talkRADIO's best features of 2018, featuring Michael Gove's social media habits, fake Boris Johnson and a toilet

talkRADIO's best features of 2018, featuring Michael Gove's social media habits, fake Boris Johnson and a toilet

Monday, December 24, 2018

We do talk about things that aren’t Brexit on talkRADIO.

This year, as well as bringing you the latest political news and debate, we’ve examined exactly how similar Michael Gove is to his favourite Game of Thrones character, met the youngsters who love Margaret Thatcher and spent a day with a Boris Johnson lookalike.

Look back over some of our favourite features and fun stuff from 2018.

 

Game of Goves

When Michael Gove took one of those online quizzes that compares you to a fictional character (whether he was skiving parliamentary work to do this, we don’t know), we couldn’t resist seeing how similar he really was to Tyrion Lannister.

See how the two compared here.

 

The toilet with a historical secret

It’s the last place you’d expect to find a piece of First World War history, but one of the letters that informed troops the war was officially over in 1918 hangs in a downstairs loo.

It’s owned by the descendents of the Lt. Colonel who wrote it, and there is a good reason for keeping it in the toilet - find out why here.

 

Young Thatcherites

It’s often said that the younger generations tend to lean to the left politically, but that’s not true for everyone, least of all these young Thatcher fans.

From the actor who’s the “only Brexiteer” in the theatre, to the student who won a Maggie-based prize in a quiz compered by Jacob Rees-Mogg, these young Conservatives explain why they look up to the Iron Lady.

 

Faux BoJo

Drew Galdron makes a living pretending to be Boris Johnson. We spent the day in Westminster with him to talk hair, Chequers, and Brexit - and see how many times he was mistaken for the real thing. Find out how many passers-by he fooled here.

 

Who is Ian Bone?

In September, anarchist Ian Bone went viral for ambushing the Rees-Mogg children outside their home and telling them: “Your daddy is a horrible person”.

But who is Ian Bone, and why did he do it? Get the lowdown here.