Julia Hartley-Brewer

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pregnancy discrimination: 'We don't have teeth that can really bite and make employers think twice', says MP

Pregnancy discrimination: Maria Miller demands tougher measures 'to make employers think twice'

Maria Miller demands tougher measures on pregnancy discrimination

Miller, chair of Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee, conducted a report which showed huge amounts of discrimination towards pregnant women and new mothers

Donald Trump visits Mexico: 'Maybe it's a plan to show moderate people he's not as right wing as he seems', says political commentator

Donald Trump visits Mexico: 'Maybe it's a plan to show moderate people he's not that right-wing'

Donald Trump may be visiting Mexico to show his moderate side, says commentator

Jack Graham says Trump's visit to Mexico may be a sop to moderate America - but suggests his own supporters are convinced of his hard-line stance on Mexico

Dr. Jacqueline Harding says she and fellow PACEY advisors 'aren't pleased' to be releasing new figures

Doctor saddened by report showing three-year-olds with body image issues

Doctor saddened by report showing three-year-olds with body image issues

A study by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years shows 24% of childcare professionals have seen body confidence issues in children aged between three and five

Abu Mohamed al-Adnani death: ISIL leader is 'replaceable', says terrorism expert

Abu Mohamed al-Adnani death: Isis leader is 'replaceable', says terrorism expert

Dead Isis leader Abu Mohamed al-Adnani is 'replaceable', says terror expert

Dr. Afzal Ashraf said there is a 'nothing particularly talented about him which can't be replaced or improved on by his successors'

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Police visible tattoo ban: 'We're missing out on some really good people', says Chief Inspector

Police visible tattoo ban: 'We're missing out on some really good people', says head of Police Federation

Tattoo ban: 'We're missing out on really good people', says police union chief

Inspector Victoria Martin said interpretation of the guidelines on visible tattoos differs across the country

Apple €13bn tax bill: economist explains impacts of European Commission's ruling

Apple €13bn tax bill: The ruling explained by leading economist

Apple €13bn tax bill will create challenges for Ireland, says leading economist

Panmure Gordon analyst Simon French says Apple's response could 'add strength to other countries'

Migration Crisis: UK asylum 'hotspot' plan is worth exploring, says Migrant Rights Network Director

Migration Crisis: UK asylum 'hotspot' plan worth exploring, says Migrant Rights Network Director

UK asylum 'hotspot' plan worth exploring, says Migrant Rights Network

Calais regional president Xavier Bertrand put forward an idea where migrants could claim UK asylum before crossing the channel

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Security expert Chris Parry explains why talks with Isis would give them moral legitimacy

Owen Smith Isis talks: 'Our politicians are good at winning elections but not so good at strategy', says security expert

Security expert warns talks with Isis would give them moral legitimacy

Rear Admiral Chris Parry joins criticism of Owen Smith's suggestion that militant groups could be involved in Middle East negotiations

There are calls for more investment into smaller businesses

Too early to gauge Brexit economic impact, says financial expert

Financial experts are calling for more investment into small businesses

Justin Urquhart Stewart from Seven Investment Management discusses the fall in unemployment levels and says it's still too soon to suggest they were caused by Britain's exit from the European Union

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

'Education needs a system which is less selective', says researcher at Kings College London

Less selective education system 'would help resolve Oxbridge inequality'

Less selective education system would help resolve Oxbridge inequality'

Researcher Sol Gamsu gives talkRADIO his views on why the Oxbridge state school intake is so heavily concentrated in the south of England

Anjem Choudary was helped inspire terror and support ISIS by rise of the Internet, says journalist Margaret Gilmore

Anjem Choudary's terror network will be cut off in prison, says journalist Margaret Gilmore

Choudary's terror network will be cut off in jail, says journalist

Margaret Gilmore said the internet was a crucial factor in Choudhry's ability to spread terror

Anjou Choudary was convicted alongside Mohammed Mizanur Rahman

Anjem Choudary: 'Media shouldn't have given him a platform', says London Imam

'Media shouldn't have given Choudary a platform', says London Imam

Anjem Choudary has been convicted of encouraging people to support Islamic State

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Campaigner says arrests without investigating does rape victims a disservice

Rape arrests: Campaigner says detention without investigation does rape victims a disservice

Campaigner says arrests without investigating does rape victims a disservice

Jill Saward insisted justice has to be served properly

Greater London GP slams the Conservative Party's 'stealth' privatisation of the National Health Service

Owen Smith NHS privatisation claims backed by prominent doctor

Owen Smith NHS privatisation claims backed by prominent doctor

GP and author Youssef El-Gingihy claims the government has strived to privatise the NHS by 'stealth' but says this plan has reached its 'endgame'

Dalian Atkinson died after going into cardiac arrest. He was tasered 90 minutes before his death

Dalian Atkinson taser death: Amnesty arms director demands 'a reasoned and informed debate'

Amnesty calls for a debate on tasers after Dalian Atkinson death

The human rights organisation voices its concerns to talkRADIO after death of former Aston Villa star.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Chibok girls: 'The government need to get the local community on side', says security expert

Boko Haram Chibok video: Security expert Will Geddes on how the Nigerian government should get the girls back

Security expert Will Geddes on how to get the Chibok girls back

Boko Haram have released a video showing the girls from Chibok they abducted in 2014

'They're being wired for immediate gratification' - expert explains rise in erectile dysfunction in young men

Porn on the brain: Former Loaded editor says erotica is rewiring men's minds

Former Loaded editor on how porn is rewiring men's minds

Martin Daubney says boys of just 10 years old are watching porn and believes regular consumption of x-rated material is leading to erectile dysfunction

'Women tend to be more of a target' for racial abuse, says MP Khalid Mahmood

Nadiya Hussain racist abuse: Women tend to be more of a target for bigots, says MP Khalid Mahmood

Nadiya Hussain: Women tend to be more of a target for bigots, says MP

GBBO's Nadiya Hussain has revealed she has been racially attacked

Teen sexting not as common as you think, says anti-bullying campaigner

Teen Sexting not as common as you think, says anti-bullying campaigner

Sue Jones of Ditch the Label offers comfort to parents worried their kids might be sending revealing images

Brexiteers Daniel Hannan and Peter Whittle are divided over the delay to Article 50

Brexiteers Daniel Hannan and Peter Whittle divided over Article 50 delay

Brexiteers split over Article 50

Tory MEP Daniel Hannan and UKIP London Assembly member Peter Whittle offer starkly contrasting views on potential delay to Britain's separation from the European Union

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

'It's a crazy dysfunctional system, we're sleepwalking towards a disaster', says Norman Lamb MP on NHS bed blocking

"It's a crazy dysfunctional system, we're sleepwalking towards a disaster", says Norman Lamb MP on NHS bed blocking

NHS beds crisis: "We're sleepwalking towards a disaster", says Norman Lamb MP

Figures released this week show the health service is experiencing its worst bed-blocking crisis in history. The former care minister and Liberal Democrat member for North Norfolk says it is time for a "mature discussion" about the NHS…

One of Britain's most notorious criminals, 'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe, has been declared 'mentally fit' to be moved to a prison after 35 years in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

Yorkshire Ripper: Government has "a duty of care" to other prisoners, says leading QC

Yorkshire Ripper: Government has "a duty of care" to other prisoners

After 35 years in secure psychiatric hospital, Peter Sutcliffe is due to be moved to prison. A leading barrister tells talkRADIO that the government needs to think carefully about where he is placed…

Extremism: 'We need to offer an escape route for people', says counter-extremism expert

British schoolgirl 'death' in Syria: "We need to offer an escape route for people", says counter-extremism expert

British schoolgirl 'death' in Syria: "We need to offer people an escape route"

Teenager Kadiza Sultana fled to Syria in February 2015 to marry an ISIS fighter. With reports emerging of the British girl's death in an airstrike in May, one expert tells talkRADIO an "escape route" is needed…

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Possible Wimbledon poisoning 'stoops to a new low', says Barry Cowen

Wimbledon tennis poisoning "stoops to a new low", says British former player Barry Cowan

Wimbledon tennis poisoning "stoops to a new low", says British former player

Former tennis ace Barry Cowan, who took Pete Sampras to five sets at Wimbledon in 2001, says that if it is proved that junior Gabriella Taylor was deliberately poisoned at this year's Championships it represents a nadir for the sport…

UK online drugs market is the largest in Europe because it's 'safer', says drugs policy advisor

Illegal drugs? You're better off buying them online, explains former chief constable

Illegal drugs? You're better off buying them online, says former chief constable

With an average of 20,748 transactions taking place on the 'dark web' each month, Britain is Europe's largest online market for illicit substances. Drugs policy advisor Tom Lloyd explains why operating in this way beats a dark street corner…

The film Armageddon could be coming true...as there are plans to mine on asteroids!

Armageddon out of here: Hollywood fiction to become fact, with gold-mining planned for asteroids

Armageddon out of here: gold-mining planned for asteroids as life imitates movie

In what sounds like a Hollywood remake, US firm Deep Space Industries have announced plans to start mining for precious metals in space. Astronomer Andy Lound tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the idea is not as far-fetched as it appears…

Syria Conflict: 'It's a tactic that's become known as sieging starve', says journalist as aid cannot get through to Aleppo

Syria Conflict: Government planning to "starve Aleppo rebels into submission", says war correspondent

Syria Conflict: Government planning to "starve Aleppo rebels into submission"

With UN and Russian calls for a ceasefire in Aleppo showing little evidence of having an effect, war correspondent Hannah Lucinda Smith tells talkRADIO that the starving of opponents is a recognised tactic of the conflict…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Donald Trump 'wants more attention', says former vice chair of Democrats Abroad

Donald Trump's Clinton 'assassination threat' is just "attention seeking", says Democrat spokesperson

Donald Trump's Clinton 'assassination threat' is just "attention seeking"

Karin Robinson, former vice-chair of pressure group Democrats Abroad, says the Republican candidate's "deeply offensive" comments in North Carolina are just another example of his outbursts damaging his standing with the US electorate…

MP Maria Miller and talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed today over sexual harassment in the workplace claims made in a survey carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC)

TUC claim that half of women are sexually harassed at work is "trivialising sexual assault", says talkRADIO host

TUC claim that 52% of women are sexually harassed is "trivialising assault"

A survey by the Trades Union Congress has today revealed that more than half of the women polled said they had been subject to sexual harassment in the workplace. Listen in as Julia Hartley-Brewer and MP Maria Miller clash over the findings…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

'If everything is going well, why not', says doula on children being present at births

Why not let kids watch babies being born like Jamie Oliver did, asks birthing expert

Why not let kids watch babies being born like Jamie Oliver did?

The celebrity chef's eldest children were in the delivery room as wife Jools gave birth to the couple's fifth child this week. "If everything's going well, why not?" asks doula Bridget Baker…

'If you're aware of it, do something now' - Money-saving expert advises families how they can save after survey results

"If you're aware of it, do something now" - Money-saving expert offers budgeting advice after survey shock

Money-saving expert advises families how they can save after survey shock

Sally Francis, from Money Saving Expert, says "If you're aware of it, do something now", as she offers budgeting advice in the wake of research saying one family in three would struggle with bills "within a month" following job loss…

'It doesn't matter what people think, it's what the evidence shows' - GP disputes CAMRA's call for public consultation on drinking guidelines

"It doesn't matter what people think, it's what the evidence shows" - GP dismisses call for public consultation on drinking guidelines

Booze limits: "It doesn't matter what people think," says GP

Dr. Laurence Buckman tells talkRADIO that "what the evidence shows" is far more important than the Campaign for Real Ale's claim that recommended drinking guidelines are "at odds with common sense"…

'Banning the veil would divide communities', says equalities campaigner

"Banning never works. It would divide communities", equalities campaigner responds to UKIP candidate's veil policy

UKIP candidate's veil-ban policy "won't work and will divide communities"

Equality campaigner Akeela Ahmed dismisses plans from Lisa Duffy, a leadership candidate for the UK Independence Party, to introduce a 'show your face in a public place' rule limiting the places women can wear a full-face veil…

A recent survey revealing that one out of three families would not be able to make rent or mortgage payments after one month if they were to lose their primary sources of income "shows how tricky some people's lives are", leading financial specialist Hilary Osborne has told talkRADIO

It "shows how tricky people's lives are" that families are just one paycheck away from losing their homes, says financial expert Hilary Osborne

It "shows how tricky life is" that families are one paycheck from losing homes

Guardian Money editor Hilary Osborne tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the results of a recent survey into the cost of living are worrying, but should not come as a surprise in the current climate…

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

'Who has a laugh about a gas chamber?' - Journalist says Christopher Biggins' comments will result in action against anti-semitism

"Who has a laugh about a gas chamber?" - Journalist says Christopher Biggins' comments will result in action against anti-semitism

Celebrity Big Brother furore "a good sign" in anti-semitism battle

Jewish Chronicle journalist Sandy Rashty says the reaction to Christopher Biggins' comments on Celebrity Big Brother is a step in the right direction in the fight against religious prejudice…

Top bosses' £5.5m salaries "a stitch up", financial expert Mike Ingram tells talkRADIO

Top bosses' £5.5m salaries "a stitch up", financial expert Mike Ingram tells talkRADIO

Top bosses' £5.5m salaries "a stitch up", says financial expert

Market specialist Mike Ingram says that shareholders need to take more responsibility for the enormous sums being paid to chief executives…

'British men want to be viewed as more equal to mothers', says journalist Martin Daubney

Parenting: "British men are good men. We want to do this. We want to be equal" - former Loaded editor says UK needs to follow Sweden's example

Parenting: British men 'are not valued' in bringing up their kids

Former magazine editor Martin Daubney is calling for people to recognise that men make capable stay-at-home parents, and says the UK needs to develop a Scandinavian-style system to encourage equal parenting…

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with Mick Cash of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers over Southern Rail strikes

RMT union defends five-day Southern Rail strike action, the longest in nearly 50 years

RMT union defends five-day Southern Rail strike action

Under pressure from talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer, the general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers is forced to defend the industrial action that begins today…

Grammar schools: 'It creates elitism, and doesn't deal with academic ability', says shadow education secretary

Grammar schools: shadow education secretary and talkRADIO presenter clash over "elitist" education

Grammar schools: shadow education secretary and talkRADIO presenter clash

As it's revealed that Theresa May wants to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools, Angela Rayner MP and Julia Hartley-Brewer enjoy a robust exchange of views over who benefits from selective education…

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

'The demand is extremely high for segregated swimming pools', says Imam Ajmal Masroor

Segregated swimming: "Women want to enjoy themselves without being an object of desire," says imam

Segregated swimming: "Women want to have fun without being an object of desire"

British imam Ajmal Masroor has defended gender-specific pool sessions in Luton, telling talkSPORT that "the demand is extremely high", despite men seeming to get much the better deal…

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with former Operation Trident chair Claudia Webbe over Mark Duggan

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with former Operation Trident chair Claudia Webbe over Mark Duggan commemoration

Julia Hartley-Brewer vents her feelings over Mark Duggan commemoration

talkRADIO's morning show presenter clashes with former Operation Trident chair Claudia Webbe over plans to mark the anniversary of the death that sparked the English riots of August 2011…

'Hackney Heroine' Pauline Pearce on the London riots and political engagement

'Hackney Heroine' Pauline Pearce on the London riots and "speaking for the unheard"

'Hackney Heroine' on the London riots and "speaking for the unheard"

East London woman Pauline Pearce became a YouTube sensation after confronting rioters in the streets in 2011, and tells Julia Hartley-Brewer how her new-found fame has given her a platform…

Child sex abuse inquiry: 'The first two appointments were seriously incompetent', says child protection campaigner

Child sex abuse inquiry a "fiasco in a state of utter chaos", says leading barrister Jeremy Dein QC

Child sex abuse inquiry a "fiasco in a state of utter chaos", says leading QC

Top barrister Jeremy Dein tells talkRADIO that the departure of Dame Lowell Goddard as chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is simply the latest in a series of costly setbacks that will diminish public confidence…

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

'People say they didn't think it would happen to them', says pharmacist on prescription drug abuse

British abuse of prescription drugs among the worst in Europe

British abuse of prescription drugs among the worst in Europe

A new study has shown the United Kingdom to be one of the biggest culprits for misusing painkillers and other drugs intended for someone else. Pharmacist Neal Patel says a user's first stop should always be a health professional…

Do you need a digital detox? A senior analyst at Ofcom explains how we use our devices

Texting friends in the same room? It might be time to go offline for a while…

Texting friends in the same room? It might be time to go offline for a while…

A report from communications regulator Ofcom has revealed a growing trend for people taking time away from the internet amid fears that digital communication is becoming all-consuming. Have you taken a digital detox yet?

'It's highly likely that at some point, she could be killed' - Practical Solutions Charity director explains the growing threat to Amina Al-Jeffery with increased exposure

British woman Amina Al-Jeffery "highly likely to be killed" in Saudi kidnap case

British woman Amina Al-Jeffery "highly likely to be killed" in Saudi kidnap case

As the High Court rules for her return to the UK, the 21-year-old from Swansea is in increasing danger in the Gulf state, 'honour-based violence' expert Mussurut Zia tells talkRADIO…

'We are on the verge of a recession unless something's done soon', says economist Chris Williamson

"We could be on the verge of a recession", warns economist Chris Williamson

"We could be on the verge of a recession", economist warns

Market specialist Chris Williamson says the government could be running out of options following Thursday's Bank of England interest-rate cut to 0.25%…

Russell Square: Security expert on the motivation behind the attack which has left one woman dead

Russell Square Murder: What was the motivation behind the attack which left one woman dead?

Russell Square Murder: What was the motivation behind the attack?

The Metropolitan Police will move fast to establish what lay behind the fatal stabbing of a woman in central London on Wednesday evening, security expert Will Geddes tells talkRADIO…

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

'One of the most exciting things I've done on TV' - Richard Osman on Child Genius

"One of the most exciting things I've done on TV" - Richard Osman on Child Genius

"One of the most exciting things I've done" - Richard Osman on Child Genius

The Pointless presenter talks to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the challenges and delights of hosting the smash-hit kids' TV quiz…

'Great fun that someone like him is doing it' - Edwina Currie praises Ed Balls for taking part in Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing: "Don't take it too seriously" - Edwina Currie offers Ed Balls some words of waltzing wisdom

Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls told "don't take it too seriously" by former MP

Ex-Conservative politician Edwina Currie says it is "great fun" that the former shadow chancellor is to appear on the hit TV show…

Zika expert provides advise on the virus and how to avoid contracting it following confirmed presence in Florida

How to avoid the Zika virus, by 'Mr Anti-Mosquito'

How to avoid the Zika virus

'Mr Anti-Mosquito' Howard Carter has told talkRADIO listeners that, despite the scaremongering, proper precautions will help prevent virus-spreading mosquito bites…

Terrorism threat: 'Mobile phones mean people are not aware of their surroundings', says security expert

Terrorism threat: Filming video on your phone "not the way to behave" in threat situation

Terrorism threat: Filming video on your phone "not the way to behave"

There will be more armed police on London's streets after the Met Police announced an additional 600 officers to deal with potential terror attacks. A security expert tells talkRADIO that we all have to take responsibility for our own safety…

Should the UK bring back the navy blue Passport after leaving the EU? Daniel Hannan insists it's 'emblematic of the fact we are a free people'

Should the UK bring back its navy blue passport after leaving the EU? MEP Daniel Hannan insists it's 'emblematic of the fact we are a free people'

Should the UK bring back its navy blue passport after leaving the EU?

MEP Daniel Hannan insists the forerunner to the current red European document is "emblematic of the fact we are a free people" following the referendum vote

Nottingham Women's Centre manager Melanie Jeffs on the online abuse after helping to make misogyny a hate crime

Barrage of online abuse for women who helped make misogyny a hate crime

Barrage of online abuse for women who helped make misogyny a hate crime

Melanie Jeffs, from the Nottingham Women's Centre, tells Julia Hartley-Brewer she has suffered ongoing online abuse since police made prejudice against women an offence in July…

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