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Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Climate Change

Children descend on Parliament in climate change demonstration

Children descend on Parliament in climate change demonstration

Thousands of school pupils have gathered in Westminster as part of a nationwide protest against climate change.

Prince Philip

Not prosecuting Prince Philip over crash 'blatant favouritism', says criminal barrister

Not prosecuting Prince Philip 'blatant favouritism', says criminal barrister

Criminal barrister Jeremy Dein QC has accused the Crown Prosecution Service of "favouritism" for choosing not to prosecute the Duke of Edinburgh following his road crash.

Shamima Begum 'is not a victim, she knew what she was joining', says Brit who fought IS

Shamima Begum 'is not a victim, she knew what she was joining'

A former currency trader who joined Kurdish rebels to fight the Islamic State says Shamima Begum is 'more dangerous' now than when she left to join the terror group

John Redwood

Sir John Redwood: 'I hate the way that some MPs so scorn the British people'

Sir John Redwood: 'I hate the way that some MPs so scorn the British people'

The Conservative MP has revealed his contempt for MPs who want to "thwart the wishes" of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave in the EU referendum.

Sir Vince Cable: Bring IS teen back to UK to face trial

Sir Vince Cable: Bring IS teen back to UK to face trial

Sir Vince Cable says Shamima Begum should be brought back to the UK and investigated by police for her time with the Islamic State in Syria

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dog Speed Dating

Battersea host dog speed dating event for Valentine's Day

Battersea host dog speed dating event for Valentine's Day

Prospective dog owners had the chance to go speed dating with dogs at an event hosted by Battersea Dogs and Cats home.

Tory MP brands John McDonnell’s Churchill comments as ‘rubbish’

Tory MP brands John McDonnell’s Churchill comments as ‘rubbish’

Tory MP brands John McDonnell’s Churchill comments as ‘rubbish’

Conservative MP Bob Stewart has described John McDonnell’s comments about Winston Churchill as “rubbish” and a “slur”, after the shadow chancellor called the wartime prime minister a “villain”.

Bernard Jenkin

Remain ministers 'determined to water down Brexit', says Sir Bernard Jenkin

Remain ministers 'determined to water down Brexit', says Sir Bernard Jenkin

The Brexiteer MP claimed negotiations with the EU would have gone "much better" if there was more support for the referendum result within the government.

Begum Family

Former Taliban captive: UK must show 'understanding and sympathy' towards IS schoolgirl

Former Taliban captive urges 'understanding and sympathy' towards IS schoolgirl

A journalist who was captured by the Taliban has urged people to show more "understanding and sympathy" towards Shamima Begum, a Jihadi bride who wants to return to the UK.

ISIS

Robert Halfon MP brands ISIS 'most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany'

Robert Halfon MP brands ISIS 'most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany'

The Conservative MP said the UK "cannot welcome back" any British citizen that joins ISIS, as a former London schoolgirl who joined the group revealed she wished to return to the country.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

The leader of the opposition at Manchester City Council has criticised plans to fine rough sleepers for 'antisocial behaviour'

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly, Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would “make business harder”, but that he still thought a deal was “the most likely option”.

Police Lines

Norman Brennan: 'I have near zero faith in the policing minister'

Norman Brennan: 'I have near zero faith in the policing minister'

The campaigner and former police officer revealed he has "near zero faith" in policing minister Nick Hurd and London Mayor Sadiq Khan to protect policing in the UK.

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract to boatless Seaborne Freight

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over Seaborne Freight ‘fiasco'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Chris Grayling over the ‘fiasco’ of having to cancel a no-deal Brexit ferry contract with a company that it did not have any boats.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'We will not be leaving the EU on March 29'

Dominic Grieve: 'We will not be leaving the EU on March 29'

The former attorney general has revealed he would be "astonished" if the UK was ready to leave the EU on March 29, even with a deal secured.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Upskirting

New upskirting law 'protects every gender'

New upskirting law 'protects every gender'

The woman behind a successful campaign to make upskirting a criminal offence has claimed the new law will "protect everyone".

London Taxi

Paul Scully MP: Taxi laws are 'totally out of date'

Paul Scully MP: Taxi laws are 'totally out of date'

The Conservative MP is calling for stricter laws on taxis, including criminal record checks on drivers and CCTV in cabs.

Philip Hammond’s promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says MP Nicky Morgan

Philip Hammond’s promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says MP Nicky Morgan

Chancellor's promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Committee, has dismissed the Chancellor’s forecast of a “deal dividend” saying it was “not credible” to describe any economic boost from a Brexit deal as a "dividend".

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal to ‘move forward with their lives’

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal so UK can ‘move forward with our lives’

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to back May’s deal to ‘move forward' with their lives

Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom has urged MPs to support Theresa May’s deal so that they “can actually leave the EU and move forward with our lives”.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated' in explosive rally speech

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated' in explosive rally speech

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated'

Jeremy Corbyn called for the European Union to be "defeated" in explosive comments unearthed by talkRADIO.

 Education committee chairman calls for GCSEs to be scrapped to prepare young people for 'the march of the robots'

Education committee chairman calls for GCSEs to be scrapped to prepare young people for 'the march of the robots'

Education committee chairman calls for GCSEs to be scrapped

Robert Halfon, chair of the education committee, has called for GCSEs to scrapped, saying that the education system needs a radical overhaul to tackle the threat of automation, which he calls "the march of the robots".

UK should make ‘exception’ to allow commonwealth soldiers to bring families, says Tom Tugendhat MP

UK should make ‘exception’ to allow commonwealth soldiers to bring families, says Tom Tugendhat MP

Tom Tugendhat: UK should make ‘exception’ to allow soldiers to bring families

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat has said the UK government should make an “exception” to allow commonwealth soldiers to bring their wives and children to the UK, as current immigration rules have seen troops take on second jobs to afford the costs.

Man who taught dog Nazi salute: I have a criminal record 'because I offended people’

Man who taught dog Nazi salute: I have a criminal record 'because I offended people’

Count Dankula: I have a criminal record 'because I offended people'

Markus Meechan, who taught a dog to do a Nazi salute to “annoy” his girlfriend, has said that he feels he was convicted for “hurting people’s feelings” and now has a criminal record because he “offends people”.

Jewish Chronicle editor: 'Any decent Labour MP' should join breakaway party due to antisemitism scandal

Jewish Chronicle editor: 'Decent' Labour MPs should quit party over antisemitism

Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard said he hoped Labour's slow progress in dealing with allegations of antisemitism would spur MPs to form a breakaway party

Andrew Bridgen: 'Nigel Farage's Brexit party is a Damocles sword over the Conservative Party'

Andrew Bridgen: 'Nigel Farage's Brexit party is a Damocles sword over the Conservative Party'

Andrew Bridgen: 'Nigel Farage's Brexit party is a Damocles sword over Tories'

Andrew Bridgen MP has said that the formation of a new Brexit party, helmed by Nigel Farage, should worry the Conservatives if they don't deliver Brexit

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

'I'd give up happy moments not to exist', says man suing his parents for being born

'I'd give up happy moments not to exist', says man suing his parents for being born

'I'd give up happy moments not to exist', says man suing parents for being born

Raphael Samuel is suing his parents to make a point that having children is 'selfish'

Social media

Ian Lucas MP: We 'cannot trust' powerful social media companies

Ian Lucas MP: We 'cannot trust' powerful social media companies

A Labour MP has called for independent regulators to monitor social media companies, claiming they had been "beyond the law for far too long".

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve says he would 'refuse' to be part of a government pushing for no-deal Brexit

Dominic Grieve says he would 'refuse' to be part of push for no-deal Brexit

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has that he would "refuse" to be part of a government that was elected to take the UK out of the European Union without a deal.

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind - I set out a very clear plan'

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind - I set out a very clear plan'

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind’

Sir John Redwood, a member of pro-Brexit group Leave Means Leave, has said that the President of the European Council Donald Tusk did not have him “in mind” because the MP has always had a plan for leaving the EU.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Nadia

Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha: 'I'll take my daughter along to my next smear test'

Nadia Sawalha: 'I'll take my daughter along to my next smear test'

The actress and presenter has revealed she is thinking of taking her daughter with her to her next smear test to tackle the taboo around cervical screening.

Women's Minister

Women's minister calls for 'revised version' of Fireman Sam to challenge firefighter stereotypes

Women's minister calls for 'revised version' of Fireman Sam

The women's minister Victoria Atkins has called for a "revised version" of Fireman Sam, to challenge the stereotype that all firefighters are male.

HS2 sign

HS2 is a 'political vanity project' pushed through by a 'train geek'

HS2 is a 'political vanity project' pushed through by a 'train geek'

A campaigner from the HS2 Action Alliance has branded the high speed rail line a "political vanity project" following new proposals for a £1 billion train station in west London.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not angry with Donald Tusk - I want to thank him'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not angry with Donald Tusk - I want to thank him'

In her morning monologue, the talkRADIO presenter branded the European Union a "special place in hell for arrogant diplomats".

Lord Peter Hain

British citizens are 'thin-skinned' if they are outraged by Tusk's comments, says Lord Peter Hain

British citizens are 'thin-skinned' if they are outraged by Tusk's comments

Lord Hain has said that people needed to stop "being so outraged" at comments made by the European Council president in Brussels yesterday.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: Donald Tusk was 'thinking of me' with his 'special place in hell' remarks

Nigel Farage: Tusk's 'special place in hell' remarks were about me

The former UKIP leader said Donald Tusk was "thinking of me" with his scathing comments about "those who promoted Brexit" without a plan.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain' in the UK

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has said that the people on a chartered deportation flight to Jamaica should not be allowed to remain in the UK, amid pressure from MPs and campaigners to stop the plane.

Sammy Wilson

DUP’s Sammy Wilson: Brexit will not ‘take us back’ to the Troubles

DUP’s Sammy Wilson: Brexit will not ‘take us back’ to the Troubles

Sammy Wilson, DUP’s Brexit spokesman has said that “there is absolutely no reason that leaving the EU should take us back” to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

No-deal Brexit would be ‘very good for the many, not the few’, says Leave Means Leave Chairman

No-deal Brexit would be ‘very good for the many, not the few’, says Leave Means Leave chairman

No deal would be ‘good for the many, not the few’, says Leave Means Leave chair

John Longworth, chairman of Leave Means Leave has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would be “very good for the many, not the few”.

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’, they want ‘substantive change’ on the backstop

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’, they want ‘substantive change’ on the backstop

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’ to the backstop

Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that MPs will not accept “window-dressing”, after the prime minister has suggested that she is seeking "changes" to the controversial backstop, rather than its total removal from the agreement.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

David Lammy calls Windrush scandal 'government's pandering to the far right'

David Lammy calls Windrush scandal 'government's pandering to the far right'

David Lammy calls Windrush scandal 'government's pandering to the far right'

David Lammy blasted the Home Office's handling of the Windrush scandal after an outcry about new deportation flights to Jamaica

Computer user

Paedophile hunter: Police have never said they had a problem with what I'm doing

Paedophile hunter: Police have never said they had a problem with what I'm doing

A paedophile hunter has claimed he has never had a police officer say they had a "problem" with what he was doing, amid calls for the self-styled vigilantes to stop confronting suspected abusers.

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says CEO of Prince’s Trust

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says CEO of Prince’s Trust

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says charity CEO

Nick Stace, the CEO of Prince’s Trust, has said that people need to find a way to use social media “in a way that does not harm” them.

Windrush

Offenders being deported are 'our criminals' - not Jamaica's, claims immigration expert

Offenders being deported are 'our criminals' - not Jamaica's

Deportation flights sending foreign national offenders to Jamaica will result in a repeat of the Windrush scandal, immigration expert Satbir Singh has claimed.

Lord Robert Hayward on same-sex marriage amendment: ‘We can’t wait forever for the Northern Irish Assembly’

‘We can’t wait forever' for NI to legalise same-sex marriage, says Lord Robert Hayward

‘We can’t wait forever' for NI to legalise same-sex marriage, says Lord Hayward

Conservative Lord Robert Hayward has said that he tabled an amendment to extend equal marriage to Northern Ireland because the UK “can’t wait forever for the Northern Irish Assembly to come back together”.

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The ball will be back in the EU’s court’ after UK rejects Irish backstop proposals

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU want UK to have an 'orderly' Brexit, the ball is in their court

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU want an 'orderly' Brexit, the ball is in their court

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has said that the “ball will be back in the EU’s court” if they want the UK to leave the EU in an “orderly” way.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Alexis

Daniel Kawczynski MP hangs up phone when confronted about 'misleading' Marshall Plan tweet

Daniel Kawczynski MP hangs up after being confronted about 'misleading' tweet

The Conservative MP hung up on talkRADIO host Alexis Conran after he questioned the MP about his now-viral tweet about Europe and Britain after the Second World War.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp on knife crime: 'To stab someone is beyond comprehension for me'

Harry Redknapp on knife crime: 'To stab someone is beyond comprehension for me'

The former football manager revealed to talkRADIO how he is spreading the message that "carrying a knife is not the thing to do".

Esther Rantzen

Dame Esther Rantzen: In 1986 children called Childline about abuse and neglect - now it's social media

Esther Rantzen: 'I'm not on social media - I don't want in'

The broadcaster said Childline counsellors "universally and unanimously" said social media was at the root of unhappiness in their young callers.

Justice Secretary David Gauke: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance, which has not existed up until now’

Justice Secretary David Gauke: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance, which has not existed up until now’

Justice Secretary: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance'

The Justice Secretary has said that an overhaul of the parole system will give victims “reassurance”, and ensure another case like John Worboys will not happen.

Brexiteers respond to Nissan: ‘I have had it up to here with this’

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite trying to sabotage Brexit'

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite'

Lord Digby Jones, a cross-party peer has said he has “had it up to here” with Brexit being blamed for businesses moving production out of the UK.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mr Pothole

Anti-pothole campaigner: 'I'd love to be out of a job'

Anti-pothole campaigner: 'I'd love to be out of a job'

Mark Dorrell, a.k.a Mr Pothole, says the government's investment in testing plastic road surfaces to prevent potholes is "very positive".

Al-Hijrah school

Khalid Mahmood on Al-Hijrah school: I'm 'astonished' gender segregation is happening 'in the name of religion'

Khalid Mahmood: Young women 'should not be oppressed' at school

The Labour MP said he was "astonished" that a Birmingham-based Muslim school was not allowing girls to eat lunch until after boys had finished.

Businesses

Businesses want 'certainty' - a no-deal Brexit won't give them that, says business expert

Businesses want 'certainty' - a no-deal Brexit won't give them that

A survey carried out by the Institute of Directors has revealed that a third of British businesses could move some operations abroad because of Brexit.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson MP: Other politicians furious over cancelled recess - but I was 'delighted'

Owen Paterson: MPs furious over cancelled recess - but I think it's 'excellent'

The Conservative MP said it was "pathetic" to think about how the cancelled February recess has inconvenienced politicians who should be "cracking on" with passing Brexit legislation.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced with anti-stab knives'

The Labour MP for Brent, Dawn Butler, has said that if anti-stab knives had been rolled out during the last Labour government, violent crime might have reduced

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