Julia Hartley-Brewer

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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

'A pay cap of under £100,000 would be good for the Labour Party,' says John Mann MP

Jeremy Corbyn should walk the walk and cut his own salary, says Labour MP John Mann

Jeremy Corbyn should walk the walk and cut his own salary, says Labour MP

The MP for Bassetlaw spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about new party policies unveiled by Jeremy Corbyn

Martin McGuinness resignation: 'Arlene Foster should have been told that her position was untenable', says political commentator

Martin McGuinness resignation: 'Arlene Foster's postion is now untenable'

'Arlene Foster's postion is untenable after Martin McGuinness resignation'

Martin McGuinness has resigned from his role as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister, in protest against an energy scheme which critics believe was bungled by the First Minister

Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Brexit won't turn City of London into a ghost town, says political editor

Brexit won't turn City of London into a ghost town, says political editor

Adam Bienkov says London will remain a great financial centre

Hayden Cross: 'People need to accept nature is varied', says charity trustee

At least one in 100 Britons are potentially transgender, charity trustee tells Julia

'At least one in 100 Britons are potentially transgender'

Bernard Reed, who serves as trustee for the Gender Identity Research and Education Society, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the young man from Gloucester who is four months pregnant

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with RMT Union's Mick Lynch over London Underground strikes

Tube strike: RMT secretary Mick Lynch blames Sadiq Khan for travel chaos

Tube strike: RMT secretary Mick Lynch blames Sadiq Khan for travel chaos

A 24-hour tube strike began last night at 6pm in a row over ticket office closures

Julia Hartley-Brewer believes Transport for London's Brian Woodhead read from a script during her interview

Tube strike: TfL's Brian Woodhead denies he's reading from script during interview with Julia

TfL boss forced to deny he's reading from a script during Julia interview

Brian Woodhead accused of merely toeing party line during talkRADIO interview

Theresa May's 'Shared Society': 'People want to know her convictions', says Dominic Raab MP

Theresa May's shared society: 'People want to know her convictions', says MP Dominic Raab

People want to know Theresa May's convictions, says MP Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab, MP for Esher and Walton, shed some light on the term the Prime Minister used in an article written for the Telegraph

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

David Miliband quit politics to run a prominent charity

David Miliband will not be the saviour of the Labour Party, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

'David Miliband will not ride to Labour's rescue'

Julia said Miliband lacks the personality to affect a real improvement in Labour's fortunes as the successor to Jeremy Corbyn

'Migrants learning English is common sense, but people in the UK need to learn about the importance of migrants too', says barrister

'Chuka Umunna is right - it's absolutely essential for migrants to learn English'

'Chuka Umunna is right - it's vital for migrants to learn English'

Our Friday panel discussed Chuka Umunna's call to make migrant language lessons compulsory

'Jill Saward would want us to continue her fight, we've got to remain vigilant', says Spark

Jill Saward would want us to continue her fight against rape, says campaign group Spark

'Jill Saward would want us to continue her crusade against rape'

Jill Saward was raped at the age of 21 and was the first victim in the UK to waive her anonymity before becoming a sexual assault campaigner

Andrew Haldane 'crisis': 'it was a frank admission', says economist

Andrew Haldane 'Michael Fish' comments were just a frank admission of failure, says economist

Andrew Haldane's Michael Fish comments 'were just a frank admission of failure'

Haldane, the chief economist for the Bank of England, admitted his profession was 'in crisis' following the failure to predict Brexit and the 2008 crash

'Hacking is just the modern day version of spying', says Republicans Overseas - unfinished

'Hacking is just the 21st century version of spying' says Trump transition team member

'Hacking is just 21st century spying' says Trump transition team member

Donald Trump will be briefed on allegations that Russia may have interfered with the US Presidential election, even though he has previously expressed doubt over the claims

Russian election hacking allegations 'like a Monty Python sketch', says former Kremlin advisor

Russian hacking allegations 'like a Monty Python sketch' says former Kremlin advisor

Russian hacking claims 'like a Monty Python sketch' says former Kremlin advisor

Alexander Nekrassov spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the ongoing accusations that the Russians interfered with last year's presidential election

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

'Trigger warnings are complete and utter nonsense, they turn students into victims', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Snowflake students are being given damaging life lessons, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Snowflake students are being given damaging life lessons, says Julia

Theology students at the University of Glasgow are being warned in advance that they may see distressing images when studying the crucifixion

Sir Tim Barrow: 'We need bold, decisive action and we won't get that from diplomats', says UKIP's Gerard Batten

Sir Tim Barrow: 'We need bold, decisive action and we won't get that from diplomats', says UKIP's Gerard Batten

'We need bold, decisive action and we won't get that from diplomats'

UKIP MEP Gerard Batten speaks to talkRADIO after former Russia ambassador Sir Tim Barrow appointed to succeed Sir Ivan Rogers

Children's commissioner report shows 'digital stalkers are left free to plague youngsters', says Netmums Associate Editor Jo Wheatley

Digital stalkers are being left free to plague youngsters, says Netmums editor Jo Wheatley

Report shows 'digital stalkers are left free to plague children', says Netmums

A report by the Children's Commissioner for England found children are 'fending for themselves' against online dangers

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Gender 'pay penalty': 'Employers need to be more aware', says Resolution Foundation

The 'gender pay gap' is actually a choice gap, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

The 'gender pay gap' is actually a choice gap, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Our presenter chatted to a representative of the Resolution Foundation, author of a new study on gender pay

'It's dangerous for Donald Trump to tweet about international relations and he must be stopped', says Doctor Brian Klaas

'Donald Trump must be stopped from launching Twitter bombs at North Korea'

'Donald Trump must be stopped from launching Twitter bombs at North Korea'

Donald Trump has claimed on Twitter that North Korea's plans to put America in range of a nuclear missile 'won't happen'

CitzenAID terror advice app: 'People should know how to protect themselves', says Chris Phillips

New terror app is vital as chances of an attack on UK are really high, says expert

New terror app is vital as chances of an attack on UK are really high - expert

Britain's former counter-terror chief Chris Phillips discussed the new terror app in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Rogers resigned yesterday and has criticised the "muddled thinking" behind the Brexit process

Sir Ivan Rogers' resignation 'a blow to those who want the best Brexit deal', says leading Remainer

Sir Ivan Rogers' resignation 'a blow to those who want best Brexit deal'

James McGrory, the co-executive director of Open Britain, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the resignation of the EU ambassador

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Donald Trump continues to cause controversy with his Twitter comments

Donald Trump has a gift like Muhammad Ali, says US journalist

Donald Trump has a gift like Muhammad Ali, says US journalist

Charlie Wolf tells Julia Hartley-Brewer Trump plays by his own rules, just like the legendary boxer

Anne Wafula Strike was forced to wet herself on a train

Anne Wafula Strike: Public transport disabled access just not good enough, says campaigner Sian Vasey

Public transport not accessible enough for disabled people, says campaigner

Sian Vasey spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the recent incident involving Anne Wafula Strike MBE, who was forced to wet herself on a train after it had no working toilets

Legalisation of Cannabis 'inevitable', says campaigner

Legalisation of cannabis is inevitable, says campaigner

Legalisation of cannabis is inevitable, says campaigner

Peter Reynolds, the President of CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform, claimed the UK will eventually legalise the drug for medical use

M62 shooting: 'UK police will become routinely armed', says former officer

M62 shooting: UK police will become routinely armed, says former officer

M62 shooting: UK police will become routinely armed, says former officer

Michael Smith MBE spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the wake of a shooting which resulted in the death of one man and the arrest of five other people

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

'We've got to take the politics out of social care', says SCIE

We've got to take the politics out of social care, says SCIE

We've got to take the politics out of social care, says SCIE

The Government is expected to allow local councils to raise council tax in order to fund social care, however some claim this is not enough

Jeremy Corbyn has been roundly criticised for hiring Jayne Fisher

Jeremy Corbyn Sinn Fein hire 'gives Tories the perfect chance to destroy Labour'

Jeremy Corbyn Sinn Fein hire 'gives Tories the perfect chance to destroy Labour'

Former Labour MP Tom Harris said the Tories will already be working on a publicity campaign to crush Corbyn at the next General Election

'It was not wise for Southern Rail to exclude us from talks', says RMT Union

RMT boss Mick Cash: Southern Rail showed contempt to passengers by barring us from crisis talks

RMT boss says it was 'unwise for Southern Rail to exclude us' from talks

Talks between Southern Rail and Aslef took place yesterday at ACAS conciliation service, however the RMT Union was not allowed to attend the meeting

Aleppo: Researcher warns of keeping 'eyes peeled' to ensure safe evacuation

'Aleppo evacuation has begun - but refugees now face horrific choice'

'Aleppo evacuation has begun - but refugees now face horrific choice'

Tim Eaton, from Chatham House, insisted that 'hearing about a deal' to evacuate civilians from rebel-held areas 'doesn’t mean it will be followed through or carried out'

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Woman's Hour Power List is 'laughable', says journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Woman's Hour Power List: 'Surely there are better feminist icons than the pathetic Bridget Jones'

Woman's Hour Power List is 'laughable', says journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Woman's Hour on Radio 4 compiled a list of the most powerful women over the last 70 years - and it's raised some eyebrows

Mother who spends £2,000 on Christmas presents says 'no one should have a problem as it's my money and my children'

Mother Emma Tapping defends spending £2,000 on Christmas presents: 'it's my money and my children'

Mum defends spending £2,000 on Christmas gifts: 'it's my money and my children'

Emma Tapping went viral last year after sharing a photo online of her family's huge pile of Christmas presents around the tree. This year she has shared an even bigger pile

MP Philip Davies 'wholeheartedly in favour' of removing the word "women" from Equalities Committee name

Men's rights activist elected to join Women and Equalities Committee says 'some feminists don't believe in equality'

MP 'in favour' of removing the word 'women' from Equalities Committee name

Philip Davies was recently elected unopposed to fill a Conservative spot on Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee

'We have let the people of Syria down and must do more to help', says Doctors Under Fire - Unfinished

Man who tried to broker Aleppo ceasefire says conflict is 'on a different scale' to anything seen before

Man who tried to broker Aleppo ceasefire describes barbarity of the conflict

Hamish De Bretton-Gordon, founder of Doctors under Fire, spoke at length to Julia this morning

Southern Rail Strike: Nationalisation not the 'magic cure for dispute, says journalist

Southern Rail strike: Julia and rail journalist get angry with each other during nationalisation debate

Southern Rail Strike: Nationalisation 'won't solve' dispute, says journalist

Rail News editor Sim Harris believes the dispute between Southern and the rail unions isn't about nationalisation

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

'We need to discover more about the orbit of asteroids before we can defend ourselves from them', warns space journalist

'We need to discover more about asteroids before we can defend ourselves against them', warns space journalist

'We need to discover more about the orbit of asteroids to defend ourselves'

A Nasa scientist, Doctor Joseph Nuth, has warned that humans are unprepared for a surprise asteroid or comet that could hit earth

'We want to put ourselves in a situation where we can provide less cancellations and less delays', says Southern Rail

Southern Rail director tells Julia staff sickness has soared since union dispute began

Southern Rail director claims staff sickness has soared during union dispute

Three days of strike action on Southern Rail have begun today, causing travel chaos for commuters

Southern Rail Strike:  'it's not just about pressing a button,' train driver boss tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Southern Rail Strike: 'There's a lot more buttons to press than people think,' drivers' union boss tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Southern Rail Strike 'not just about pressing a button,' says union boss

ASLEF Union president Tosh McDonald had a dispute with Julia Hartley-Brewer as striking train drivers bring Southern Rail to a halt in a 48-hour walkout

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

The FA wants to curb the power of the Premier League, claims Lord Ouseley

FA reform row is really about a power struggle for English Football, says Kick It Out founder

'FA reform row is really a power struggle at the heart of English Football'

Lord Ouseley said the FA want to tame the ever-growing influence of the Premier League

'Everyone must note the contents of the new anti-Semitism definition carefully', says Board of Deputies of British Jews

Labour still hasn't sorted out its anti-semitism problem, says Jewish body

Labour still hasn't sorted out its anti-semitism problem, says Jewish body

The Government is planning to adopt a new definition of anti-Semitism which is internationally recognised

'The government needs to lead the way on improving social care and we need a national conversation', MP Norman Lamb

The Government must lead a national conversation on social care, says MP Norman Lamb

The Government 'must lead a national conversation on social care'

Plans to allow local councils to increase council tax in order to fund social care are being considered by the Government

Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Boris Johnson: 'The government must start telling how it is', says diplomatic editor

Boris Johnson: 'The government must start telling how it is', says diplomatic editor

Boris Johnson: 'The government must start telling how it is'

Boris Johnson claims Saudi Arabia are abusing Islam and are puppeteers in Middle East proxy wars. The government have distanced themselves from the comments

'We'll see more terrorism after war in Syria ends', claims former national counter-terrorism security office head after MI6 terror warning

'We'll see more terrorism after war in Syria ends', claims former national counter-terrorism security office head

'We'll see more terrorism after war in Syria ends', warns security expert

Chris Phillips spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer after the head of MI6 warned there is an 'unprecedented' terror threat to the UK

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with MP Angela Smith over triggering Article 50

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with MP Angela Smith over triggering Article 50

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with MP Angela Smith over triggering Article 50

MPs have voted in favour of a government amendment which calls for Article 50 to be triggered by the end of March, however MP Angela Smith voted against this

Supreme court: 'I find it odd this has to continue' after Parliament Brexit vote, says John Redwood MP

Supreme court: 'I find it odd this has to continue' after Parliament Brexit vote, says John Redwood

Supreme court: 'I find it odd this has to continue', says John Redwood

The MP for Wokingham spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the on-going case

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Julia Hartley-Brewer gets frustrated with Royal College of Paediatrics' Neena Modi over banning junk food adverts

Julia Hartley-Brewer gets frustrated with doctor Neena Modi over junk food ad ban

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with high-profile doctor over food adverts

Online adverts for junk food high in fat, sugar or salt, are to be banned, as well as similar television adverts during programmes with a high amount of child viewers

Chris Hobbs says the issue of sex abuse is 'only just being explored'

Police sex abuse report: 'Inevitably you're going to get predators' says former officer

'Inevitably you're going to get predators' says former police officer

Chris Hobbs spoke to talkRADIO after a police watchdog revealed that more than 300 officers have been accused of exploiting their position to commit acts of abuse

The SNP led the oppposition to last night's Brexit vote

Brexit motion: 'SNP are on the warpath now but they were outspent by Wetherspoons during the referendum'

Telegraph journalist mocks SNP over Brexit opposition

Asa Bennett says SNP's new-found passion for the EU wasn't replicated during the campaign

SNP’s Stephen Gethins explains why he voted against Brexit motion in heated clash with Julia Hartley-Brewer

SNP’s Stephen Gethins explains why he voted against Brexit motion in heated clash with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Stephen Gethins explains why he voted against Brexit motion in heated clash

The SNP MP for Fife North East engaged in a fiery debate with Julia Hartley-Brewer

'Labour were trying to stimulate a row amongst Conservatives, and that backfired spectacularly', says MP James Cleverly

Brexit motion: Labour tried to split the Tories but their plan backfired spectacularly, says MP James Cleverly

'Labour were trying to cause a row amongst Conservatives, and that backfired'

Yesterday 461 MPs voted to back Theresa May's timetable for Brexit and trigger Article 50 by the end of March next year

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

'Banning a piece of cloth a women chooses to wear is against equality,' says Chief Executive of the Ramadan foundation

Women aren't whores if they don't cover their faces, says Julia during heated burqa debate

Women aren't whores if they don't cover faces, says Julia in heated burqa debate

Mohammed Shafiq responded by saying burqa ban goes against 'rights and equality' of women

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