Lockdown

Friday, June 5, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘I’ve never had longer hair’

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘I’ve never had longer hair’

Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg suggested his family nanny may need to get the pudding bowl out to give him an “emergency” lockdown haircut.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Lord Digby Jones: Time has come to put economy before public health

Lord Digby Jones: Time has come to put economy before public health

The former director general of the CBI is in favour of a quicker exit from lockdown in order to limit the impact on the economy.

Black Lives Matter protesters warned over social distancing

Black Lives Matter protesters warned over social distancing

Chris Hobbs said lockdown was "not the time" to protest after thousands marched across London to demand justice for George Floyd.

Back to school: Pupils return on first day of lockdown easing

Back to school: Pupils return on first day of lockdown easing

Schoolchildren have begun the gradual return to the classroom as the government’s changes to lockdown rules come into force today.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Scots to be able to meet outdoors in groups of eight

Scots to be able to meet outdoors in groups of eight

Nicola Sturgeon said that from tomorrow people in Scotland can meet members of one other household outside in a group of up to eight people.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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.

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

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.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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.

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.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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.

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.

Dominic Raab: Roadmap gives ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

Dominic Raab: Roadmap gives ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

The Foreign Secretary has defended the government’s conditional coronavirus lockdown exit plan, saying it would give the nation “hope”.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Nigel Farage: Police won’t stop me reporting on migrant boats

Nigel Farage: Police won’t stop me reporting on migrant boats

Mr Farage said he will continue to report on migrant boats coming to the UK, despite being accusing of breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Teachers don’t need praise for just doing job

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Teachers don’t need praise for just doing job

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer said: “I am so fed up with public sector workers being given credit for doing their sodding jobs.”

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon ‘will not be pressured’ into easing lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon ‘will not be pressured’ into easing lockdown

Scotland's First Minister warned she will not be pressured into lifting restrictions too soon, amid reports the PM could ease some measures.

UK temperatures set to reach 26C in bank holiday scorcher

UK temperatures set to reach 26C in bank holiday scorcher

The UK will be bathed in sunshine over the VE Day bank holiday, though Brits are still told to mark the occasion at home.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Julia Hartley-Brewer condemns Prof Neil Ferguson’s ‘rank hypocrisy’

Julia Hartley-Brewer condemns Prof Neil Ferguson’s ‘rank hypocrisy’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has lambasted Professor Neil Ferguson after it emerged the SAGE scientist flouted lockdown rules.

Minister: Professor who broke lockdown rules was right to quit SAGE

Minister: Professor who broke lockdown rules was right to quit SAGE

James Brokenshire MP said it was "the right course of action" that Professor Neil Ferguson resigned from the government advisory group.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Peer: Continued lockdown for elderly ‘patronising and insulting’

Peer: Continued lockdown for elderly ‘patronising and insulting’

Former Pensions minister Baroness Ros Altmann has urged the government not to keep elderly people in a continued coronavirus lockdown.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Police chief: Cracking down with lockdown fines ‘won’t work’

Police chief: Cracking down with lockdown fines ‘won’t work’

Ken Marsh warned that issuing fines was not the most effective way of ensuring compliance with coronavirus lockdown rules.

Iain Duncan Smith: Getting UK back to work ‘absolute priority’

Iain Duncan Smith: Getting UK back to work ‘absolute priority’

The Conservative MP has warned that getting Britain’s economy moving again is just as important for saving lives as social distancing.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Andy Burnham praises ‘minimum wage heroes’

Coronavirus: Andy Burnham praises ‘minimum wage heroes’

The Greater Manchester Mayor has urged the government to recognise low paid workers’ contribution to the fight against coronavirus.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Some 82% of respondents said they would not feel safe on public transport

talkRADIO poll: Majority would feel unsafe easing lockdown

talkRADIO poll: Majority would feel unsafe easing lockdown

An exclusive poll carried out for talkRADIO has shown 84 per cent of Brits would feel unsafe going to a restaurant or pub, if the lockdown is relaxed on May 7.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Man jailed for attacking police dog after being refused travel

Man jailed for attacking police dog after being refused travel

The 29-year-old became violent after being refused travel by British Transport Police at Nottingham railway station during lockdown.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Peter Hitchens: UK has ‘missed any chance’ to fix economy

Peter Hitchens: UK has ‘missed any chance’ to fix economy

The journalist told talkRADIO that “irreparable damage” to the UK’s finances has grown “deeper” with each day of coronavirus lockdown.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

The Health Secretary said the government will “consider all options” for relaxing lockdown but warned that the UK “cannot move too soon”.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Lionel Shriver lambasts ‘lockdown lockstep’ of media and government

Lionel Shriver lambasts ‘lockdown lockstep’ of media and government

Author and columnist Lionel Shriver said the UK's coronavirus lockdown was “frankly bizarre, flagrantly self-destructive, if not suicidal”.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Journalist condemns coronavirus ‘police state’ after filming row

Journalist condemns coronavirus ‘police state’ after filming row

Michael Segalov has filed a complaint against the Met Police after he was “aggressively stopped” from filming amid coronavirus lockdown. 

Grant Shapps: ‘We cannot simply go back to business as usual’

Grant Shapps: ‘We cannot simply go back to business as usual’

The Transport Secretary said a return to normality will be "gradual" as the country braces for three more weeks of coronavirus lockdown.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Labour calls for ‘clarity’ in lockdown exit plan

Labour calls for ‘clarity’ in lockdown exit plan

The shadow health secretary has called for "details on what comes next" as the government prepares to extend lockdown measures from today.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Coronavirus battle to take ‘several months’ - Cabinet minister

Coronavirus battle to take ‘several months’ - Cabinet minister

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said she believed the fight will take "several months" but that does not mean months of lockdown.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020

Criticism of police ‘demoralising and insulting’, says ex-officer

Criticism of police ‘demoralising and insulting’, says ex-officer

Chris Hobbs hit out at the press as well as social media users for "abuse" against officers grappling with Covid-19 lockdown rules.

Bank Holiday heat cools off as Brits thanked for staying at home

Bank Holiday heat cools off as Brits thanked for staying at home

Britons have been thanked for “doing their bit” and staying at home over the Easter weekend, despite warm weather across the country.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Priti Patel: Lockdown ‘not about heavy handed law enforcement’

Priti Patel: Lockdown ‘not about heavy handed law enforcement’

The Home Secretary spoke exclusively to talkRADIO's Dan Wootton about Boris Johnson, lockdown, and more. Watch the full interview here.

Lockdown: Police ‘days away’ from checking shopping trolleys

Lockdown: Police ‘days away’ from checking shopping trolleys

A Northamptonshire Police chief said a “three-week grace period” is over and officers would get tougher if people continue to ignore rules.

Lockdown: ‘Stick to the course’, says Cabinet Minster

Lockdown: ‘Stick to the course’, says Cabinet Minster

Oliver Dowden has said that “now is the moment to stick to the course” as the government prepares to review the UK’s lockdown measures.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

‘It’s not a holiday’: Police tackle lockdown rule breakers

‘It’s not a holiday’: Police tackle lockdown rule breakers

Officers in London's Shepherd's Bush disperse sunbathers following the government's coronavirus lockdown.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Search underway for leopard on the loose in Indian car factory

Search underway for leopard on the loose in Indian car factory

Search underway for leopard on the loose in Indian car factory

Almost 100 wildlife officials and police officers were deployed to search the building, armed with tranquilliser guns

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Houses of Parliament on lockdown after man detained by police

Houses of Parliament put on lockdown after man detained by police

Houses of Parliament put on lockdown this morning as man tasered

Armed officers responded to an incident outside Parliament

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Police were called to High Wycombe station this afternoon (stock photo)

High Wycombe station reopens after 'suspicious incident'

High Wycombe station reopens after 'suspicious incident'

Station closed after reports that man was acting suspiciously

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Westminster attack: Channel 4 News backtracks live on air after giving wrong name for suspect

Channel 4 News backtracks live on air after giving wrong name for suspect

As the events were unfolding, correspondent Simon Israel wrongly named Abu Izzadeen as the perpetrator, only to do an on-air backtrack after discovering he was imprisoned

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