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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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.

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

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".

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

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.

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.

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

Keir Starmer urges PM to scrap NHS fee for foreign health staff

The opposition leader implored the government to review the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS staff in light of the coronavirus crisis.

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

PMQs: Boris Johnson ‘confident’ virus tracking effective by June

The PM said he is confident the UK will have a coronavirus test, track and trace system in place by June 1 after criticism from Keir Starmer.

Mike Graham brands Chinese government ‘utter disgrace’

Mike Graham brands Chinese government ‘utter disgrace’

Mike Graham has berated the Chinese government for its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and called for economic sanctions on the state.

Prime Minister for five minutes: Mike Graham

Prime Minister for five minutes: Mike Graham

Find out how talkRADIO's Mike Graham would run the country in the second edition of Dan Wootton's new feature 'PM for five minutes'.

Brexit trade deal: The EU needs to face reality, says David Davis

Brexit trade deal: The EU needs to face reality, says David Davis

The former Brexit Secretary said he is hopeful the Britain will strike a trade deal with the EU before the end of the transition period.

Captain Tom Moore to receive knighthood

Captain Tom Moore to receive knighthood

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told talkRADIO that the war veteran and NHS fundraiser “epitomises the best of what it is to be British”.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Prince Charles: ‘Pick for Britain’ in national farming effort

Prince Charles: ‘Pick for Britain’ in national farming effort

Prince Charles has urged Brits to help harvest fruit and vegetables across the country, as coronavirus risks a shortage of seasonal workers.

Electoral Commission ‘hounded Leave campaigners’, says Tory MP

Electoral Commission ‘hounded Leave campaigners’, says Tory MP

Peter Bone criticised the Electoral Commission for its investigation of Brexit campaigners and called for the watchdog to be reviewed.

Prime Minister for five minutes: Julia Hartley-Brewer

Prime Minister for five minutes: Julia Hartley-Brewer

Find out how talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer would run the country in the first edition of Dan Wootton's new feature 'PM for five minutes'.

Unemployment claims surge as coronavirus hits labour market

Unemployment claims surge as coronavirus hits labour market

The Office for National Statistics said those without a job claiming Universal Credit rose to 2.1 million in April, up by 856k since March.

Julia Hartley-Brewer brands Labour council ‘bunch of idiots’

Julia Hartley-Brewer brands Labour council ‘bunch of idiots’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with a Bury councillor after branding the authority a “bunch of idiots” in a row over schools.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Piers Corbyn’s coronavirus claims ‘bonkers’, says Ian Collins

Piers Corbyn’s coronavirus claims ‘bonkers’, says Ian Collins

talkRADIO’s Ian Collins has challenged Piers Corbyn on his coronavirus views after he denied that the disease had caused a pandemic.

Mike Graham berates ‘militant’ unions over back to school row

Mike Graham berates ‘militant’ unions over back to school row

talkRADIO's Mike Graham has strongly criticised teachers’ unions for opposing the government's phased reopening of schools next month.

Teaching unions are ‘supporting’ social division, says campaigner

Teaching unions are ‘supporting’ social division, says campaigner

Chris McGovern, from Campaign for Real Education, has criticised trade unions for their opposition to the phased reopening of schools.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Michel Barnier: EU ‘will not act in haste’ in Brexit trade talks

Michel Barnier: EU ‘will not act in haste’ in Brexit trade talks

The EU’s chief negotiator warned that the bloc will not rush a post-Brexit trade deal, as Britain and Brussels look continue to lock horns.

Shaun Bailey accuses Sadiq Khan of lying over TfL fare rise blame

Shaun Bailey accuses Sadiq Khan of lying over TfL fare rise blame

TfL will introduce above-inflation fare rises from 2021 after receiving a £1.6 billion government bailout to tackle its slump in profits.

Brendan O’Neill condemns ‘Left’s love of lockdown’

Brendan O’Neill condemns ‘Left’s love of lockdown’

Columnist Brendan O’Neill said left-wing opposition to the easing of coronavirus lockdown was “victorian and so hypocritical”.

Andy Burnham: Lockdown changes ‘too soon’ for North West

Andy Burnham: Lockdown changes ‘too soon’ for North West

The Greater Manchester Mayor said the government’s changes to coronavirus lockdown rules were too early for northern parts of the country.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

‘Despicable’: Man jailed for coughing at police officer

‘Despicable’: Man jailed for coughing at police officer

Mark Wright, 23, was handed a six-month prison sentence after he coughed in an officer’s face and claimed he had coronavirus in Newcastle.

Recession inevitable but UK will get through, says ex-Chancellor

Recession inevitable but UK will get through, says ex-Chancellor

Lord Norman Lamont told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer the UK will almost certainly face a recession following the coronavirus pandemic.

Mike Graham: Coronavirus doom-mongers are ‘enemies of the recovery’

Mike Graham: Coronavirus doom-mongers are ‘enemies of the recovery’

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham launched a tirade against Keir Starmer, unions and the Guardian, labelling them “naysayers and doom-mongers”.

New antibody test ‘100% accurate’, says Public Health England

New antibody test ‘100% accurate’, says Public Health England

PHE said the new blood test was “highly specific” and had an accuracy of 100 per cent in detecting people who had ever had Covid-19.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Dan Wootton: ‘Our economy is in deep trouble’

Dan Wootton: ‘Our economy is in deep trouble’

Dan Wootton has called for young people to be let out of coronavirus lockdown to "fire up the economy as soon as is humanly possible."

Iain Duncan Smith: Private sector ‘will find way’ back to work

Iain Duncan Smith: Private sector ‘will find way’ back to work

The Conservative MP said he is optimistic that businesses will adapt to bring employees back to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Minister rejects renewed calls to extend Brexit transition period

Minister rejects renewed calls to extend Brexit transition period

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis has dismissed fresh calls for an extension of the Brexit transition period amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

The PM has announced £600 million for infection control in British care homes, after accusations of being “too slow” in tackling the crisis.

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

The Labour leader said is was "obvious" the UK stopped comparing Covid-19 death tolls once the UK's number became the highest in Europe.

Grant Shapps: PPE for transport workers depends on job type

Grant Shapps: PPE for transport workers depends on job type

The Transport Secretary said the need for PPE differed between roles and urged operators to assess what safety measures to put in place.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Labour: New transport advice ‘will lead to confusion’

Labour: New transport advice ‘will lead to confusion’

Shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon said the government’s latest travel advice was “found wanting” and “left too much to chance”.

Government furlough scheme extended to end of October

Government furlough scheme extended to end of October

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the government will continue to help pay wages for four more months.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Low pay does not mean low value

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Low pay does not mean low value

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has said she is “fed up” with people comparing the value of a job with its pay grade.

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson criticism

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson criticism

talkRADIO's Mike Graham tore up the newspaper and hurled it across the studio, asking: “Exactly which part of all this do they not get?”

Matt Hancock: Trusting public’s common sense is a ‘compliment’

Matt Hancock: Trusting public’s common sense is a ‘compliment’

The Health Secretary echoed Boris Johnson’s calls for common sense as Britons get to grips with changes to the UK’s lockdown rules.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

The Labour leader criticised Boris Johnson for announcing lockdown changes on television before presenting the full document to Parliament.

Miriam Margolyes ‘wanting’ PM to die remark sparks 240 complaints

Miriam Margolyes ‘wanting’ PM to die remark sparks 240 complaints

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has said it is “yet to decide” whether or not to investigate Channel 4 for airing the remarks.

Police chief: Relaxing lockdown makes our job harder

Police chief: Relaxing lockdown makes our job harder

The Metropolitan Police Federation chairman has called for more government guidance on enforcing the changes to lockdown restrictions.

Mike Graham: ‘We have become a nation of nincompoops’

Mike Graham: ‘We have become a nation of nincompoops’

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham poked fun at those calling for clarity over Boris Johnson’s plans to ease the UK out of coronavirus lockdown.

Dominic Raab: Roadmap gives ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

Dominic Raab: Roadmap gives ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

The Foreign Secretary has defended the government’s conditional coronavirus lockdown exit plan, saying it would give the nation “hope”.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Nigel Farage: Police won’t stop me reporting on migrant boats

Nigel Farage: Police won’t stop me reporting on migrant boats

Mr Farage said he will continue to report on migrant boats coming to the UK, despite being accusing of breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.

Darren Grimes: Electoral commission ‘part of the mob’

Darren Grimes: Electoral commission ‘part of the mob’

The Brexit campaigner has lambasted the Electoral Commission after a case it brought against him was dropped after nearly four years.

Dan Wootton hopes lockdown strengthens ‘mollycoddled’ millennials

Dan Wootton hopes lockdown strengthens ‘mollycoddled’ millennials

talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton said he hopes the current Covid-19 crisis will help foster a “new greatest generation” like that of World War Two.

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