Mike Graham

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

David Davies MP: ‘The bleeding-heart liberal brigade’ is encouraging migrants ‘to risk their lives’

David Davies MP: ‘The bleeding-heart liberal brigade’ is encouraging migrants ‘to risk their lives’

David Davies: ‘The bleeding-heart brigade’ encourages migrants ‘to risk lives'

David Davies, the Conservative MP for Monmouth has said that the ‘bleeding-heart liberal brigade’ is encouraging migrants to “risk their lives” cross the English Channel, after the Home Secretary said he was considering using a Border Force ship to rescue them.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Donald Trump, there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions’

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Donald Trump, there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions’

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Trump, there's no doubt on climate change'

George Barda, the spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, the group responsible for causing disruption to London traffic this week, has said that “unless you are Donald Trump” there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions “pumped out” by humans.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Foie gras is ‘one of the cruellest foods you can eat’, says Animal Equality Director

Foie gras is ‘one of the cruellest foods you can eat’, says Animal Equality Director

Foie gras is ‘one of the cruellest foods you can eat’, says Animal Equality Boss

Toni Shephard, the Executive Director of Animal Equality UK has said that foie gras “is one of the cruellest food items” people can eat and that it is “hypocritical” the UK continues to import it, whilst its production is banned.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May is 'hanging onto her deal like a political lifebelt'

Andrew Bridgen MP: Theresa May is hanging onto her deal like a 'political lifebelt'

Andrew Bridgen MP: May is hanging to her deal like a 'political lifebelt'

The Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen has said that the Prime Minister is clinging to her deal “like a political lifebelt” but that it will “drag her down”.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

George Galloway: Jeremy Corbyn has played a 'blinder' during Brexit negotiations

George Galloway: Jeremy Corbyn has played a 'blinder' during Brexit negotiations

The talkRADIO host calls Theresa May's deal "the worst divorce deal in history."

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Allow asylum seekers to work to ease pressure on local authorities, says academic

Allow asylum seekers to work to ease pressure on local authorities, says academic

Let asylum seekers work to ease pressure on local authorities, says academic

After Andy Burnham called the scheme that distributes asylum seekers awaiting a decision on their application a 'failure', a migration specialist said letting them work would ease the burden on the government

Iceland's palm oil Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without connection to Greenpeace'

Iceland's palm oil Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without connection to Greenpeace'

Iceland Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without Greenpeace connection'

A retail expert has said that Iceland's Christmas advert, which features a repackaged animation by Greenpeace warning against the use of palm oil, might have been permitted on air had it not been connected to the campaigner

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham and Andrew Bridgen discuss the bullying allegations against Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, and his blocking of the release of information about Keith Vaz

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Energy price cap 'could cut suppliers' profits by £1 billion'

Energy price cap 'could cut suppliers' profits by £1 billion'

Energy price cap 'could cut suppliers' profits by £1 billion'

An Ofgem spokesperson told Mike Graham that suppliers will have their profits squeezed by the energy price cap, which comes into effect in January

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Katie Perrior: 'I despair' at Labour MP's plan to nationalise housing

Katie Perrior: 'I despair' at Labour MP's plan to nationalise housing

Katie Perrior: 'I despair' at Labour MP's plan to nationalise housing

Mike Graham's co-host Katie Perrior has criticised Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle's comments that Labour should buy back housing sold under the Right to Buy scheme

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Feminism ‘is a debate among the already privileged’, says co-founder of Men and Boys Coalition

Feminism ‘is a debate among the already privileged’, says co-founder of Men and Boys Coalition

Feminism ‘is a debate among the privileged’, says men's issues campaigner

Martin Daubney, co-founder of Men and Boys Coalition has said that feminism is only an issue talked about by “the privileged”, after new research found that feminism made men more ambitious because of competition for top jobs.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Police prioritise crime depending on ‘what they are told’ by victims due to lack of resources, says officer

Police prioritise crime depending on ‘what they are told’ by victims as they are under-resourced, says officer

Police officer: We prioritise crime depending on ‘what they are told’ by victims

Sergeant Simon Kempton has said that victims of crime saying how it will affect them has bearing on how the crime is prioritised, because forces do not have the resources to search “for stolen stuff on ebay” all day.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

‘It is nonsense’ that self-driving cars can make moral decisions, says Robotic Professor

'How can driverless cars tell the difference between a man and a woman?' asks robotics professor

'How can driverless cars tell the difference between a man and a woman?'

Professor Noel Sharkey has said that it is 'nonsense' that autonomous cars can be 'concerned' and make moral decisions, after a study found that old people should be sacrificed in autonomous car crashes

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

NDAs have a purpose but ‘we want to encourage openness as society’, says media lawyer

'If the Telegraph challenges the injunction and wins, they've got a bigger story', says media lawyer

'If the Telegraph challenges injunction and wins, they've got a bigger story'

Media lawyer Mark Lewis has said that non-disclosure agreements have a purpose but we want “to ensure that something that is wrong is exposed”, after The Daily Telegraph lost a legal fight against a company boss accused of “discreditable conduct”.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Mike and Femi

'You're acting like a spoilt child' Mike Graham tells anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole

'You're acting like a spoilt child' Mike Graham tells anti-Brexit campaigner

talkRADIO's Mike Graham clashed with anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole, calling him a "spoilt child".

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

More than a million UK residents live in a ‘food desert’, says study

More than a million UK residents live in a ‘food desert’, says study

More than a million UK residents live in a ‘food desert’, says study

More than a million people live in “food deserts” – areas where poor transport links, poverty and a lack of supermarkets limits access to affordable fresh fruit and vegtables, a study has claimed.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Backlash against snogging Seann Walsh '1% of what women get all the time'

Backlash against snogging Seann Walsh '1% of what women get all the time'

Backlash against snogging Seann Walsh '1% of what women get all the time'

Mike Graham and Badass Women's Hour's Harriet Minter clash over the reaction to Strictly Come Dancing's Seann Walsh kissing his married dance partner Katya Jones

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Director of Fertility Centre on baby gender selection: ‘This about desire, rather than a medical need’

Director of Fertility Centre on baby gender selection: ‘This is about desire, rather than a medical need’

Director of Fertility Centre on gender selection: ‘This is desire, not need'

Sue Avery, Director of Birmingham Women’s Fertility Centre has said that gender selection by parents was about "desire", not medical need. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Law to ban on putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Law to ban putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Law to ban putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Cartographer Steve Chilton has said the decision to ban public bodies from putting the Shetland islands in a box is “stupid” and “ineffective”.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Gender figures

Debbie Hayton: 'My understanding of myself, and I speak only for myself here, is that I'm male'

Debbie Hayton: 'My understanding of myself is that I'm male'

Trans campaigner, teacher and trans woman Debbie Hayton has claimed fellow trans people "need to be honest" with themselves on the issue of biological sex, revealing she still identifies as "male".

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It is a shame but less short films are being made, says Director of Killing Eve

It is a shame but less short films are being made, says director of Killing Eve

It is a shame but less short films are being made, says director of Killing Eve

The director of Killing Eve, Harry Bradbeer, has said that “there is plenty of money” in longform TV because it attracts “great actors”, but there are less shorter films being made.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Labour policies 'not breaking through' enough to threaten Theresa May, says Katie Perrior

Labour policies 'not breaking through' enough to threaten Theresa May, says Katie Perrior

Labour policies 'not breaking through' enough to threaten Theresa May

Katie Perrior, a former adviser to Theresa May, said Labour did not appear to pose a threat to the Prime Minister despite unveiling their latest policies at conference

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

'Close tax loopholes' to stop companies like Starbucks and Amazon avoiding tax, says campaigner

'Close tax loopholes' to stop companies like Starbucks and Amazon avoiding tax, says campaigner

'Close tax loopholes' to stop companies like Starbucks and Amazon avoiding tax

A campaigner with Global Justice Now said the UK is 'not powerless' to shut down tax loopholes that allow companies like Starbucks to lower their tax bill

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Former friend of Anjem Choudary: 'He was a lovely guy in the 80s'

Former friend of Anjem Choudary: 'He was a lovely guy in the 80s'

Former friend of Anjem Choudary: 'He was a lovely guy in the 80s'

Anjem Choudary is expected to be freed from prison next month, says Prison Minister Rory Stewart

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