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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'I was ashamed to look my European colleagues in the eye after the referendum'

Brexit Stories: 'I was ashamed to look my European colleagues in the eye'

Doctor Salehya Ahsan tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'We would have more of a voice as part of the European Union'

Brexit Stories: 'We would have more of a voice as part of the European Union'

Ice cream company founder Annie Hanbury tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'I made a mistake voting Leave'

Brexit Stories: 'I made a mistake voting Leave'

Toy inventor Assim Ishaque tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected his job

No-deal Brexit: What is being stockpiled?

Post-Brexit Britain: The strangest things being stockpiled

Post-Brexit Britain: The strangest things being stockpiled

As Brexit day nears, here are some of the more unusual items being stockpiled as people prepare for post-Brexit Britain.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'Theatre companies from Europe will be reluctant to head to the UK'

Brexit Stories: 'Theatre companies from Europe will be reluctant to head to UK'

Actor Andrew Venning tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected his job

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Donald Tusk

Politicians react to Donald Tusk's 'special place in hell' comments

Politicians react to Donald Tusk's 'special place in hell' comments

Politicians have given their thoughts on comments made by the European Council president, in which he claimed there was a "special place in hell" for those who promoted Brexit.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Should UK holidaymakers wait until after March 29 to book their getaways?

Should UK holidaymakers wait until after March 29 to book their getaways?

Should UK holidaymakers wait until after March 29 to book their getaways?

UK travellers should be able to travel to most EU countries visa-free after March 29, even in the case of a no-deal Brexit - so will travelling to the European Union after 'Brexit Day' be any different?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Professor Iain Begg, a European economics expert, looks at whether we need to be stockpiling goods and explains how a no-deal Brexit could affect trade.

What do the amendments being tabled mean for Brexit?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Speaker Bercow has chosen seven motions to be voted on during the key Brexit vote on Tuesday night. Here's your guide to what they all mean.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Beer Wetherspoon

J D Wetherspoon: Are customers put off by a pub with a political stance?

J D Wetherspoon: Are customers put off by a pub with a political stance?

talkRADIO asked Wetherspoon customers if a pub with a political stance would ever put them off visiting - whether they agreed with it or not.

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for immigration'

Immigration lawyer Antonia Torr tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

The chief executive of Airbus branded the Government’s handling of Brexit as a “disgrace” on Thursday, and warned that the company would move outside of the UK if its ability to compete on the global stage was damaged by a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

UK's largest supplier of insulin announced on Wednesday that the UK Government needs to find new shipping routes - other than Dover-Calais - if they want medicine stockpiles to be maintained. But, how much are companies really stockpiling?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

Pets at Home announced on Tuesday it will spend up to £8million on stockpiling on pet food and products to prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

What is ‘common law’ marriage? And what rights do unmarried couples really have?

What is ‘common law’ marriage? And what rights do unmarried couples really have?

What is ‘common law’ marriage? And what rights do unmarried couples have?

Nearly half of unmarried couples who live together wrongly believe they share the same rights as others who are married, according to a survey.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Smacking

Do people who were smacked as children support a smacking ban?

Do people who were smacked as children support a smacking ban?

Following Jersey's decision to outlaw the smacking of children, talkRADIO asked people who were smacked growing up whether they would support a UK-wide ban.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

James Goddard

James Goddard: Who is the 'yellow vest' protester who hounded Anna Soubry?

James Goddard: Who is the 'yellow vest' protester who hounded Anna Soubry?

The serial protester has previously stormed the offices of Facebook and the Labour Party, and leads a group of high-vis jacket-wearing protesters in Westminster.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Drones

Drones: What are the new regulations?

Drones: What are the new regulations?

The government has announced a series of new measures to control drone use in the UK. Here is your guide to the new regulations.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

Theresa May will unveil a plan for overhauling certain areas of the NHS by providing additional funding, but staff shortages and social care are still not being addressed

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

Migrants: Is there really a 'crisis' with asylum seekers coming to the UK?

Migrants: Is there really a 'crisis' with asylum seekers coming to the UK?

Migrants: Is there really a 'crisis' with asylum seekers coming to the UK?

Home secretary Sajid Javid has had naval boats deployed to deter migrants trying to cross the English channel, but is the 'crisis' as bad as it's made out to be?

Summer holidays 2019: Will Brexit affect your travel, getting the best rate on foreign currency and the best value breaks

Summer holidays 2019: Will Brexit affect your travel, getting the best rate on foreign currency and the best value breaks

Summer holidays 2019: Tips if you're booking in January

Consumer expert Harry Wallop tells talkRADIO what to bear in mind when booking a summer holiday for 2019

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

talkRADIO's top callers of 2018

talkRADIO's top callers of 2018

talkRADIO's top callers of 2018

Some of the most entertaining phone calls to talkRADIO from the British public

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas gifts for the Brexiteer or Remainer in your life

Christmas gifts for the Brexiteer or Remainer in your life

Left your Christmas shopping until the last minute? Have a politically-inclined friend with strong feelings on Brexit? Put one of these in their stocking

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Feminism debate: Sexuality, ‘fancy little knickers’, and #MeToo

The feminism debate: Sexuality, ‘fancy little knickers’, and #MeToo

The feminism debate: Sexuality, ‘fancy little knickers’, and #MeToo

A debate on the Matthew Wright show tackled feminism, including whether women can be both sexy and feminist, and if the #MeToo movement has had the impact women hoped for.

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

36 hours from the meaningful vote and there is still no certainty over whether it will go ahead.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Is Fairytale of New York homophobic for its 'f****t' lyric?

Is Fairytale of New York 'homophobic' for its 'f****t' lyric?

Is Fairytale of New York 'homophobic' for its 'f****t' lyric?

There are fresh calls to censor Fairytale of New York from the LGBT community unhappy about the 'f****t' lyric

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Transgender debate: Toilets, self-identification and sharing public spaces

The Transgender debate: Toilets, self-identification and sharing public spaces

The Transgender debate: Toilets, self-identification and sharing public spaces

A debate on the Matthew Wright show tackled the issue of transgender rights and toilets, and whether a trans person’s right to identify as the opposite gender should come before a biological woman’s concerns about sharing a private space with someone who may have a penis.

Legal advice confirms backstop will keep the UK in the customs union - but what is a customs union?

Legal advice confirms backstop will keep the UK in a customs union - but what is a customs union?

What is the EU customs union?

A law professor explains what the EU customs union is and what it means for Britain, Northern Ireland and Brexit

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

MPs will vote on Monday as to whether the government is in contempt of parliament for not publishing the legal advice relating to the Brexit deal

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'shopping list'

What happened in today's PMQs? Political Editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

Gang

How big city gangs are targeting Welsh communities

How big city gangs are targeting Welsh communities

There has been a steady rise in the number of 'county line' gangs who recruit youngsters to transport and sell drugs from big cities to small towns. We look at the devastating impact the practice has had in Wales.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Theresa May

Will the Brexit deal get through the House of Commons?

Will the Brexit deal get through the House of Commons?

Now EU leaders have endorsed the Brexit deal, what is the likelihood of it being voted through by MPs?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

In this week's news, Sainsbury's announced it would start selling edible insects and the future of the UK's relationship with the EU post-Brexit was agreed.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wrapping paper

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

A dad-of-five has received a lot of attention after asking strangers to help buy Christmas presents for children via a GoFundMe page.

Michael Gove

Game of Goves: Is Michael Gove compatible with Game of Thrones 'soulmate' Tyrion Lannister?

Is Michael Gove compatible with Game of Thrones 'soulmate' Tyrion Lannister?

Michael Gove tweeted that he had been paired with Tyrion Lannister in a 'Who's your Game of Thrones soulmate?' quiz. We look at whether the couple are truly compatible.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Theresa May

Prime Minister's Questions: Cutting away EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

Prime Minister's Questions: EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

What happened in today's PMQs? Political editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Which MPs have called for a no confidence vote against Theresa May?

Which MPs have called for a no confidence vote against Theresa May?

Which MPs have called for a no confidence vote against Theresa May?

The threat of a no-confidence vote has been hanging over the Prime Minister since she revealed her proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement. 

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement was published on Wednesday night following the announcement that the Cabinet had approved the draft.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference

Here are the main points from her speech, from whether she will fight a no confidence vote to who was her cricket hero. A round up of the highs and lows of Mrs May’s conference following a turbulent day at Parliament.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Margaret Thatcher

Meet the young adult fans of Margaret Thatcher

Meet the young adult fans of Margaret Thatcher

Following a recent study, which revealed that two-thirds of under 34's embrace Margaret Thatcher's legacy, we spoke to three young Thatcherites about why they like the Iron Lady.

A piece of First World War history - in a toilet

A piece of First World War history - in a toilet

A piece of First World War history - in a toilet

A document that signalled the end of the First World War hangs in a toilet in London

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Trademarks

Brexit and branding: What will happen to trademarks after Britain leaves the EU?

Brexit and branding: What will happen to trademarks post-Brexit?

A trademark attorney reveals how Britain's exit from the EU will affect trademarks, as well as the rise in companies using Brexit branding to sell products.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Theresa May PMQs

Prime Minister's Questions: A spicy clash and Brexit sauce on breakfast sausages

Prime Minister's Questions: A spicy clash and Brexit sauce on breakfast sausages

Prime Minister's Questions was an unexpectedly spicy clash - this lunchtime offered a rare glimpse of the knockabout PMQs many miss. Here's your guide to what happened.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

EU subsidies: What will happen to farming produce after Brexit?

EU subsidies: What will happen to UK farmers after Brexit?

EU subsidies: What will happen to UK farmers after Brexit?

Earlier this month, Irish cheesemaker Ornua admitted that it had begun stockpiling cheddar in the UK to protect the company against price rises if the UK left the European Union without a deal.

What do HGV drivers think of Philip Hammond's budget?

'We need to leave the EU to spend our money better': HGV drivers react to the Budget

'We need to leave the EU to spend our money better': HGV drivers react to Budget

This afternoon, Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a £30 billion transport fund to improve the UK’s roads, with £420 million dedicated to fixing potholes.

Gab

Gab: Inside the social media network used by the alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

Gab: Inside the social media network used by the alleged Pittsburgh shooter

Social media platform Gab is under scrutiny after the alleged synagogue shooter, Robert Bowers, used it to post antisemitic conspiracy theories. But what is Gab? And who else uses it?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce tax cuts for small businesses, funding to fix roads and a crackdown on tech tax dodgers in the Autumn Budget 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (20-26 Oct)

News round-up: The week's top stories (20-26 Oct)

In this week's news, the saga of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi continued, and MP Michael Fabricant rode a bike through a London park in the nude.

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Lord Peter Hain named Philip Green as the businessman being accused of harassment. But how does parliamentary privilege allow MPs to override the law?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Non-disclosure agreement

All you need to know about non-disclosure agreements

What are non-disclosure agreements?

We find out what an NDA is, whether it can cover up criminal activity, and the repercussions of breaking one.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Worker's rights: How might Brexit affect employment laws?

Worker's rights: How might Brexit affect employment laws?

Worker's rights: How might Brexit affect employment laws?

An employment lawyer explains which workers' rights the UK got from the EU and how the laws around work could change after Brexit

Vote of no confidence: How does it happen, would Theresa May survive it, and who's written letters of no confidence?

Vote of no confidence: How does it happen, would Theresa May survive it, and who's written letters of no confidence?

Would Theresa May survive a vote of no confidence?

Speculation that a rebellion against Theresa May is brewing in parliament is rife, but what needs to happen to trigger a vote of no confidence?

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Gender 'self-ID': What does it mean, will it really allow any man to enter a woman's space, and how do transgender people feel about it?

Gender 'self-ID': What does it mean, will it really allow any man to enter a woman's space, and how do transgender people feel about it?

Gender 'self-ID': Would it really allow any man to enter a woman's space?

Transgender woman Jane Fae breaks down some of the myths and misconceptions around the government's consultation on the Gender Recognition Act

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (8-14 Oct)

News round-up: The week's top stories (8-14 Oct)

In the news last week, the identity of the second Skripal suspect was unveiled and the gay cake saga came to an end.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Gender Recognition Act

Your guide to the Gender Recognition Act consultation

What is the Gender Recognition Act consultation?

The government is currently holding a consultation on the Gender Recognition Act - but what is it all about?

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