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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Rory Stewart ends London Mayor campaign

Rory Stewart ends London Mayor campaign

The independent candidate will no longer run in the next London mayoral election which will now take place in 2021 due to coronavirus.

Julia Hartley-Brewer condemns Prof Neil Ferguson’s ‘rank hypocrisy’

Julia Hartley-Brewer condemns Prof Neil Ferguson’s ‘rank hypocrisy’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has lambasted Professor Neil Ferguson after it emerged the SAGE scientist flouted lockdown rules.

Minister: Professor who broke lockdown rules was right to quit SAGE

Minister: Professor who broke lockdown rules was right to quit SAGE

James Brokenshire MP said it was "the right course of action" that Professor Neil Ferguson resigned from the government advisory group.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Zoo names penguin chick after Boris Johnson’s new son

Zoo names penguin chick after Boris Johnson’s new son

A rare rockhopper penguin chick has been named after the Prime Minister’s newborn because it will grow up with a “blonde crown” of feathers.

Jeremy Hunt: No one had a crystal ball for coronavirus

Jeremy Hunt: No one had a crystal ball for coronavirus

Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has defended the UK’s coronavirus preparedness and praised the government’s new contact tracing app.

Virgin Atlantic to cut more than 3,000 jobs amid coronavirus

Virgin Atlantic to cut more than 3,000 jobs amid coronavirus

The airline said “unprecedented market conditions” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic had “severely reduced revenues”.

Mike Graham to Sadiq Khan: Do the decent thing and stop hiding

Mike Graham to Sadiq Khan: Do the decent thing and stop hiding

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has urged Sadiq Khan to appear on his show, branding the Mayor’s previous refusal to do so as “not good enough”.

Peer: Continued lockdown for elderly ‘patronising and insulting’

Peer: Continued lockdown for elderly ‘patronising and insulting’

Former Pensions minister Baroness Ros Altmann has urged the government not to keep elderly people in a continued coronavirus lockdown.

Health Department tweet ‘terribly woke’, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Health Department tweet ‘terribly woke’, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Matt Hancock confirmed that men are more likely to die of Covid-19, after his department tweeted that “certain genders” were worse affected.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Coronavirus briefing: Chancellor extends support for self-employed

Coronavirus briefing: Chancellor extends support for self-employed

Rishi Sunak has announced that the income support scheme for 2.3 million self-employed people will be extended for a second and final grant.

London’s Nightingale hospital put on standby as demand slows

London’s Nightingale hospital put on standby as demand slows

Officials said the decision to mothball the hospital was a “positive thing” as it showed the coronavirus crisis in the capital was easing.

Police appeal to identify fraudsters who conned victim out of £100k

Police appeal to identify fraudsters who conned victim out of £100k

The Met Police have released E-fit images to help identify two men involved in a fraud that cost its victim more than £100,000 of savings.

Owen Jones accused of ‘Stalinist’ criticism of Gove bookshelf

Owen Jones accused of ‘Stalinist’ criticism of Gove bookshelf

Columnist Brendan O’Neill has condemned Guardian journalist Owen Jones' criticism Michael Gove owning a book by a Holocaust denier.

Minister Conor Burns resigns over ‘intimidation’ row

Minister Conor Burns resigns over ‘intimidation’ row

The Conservative MP has resigned as a minister after an investigation found he had attempted to intimidate a member of the public.

Police chief: Cracking down with lockdown fines ‘won’t work’

Police chief: Cracking down with lockdown fines ‘won’t work’

Ken Marsh warned that issuing fines was not the most effective way of ensuring compliance with coronavirus lockdown rules.

Iain Duncan Smith: Getting UK back to work ‘absolute priority’

Iain Duncan Smith: Getting UK back to work ‘absolute priority’

The Conservative MP has warned that getting Britain’s economy moving again is just as important for saving lives as social distancing.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Arron Banks and Electoral Commission settle Brexit dispute

Arron Banks and Electoral Commission settle Brexit dispute

The Leave.EU founder has reached a settlement with the Electoral Commission over alleged electoral offences in the 2016 referendum.

CPS drops school's LGBT hate crime advice after pupil's legal bid

CPS drops school's LGBT hate crime advice after pupil's legal bid

A teenager accused the Crown Prosecution Service of seeking to “indoctrinate children”, causing it to review its guidance to schools.

Coronavirus: Andy Burnham praises ‘minimum wage heroes’

Coronavirus: Andy Burnham praises ‘minimum wage heroes’

The Greater Manchester Mayor has urged the government to recognise low paid workers’ contribution to the fight against coronavirus.

Donald Trump claims he has seen proof Covid-19 began in Wuhan lab

Donald Trump claims he has seen proof Covid-19 began in Wuhan lab

The US president has claimed to have seen evidence that the coronavirus pandemic from an infectious disease laboratory in Wuhan, China.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Keir Starmer urges Labour to be ‘prouder of being patriotic’

Keir Starmer urges Labour to be ‘prouder of being patriotic’

The Labour leader urged his party to be prouder of being patriotic and said differences between Brexit beliefs were “yesterday’s argument”.

Brexit: UK warns it will not ‘subordinate’ its laws to EU

Brexit: UK warns it will not ‘subordinate’ its laws to EU

Britain has criticised the European Union for the “limited progress” made in the latest rounds of talks on a future post-Brexit trade deal.

Some 82% of respondents said they would not feel safe on public transport

talkRADIO poll: Majority would feel unsafe easing lockdown

talkRADIO poll: Majority would feel unsafe easing lockdown

An exclusive poll carried out for talkRADIO has shown 84 per cent of Brits would feel unsafe going to a restaurant or pub, if the lockdown is relaxed on May 7.

Met Police warn against breaking lockdown for NHS clap

Met Police warn against breaking lockdown for NHS clap

The Met has said those who flout social distancing rules to show their appreciation of the NHS will be asked to return home.

Birthday wishes pour in as Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Birthday wishes pour in as Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Boris Johnson has led well wishes for Captain Tom Moore, as the NHS fundraiser and World War Two veteran celebrates his 100th birthday.

Nigel Farage: ‘We allowed ourselves to import this disease’

Nigel Farage: ‘We allowed ourselves to import this disease’

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has claimed that illegal migrants are arriving in the UK “above and beyond the official figures”.

Man arrested after two toddlers stabbed to death in Ilford

Man arrested after two toddlers stabbed to death in Ilford

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19-month-old and a three-year-old were stabbed to death in east London.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Dan Wootton lambasts ‘nasty’ critics of Boris Johnson baby news

Dan Wootton lambasts ‘nasty’ critics of Boris Johnson baby news

talkRADIO's Dan Wootton said critics were “out of step with the country” after some claimed Mr Johnson missed PMQs to avoid scrutiny.

Sadiq Khan must ‘get his act together’, says London Assembly Tory

Sadiq Khan must ‘get his act together’, says London Assembly Tory

Leader of the Conservatives in the London Assembly, Susan Hall, urged the London Mayor to 'concentrate on the day job'.

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Facing Dominic Raab at PMQs, the Labour leader claimed the UK could be on track for one of the worst death rates in Europe.

Trans man loses appeal to change ‘mother’ status

Trans man loses appeal to change ‘mother’ status

Freddy McConnell, who biologically gave birth, has lost an appeal to be registered as "father" or "parent" on his child's birth certificate.

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds 'thrilled' by arrival of baby boy

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds 'thrilled' by arrival of baby boy

A spokeswoman said both mother and baby are “doing very well” after the birth in a London hospital this morning.

Care England boss: ‘We are an entirely ageist society’

Care England boss: ‘We are an entirely ageist society’

Martin Green said the UK "made a mistake" in not prioritising care homes amid coronavirus as thousands of care home deaths are reported.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tory MP makes history with first ever virtual maiden speech

Tory MP makes history with first ever virtual maiden speech

Sara Britcliffe is the youngest Conservative member and the first female MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden and has now made history once more.

NHS worker stabbed to death days before father’s funeral

NHS worker stabbed to death days before father’s funeral

NHS worker David Gomoh was stabbed multiple times in a “ferocious assault” shortly after his father died from an illness linked to Covid-19.

Man jailed for attacking police dog after being refused travel

Man jailed for attacking police dog after being refused travel

The 29-year-old became violent after being refused travel by British Transport Police at Nottingham railway station during lockdown.

Dan Wootton attacks ‘gotcha’ journalism against Priti Patel

Dan Wootton attacks ‘gotcha’ journalism against Priti Patel

“If Priti Patel was on the Left there would be people that would be saying that this was sexist and racist,” the talkRADIO host argued.

Iain Duncan Smith: British public much smarter than media think

Iain Duncan Smith: British public much smarter than media think

The Conservative MP has called for “perspective” in the media’s coronavirus coverage as the government faces more criticism over PPE.

Lord Sugar ‘sick and tired’ of Piers Morgan government ‘bashing’

Lord Sugar ‘sick and tired’ of Piers Morgan government ‘bashing’

The businessman has accused the journalist of "insincere" criticism of the government amid the coronavirus crisis "to just big himself up".

Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Facebook apologises for removing St George’s Day images

Facebook apologises for removing St George’s Day images

The social media giant faced a backlash after it accused users of breaching community standards by posting images of the England flag.

Man, 20, stabbed to death at Smethwick shopping centre

Man, 20, stabbed to death at Smethwick shopping centre

The victim had suffered knife injuries and died before he could be taken on board the air ambulance which had been called to the scene.

Peter Hitchens: UK has ‘missed any chance’ to fix economy

Peter Hitchens: UK has ‘missed any chance’ to fix economy

The journalist told talkRADIO that “irreparable damage” to the UK’s finances has grown “deeper” with each day of coronavirus lockdown.

Dominic Cummings SAGE attendance a ‘non-story’, says Andrea Leadsom

Dominic Cummings SAGE attendance a ‘non-story’, says Andrea Leadsom

The government was accused of letting politics taint scientific advice after it emerged that the PM’s chief adviser attended the meetings.

‘Horrifying’: Toddler and three-year-old stabbed to death

‘Horrifying’: Toddler and three-year-old stabbed to death

A one-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy have been stabbed to death in an east London property, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Boris Johnson: I refuse to throw away sacrifice of British people

Boris Johnson: I refuse to throw away sacrifice of British people

The PM urged Brits to continue to show “unity and determination” by observing the social distancing laws, as he returned to Number 10 today.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Calls for minute’s silence tribute to frontline coronavirus victims

Calls for minute’s silence tribute to frontline coronavirus victims

The Unison union has urged the government to hold a tribute at 11am on April 28, which is International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Progress ‘disappointing’ in post-Brexit trade talks, says EU

Progress ‘disappointing’ in post-Brexit trade talks, says EU

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK had refused to “commit seriously” on several fundamental points in the latest talks.

Trevor Phillips: ‘Don’t jump to conclusions’ over Covid-19 BAME link

Trevor Phillips: ‘Don’t jump to conclusions’ over Covid-19 BAME link

The race and equality campaigner has said there are "a lot of mysteries" surrounding the link between coronavirus and ethnicity.

Science expert rules out Donald Trump disinfectant claim

Science expert rules out Donald Trump disinfectant claim

The US president has been condemned after suggesting disinfectant could be injected into patients as a possible treatment for Covid-19.

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

The Health Secretary said the government will “consider all options” for relaxing lockdown but warned that the UK “cannot move too soon”.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

‘It was a pleasure’, says nurse who cared for Boris Johnson

‘It was a pleasure’, says nurse who cared for Boris Johnson

Luis Pitarma and Jenny McGee were personally thanked by the PM for remaining at his side as he fought coronavirus in intensive care.

Aptly named officer, PC Fox, helps save drowning cub

Aptly named officer, PC Fox, helps save drowning cub

A fox cub is recovering after being saved from drowning in a Glasgow dockyard with the help of an aptly named police officer.

Knife crime hits record high in England and Wales

Knife crime hits record high in England and Wales

The number of knife crimes in England and Wales rose seven per cent last year, though overall crime dropped by an estimated five percent.

Sadiq Khan ‘failed’ to protect the public, says Shaun Bailey

Sadiq Khan ‘failed’ to protect the public, says Shaun Bailey

Sadiq Khan has “failed to keep the public safe” amid the coronavirus crisis, according to his mayoral election rival Shaun Bailey.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Government to ban gender confirmation surgery for under-18s

Government to ban gender confirmation surgery for under-18s

Equalities minister Liz Truss said it was important that under-18s are protected from making "irreversible decisions".

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