Mike Graham

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ben Bradshaw

Voters were sold a 'fantasy Brexit' in 2016 referendum

Voters were sold a 'fantasy Brexit' in 2016 referendum

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has claimed the public were sold a "fantasy" in the EU referendum.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Nigel Evans

Nigel Evans MP: Remain MPs think leave voters are ‘thick’

Nigel Evans MP: Remain MPs think leave voters are ‘thick’

Conservative MP Nigel Evans has warned that Remain-backing MPs will try to fool leave voters by delivering “Brexit in name only”.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Sam Gyimah

Mike Graham berates former minister calling for 'patience' on Brexit

Mike Graham berates former minister calling for 'patience' on Brexit

Conservative MP Sam Gyimah and talkRADIO’s Mike Graham have clashed after the former minister said the public must be “patient” with MPs over Brexit.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Michael Fabricant: 'I take no joy in voting for May's deal'

Michael Fabricant: 'I take no joy in voting for May's deal'

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has said he intends to change his mind and vote for the Prime Minister’s deal when it comes to the Commons for a third time.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

John Whittingdale: I could support Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab for leader

John Whittingdale: I could support Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab for leader

Conservative MP John Whittingdale has said Eurosceptic MPs could support Boris Johnson or Domic Raab to replace Theresa May.

Anti-EU protesters

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘Huge fallacy’ to say no-deal will be catastrophic

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘Huge fallacy’ to say no-deal will be catastrophic

Claiming there will be negative consequences of leaving the EU without a deal is “total rubbish” according to Conservative MP Crispin Blunt.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

People's Vote campaign

Mike Graham accuses Alastair Campbell of being 'metropolitan elite'

Mike Graham accuses Alastair Campbell of being 'metropolitan elite'

People’s Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell clashed with Mike Graham over accusations that the campaign is for members of the "metropolitan elite".

Theresa May

Leadership election will come ‘sooner rather than later’

Leadership election will come ‘sooner rather than later’

Dominic Raab’s former special adviser has said he believes a Conservative leadership election is likely.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Charlotte Caldwell

Mother ‘disappointed and heartbroken’ by slow medical cannabis progress

Mother ‘disappointed and heartbroken’ by slow medical cannabis progress

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Charlotte Caldwell has said families are still waiting for prescriptions four months after the home secretary gave the cure the green-light.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Students at a Dorset secondary school have had their GCSE coursework held hostage by hackers.

Drinks brands sports sponsorship 'encourages under-age drinking'

Drinks brands sports sponsorship 'encourages under-age drinking'

The chief executive of alcoholism prevention charity Alcohol Focus Scotland has called for a complete ban on alcohol marketing in public places.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

John Mann MP

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

Labour MP John Mann has called on his fellow MPs to vote for the Prime Minister’s deal and “let the people get on with their lives”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Brexit

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

Michael Gove’s former advisor Henry Newman has said the Prime Minister could still convince MPs to back her Brexit deal.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Labour leaver Kate Hoey has said it is “ridiculous” MPs must vote on the withdrawal agreement tonight after having less than 24 hours to scrutinise the changes secured by the Prime Minister.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dominic Grieve

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

Dominic Raab’s former special adviser has warned that remain backbenchers are undermining the government’s Brexit negotiating position my holding meeting with European politicians.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Meerkats

Theresa May quoted TV meerkat for a bet

Theresa May quoted TV meerkat for a bet

Theresa May's use of "simples" last week was apparently the result of a bet by her senior advisers. 

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said it was important for children to learn about same-sex relationships, amid complaints over a Birmingham school teaching pupils about homosexuality.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Laundry classes for men a ‘fantastic idea’

Laundry classes for men a ‘fantastic idea’

Prince Charles’ former butler has defended a Scottish hotel for offering classes on domestic chores for men.

A and E

'Unreasonable' patients the cause of NHS problems, says GP

'Unreasonable' patients the cause of NHS problems, says GP

Dr Laurence Gerlis has said it is the "abuse" and "overuse" of the NHS that has led to struggles with the system.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Chris Grayling

Rail industry incompetence goes 'to the top’

Rail industry incompetence goes 'to the top’

A cross-party report has damned transport minister Chris Grayling’s mismanagement of the rail network, and predicted rail users will face yet more problems this year.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Fiona Onasanya is a 'hopeless' MP

Fiona Onasanya is a 'hopeless' MP

Former Conservative MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, has accused his successor Fiona Onasanya - who was released from jail today - as a "hopeless" MP.

Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Discussions got heated between talkRADIO’s Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell as the pair disagreed over whether MPs were deliberately obstructing Brexit.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Mental Health

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

‘Appalling’ mental health provsion is behind a sharp rise in the number of self-harming children, a professor has claimed.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Independent Group

Majority of electorate would vote for 'parrot on a stick'

Majority of electorate would vote for 'parrot on a stick'

Tribal party loyalties mean The Independent Group has "no chance" of breaking the mould of British politics, according to a leading pollster.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Love Island cast

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teenagers should stop “slavishly following Love Island fashion” and pick up a needle and thread, according to Environment Audit Committee chair Mary Creagh MP.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone: Labour antisemitism claims are a 'good old smear'

Ken Livingstone: Labour antisemitism claims are a 'good old smear'

The former London Mayor dismissed allegations of Labour antisemitism, claiming he "never heard a single antisemitic comment" during his time in the party.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe

UK politicians guilty of 'anti-business sentiment'

UK politicians guilty of 'anti-business sentiment'

"Anti-business sentiment" may have forced one of the UK's richest businessman to move to Monaco, according to Taxpayers' Alliance spokesperson Chloe Westley.

Labour Splitters

Brendan Chilton: Labour splitters have 'put a nail in the coffin' of their own careers

Labour splitters have 'put a nail in the coffin' of their own careers

Director of Labour Future UK, Brendan Chilton, has claimed the seven Labour MPs who resigned today have "ended any future political career" they might have had.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Former Gove advisor says Brussels could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite under May

Former Gove advisor says Brussels could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite under May

Former Gove advisor says EU could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite

Henry Newman, a former advisor to Michael Gove, told talkRADIO's Mike Graham that tonight's vote could 'give Brussels the excuse' to refuse changes to the backstop if MPs can't agree on a Brexit plan

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

UK should make ‘exception’ to allow commonwealth soldiers to bring families, says Tom Tugendhat MP

UK should make ‘exception’ to allow commonwealth soldiers to bring families, says Tom Tugendhat MP

Tom Tugendhat: UK should make ‘exception’ to allow soldiers to bring families

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat has said the UK government should make an “exception” to allow commonwealth soldiers to bring their wives and children to the UK, as current immigration rules have seen troops take on second jobs to afford the costs.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain' in the UK

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has said that the people on a chartered deportation flight to Jamaica should not be allowed to remain in the UK, amid pressure from MPs and campaigners to stop the plane.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Computer user

Paedophile hunter: Police have never said they had a problem with what I'm doing

Paedophile hunter: Police have never said they had a problem with what I'm doing

A paedophile hunter has claimed he has never had a police officer say they had a "problem" with what he was doing, amid calls for the self-styled vigilantes to stop confronting suspected abusers.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stop youngsters having knives

The chief of a knife crime awareness charity says the newly-announced Knife Crime Prevention Orders won't stop young people carrying knives

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP for the south east England has said that “no serious self-respecting democracy” would agree to the Irish backstop.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

EU flag

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense', says Dr Phillip Lee MP

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense'

Conservative MP Phillip Lee has claimed last night's Commons vote was "fantasy politics", telling talkRADIO's Mike Graham that the deal is "no further forward".

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that leaves EU without damaging lives'

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, tells Mike Graham that MPs are struggling to come up with a plan to leave the EU that won't have detrimental effects

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Richard Tice

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO in my view stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Richard Tice has accused the government of "misreading the mood of the country" by pushing for a deal with the EU.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sir James Dyson

James Max on Dyson: 'Businesses don't make political statements'

James Max on Dyson: 'Businesses don't make political statements'

The talkRADIO presenter and business expert claimed Dyson moving its head offices to Singapore is not because of "concerns" over Brexit.

Protester

No-deal Brexit will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon', says Nick De Bois

Nick De Bois: A no-deal will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon'

The former political aide has claimed a no-deal Brexit won't be "the end of the world", but warned it will "knock confidence" in the UK.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is MPs' fault, says campaigner

Lara Spirit, co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that it is not their "fault" for campaigning for a People's Vote but that the issue was with MPs for failing to pass a deal. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice of Leave Means Live told Mike Graham he hopes for a significant defeat for Theresa May's deal when MPs vote on Tuesday

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Nigel Evans MP: Extending Article 50 would be ‘like altering the date of Christmas’

Nigel Evans: Extending Article 50 would be ‘like altering the date of Christmas'

Conservative MP Nigel Evans criticised suggestions of extending Article 50 and said Theresa May had not eased the minds of MPs opposed to her deal

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

Universities UK chief: No deal Brexit could threaten EU funds for cancer and climate research

Universities UK chief: No deal Brexit could threaten EU research funds

The president of Universities UK said that important research schemes could have funding withdrawn if there is no Brexit deal

Having to disclose criminal record to employers could 'legitimise discrimination', says study

Having to disclose criminal record to employers could 'legitimise discrimination', says study

Disclosing criminal record to employers could 'legitimise discrimination'

A study has claimed that employers could discriminate against applicants who disclose a criminal conviction

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The perception that 'all migrants want to come to Britain' is not true, says aid worker

The perception that 'all migrants want to come to Britain' is not true, says aid worker

Perception that 'all migrants want to come to UK' is not true, says aid worker

Aid worker Rob Lawrie, who works with asylum seekers in camps in France, says the perception they want to settle in the UK over other countries is 'rhetoric' fuelled by the media and controversial figures

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says Labour MP

Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said Labour would support a second referendum if an alternative Brexit deal was not presented, and criticised the rail fare hikes

Manchester terror suspect detained under mental health act

Manchester terror suspect detained under mental health act

Manchester terror suspect detained under mental health act

The man who stabbed three people in Manchester on New Year's Eve has been detained under the Mental Health Act

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Prisons’ illegal phone trade puts families in ‘huge danger’, says Director of Prison Reform Trust

Prisons’ illegal phone trade puts families in ‘huge danger’, says Director of Prison Reform Trust

The illegal phone trade puts families in ‘danger’, says Prison reform expert

Peter Dawson, the Director of the Prison Reform Trust has said the new scheme to give more prisoners in-cell phones will prevent prisoners’ families becoming involved in the illegal phone trade.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

More migrants could cross Channel following US withdrawal from Syria, says former police officer

More migrants could cross Channel following US withdrawal from Syria, says former police officer

More migrants could cross Channel following US withdrawal from Syria, says cop

Donald Trump pulling US troops out of Syria could unsettle the situation in the area leading to more people trying to leave, a former police officer says

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has described drinking in excess as “idiocy” and suggested that those who become so intoxicated should be charged to use the NHS’s new ‘drunk tanks’.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Peter Bone MP: A new Brexit deal is the ‘Christmas present I want’

Peter Bone MP: A new Brexit deal is the ‘Christmas present I want’

Peter Bone MP: A new Brexit deal is the ‘Christmas present I want’

​​​​​​​Conservative MP Peter Bone has said that the “Christmas present [he] would want” was “the Brexit people voted for”.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘I submitted my no confidence letter twice’

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has admitted that he submitted his no confidence letter in Theresa May twice, after withdrawing it earlier this year when Theresa May brought back a deal from the EU.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

'The idea that animal welfare will improve by banning meat-based sayings is pie in the sky', says commentator

'Animal welfare won't improve by banning meat-based sayings', says commentator

Andre Walker told Mike Graham that banning meat-based phrases to improve animal welfare and appease vegans is 'pie in the sky'

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Matthew Hedges 'may be able to sue UAE on human rights breach basis'

Matthew Hedges 'may be able to sue UAE on human rights breach basis'

Matthew Hedges 'may be able to sue UAE on human rights breach basis'

A barrister tells Mike Graham that Matthew Hedges, who was imprisoned in the UAE for spying, could sue the state if there is a case that his human rights have been breached

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