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Monday, June 22, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Windrush: Campaigner claims racism still alive at Home Office

Windrush: Campaigner claims racism still alive at Home Office

Director of Detention Action Bella Sankey said the Home Office was yet to show that it had learnt lessons from the Windrush scandal.

Mark Francois: Soon there won’t be an economy left to rescue

Mark Francois: Soon there won’t be an economy left to rescue

Conservative MP Mark Francois has urged the government to speed up its easing of coronavirus lockdown, as Boris Johnson discusses proposed changes.

Reading attack: Security minister says lessons will be learnt

Reading attack: Security minister says lessons will be learnt

James Brokenshire told talkRADIO the government will continue to review sentencing and deportation policies following a stabbing in Reading.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

Kate Hoey: We warned Labour it was losing support, no one listened

Kate Hoey: We warned Labour it was losing support, no one listened

The ex-Labour MP said she warned the party against its election strategy, after a damning report on its historic defeat was published today.

UK’s Covid-19 alert level lowered from four to three

UK’s Covid-19 alert level lowered from four to three

Level three of the alert scale means the virus is still in general circulation but transmission is no longer “high or rising exponentially”.

Martin Offiah: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot should not be banned

Martin Offiah: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot should not be banned

Rugby legend Martin Offiah has welcomed the decision to review the sporting anthem, but said he does not believe it should be banned.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Tributes pour in for Dame Vera Lynn who has died aged 103

Tributes pour in for Dame Vera Lynn who has died aged 103

The Queen is to send a private message of condolence to the family of the iconic World War Two entertainer, who has died aged 103.

Oxford college backs removal of Cecil Rhodes statue

Oxford college backs removal of Cecil Rhodes statue

Oriel College has said it wishes to remove the statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes, following a "thoughtful period of debate and reflection".

Dominic Raab responds to criticism over Game of Thrones comment

Dominic Raab responds to criticism over Game of Thrones comment

Mr Raab had questioned the action of kneeling to show support for Black Lives Matter, saying it "seems to be taken from Game of Thrones".

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

PM pressed on promise to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

PM pressed on promise to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer said "nothing has been done" to remove the NHS fee for foreign health workers since the PM promised to drop the charge in May.

PMQs: Keir Starmer offers to ‘swap places’ with Boris Johnson

PMQs: Keir Starmer offers to ‘swap places’ with Boris Johnson

The Labour leader sparked cheers and jeers during PMQs as he offered to switch places with the PM during a heated debate over schools.

Brexit: UK-Australia deal could be secured in ‘months not years’

Brexit: UK-Australia deal could be secured in ‘months not years’

The Australian High Commissioner to the UK has told talkRADIO a free trade deal could be agreed between the UK and Australia within months.

Matt Hancock pays tribute to Marcus Rashford’s school meal campaign

Matt Hancock pays tribute to Marcus Rashford’s school meal campaign

Mr Hancock said the England footballer's campaign to extend free school meals over the summer holidays was "civilised and powerful".

Home Office has ‘no idea’ how many people are in UK illegally

Home Office has ‘no idea’ how many people are in UK illegally

The National Audit Office said the Home Office had not made an up-to-date estimate of Britain’s illegal population since 2005.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Munira Mirza’s role in race commission sparks criticism

Munira Mirza’s role in race commission sparks criticism

Critics say Ms Mirza's doubt in the existence of institutional racism undermines the credibility of the new racial disparities commission.

SNP’s Pete Wishart jokes of commissioning Michael Gove statue

SNP’s Pete Wishart jokes of commissioning Michael Gove statue

The SNP MP claimed Mr Gove's Brexit stance had boosted support for Scottish independence and joked that it should be honoured by a statue.

Keir Starmer brands DFID announcement ‘pure distraction’

Keir Starmer brands DFID announcement ‘pure distraction’

Keir Starmer has criticised Boris Johnson’s move to scrap the Department for International Development in a merger with the Foreign Office.

Marcus Rashford celebrates government U-turn on free school meals

Marcus Rashford celebrates government U-turn on free school meals

The government will introduce a £120 million fund to extend free school meals over summer, after a campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford.

Grant Shapps denies ‘headless chicken’ coronavirus approach

Grant Shapps denies ‘headless chicken’ coronavirus approach

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended the government’s latest moves in dealing with the coronavirus crisis.

Lockdown: More than 600,000 workers lose jobs

Lockdown: More than 600,000 workers lose jobs

Labour's Jonathan Reynolds has warned that Britain is facing unemployment “on a scale we haven’t seen in this country for many decades”.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Priti Patel condemns ‘patently racist’ protesters

Priti Patel condemns ‘patently racist’ protesters

The Home Secretary has condemned those who clashed with police during London protests over the weekend as “racist and far-right hooligans”.

Brexit: ‘Very good’ chance of reaching UK-EU trade deal, says PM

Brexit: ‘Very good’ chance of reaching UK-EU trade deal, says PM

The PM said he believes the UK and the EU can strike a trade deal by the end of 2020, "provided we really focus now and get on and do it".

Man who urinated next to PC Palmer memorial jailed

Man who urinated next to PC Palmer memorial jailed

Andrew Banks, 28, admitted urinating beside the memorial to the officer, who was stabbed to death in the 2017 Westminster terror attack.

Shoppers queue as non-essential shops reopen their doors

Shoppers queue as non-essential shops reopen their doors

Non-essential shops in England are back in business as the hospitality sector calls for a reduction in the two-metre social distance rule.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

talkRADIO marks Loneliness Awareness Week

talkRADIO marks Loneliness Awareness Week

talkRADIO is marking Loneliness Awareness Week with a range of guests contributing to live discussions every day from 15-19 June.

Priti Patel says she ‘will not be silenced’ amid ‘gaslighting’ row

Priti Patel says she ‘will not be silenced’ amid ‘gaslighting’ row

The Home Secretary has responded to claims she used her Indian heritage to cast doubt on black communities’ experience of racism.

Black Lives Matter activist sets out manifesto to tackle racism

Black Lives Matter activist sets out manifesto to tackle racism

Gary McFarlane has called for an end to police stop-and-search powers and for black history to be taught as part of the school curriculum.

Nigel Farage: Cancelled protest will not end Black Lives Matter

Nigel Farage: Cancelled protest will not end Black Lives Matter

Speaking with talkRADIO’s Mike Graham, the Brexit Party leader strongly criticised the campaign group for its views on societal change.

Fawlty Towers ‘The Germans’ episode removed from UKTV

Fawlty Towers ‘The Germans’ episode removed from UKTV

The “don’t mention the war” episode of the 1970s sitcom has been removed and is under review over concerns it contains “racial slurs”.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Shamima Begum should have UK citizenship restored, court hears

Shamima Begum should have UK citizenship restored, court hears

Shamima Begum’s UK citizenship should be restored because her legal challenge cannot be “fair and effective”, the Court of Appeal has heard.

JK Rowling reveals she is abuse survivor amid trans tweet criticism

JK Rowling reveals she is abuse survivor amid trans tweet criticism

The author said she speak out about sex and gender issues partly because of her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Hackney: Two arrested after video shows 'attack' on police

Hackney: Two arrested after video shows 'attack' on police

Two men, aged 20 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police after footage emerged of an "attack" on two officers.

Lord Baden-Powell statue to be temporarily removed in Poole

Lord Baden-Powell statue to be temporarily removed in Poole

The statue of Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell is to be removed temporarily because of concerns it may be targeted by protesters.

Ant and Dec apologise for impersonating black characters

Ant and Dec apologise for impersonating black characters

Ant and Dec have apologised for their portrayal of different ethnicities in past editions of their television show Saturday Night Takeaway

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

PMQs: Two-metre social distance rule to be kept ‘under review’

PMQs: Two-metre social distance rule to be kept ‘under review’

Boris Johnson was challenged over the science behind reducing the two-metre social distancing rule by the SNP's Ian Blackford.

City Hall disputes criticism over salary increases

City Hall disputes criticism over salary increases

The Greater London Assembly has refuted criticism from the Taxpayers' Alliance over salary increases under Sadiq Khan’s administration.

Keir Starmer ‘needs to make up his mind’ on schools, says PM

Keir Starmer ‘needs to make up his mind’ on schools, says PM

The Labour leader said Boris Johnson must take responsibility "for his own failings" in a row over reopening the UK’s schools amid lockdown.

Met Police defend taser incident after racism accusations

Met Police defend taser incident after racism accusations

The Metropolitan Police have defended an incident in which an officer Tasered a man, after footage of the scene received criticism online.

Little Britain pulled from streaming services over blackface row

Little Britain pulled from streaming services over blackface row

Little Britain has been removed from BBC iPlayer and Netflix after renewed criticism of its stars dressing as black characters in sketches.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

JK Rowling tweet condemned by CEO of transgender charity

JK Rowling tweet condemned by CEO of transgender charity

Susie Green from Mermaids UK said JK Rowling's comments “invalidated” the existence of transgender people.

Lockdown: Not all primary school pupils will return before summer

Lockdown: Not all primary school pupils will return before summer

Gavin Williamson has confirmed that primary schools in England will not be able to welcome all pupils back before the summer holidays.

Boris Johnson: Government cannot ignore feelings of injustice

Boris Johnson: Government cannot ignore feelings of injustice

The Prime Minister has addressed the Black Lives Matter protests as activists plan to commemorate George Floyd’s funeral in London.

Renewed calls to remove statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes

Renewed calls to remove statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes

Oxford University students have relaunched a campaign to remove a statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes amid the anti-racism demonstrations.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lawyers insist Prince Andrew offered to assist in Epstein case

Lawyers insist Prince Andrew offered to assist in Epstein case

The duke's lawyers said he offered to assist the US investigation into sex offender Jeffrey Epstein “on at least three occasions this year”.

Two-week quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force

Two-week quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force

Those arriving in the UK from abroad must now self-isolate for 14 days, despite warnings from travel bosses over the rule's economic impact.

Iain Duncan Smith: Lockdown could do more damage than coronavirus

Iain Duncan Smith: Lockdown could do more damage than coronavirus

Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has warned against the impacts of maintaining the UK’s coronavirus lockdown on the economy.

Police launch investigation into slave trader statue incident

Police launch investigation into slave trader statue incident

Police are investigating to identify those involved in pulling down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during anti-racism protests.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Attacking the police is not acceptable

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Attacking the police is not acceptable

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has condemned protesters after police officers were injured during demonstrations in London.

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.

George Floyd protests: UK contacts US over treatment of journalists

George Floyd protests: UK contacts US over treatment of journalists

The British embassy in America has contacted the US government after reporters were “subject to police action” while following the protests.

Michel Barnier insists still no progress in Brexit trade talks

Michel Barnier insists still no progress in Brexit trade talks

Mr Barnier accused the UK team of continually seeking “to distance themselves” from the political declaration agreed by Boris Johnson.

Protesters stage ‘die-in’ outside Dominic Cummings’ house

Protesters stage ‘die-in’ outside Dominic Cummings’ house

Demonstrators lay on the street outside the Dominic Cummings' home to protest the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over test and trace claim

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over test and trace claim

Mike Graham has once again torn up his copy of the Guardian, accusing it of "twisting the facts" on the government's test and trace scheme.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Shaun Bailey praises police for taking a knee at racism protest

Shaun Bailey praises police for taking a knee at racism protest

Mr Bailey, the Tory candidate for London Mayor, said it was "exactly the right thing to do" for officers to take a knee during protests.

Mark Dolan: Donald Trump is at war with tolerance and equality

Mark Dolan: Donald Trump is at war with tolerance and equality

talkRADIO’s Mark Dolan has accused the US president of restarting the American Civil War in his response to the death of George Floyd.

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