Opinion

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Theresa May

Brexit deal: What to expect over the next 24 hours

Brexit deal: What to expect over the next 24 hours

Following the announcement that a draft withdrawal agreement has been agreed with Brussels, talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell explains what will happen over the next 24 hours.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

The right side of the pond: All Hillary had to to was be less awful than Trump. She failed

The right side of the pond: All Hillary had to to was be less awful than Trump. She failed

The right side of the pond: All Hillary had to do was be less awful than Trump

talkRADIO's Michael Graham greets the news that Hillary Clinton might run for president in 2020 with the assertion that she's the 'worst' candidate ever

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

The right side of the pond: The American left don't want to be a mob - so why act like one?

The right side of the pond: The American left don't want to be a mob - so why act like one?

The right side of the pond: The American left are acting like a mob

talkRADIO's Michael Graham says left wing campaigners in the US are behaving like an angry mob, and Democrats are encouraging them

Opinion: Brian Paddick is right - Karen White is not an excuse to label transgender people sex offenders

Opinion: Brian Paddick is right - Karen White is not an excuse to label transgender people sex offenders

Opinion: Karen White is not an excuse to label transgender people sex offenders

Brian Paddick said that the Gender Recognition Act consultation is a separate issue to Karen White's sentencing, and that the conflation of transgender people with sex offenders is 'prejudice'

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Seann Walsh

Strictly kiss: 'Strictly has always been about sex, not samba'

Strictly kiss: 'Strictly has always been about sex, not samba'

talkRADIO's Dawn Neesom says Strictly's so-called Strictly Curse is "simply a roll call of celebrities whose marriages were already on the rocks".

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The right side of the pond: Democrats' Kavanaugh opposition has sent them 'mad'

The right side of the pond: Democrats' Kavanaugh opposition has sent them 'mad'

The right side of the pond: Democrats' Kavanaugh opposition has sent them 'mad'

talkRADIO's Michael Graham argues that the tactics used by protesters opposed to Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation are a step too far

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Opinion: Julia Hartley-Brewer's 'safe space' joke got her banned from next year's Labour conference. But nothing should be above poking fun at

Opinion: Julia Hartley-Brewer's 'safe space' joke got her banned from next year's Labour conference. But nothing should be above poking fun at

Opinion: Nothing should be above poking fun at, even safe spaces

Julia Hartley-Brewer has been banned from next year's Labour party conference for making a joke online about safe spaces

Even staunch Brexiteers admit Theresa May did well in her 'personal' speech

Even staunch Brexiteers admit Theresa May did well in her 'personal' speech

Even staunch Brexiteers admit Theresa May did well in her 'personal' speech

Theresa May's speech promoted centrist Conservativism and drew on the personal in a bid to unite a divided party, says Ross Kempsell

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

The right side of the pond: Why Trump's fans are supporting Brett Kavanaugh

The right side of the pond: Why Trump's fans are supporting Brett Kavanaugh

The right side of the pond: Why Trump's fans are supporting Brett Kavanaugh

talkRADIO's US presenter Michael Graham explains why Trump supporters are supporting Brett Kavanaugh despite the allegations of sexual assault against him

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The right side of the pond: It doesn't matter that Khalid Masood thought he was a 'real' Muslim. He was one of the bad guys

The right side of the pond: It doesn't matter that Khalid Masood thought he was a 'real' Muslim. He was one of the bad guys

Khalid Masood thought he was a 'real' Muslim - he was one of the bad guys

talkRADIO presenter Michael Graham says Khalid Masood shouldn't be used as proof by 'Muslim-haters' that Islam is a threat

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

The right side of the pond: That anonymous Trump op-ed shows the government's disdain for voters

The right side of the pond: That anonymous Trump op-ed shows the government's disdain for voters

The right side of the pond: Anonymous Trump op-ed shows disdain for voters

talkRADIO's Michael Graham argues that the anonymous New York Times op-ed claiming there's a secret resistance against in the White House shows the government don't care what the voting public wanted

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Westminster Whispers: The joke's on Brexit at PMQs

Westminster Whispers: The joke's on Brexit at PMQs

Westminster Whispers: The joke's on Brexit at PMQs

The first Prime Minister's Questions after recess saw Theresa May make a statement on the Salisbury poisonings and Jeremy Corbyn reduce Brexit negotiations to a one-liner

Opinion: By backing a second referendum, GMB show commitment to workers' rights where Labour have failed

Opinion: By backing a second referendum, GMB show commitment to workers' rights where Labour have failed

Opinion: By backing a second referendum, GMB show commitment to workers' rights

Angus Brown of Our Future, Our Choice writes that a second referendum is not about politics, but protecting the workers of Britain

Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

The right side of the pond: John McCain's troubled relationship with Trump supporters

The right side of the pond: John McCain's troubled relationship with Trump supporters

The right side of the pond: McCain's troubled relationship with Trump supporters

talkRADIO's Michael Graham explains why some Trump-supporting Republicans were reticent to mourn Senator John McCain

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Opinion: Digital giants harmed journalism - Corbyn's right that they should be taxed

Opinion: Digital giants harmed journalism - Corbyn's right that they should be taxed

Opinion: Digital giants harmed journalism - Corbyn's right to say 'tax them'

talkRADIO's digital editor Thea de Gallier, who was a freelance journalist for three years, explains why digital companies should put money back into the media

Westminster Whispers: No deal is just an idea, and all sides are using it to bolster their cause

Westminster Whispers: No deal is just an idea, and all sides are using it to bolster their cause

Westminster Whispers: No deal is just an idea, and all sides are harnessing it

talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell says Dominic Raab's speech on what would happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit contained plenty of scares, but will be used as a springboard for Brexiteers and Remainers alike

Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

The right side of the pond: Don't think anti-Trump sentiment means the Democrats will get in

The right side of the pond: Don't think anti-Trump sentiment means the Democrats will get in

The right side of the pond: Anti-Trump sentiment doesn't mean Democrats are in

talkRADIO's Michael Graham says the polls don't have all the answers when it comes to whether the Democrats can take office in the US

Westminster Whispers: Anti-Semitism saga could overshadow Labour conference

Westminster Whispers: Anti-Semitism saga could overshadow Labour conference

Westminster Whispers: Anti-Semitism saga could overshadow Labour conference

talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell said Corbyn must act fast to stop the spectre of anti-Semitism scuppering Labour's chances of being a credible opposition

Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Opinion: 'If a car runs over my foot, the driver would be prosecuted. Cyclists should be treated the same'

Opinion: 'If a car runs over my foot, the driver would be prosecuted. Cyclists should be treated the same'

Opinion: 'Dangerous drivers are prosecuted. Cyclists should be treated the same'

talkRADIO's digital reporter James Hingle is in favour of suggested new legislation to punish cyclists who harm or kill pedestrians

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The right side of the pond: Hate Trump? Fine, but admit he's boosted economy

The right side of the pond: Hate Trump? Fine, but admit he's boosted economy

The right side of the pond: Hate Trump? Fine, but admit he's boosted economy

talkRADIO's Saturday host Michael Graham argues that for all Trump's personal failings, his impact on the US economy speaks for itself

Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

The right side of the pond: Banning plastic? What a load of rubbish

The right side of the pond: Banning plastic? What a load of rubbish

The right side of the pond: Banning plastic? What a load of rubbish

Michael Graham argues in favour of plastic, despite widespread bans aimed at reducing waste and pollution

Westminster Whispers: The Prime Minister may be on holiday, but she shouldn't relax

Westminster Whispers: The PM may be on holiday, but she shouldn't relax

Theresa May is taking her customary two breaks this summer as parliament goes into recess, but Brexit will be on her mind, says Ross Kempsell

Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

The right side of the pond: Trump's no baby, but he wants Brexit to benefit him

The right side of the pond: Trump's no baby, but he wants Brexit to benefit him

The right side of the pond: Trump's no baby, but he wants Brexit to benefit him

talkRADIO's Michael Graham says Donald Trump wants the best for the UK when it comes to Brexit, and the protesters should 'stop whinging'

Opinion: Sadiq Khan allowed the Trump Baby blimp - so why did be ban those 'beach body' ads?

Opinion: Sadiq Khan allowed the Trump Baby blimp - so why did be ban those 'beach body' ads?

Opinion: Sadiq Khan allowed Trump blimp - so why did be ban 'beach body' ads?

Critics of Sadiq Khan are saying he displayed double standards by allowing the Trump Baby blimp to fly, but previously banning adverts depicting a woman in a bikini

Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

The right side of the pond: 'Abolish ICE Democrats will send voters Trump's way'

The right side of the pond: 'Abolish ICE Democrats will send voters Trump's way'

The right side of the pond: 'Abolish ICE Democrats will send voters Trump's way'

talkRADIO host Michael Graham says that although Democrats have latched onto the campaign to abolish the immigration authority ICE, it's not what the American public want

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

From across the pond: Don't use the Maryland shooting to make a political statement

The right side of the pond: Don't use Maryland shooting for political points

The right side of the pond: Don't use Maryland shooting for political points

talkRADIO host Michael Graham says that suggesting Donald Trump's views on the media could have influenced the Maryland shooter derails the gun debate

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Opinion: Marriage is sexist - give me a civil partnership any day

Opinion: Marriage is sexist - give me a civil partnership any day

Opinion: Marriage is sexist - give me a civil partnership any day

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Murray objected to marriage on patriarchal grounds. One woman who feels the same explains why

Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

From across the pond: 'Mass migration is the problem, not children in cages'

The right side of the pond: 'Mass migration is the problem, not children in cages'

The right side of the pond: 'Mass migration is a problem, not children in cages'

talkRADIO host Michael Graham takes the controversial stance that the US's real problem is high numbers of illegal immigrants, not children being detained

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

From across the pond: 'Why do feminists want us to hate men?'

The right side of the pond: 'Why do feminists want us to hate men?'

The right side of the pond: 'Why do feminists want us to hate men?'

Michael Graham argues that men and women are inherently different in his latest column

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

George Galloway: Grenfell fire was a crime

George Galloway: Grenfell fire was a crime

As the year anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy approaches, talkRADIO's George Galloway reflects

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

From across the pond: Trump is crazy, but he's getting results

The right side of the pond: Trump is crazy, but he's getting results

The right side of the pond: Trump is crazy, but he's getting results

Michael Graham argues that Donald Trump is the first president to elicited any action from North Korea over their nuclear regime

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I'm a mixed-race British Cambridge grad, and I think Toby Young has a point

I'm a mixed-race British Cambridge grad, and I think Toby Young has a point

Toby Young claimed the lack of black students at Oxford University was down to a lack of support from schools. Bilal Harry Khan, a black Cambridge graduate, argues that he isn't completely wrong

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

From across the pond: This is why Trump is still smiling

The right side of the pond: This is why Trump is still smiling

The right side of the pond: This is why Trump is still smiling

In the latest instalment of his column, Michael Graham says Donald Trump actually has a lot to smile about, despite having made a lot of global enemies

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

From across the pond: Michael Graham on Trump and the Iran deal

The right side of the pond: Trump pulling out of the Iran deal 'the right move'

The right side of the pond: Trump pulling out of the Iran deal 'the right move'

talkRADIO host Michael Graham gives the US conservative view on Trump and Iran

Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

From across the pond: Michael Graham on US college free speech wars

The right side of the pond: Michael Graham on US college free speech wars

The right side of the pond: Michael Graham on US college free speech wars

talkRADIO host Michael Graham weighs in on the university 'safe space' culture, and argues it's worse in the US than the UK

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Theresa May met Donald Trump at Davos last week

Theresa May’s kowtowing to Donald Trump is embarrassing – and it could become really dangerous

'May’s kowtowing to Trump is embarrassing – and it could get really dangerous'

If a trade deal forces Britain to accept US standards, it will have a major effect on our health - but even more on the health of the animals we farm.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

The gap between top City of London executives and ordinary people is unacceptable, says Wanda Wyporska

UK inequality: Fat Cats are still taking all the cream and we must take it from them

'Fat Cats are still taking all the cream. Now we must take it from them'

Wanda Wyporska of the Equality Trust says inequality is not inevitable and we can reduce it

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Alternative for Germany takes the lead in regional exit polls, but who is their leader Frauke Petry

AfD leader Frauke Petry has 'done a Nigel Farage' by quitting in wake of German election triumph

AfD leader Frauke Petry has 'done a Farage' by quitting in moment of triumph

Petry has chosen to step down as leader hours after German election success - but the real test awaits

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mark Sampson was sacked as England women's coach this week

Mark Sampson farce heaps further misery on FA, but it’s not all gloom for women’s football

'Mark Sampson farce isn't all gloom for women's football'

As the saying goes, all press is good press… unless you work for the FA

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A child looks up at a photographer in West Papua

Indonesia has a dark, dirty secret which could amount to genocide

Indonesia has a dark, dirty secret which could amount to genocide

Indonesia has succeeded in obscuring the murky reality of events in West Papua for decades

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bake Off fans - It's time to admit we were wrong to judge the Channel 4 show before it aired

Bake Off fans, admit it: We were wrong to judge the Channel 4 show before it aired

'Bake Off fans, admit it: We were wrong to judge the new show before it aired'

The new series of Bake Off has started but this time it's being broadcast on Channel 4 instead of the BBC

Saudi Arabia has been the UK's best customer in recent years

London is about to host a roll call of the world's most vile regimes. We must protest

'London is hosting a roll call of the world's worst regimes and we must protest'

Huge arms fair will attract dictators and human rights abusers from around the world. But don't worry, we'll be there too

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Theresa May was hugely criticised for her deal with Arlene Foster (r)

Tory-DUP alliance has written the SNP's election leaflets for them

Tory-DUP alliance has written the SNP's election leaflets for them

The hypocrisy over the DUP deal hasn’t killed the union between England and Scotland, but it’s arguably illustrated why that union is already dead

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Britain has been rocked by a series of terror attacks in recent months, the most recent at London Bridge

We must stand up to far-right Islamism and stop tolerating intolerance

We must stand up to far-right Islamism and stop tolerating intolerance

Naive politicians are so eager to stand up to anti-Muslim hatred that they end up legitimising the very people who fuel extremism. It must stop

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The SNP still performed well in the election despite some reverses, says James Kelly

The SNP must stand its ground on an independence referendum

The SNP must stand its ground on an independence referendum

If the SNP are instead seen to back down in the face of a defeat that didn’t actually happen, they would be self-inflicting a wound that might never properly heal

Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Theresa May remains the better custodian for Britain than Jeremy Corbyn, says Henry Hill

Election 2017: Britain must ignore Jeremy Corbyn's programme of unsustainable nostalgia

'Why Britain must ignore Corbyn's unsafe, unsustainable nostalgia'

Conservative blogger Henry Hill on why we should back Theresa May this weekend

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon's election strategy is completely justified

Why young independence supporters need to back Sturgeon in June

'Ignore the rabid Tory press - Nicola Sturgeon's got everything under control'

Ignore the rabid right-wing press - there's every reason to go to the polls and ensure the unionists' defeat is as crushing as possible

Tim Farron believes Lib Dems offer a better vision than either 'mean-spirited' Tories or 'divided' Labour

Tim Farron: Britain deserves better than cold, selfish Theresa May

Tim Farron: Britain deserves better than cold, selfish Theresa May

The Lib Dem lays out his party's case in a special election column for talkRADIO

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Bonus Podcast, Steve Johnson

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Bonus Podcast, Steve Johnson

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Bonus Podcast, Steve Johnson

'A lot of times the police would even prey on the families' own sense of guilt. A lot of times the families didn't know their son or brother was gay.'

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

'The Scottish Labour Party needs a leader, not Kezia Dugdale', says George Galloway

'The Scottish Labour Party needs a leader, not Kezia Dugdale', says George Galloway

'The Scottish Labour Party needs a leader, not Kezia Dugdale'

George Galloway believes the Scottish Labour Party needs a leader that can demonstrate their leadership so that people rally behind them

George Galloway: 'George Osborne could use the London Evening Standard against Theresa May'

George Galloway: 'George Osborne could use London Evening Standard to take revenge on Theresa May'

Galloway: Osborne could use Evening Standard against Theresa May

George Galloway believes it's ludicrous that George Osborne is claiming his constituents won't be affected by him taking a position at the London Evening Standard

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

George Galloway: 'Parliament is filled with MPs who are incompetent pathetic poodles'

George Galloway: 'Parliament is filled with incompetent pathetic poodles'

George Galloway: 'Parliament is filled with incompetent pathetic poodles'

George Galloway believes few MPs are competent - but stay in their jobs because they sit in safe seats

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

George Galloway: 'Using Brexit results as a mandate for holding a Scottish independence vote is undemocratic'

George Galloway: 'Using Brexit as a mandate for new Scottish independence referendum is undemocratic'

'You can't use Brexit results as a mandate for a Scottish independence vote'

George Galloway believes the SNP will not win a Scottish independence vote, and even if they did Scotland would be out of the UK and the EU

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon will be delighted with Theresa May's hardline approach

Theresa May must heed lessons of Thatcher - or risk presenting Scotland to the SNP

'May must learn from Thatcher - or risk presenting Scotland to the SNP'

Mrs May's current course is a disastrous folly, and history shows that an overbearing Tory government is a godsend for separatists

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

'If Scotland leave the UK and join the EU it can only lead to misery', says George Galloway

If Scotland leaves the UK and joins the EU it can only lead to misery, says George Galloway

Galloway: If Scotland leaves the UK and joins the EU it can only lead to misery

George Galloway believes if Scotland were to leave the UK and join the EU it would only lead to misery

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