Coronavirus

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Boris Johnson dismisses call for Dominic Cummings inquiry

Boris Johnson dismisses call for Dominic Cummings inquiry

The Prime Minister said he did not think an inquiry into his aide's alleged lockdown breach was a "very good use of official time".

Lisa Nandy: Dominic Cummings’ lack of apology is ‘slap in the face’

Lisa Nandy: Dominic Cummings’ lack of apology is ‘slap in the face’

Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy has condemned Dominic Cummings for not apologising after being accused of breaching coronavirus rules.

BBC Newsnight criticised for Dominic Cummings coverage

BBC Newsnight criticised for Dominic Cummings coverage

Columnist André Walker has angrily criticised the BBC for its handling of the Dominic Cummings controversy.

Dan Wootton: The establishment is out to get Dominic Cummings

Dan Wootton: The establishment is out to get Dominic Cummings

talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton has said the outcry over Dominic Cummings' alleged lockdown breach was linked to his role in delivering Brexit.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mike Graham condemns ‘Three Stooges’ of political media

Mike Graham condemns ‘Three Stooges’ of political media

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has criticised Laura Kuenssberg, Robert Peston and Beth Rigby for their questioning of Dominic Cummings.

Robert Jenrick denies more will resign over Dominic Cummings

Robert Jenrick denies more will resign over Dominic Cummings

The Housing Secretary said the Cabinet and PM were 'fully behind' Dominic Cummings, despite lingering anger on Tory back benches.

Brendan O’Neill: Media behaved like a ‘pack of wolves’

Brendan O’Neill: Media behaved like a ‘pack of wolves’

Columnist Brendan O’Neill has lambasted journalist for their reporting of the Dominic Cummings controversy as he defended the PM's aide.

Minister resigns over Dominic Cummings controversy

Minister resigns over Dominic Cummings controversy

Junior minister Douglas Ross has become the first to resign from government over the fallout surrounding Boris Johnson’s chief adviser.

Dominic Cummings: Julia Hartley-Brewer calls for resignation

Dominic Cummings: Julia Hartley-Brewer calls for resignation

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has called for Dominic Cummings to resign as the PM’s chief adviser, after he refused to do so yesterday.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

Dominic Cummings did not speak to the PM before driving to Durham

Dominic Cummings did not speak to the PM before driving to Durham

Dominic Cummings said he did not tell Boris Johnson before driving to County Durham as he answered allegations that he breached lockdown.

Alastair Campbell: ‘We are governed by a bunch of liars’

Alastair Campbell: ‘We are governed by a bunch of liars’

The former political aide has accused the government of a "pack of lies" for defending Dominic Cummings’ alleged breach of lockdown rules.

Dominic Cummings: Mike Graham rips up three papers

Dominic Cummings: Mike Graham rips up three papers

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham condemned the Guardian, the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail for criticising Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson.

Dominic Cummings’ mother ‘disgusted’ with the press

Dominic Cummings’ mother ‘disgusted’ with the press

Dominic Cummings’ parents have criticised the media’s treatment of their son over allegations that he broke coronavirus lockdown rules.

talkRADIO poll: Majority want Dominic Cummings out

talkRADIO poll: Majority want Dominic Cummings out

talkRADIO's social media polls have shown that most people think the PM's top aide should resign after he was accused of flouting lockdown.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Bus company faces backlash for rebranding Pride bus for NHS

Bus company faces backlash for rebranding Pride bus for NHS

Plymouth Citybus has apologised after it attracted criticism for repurposing a double-decker Pride bus to show support for the NHS.

Wetherspoons reveals £11m plan to make pubs Covid-19 secure

Wetherspoons reveals £11m plan to make pubs Covid-19 secure

Measures will include putting up screens at bars and tables and employing full-time cleaners to regularly clean surfaces and touch points.

Government borrowing hits record high amid coronavirus

Government borrowing hits record high amid coronavirus

Coronavirus spending meant government borrowing reached £62.1 billion in April, the highest figure for any month on record, new data shows.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Boris Johnson cancels NHS fee for foreign health workers

Boris Johnson cancels NHS fee for foreign health workers

The U-turn follows a Tory revolt over the scheme and opposition calls for the government to reconsider in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Nicola Sturgeon reveals plan for easing Scotland’s lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon reveals plan for easing Scotland’s lockdown

A four-phase strategy to gradually ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions could begin next week, the First Minister has said.

Richard Tice: Coronavirus highlights importance of Brexit

Richard Tice: Coronavirus highlights importance of Brexit

The Brexit Party chairman said leaving the EU will make it easier for the UK to make economic decisions in the coronavirus recovery.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Lockdown is going on far too long’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Lockdown is going on far too long’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has warned that Britons should be less scared of going back to work amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Sadiq Khan launches ‘deeply personal’ study into bus driver deaths

Sadiq Khan launches ‘deeply personal’ study into bus driver deaths

The mayor said studying the pattern of Covid-19 among London bus drivers would ensure every measure was taken to protect “heroic staff”.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Donald Trump: US having most coronavirus cases is ‘badge of honour’

Donald Trump: US having most coronavirus cases is ‘badge of honour’

The US president said the country's number of coronavirus cases was a “badge of honour” and reflected the country’s success in testing.

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

The opposition leader implored the government to review the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS staff in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Mike Graham brands Chinese government ‘utter disgrace’

Mike Graham brands Chinese government ‘utter disgrace’

Mike Graham has berated the Chinese government for its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and called for economic sanctions on the state.

Captain Tom Moore to receive knighthood

Captain Tom Moore to receive knighthood

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told talkRADIO that the war veteran and NHS fundraiser “epitomises the best of what it is to be British”.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Prince Charles: ‘Pick for Britain’ in national farming effort

Prince Charles: ‘Pick for Britain’ in national farming effort

Prince Charles has urged Brits to help harvest fruit and vegetables across the country, as coronavirus risks a shortage of seasonal workers.

Unemployment claims surge as coronavirus hits labour market

Unemployment claims surge as coronavirus hits labour market

The Office for National Statistics said those without a job claiming Universal Credit rose to 2.1 million in April, up by 856k since March.

Julia Hartley-Brewer brands Labour council ‘bunch of idiots’

Julia Hartley-Brewer brands Labour council ‘bunch of idiots’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with a Bury councillor after branding the authority a “bunch of idiots” in a row over schools.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Piers Corbyn’s coronavirus claims ‘bonkers’, says Ian Collins

Piers Corbyn’s coronavirus claims ‘bonkers’, says Ian Collins

talkRADIO’s Ian Collins has challenged Piers Corbyn on his coronavirus views after he denied that the disease had caused a pandemic.

Mike Graham berates ‘militant’ unions over back to school row

Mike Graham berates ‘militant’ unions over back to school row

talkRADIO's Mike Graham has strongly criticised teachers’ unions for opposing the government's phased reopening of schools next month.

Teaching unions are ‘supporting’ social division, says campaigner

Teaching unions are ‘supporting’ social division, says campaigner

Chris McGovern, from Campaign for Real Education, has criticised trade unions for their opposition to the phased reopening of schools.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Police and CPS apologise over Covid-19 law enforcement errors

Police and CPS apologise over Covid-19 law enforcement errors

Police chiefs and prosecutors have apologised after dozens of people in England and Wales were wrongly charged under new coronavirus laws.

Shaun Bailey accuses Sadiq Khan of lying over TfL fare rise blame

Shaun Bailey accuses Sadiq Khan of lying over TfL fare rise blame

TfL will introduce above-inflation fare rises from 2021 after receiving a £1.6 billion government bailout to tackle its slump in profits.

Brendan O’Neill condemns ‘Left’s love of lockdown’

Brendan O’Neill condemns ‘Left’s love of lockdown’

Columnist Brendan O’Neill said left-wing opposition to the easing of coronavirus lockdown was “victorian and so hypocritical”.

Andy Burnham: Lockdown changes ‘too soon’ for North West

Andy Burnham: Lockdown changes ‘too soon’ for North West

The Greater Manchester Mayor said the government’s changes to coronavirus lockdown rules were too early for northern parts of the country.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

‘Despicable’: Man jailed for coughing at police officer

‘Despicable’: Man jailed for coughing at police officer

Mark Wright, 23, was handed a six-month prison sentence after he coughed in an officer’s face and claimed he had coronavirus in Newcastle.

Recession inevitable but UK will get through, says ex-Chancellor

Recession inevitable but UK will get through, says ex-Chancellor

Lord Norman Lamont told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer the UK will almost certainly face a recession following the coronavirus pandemic.

Mike Graham: Coronavirus doom-mongers are ‘enemies of the recovery’

Mike Graham: Coronavirus doom-mongers are ‘enemies of the recovery’

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham launched a tirade against Keir Starmer, unions and the Guardian, labelling them “naysayers and doom-mongers”.

New antibody test ‘100% accurate’, says Public Health England

New antibody test ‘100% accurate’, says Public Health England

PHE said the new blood test was “highly specific” and had an accuracy of 100 per cent in detecting people who had ever had Covid-19.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Dan Wootton: ‘Our economy is in deep trouble’

Dan Wootton: ‘Our economy is in deep trouble’

Dan Wootton has called for young people to be let out of coronavirus lockdown to "fire up the economy as soon as is humanly possible."

Iain Duncan Smith: Private sector ‘will find way’ back to work

Iain Duncan Smith: Private sector ‘will find way’ back to work

The Conservative MP said he is optimistic that businesses will adapt to bring employees back to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Minister rejects renewed calls to extend Brexit transition period

Minister rejects renewed calls to extend Brexit transition period

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis has dismissed fresh calls for an extension of the Brexit transition period amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

The PM has announced £600 million for infection control in British care homes, after accusations of being “too slow” in tackling the crisis.

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

The Labour leader said is was "obvious" the UK stopped comparing Covid-19 death tolls once the UK's number became the highest in Europe.

Grant Shapps: PPE for transport workers depends on job type

Grant Shapps: PPE for transport workers depends on job type

The Transport Secretary said the need for PPE differed between roles and urged operators to assess what safety measures to put in place.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Labour: New transport advice ‘will lead to confusion’

Labour: New transport advice ‘will lead to confusion’

Shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon said the government’s latest travel advice was “found wanting” and “left too much to chance”.

Government furlough scheme extended to end of October

Government furlough scheme extended to end of October

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the government will continue to help pay wages for four more months.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Low pay does not mean low value

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Low pay does not mean low value

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has said she is “fed up” with people comparing the value of a job with its pay grade.

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson criticism

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson criticism

talkRADIO's Mike Graham tore up the newspaper and hurled it across the studio, asking: “Exactly which part of all this do they not get?”

Matt Hancock: Trusting public’s common sense is a ‘compliment’

Matt Hancock: Trusting public’s common sense is a ‘compliment’

The Health Secretary echoed Boris Johnson’s calls for common sense as Britons get to grips with changes to the UK’s lockdown rules.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

The Labour leader criticised Boris Johnson for announcing lockdown changes on television before presenting the full document to Parliament.

Miriam Margolyes ‘wanting’ PM to die remark sparks 240 complaints

Miriam Margolyes ‘wanting’ PM to die remark sparks 240 complaints

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has said it is “yet to decide” whether or not to investigate Channel 4 for airing the remarks.

Police chief: Relaxing lockdown makes our job harder

Police chief: Relaxing lockdown makes our job harder

The Metropolitan Police Federation chairman has called for more government guidance on enforcing the changes to lockdown restrictions.

Mike Graham: ‘We have become a nation of nincompoops’

Mike Graham: ‘We have become a nation of nincompoops’

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham poked fun at those calling for clarity over Boris Johnson’s plans to ease the UK out of coronavirus lockdown.

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