Owen Smith

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Owen Smith MP to Julia: ‘My fear is that you will win and Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Labour MP Owen Smith has said that he thinks Brexiteers like talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer will “win and Brexit will pass”.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Drugs

Owen Smith MP: UK 'doesn't have enough storage space' to stockpile medicines

Owen Smith MP: UK 'doesn't have enough storage space' to stockpile medicines

The Labour MP has claimed there isn't enough storage space in the UK to stockpile medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

'Owen Smith in shadow cabinet is a symbolic gesture by Jeremy Corbyn to show he wants unity'

Jeremy Corbyn advisors don't realise the battle that lies ahead, says moderate Labour blogger

'Corbyn's team don't realise the battle that lies ahead'

Owen Smith has been appointed as the shadow Northern Ireland secretary

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

 George Galloway: 'I can’t think of anyone less Churchillian than Owen Smith'

George Galloway: 'I can’t think of anyone less Churchillian than Owen Smith'

George Galloway: 'I can’t think of anyone less Churchillian than Owen Smith'

Our presenter spoke to a caller in Luton, James, about the MP for Pontypridd voting against the Brexit bill in its first reading

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Labour Brexit rebel Owen Smith on voting against Article 50: 'I'm Churchillian'

Labour Brexit rebel Owen Smith on voting against Article 50: 'I'm Churchillian'

Smith said he believes he acted in the interests of his party and his constituents

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

'The government is likely to get a bad Brexit deal', says MP Owen Smith

Theresa May Brexit speech: Remainer Owen Smith says UK could get a good deal - but it's unlikely

'The government is likely to get a bad Brexit deal', says MP Owen Smith

Yesterday Theresa May gave a speech on her Brexit plan, stating she wants to leave the single market and give MPs and peers a vote on the final Brexit deal

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn re-election: John Mann reserving judgement

Jeremy Corbyn vow to win election 'encouraging' says critic John Mann

Jeremy Corbyn vow to win election'encouraging' says critic John Mann

But Bassetlaw MP suggests he´ll reserve judgement on Corbyn following his leadership victory over Owen Smith

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn: 'If he is right and MPs are wrong then he will win over the public', says Labour MP John Woodcock

MP who called Jeremy Corbyn a 'f**king disaster' vows to get behind him

MP who called Jeremy Corbyn a 'f**king disaster' vows to get behind him

Jeremy Corbyn has won the Labour leadership election with 61.8% of the vote, against Owen Smith, despite MPs passing a vote of no confidence earlier in the year

Jeremy Corbyn: 'There will always be a group of embittered Blairites undermining him', says Ken Livingstone

Jeremy Corbyn critics are just 'bitter, disgraceful Blairites', says Ken Livingstone

Jeremy Corbyn critics are just 'bitter, disgraceful Blairites' - Ken Livingstone

Former mayor of London says Corbyn is trying to make Labour a 'democratic' party again, but 'the party is riddled with people who followed Blair's big bank agenda'

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn beats Owen Smith in Labour leadership contest

Jeremy Corbyn beats Owen Smith in Labour leadership contest

Corbyn sees off his challenger but now faces the task of reuniting his party

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Labour party: 'The right thing to do is probably a split, there’s a massive gap opening up in centre ground politics', says editor of The Times' Red Box

'The right thing for Labour to do is split' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says Times editor

'The right thing for Labour to do is split' if Corbyn wins, says Times editor

The result of the Labour leadership election will be announced tomorrow, and many expect Corbyn to win despite having little support from his MPs

'How to leave the Labour Party' tops Google searches after leadership election closes

'How to leave the Labour Party' tops Google searches

Thousands may be seeking a way out of the party after joining to vote for Jeremy Corbyn or Owen Smith

'If Labour gets itself together we can come back into government quite quickly', says Labour's Progress

We must stay and fight Jeremy Corbyn if he wins Labour leadership contest, says Blairite pressure group

We must stay and fight Corbyn if he remains leader, says Blairite pressure group

Richard Angell, of Labour's Progress group, says the party could get back into power with a few small changes

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

David Miliband is a quitter - how dare he criticise Jeremy Corbyn?

David Miliband is a quitter - how dare he criticise Jeremy Corbyn?

David Miliband is portrayed as Labour's great lost talent. But his refusal to step in and save the party leaves him no right to criticise those who are out there in the arena

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Labour leadership contest: 'Things could get much worse' if Jeremy Corbyn wins

Labour leadership contest: 'Things could get much worse' if Jeremy Corbyn wins

Adam Bienkov, of politics.co.uk, believes the party has yet to hit rock bottom and the nadir could be yet to come

'The whole challenge against Jeremy Corbyn was misjudged from the start', says deputy editor of Politics.co.uk

Labour leadership contest: Attempt to topple Jeremy Corbyn 'was doomed to fail from the start'

Attempt to topple Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader 'was a disaster from the start'

Political editor Adam Bienkov says the challenge against Jeremy Corbyn should have been made at a later date, and his opponents 'chose a candidate very few people had heard of'

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

'The shadow cabinet should be chosen by their peer group', says former advisor to Tony Blair

Jeremy Corbyn Shadow Cabinet comments ridiculed by former advisor to Tony Blair

Jeremy Corbyn Shadow Cabinet comments ridiculed by former advisor to Tony Blair

John McTernan said Labour party members 'don't know what they're doing' and Corbyn is simply making a power grab by including them in Shadow Cabinet selection

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Famous wishes of Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak: Paul Pogba, Hayley McQueen and George Galloway lead greetings

Paul Pogba, Hayley McQueen and George Galloway lead Eid Mubarak greetings

Many Muslims are celebrating Eid Ul-Adha today

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Labour leadership: 'Jeremy Corbyn will win', claims Labour List

'Jeremy Corbyn had more support but no-one landed killer blow' - Labour List editor on leadership debate

'Corbyn had more support in leadership debate but no-one landed killer blow'

Peter Edwards believes Jeremy Corbyn will see off his challenger but 'the really dramatic question' is what happens then

Labour leadership candidates Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith are heckled during a live TV debate

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith heckled during live TV debate

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith are heckled during live TV debate

The two Labour leadership candidates were booed and jeered at in the first few minutes of a live TV debate

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Corbyn now faces Owen Smith in a run-off for the Labour leadership

Corbyn, the Tory view: Dethroning Jeremy will do nothing to cure Labour's cancerous problems'

'Corbyn, the Tory view: Dethroning Jeremy will do nothing to save Labour'

Labour is in a mess and ditching Corbyn won't help. In fact it might just delay the much-needed change

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Labour leadership: 'There will be some form of truce' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says political commentator

Labour leadership: 'There will be some form of truce' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says political journalist

'There will be some form of truce' if Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership

Adam Bienkov was speaking to talkRADIO after Jeremy Corbyn came out on top in a Labour leadership poll.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Brexit: Parliament will have say on triggering Article 50

Brexit: Parliament will have say over Article 50, says Theresa May spokesperson

Parliament will have say on triggering Article 50, says May's spokesperson

Several parties are pushed for a Parliamentary vote on when Article 50 is triggered

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

'It's very undemocratic' - Chair of Labour Leave John Mills blasts Owen Smith for pledging to block Brexit

'It's very undemocratic' - Chair of Labour Leave, John Mills, blasts Owen Smith for pledging to block Brexit

Labour Leave Chair, John Mills, blasts Owen Smith for pledging to block Brexit

Mills claims 'it's completely wrong to go back over the ground again'

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Owen Smith reveals he will support Jeremy Corbyn if he wins the Labour leadership contest

Owen Smith promises to support Jeremy Corbyn if he wins the Labour leadership contest

Owen Smith will support Corbyn if he wins the election

Leadership candidate Owen Smith has revealed support for his opposition

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale reveals her support for Owen Smith

Labour leadership contest: Jeremy Corbyn loses another key figure as Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith

Jeremy Corbyn suffers fresh blow as Scottish Labour leader backs Owen Smith

The Scottish Labour leader has announced who she is backing to lead the party

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Corbyn Smith

George Galloway: If Jeremy Corbyn had made Owen Smith's Isis comments, he'd no longer be a candidate

George Galloway: If Corbyn made Owen Smith's Isis comments, he'd be finished

talkRADIO's evening presenter says Galloway might have been contacted by the police for making such remarks and condemned the media for focusing on Ant and Dec instead.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Security expert Chris Parry explains why talks with Isis would give them moral legitimacy

Owen Smith Isis talks: 'Our politicians are good at winning elections but not so good at strategy', says security expert

Security expert warns talks with Isis would give them moral legitimacy

Rear Admiral Chris Parry joins criticism of Owen Smith's suggestion that militant groups could be involved in Middle East negotiations

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

In a Labour leadership debate Owen Smith suggested talks with militant groups might be a good way forward

Owen Smith ISIS talks: 'If you talk to terrorists you legitimise them', says security expert

Security expert warns against terror talks after Owen Smith Isis gaffe

Afzal Ashraf reveals his views on negotiations with terrorist groups after Labour leadership contender Owen Smith appeared to suggest he was open to talks with militant groups

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Greater London GP slams the Conservative Party's 'stealth' privatisation of the National Health Service

Owen Smith NHS privatisation claims backed by prominent doctor

Owen Smith NHS privatisation claims backed by prominent doctor

GP and author Youssef El-Gingihy claims the government has strived to privatise the NHS by 'stealth' but says this plan has reached its 'endgame'

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Owen Smith accusation: We need to 'focus of the quality' of healthcare, not whether it's private, says MP Norman Lamb

MP Norman Lamb responds to Owen Smith by saying it doesn’t matter whether NHS is private

Lamb says we need to ‘focus on the quality’ of the healthcare

Owen Smith has accused the government of secretly planning to privatise the NHS

'People have got no idea what Jeremy Corbyn stands for' - political commentator John Rentoul on the Labour leadership election

New Labour members have no idea what Jeremy Corbyn stands for and shouldn’t have a leadership vote, says journalist John Rentoul

New Labour members have no idea what Corbyn stands for, says journalist

John Rentoul reveals his view on the Labour leadership election

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Listen in as Labour MP Jenny Chapman and talkRADIO evening show presenter Jonny Gould enjoy a spirited debate about meritocracy and women-only shortlists, with Chapman saying she wished her party had already appointed a female leader

Women-only shortlists: good or bad? Jonny Gould and Jenny Chapman MP go head-to-head

Women-only shortlists: good or bad? Jonny Gould and Jenny Chapman MP debate

The talkRADIO evening show presenter goes head-to-head with the Labour member for Darlington to discuss the value of 'positive discrimination' and whether the party will ever appoint a female leader…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

With the NEC set to appeal against a High Court decision to allow 130,000 new members to vote, the member for Birmingham Selly Oak tells talkRADIO that allowing the courts to decide Labour's affairs is "madness"…

Labour leadership election must be "put on hold", says MP Steve McCabe, as voter farce rumbles on

Labour leadership election must be "put on hold", says MP Steve McCabe

With the NEC set to appeal against a High Court decision to allow 130,000 new members to vote, the member for Birmingham Selly Oak tells talkRADIO that allowing the courts to decide Labour's affairs is "madness"…

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Galloway on... The Owen Smith Labour Coup and reparations for the slave trade

Galloway on... The Owen Smith Labour Coup and reparations for the slave trade

George Galloway's Monologue: Friday 29 July

"We were at the centre of the greatest crime in human history"

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Labour MP Jenny Chapman has said party leadership candidate Owen Smith should have been mindful of the "toxic atmosphere around politics … and used better words" in his pitch to head the party.

Owen Smith 'should have used better words' in attack on PM Theresa May

Owen Smith 'should have used better words' in attack on PM Theresa May

Labour MP Jenny Chapman says that the leadership campaigner was wrong to refer to "smashing the Prime Minister back on her heels"…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock', says presenter George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water', says ex-MP George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water'

talkRADIO presenter and former MP George Galloway tells Sam Delaney that Labour's prospective new leader is all mouth and no trousers as the battle for the party goes on…

Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee believes Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith can help "pull the party back again" and has hit out at critics who have called her a Blairite.

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian's Polly Toynbee

The political columnist discusses her support for Owen Smith in the Labour leadership battle, and calls the behaviour of the current leader's followers "no way to treat comrades"…

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Galloway on... the Munich shooting and the Labour leadership

Galloway on... the Munich shooting and the Labour leadership

George Galloway's Monologue: Friday 22 July

"They're out to destroy Jeremy Corbyn and that is for sure."

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick', says political reporter Alex Wickham

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick', says political commentator

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick'

Jeremy Corbyn yesterday launched his campaign to retain the Labour Party leadership, but journalist Alex Wickham says the incumbent's approach is unlikely to win him many friends among sitting MPs

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says political commentator Rupert Myers

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says political commentator Rupert Myers

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says Rupert Myers

The challenger for the Labour party leadership is facing questions over previous role as a pharmaceutical company lobbyist

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Guardian's assistant editor Michael White has told talkRADIO's Sam Delaney that embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a "bearded, left-wing, teetotal pacifist" who never wanted to be Labour leader.

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality', says senior political journalist

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality'

Michael White, assistant editor of The Guardian, says embattled Labour leader never wanted the job in the first place

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Labour will 'continue as a vanity project' under Corbyn, says commentator John McTernan

Labour will 'continue as a vanity project' under Corbyn, says commentator John McTernan

Labour will 'continue as a vanity project' under Corbyn, says John McTernan

Tony Blairs director of political operations explains why he thinks Labour won't win an election under Jeremy Corbyn