happens, it is a win-win situation" as long as MPs rejected Theresa May's deal.

Baby

Doctors can take money from cigarette companies and don't have to tell anyone about it, says Dr Chris van Tulleken

Doctors 'not legally obliged' to declare conflicts of interest

Dr Chris van Tulleken has claimed that babies are wrongly being diagnosed with milk allergies because of the influence of the baby formula industry on medical professionals.

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