Julia Hartley-Brewer

This lady isn't for turning. Give her a call on all the biggest stories of the day.

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

'Theresa May is trying to delay Brexit so that she doesn't have to sign the deal', says UKIP's Gerard Batten

Theresa May is trying to delay Brexit because she doesn't want to go through with it, says UKIP's Gerard Batten

'Theresa May is trying to delay Brexit so that she won't have to complete it'

Yesterday the Supreme Court verdict was given, ruling that Parliament must vote on triggering Article 50, to start the Brexit process

Julia Hartley-Brewer challenges Barry Gardiner over the Labour Party Brexit plans

Julia Hartley-Brewer suggests Labour is trying to 'delay and thwart' Brexit in heated debate with MP Barry Gardiner

Julia Hartley-Brewer challenges Barry Gardiner MP to reveal Labour's Brexit plan

The MP for Brent North and the Shadow Secretary for International Trade spoke to our host about how the Labour Party wants to hold the Government accountable ahead of the trigger of Article 50

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

'Naturists should have the same opportunities as those who wear clothes', says nude exercise class leader

'Naturists should have the same opportunities as those who wear clothes', says nude exercise class leader

'Naturists should have the same opportunities as those who wear clothes'

Personal trainer and naturist Helen Smith, has launched the first nude exercise classes in Britain

Brexit: Government won't be constrained on bill', says Sir Bill Cash after Supreme Court ruling

Brexit challengers are wasting their time, says Sir Bill Cash after Supreme Court ruling

Government won't be constrained on triggering Article 50, says Sir Bill Cash

The Supreme Court ruled today that the Government can't trigger Article 50 without putting a bill through Parliament

Supreme Court Brexit ruling 'was always going to be a victory', says Charlie Mullins

Julia asks Brexit legal challenge donor: 'what gives you the right to buy influence?'

Julia Hartley-Brewer challenges Brexit challenge donor over Supreme Court ruling

Charlie Mullins, CEO of Pimlico Plumbers and Remain campaigner who helped fund the Supreme Court case, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the historic ruling from the Supreme Court

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

'The Food Standards Agency are preempting evidence which may never come to light', says health commentator

Health journalist says toast and potato cancer warnings are 'inconclusive'

Health journalist says toast and potato cancer warnings are 'inconclusive'

The FSA has issued a warning over foods such as roast potatoes, chips and toast, claiming they should only be cooked until they are golden

'Donald Trump knows the repercussions of embassy move', says Israel Radio journalist Jerry Lewis

Donald Trump blasted by Jewish journalist over Israel embassy plans: 'He's like a bull in a china shop'

Donald Trump blasted by Jewish journalist over Israel embassy plans

Jerry Lewis spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about Donald Trump's plans to move the US embassy from Israel to Jerusalem

'Donald Trump may decide to use nuclear weapons, and someone like him will come around every few hundred years', says MP Angus MacNeil

Trident mis-fire: SNP lawmaker says Theresa May probably didn't know

Trident mis-fire: SNP lawmaker says Theresa May probably didn't know

The Sunday Times claimed that an unarmed missile from the Trident nuclear programme veered off course in June during a test. Theresa May has not confirmed whether she knew about this or not

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald Trump: 'We have to keep protesting and hope structure around him adapts', says journalist Harriet Minter

Donald Trump: 'We have to keep protesting' says activist Harriet Minter

'We have to keep protesting' says activist Harriet Minter

The host of Badass Women's Hour on talkRADIO explained to Julia Hartley-Brewer why she plans to join the Women's March protest in London tomorrow (Saturday)

'Why would Trump invite Charlotte Church to his inauguration? He's the biggest star on earth', says Piers Morgan

'Why would Donald Trump need Charlotte Church? He's the biggest star on earth' says Piers Morgan

'Why would Trump need Charlotte Church to sing for him?'

Piers Morgan joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss Donald Trump's inaugaration later today

Trump has compiled a hugely impressive Cabinet, says Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan: 'Trump's not a right-wing monster and we must stop abusing him'

Piers Morgan: 'Trump's not a right-wing monster and we must stop abusing him'

The talkshow host spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer on talkRADIO hours before Trump is sworn in as president

'Donald Trump's speech will be about unity and include a sound bite that will resonate for years', says political commentator

'Donald Trump's inauguration speech will include a soundbite that resonates for years'

'The speech will include a soundbite that will resonate for years'

Today Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th US president, his inauguration begins at 5pm (UK time) and the world will be watching

Piers Morgan: 'Donald Trump isn't that right-wing, don't believe the media spin'

Piers Morgan tells Julia to 'stop being pompous' in row over Donald Trump 'p***y' comments

Piers Morgan tells Julia to 'stop being pompous' in Trump 'p***y' comments row

Piers Morgan believes the UK has far worse politicians than Donald Trump

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

'Mobile phones are killing real face to face communication', says headteacher

Headteacher tells talkRADIO why he banned mobile phones in his school

Headteacher tells talkRADIO why he banned mobile phones in his school

The headteacher of Shiplake College in Henley-on-Thames has imposed a ban on mobile phones at the school, after he felt they were causing communication problems

Paul Nuttall was elected leader of UKIP last year

Paul Nuttall has not agreed to contest Stoke by-election, says UKIP deputy Peter Whittle

Paul Nuttall has not agreed to contest Stoke by-election, says UKIP deputy

Peter Whittle told Julia Hartley-Brewer that nothing has yet been agreed - but refuses to rule out Nuttall standing

'EHRC chairman David Isaac's out to make a name for himself', says Andrew Bridgen MP

Brexit hate crime claim rubbished by Tory MP Andrew Bridgen

Brexit hate crime claim rubbished by Tory MP Andrew Bridgen

Andrew Bridgen, the MP for North West Leicestershire, dismissed David Isaac's worries the triggering of Article 50 could prompt a backlash against EU citizens in the UK

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

'It's surprising that Tunisia didn't have top security plans in place to protect tourists', says former detective

Why didn't Tunisia have plans in place to stop Isis beach massacre, asks terror expert

Why didn't Tunisia have plans in place to stop Isis beach massacre, asks expert

An inquest into what happened when 30 British tourists were killed after a gunman opened fire at a hotel and beach in Tunisia is taking place

'The government is likely to get a bad Brexit deal', says MP Owen Smith

Theresa May Brexit speech: Remainer Owen Smith says UK could get a good deal - but it's unlikely

'The government is likely to get a bad Brexit deal', says MP Owen Smith

Yesterday Theresa May gave a speech on her Brexit plan, stating she wants to leave the single market and give MPs and peers a vote on the final Brexit deal

Brexit Speech: Theresa May 'got the tone spot-on', says MEP Daniel Hannan

Brexit Speech: Theresa May 'got the tone spot-on', says MEP Daniel Hannan

Brexit Speech: Theresa May 'got the tone spot-on', says MEP Daniel Hannan

Theresa May outlined her priorities for the Brexit negotiations in a keynote speech on Tuesday

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

'Pressures on middle-aged women are increasing at home and in the workplace' says professor

Middle-aged women are being pressured into eating disorders, says academic

Middle-aged women are being pressured into eating disorders, says academic

Research from University College London has suggested that 3% of women in their 40s and 50s have an eating problem

'If you tell police that crime is reducing, they will laugh', says former police officer

Police will laugh at you if you tell them crime is falling, says former officer

Police will laugh at you if you tell them crime is falling, says former officer

Sadiq Khan has warned that if the Government cuts the funding of the Metropolitan Police then the safety of Londoners will be at risk

'If we go to the two year wire in Brexit negotiations, it will be a strategic error, says MP Gisela Stuart

Brexit: We need a deal with EU as quickly as possible, says MP Gisela Stuart

We need Brexit deal as quickly as possible, says MP Gisela Stuart

Theresa May will lay out her plans for upcoming negotiations with the EU in a speech today, and is expected to say that she wants a clean break from the European Union

Stormont crisis: "Return to Westminster rule likely", says journalist

Stormont crisis: Return to Westminster rule likely for Northern Ireland, says journalist

'Northern Ireland likely to return to Westminster rule'

The power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland collapse after a deadline to find a resolution on a controversial green energy scheme collapsed

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Gove interviewed Mr Trump for The Times

Michael Gove defends 'thumps-up' photo with Donald Trump as 'light-hearted joshing'

Michael Gove defends 'thumps-up' photo with Trump as 'light-hearted joshing'

Gove tells talkRADIO 'people should have a sense of humour' about his photo with Mr Trump and insists he is strictly neutral on the President-elect.

'We need a real head of state who can take charge in a political crash', says campaign group Republic

'Prince William going full-time? The Royals do nothing!' says Republic campaigner

'Prince William going full-time? The Royals do nothing!'

Prince William is set to give up his career as an Air Ambulance pilot in the summer; in order to take on full-time royal duties as the Queen takes a step back

Grieve appeared on Julia Hartley-Brewer's show this morning

Julia says Remainer Dominic Grieve is 'talking nonsense' over Brexit tariff warning

Julia says Dominic Grieve is 'talking nonsense' over Brexit tariff warning

Grieve thinks post-Brexit tariffs will destroy British industry - but Julia strongly disagrees

'Jeremy Corbyn is miserable and may resign before the next general election', says journalist

Labour insider claims 'miserable' Jeremy Corbyn may quit before General Election

Labour insider claims 'miserable' Jeremy Corbyn may quit before General Election

Labour MP Tristram Hunt resigned from his position last week, triggering a by-election in Stoke-on-Trent, he previously had differences with Jeremy Corbyn

Bernard Jenkin believes the market has overreacted

Brexiteer Bernard Jenkin condemns market hysteria over Theresa May's speech

Brexiteer Bernard Jenkin condemns market hysteria over Theresa May's speech

Bernard Jenkin MP spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the wake of the pound dropping in value as a result of Theresa May's reported 'hard Brexit' speech

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Trump Dossier - Russia 'does have an interest in destabilising' western information flow, says academic

Trump Dossier: 'This has gone way bigger than Christopher Steele ever intended'

Trump Dossier: 'This has gone way bigger than Christopher Steele ever intended'

Dr Kristian Gustafson, deputy director of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies (BCISS), told Julia Hartley-Brewer Russia clearly wants to 'destabilise the west'

'For the UK to trade with the EU, there will need to be some form of referee', says journalist

We shouldn't listen to the Maltese Prime Minister on Brexit, says Telegraph editor

We shouldn't listen to Maltese Prime Minister on Brexit, says Telegraph editor

The Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, has warned that Britain may be forced to follow EU laws for at least 10 years after Brexit

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Paul Nuttall says wage caps would damage Premier League and City of London

Paul Nuttall: Jeremy Corbyn wage cap would ruin Premier League and City of London

Paul Nuttall: Corbyn wage cap would ruin Premier League and City of London

Nuttall also said he doesn't feel threatened by Nigel Farage as UKIP leader

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says 'it's great to see Mark Carney and the Brexit doom-mongers eat their words'

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says 'it's great to see Mark Carney and the Brexit doom-mongers eat their words'

It's great to see Mark Carney eating his words on Brexit, says Paul Nuttall

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has said that it's great to see Mark Carney eating his own words, after his announcement to MPs about Brexit's impact on the economy

Robot kill switch: 'We're at the point where we have to consider this', says futurologist

Robots can learn to kill their own kill switches, says futurologist

Robots can learn to kill their own kill switches, says futurologist

Tom Cheesewright, a futurologist, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the MEP report which calls for all robots to have a mandatory kill switch

'Mark Carney is taking credit for dodging a recession that was never going to happen', says economist

Brexit: Mark Carney is taking credit for dodging a recession that was never going to happen, says economist

'Mark Carney is taking credit for dodging a recession that was never happening'

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has told MPs that Brexit is no longer the biggest threat to the economy, as it is growing more strongly than the Monetary Policy Committee predicted

Donald Trump dossier: 'an Academy Award-winning screenwriter couldn't create' these 'twists and turns', says transition team member

Donald Trump dossier: A Hollywood screenwriter couldn't create these crises, says transition team member

Donald Trump dossier: A Hollywood screenwriter couldn't create this drama

Jan Halper-Hayes, a member of Trump's transition team, says current situation is completely surreal

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

'Our new drop-in clinic will save parents time and put their minds at rest', says Netmums

Netmums editor explains parenting website's new virtual drop-in clinic

Netmums editor explains parenting website's new virtual drop-in clinic

Netmums has launched a virtual drop-in clinic for parents to get expert advice on their mobile. Iy runs every weeknight and is staffed by experts

Labour national wage cap: 'We saw the authentic Jeremy Corbyn yesterday', says former Tony Blair advisor

'We saw the real Jeremy Corbyn yesterday - and it was a disaster' says former Tony Blair advisor

'We saw the authentic Jeremy Corbyn yesterday', says former Tony Blair advisor

Matthew Doyle, a former special adviser to Tony Blair, says Labour are going nowhere fast under Corbyn

'People like Clare Hollingworth have allowed more young women become war correspondents today', says former war correspondent

Clare Hollingworth blazed a trail for countless young women, says fellow female journalist

'Clare Hollingworth blazed a trail for countless young women'

Clare Hollingworth, the British correspondent who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland, has died at the age of 105

'Everyone will miss the decency Barack Obama brought to the role, but he won't leave public life', says Democrats Abroad

'Barack Obama isn't finished yet - he'll remain in public life long after he leaves the White House'

'Everyone will miss the decency Barack Obama brought to the role of President'

Barack Obama made his farewell speech yesterday, and called on Americans to defend their democracy and warned against the growth of 'cyncism and polarisation' in US politics

Donald Trump: 'Magnitude of claims is so great we need to know they're untrue', says politics fellow

Donald Trump Russia dossier claims 'are so powerful we need to know they're untrue'

Donald Trump: 'Magnitude of claims so great we must know they're untrue'

Brian Klaas, from the London School of Economics, said the claims that Russia has compromising information on the President-elect are massive

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Section 40: 'Press reforms are not blackmail, they are an incentive', says Hacked Off

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with press regulation campaigner over Jimmy Savile

'Press reforms are not blackmail, they are an incentive', says Hacked Off

A consultation on whether the press should be forced to pay the costs in court cases, unless they sign up to a recognised regulator, will close today

Women MPs: 'largely a sea of white men' dominate top jobs in politics, says advisor

Women MPs: 'A sea of white men' dominate top jobs in politics, says advisor

Women MPs: 'A sea of white men' dominate top jobs in politics, says advisor

Ayesha Hazarika, a former advisor to Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the call by a Commons committee to raise the number of women MPs in Parliament

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