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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Kate and Gerry McCann ‘hopeful but realistic’ as suspect identified

Kate and Gerry McCann ‘hopeful but realistic’ as suspect identified

Police have identified a German sex offender as a key suspect in the case of missing Madeleine McCann, some 13 years after she disappeared.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Protest in midst of pandemic ‘defies belief’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Protest in midst of pandemic ‘defies belief’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer criticised the thousands of protesters who marched through London for not obeying social distancing rules.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests in London

Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests in London

Thousands of Brits have taken part in anti-racism protests across the capital in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Priti Patel: Travel quarantine ‘essential to save lives’

Priti Patel: Travel quarantine ‘essential to save lives’

The Home Secretary insisted a 14-day quarantine for international arrivals to the UK is crucial, despite concerns for the travel industry.

PM urged to confront Donald Trump over George Floyd death

PM urged to confront Donald Trump over George Floyd death

Keir Starmer has urged Boris Johnson to address Donald Trump's response to the death of George Floyd when he next speaks to him.

Boris Johnson: People of this country want MPs back at work

Boris Johnson: People of this country want MPs back at work

The PM defended the controversial move to bring MPs back to the Commons after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer branded it “shameful”.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘All we want to know is accurate data’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘All we want to know is accurate data’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has taken health minister Edward Argar to task over the government's coronavirus testing figures.

Meg Hillier: Socially-distanced voting system ‘completely bonkers’

Meg Hillier: Socially-distanced voting system ‘completely bonkers’

Labour’s Meg Hillier has criticised the new in person voting system in Parliament after MPs rejected calls to continue online voting.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

MPs queue around Westminster to vote on in person voting

MPs queue around Westminster to vote on in person voting

MPs have backed plans to end online parliamentary voting during the coronavirus crisis, despite criticism of the lengthy in person process.

Matt Hancock confirms ethnicity is ‘major risk factor’ for Covid-19

Matt Hancock confirms ethnicity is ‘major risk factor’ for Covid-19

The Health Secretary said that a Public Health England report shows that being from a minority ethnic background increases the risk of contracting coronavirus.

Dominic Raab: UK has a ‘duty’ to people of Hong Kong

Dominic Raab: UK has a ‘duty’ to people of Hong Kong

Dominic Raab said the UK will provide a “pathway to citizenship” to certain Hong Kong nationals if China passes a controversial new law.

Stewart Jackson: Quarantining arrivals ‘worst of both worlds’

Stewart Jackson: Quarantining arrivals ‘worst of both worlds’

The ex-Tory MP has criticised the government’s plan to impose a 14-day quarantine on international arrivals to stop the spread of Codvid-19.

US protests: Donald Trump threatens military action

US protests: Donald Trump threatens military action

The US president has threatened to deploy military force to quell unrest, as protests and riots continue over police brutality.

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.

Donald Trump: Antifa to be designated 'terrorist organisation'

Donald Trump: Antifa to be designated 'terrorist organisation'

It comes as violent protests continue in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

No further action to be taken over Belly Mujinga coronavirus death

No further action to be taken over Belly Mujinga coronavirus death

British Transport Police have said a spitting incident at London's Victoria Station did not lead to Belly Mujinga’s death from Covid-19.

Minneapolis burns as George Floyd death protests continue

Minneapolis burns as George Floyd death protests continue

Unrest continues in the US after three days of violent protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minnesota.

Cabinet minister defends test and trace system amid reported issues

Cabinet minister defends test and trace system amid reported issues

Environment Secretary George Eustice has said coronavirus tracing has begun, after reports the system's launch was plagued with problems.

Kate Hoey: Same people in media ‘obsessed’ with criticising

Kate Hoey: Same people in media ‘obsessed’ with criticising

Former Labour MP Kate Hoey has compared the media’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic to that of the Brexit debate.

Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter has hidden a tweet posted by Donald Trump on the grounds it violated the sites ruled on glorifying violence.

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.

Durham Police: Dominic Cummings may have committed ‘minor breach’

Durham Police: Dominic Cummings may have committed ‘minor breach’

Dominic Cummings may have committed a “minor breach” of lockdown regulations but will face no further action, according to Durham police.

Donald Trump to sign executive order against social media sites

Donald Trump to sign executive order against social media sites

The White House has indicated that Donald Trump will sign an executive order targeting social media sites, following a row over free speech.

Matt Hancock denies Dominic Cummings row will undermine message

Matt Hancock denies Dominic Cummings row will undermine message

The Health Secretary denied that Dominic Cummings remaining in post will undermine the plea to follow to the new test and trace policy.

BBC Newsnight decision ‘extraordinary’, says Dan Wootton

BBC Newsnight decision ‘extraordinary’, says Dan Wootton

Dan said the conclusion that the Dominic Cummings coverage had not met impartiality standards showed Newsnight was a ‘left-wing operation'.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Boris Johnson dismisses call for Dominic Cummings inquiry

Boris Johnson dismisses call for Dominic Cummings inquiry

The Prime Minister said he did not think an inquiry into his aide's alleged lockdown breach was a "very good use of official time".

Michel Barnier: EU ‘open’ to two-year Brexit extension

Michel Barnier: EU ‘open’ to two-year Brexit extension

The European Union would allow a two-year extension to the Brexit transition period if the UK asked for one, its chief negotiator has said.

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.

Donald Trump accuses Twitter of stifling free speech

Donald Trump accuses Twitter of stifling free speech

The US president accused Twitter of interfering with the 2020 presidential election after it flagged his tweets with a fact-check warning.

BBC Newsnight criticised for Dominic Cummings coverage

BBC Newsnight criticised for Dominic Cummings coverage

Columnist André Walker has angrily criticised the BBC for its handling of the Dominic Cummings controversy.

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

Mike Graham condemns ‘Three Stooges’ of political media

Mike Graham condemns ‘Three Stooges’ of political media

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has criticised Laura Kuenssberg, Robert Peston and Beth Rigby for their questioning of Dominic Cummings.

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.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Bus company faces backlash for rebranding Pride bus for NHS

Bus company faces backlash for rebranding Pride bus for NHS

Plymouth Citybus has apologised after it attracted criticism for repurposing a double-decker Pride bus to show support for the NHS.

Wetherspoons reveals £11m plan to make pubs Covid-19 secure

Wetherspoons reveals £11m plan to make pubs Covid-19 secure

Measures will include putting up screens at bars and tables and employing full-time cleaners to regularly clean surfaces and touch points.

Priti Patel defends her handling of migrant boat crossings

Priti Patel defends her handling of migrant boat crossings

The Home Secretary said she was working with French government and those who accuse her of inaction "don't know what they're talking about".

Government borrowing hits record high amid coronavirus

Government borrowing hits record high amid coronavirus

Coronavirus spending meant government borrowing reached £62.1 billion in April, the highest figure for any month on record, new data shows.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Stop sanctifying people for just doing a job

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Stop sanctifying people for just doing a job

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has challenged the government’s decision to scrap the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS workers.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Boris Johnson cancels NHS fee for foreign health workers

Boris Johnson cancels NHS fee for foreign health workers

The U-turn follows a Tory revolt over the scheme and opposition calls for the government to reconsider in light of the coronavirus crisis.

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.

Richard Tice: Coronavirus highlights importance of Brexit

Richard Tice: Coronavirus highlights importance of Brexit

The Brexit Party chairman said leaving the EU will make it easier for the UK to make economic decisions in the coronavirus recovery.

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.

Nigel Farage condemns media for not reporting migrant boats

Nigel Farage condemns media for not reporting migrant boats

It comes as the number of migrants intercepted by authorities in the English Channel and brought to Dover during lockdown reached 1,000.

Sadiq Khan launches ‘deeply personal’ study into bus driver deaths

Sadiq Khan launches ‘deeply personal’ study into bus driver deaths

The mayor said studying the pattern of Covid-19 among London bus drivers would ensure every measure was taken to protect “heroic staff”.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Donald Trump: US having most coronavirus cases is ‘badge of honour’

Donald Trump: US having most coronavirus cases is ‘badge of honour’

The US president said the country's number of coronavirus cases was a “badge of honour” and reflected the country’s success in testing.

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