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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Antisemitism protest

Jewish community 'totally estranged' from Labour

Jewish community 'totally estranged' from Labour

British Jews are beginning to feel “totally estranged” from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour, according to the chair of the Jewish Leadership Council.

MP claims father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at London care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

An MP has spoken of finding her dementia-suffering father with “brutal injuries” in a care home facility in south London.

Theresa May

Theresa May calls for suspension of Labour MP Chris Williamson

Theresa May calls for suspension of Labour MP Chris Williamson

The Prime Minister has called for Chris Williamson to be suspended, following his comments that the Labour Party had been "too apologetic" over antisemitism claims.

Chris Grayling

Rail industry incompetence goes 'to the top’

Rail industry incompetence goes 'to the top’

A cross-party report has damned transport minister Chris Grayling’s mismanagement of the rail network, and predicted rail users will face yet more problems this year.

Michael Cohen

Trump's former lawyer acting like a ‘spoiled, little brat’

Trump's former lawyer acting like a ‘spoiled, little brat’

Donald Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen is acting like a "spoiled brat", according to a former member of the president's transition team.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: No-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

Dominic Grieve: No-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

The former Attorney General told Julia Hartley-Brewer he would "not allow" a no-deal Brexit to take place, and would do "everything possible" to achieve his goal.

Sir Bill Cash: 'Appalling to see' MPs reversing their votes on Brexit

Sir Bill Cash: 'Appalling to see' MPs reversing their votes on Brexit

The politician said Cabinet members who had spoken out against leaving the EU should be "sacked".

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: ‘We are almost in the worst crisis since Second World War’

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: ‘We are almost in the worst crisis since WWII'

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: ‘We are almost in the worst crisis since WWII'

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has described the UK as “almost in the worst crisis since the Second World War”, after Theresa May announced MPs will be able to have a fresh vote on the Brexit deal by 12 March.

Nikki Sixx

Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx opens up about drug addiction

Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx opens up about drug addiction

The rocker opened up about his struggles with heroin in an interview on the Matthew Wright show.

Fiona Onasanya is a 'hopeless' MP

Fiona Onasanya is a 'hopeless' MP

Former Conservative MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, has accused his successor Fiona Onasanya - who was released from jail today - as a "hopeless" MP.

Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Alastair Campbell: Mike Graham is 'angry and discombobulated'

Discussions got heated between talkRADIO’s Mike Graham and Alastair Campbell as the pair disagreed over whether MPs were deliberately obstructing Brexit.

Charlie Mullins pledges support for Independent Group

Charlie Mullins pledges support for Independent Group

The founder of Pimlico Plumbers has announced he will donate to The Independent Group to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

UKIP

Gerard Batten: We have to make UKIP a 'credible electoral threat'

Gerard Batten: We have to make UKIP a 'credible electoral threat'

The UKIP leader has claimed the only way to ensure Brexit happens is for his party to become a "credible electoral threat"

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia: 'Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are unprincipled, dishonest, cynical, devious, inadequate, incompetent political pygmies'

Julia slams Jeremy Corbyn for backing second referendum

Julia Hartley-Brewer has slammed Jeremy Corbyn for choosing to back a second referendum.

Pro-Brexit

Daniel Hannan: Second referendum would be 'catastrophic' for democracy

Daniel Hannan: Second referendum would be 'catastrophic' for democracy

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has warned that if the Labour Party "get their way" on a second referendum the results could be "catastrophic".

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: Remainer MPs should 'shut up or resign'

Peter Bone: Remainer MPs should 'shut up or resign'

The Conservative MP has revealed he is "pretty fed up" with colleagues who have complained about leaving the EU without a deal, despite previously supporting it.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Labour ‘unfairly scapegoated’ over antisemitism

Dawn Butler: Labour ‘unfairly scapegoated’ over antisemitism

The Labour Party is being “unfairly scapegoated” over accusations of institutional antisemitism, shadow cabinet member Dawn Butler said today.

Owen and Julia

Owen Paterson MP: Prime Minister 'quite right' to delay Brexit vote

Owen Paterson MP: Prime Minister 'quite right' to delay Brexit vote

The former environment secretary has said Theresa May is "quite right" to delay a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal.

Damian Hinds

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Damian Hinds has defended a decision to add FGM to the curriculum, and revealed it has been 19 years since sex education guidance was last updated.

Tim Farron

Tim Farron to Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'You're living in fantasy land!'

Tim Farron to Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'You're living in fantasy land!'

The Lib Dem MP clashed with Julia Hartley-Brewer over the future of food post-Brexit, accusing the breakfast show host of "living in fantasy land".

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

drug test

Workplace drug testing 'could lead to harder drug use'

Workplace drug testing 'could lead to harder drug use'

The TUC’s senior policy officer has warned that mandatory drug testing could actually lead to more dangerous workplaces.

Sir Ed Davey

'Step up to the plate' and bring IS teen home, MP urges Sajid Javid

'Step up to the plate' and bring IS teen home, MP urges Sajid Javid

In an interview on the Matthew Wright show, Sir Ed Davey said the the IS teen was a "British citizen" and therefore a "British responsibility".

Dog

Tory MP 'astounded' at UK law loophole allowing people to eat their dogs

Tory MP 'astounded' at UK law loophole allowing people to eat their dogs

Giles Watling told talkRADIO’s James Whale he had been “astounded” to find a loophole in UK law that permits the killing and eating of dogs on private property.  

Mental Health

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

‘Appalling’ mental health provsion is behind a sharp rise in the number of self-harming children, a professor has claimed.

Emojis

Emojis as easy to interpret as 'Spanish or French', argues defence lawyer

Emojis as easy to interpret as 'Spanish or French', argues defence lawyer

Emojis pose no more difficulty to the courts than interpreting another language, a criminal defence lawyer has argued. 

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve prepared to resign in event of no-deal Brexit

Dominic Grieve prepared to resign in event of no-deal Brexit

The Conservative MP has revealed he would resign from the party if it "becomes apparent" the government is pursuing a no-deal Brexit.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Four jailed after woman killed by stolen HGV

Four jailed after woman killed by stolen HGV

Four men have been jailed for almost 50 years after a pedestrian was run over and killed by a stolen HGV they were holding to ransom.

The Independent Group

Majority of electorate would vote for 'parrot on a stick'

Majority of electorate would vote for 'parrot on a stick'

Tribal party loyalties mean The Independent Group has "no chance" of breaking the mould of British politics, according to a leading pollster.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Top Corbyn ally brands Labour splitters 'scabs' in fiery speech

Top Corbyn ally brands Labour splitters 'scabs' in fiery speech

A top Corbyn ally has blasted the eight Labour splitters in a fiery speech obtained by talkRADIO.

Dartmoor zookepers

Dartmoor Zoo CEO defends lion tug-of-war events after backlash

Dartmoor Zoo CEO defends lion tug-of-war events after backlash

The CEO of Dartmoor Zoo has defended allowing guests to play tug-of-war with resident lions, claiming it is inspiring and educational.

Lib Dems

Tim Farron: Forming centrist party with Independent Group 'entirely possible'

Lib Dems forming centrist party with Independent Group 'entirely possible'

Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has refused to rule out the possibility of forming a new centrist party with the new Independent Group.

Luciana Berger

Lord Finkelstein 'cried tears of despair' over Labour antisemitism claims

Lord Finkelstein 'cried tears of despair' over Labour antisemitism claims

The Conservative peer admitted he cried when he heard Luciana Berger recounting her experiences of antisemitism in the Labour Party.

Sir Bill Cash

Sir Bill Cash: 'I've been known as a rebel - but I never voted against the British people'

'I've been known as a rebel - but I never voted against the British people'

Sir Bill Cash has expressed his confusion at three Conservative MPs leaving the party over Brexit.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Independent Group

Heidi Allen MP: I heard 'nothing at all' from government before I resigned

Heidi Allen MP: I heard 'nothing at all' from government before I resigned

The Conservative leadership did "nothing at all" to reach out to Heidi Allen before she resigned this morning, the MP has revealed.

Martina Navratilova

Dr Nicola Williams: 'Ludicrous' to call Martina Navratilova a ‘transphobe’

Dr Nicola Williams: 'Ludicrous' to call Martina Navratilova a ‘transphobe’

The director of campaign group Fair Play for Women has defended tennis champion Martina Navratilova after she was dropped by a LGBT charity over comments she made about transgender athletes.

Layla Moran

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

The Liberal Democrats plan to work with the breakaway Independent Group MPs, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran confirmed on Wednesday.

Labour splitters

Stephen Pollard: Resignations a 'shocking indictment' of Corbyn's Labour

Stephen Pollard: Resignations a 'shocking indictment' of Corbyn's Labour

The editor of the Jewish Chronicle said this has been “one of the worst weeks for British politics in my lifetime” after an eighth Labour MP resigned from the party last night.

Anne Widdecombe

Anne Widdecombe: 'It's high time we were harsh on Jihadism'

Anne Widdecombe: 'It's high time we were harsh on Jihadism'

The former politician welcomed Sajid Javid's decision to revoke the citizenship of IS teen Shamima Begum.

Shamima Begum

Safety of Shamima Begum's baby is 'UK's responsibility'

Safety of Shamima Begum's baby is 'UK's responsibility'

A human rights lawyer has criticised a decision to strip the IS teen of her British citizenship, claiming it is the UK's responsibility to keep her baby safe.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Novara’s Ash Sarkar: The new Independent Group MPs are doing ‘politics on easy mode’

Novara’s Ash Sarkar: The new Independent Group MPs are doing ‘politics on easy mode’

Novara’s Ash Sarkar: The Independent Group MPs are doing ‘politics on easy mode'

Ash Sarkar, a senior editor at Novara Media has described the seven MPs who have split from the Labour Party as doing “politics on easy mode”.

Love Island cast

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teach teens to sew to stop them 'slavishingly following Love Island fashion'

Teenagers should stop “slavishly following Love Island fashion” and pick up a needle and thread, according to Environment Audit Committee chair Mary Creagh MP.

Honda

Brexit 'only one factor' in Honda's Swindon plant closure

Brexit 'only one factor' in Honda's Swindon plant closure

“Woeful infrastructure” for electric vehicles and a lacklustre industrial policy is to blame for the closure of Honda’s Swindon plant, according to a leading expert on car manufacturing.

George Galloway

George Galloway: Labour splitters are ‘unprincipled opportunists’

George Galloway: Labour splitters are ‘unprincipled opportunists’

The seven Labour splitters must stand for a by-election to prove they are not "unprincipled opportunists", George Galloway has said.

Matt Hancock

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Labour MP Justin Madders has said it is "wrong" for the Health Secretary to be endorsing private health companies, such as GP at Hand.

Lord Adonis

Lord Adonis: Angela Smith's 'funny tinge' comments were 'unacceptable'

Lord Adonis: Angela Smith's 'funny tinge' comments were 'unacceptable'

The Labour peer said comments made by Angela Smith, in which she referred to people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as having a “funny tinge”, were "unacceptable".

Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Labour resignations are a 'gift for the Tories'

Dawn Butler: Labour resignations are a 'gift for the Tories'

The resignation of seven Labour MPs this morning is a "gift for the Tories", Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler told talkRADIO today.

Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone: Labour antisemitism claims are a 'good old smear'

Ken Livingstone: Labour antisemitism claims are a 'good old smear'

The former London Mayor dismissed allegations of Labour antisemitism, claiming he "never heard a single antisemitic comment" during his time in the party.

Labour Splitters

Brendan Chilton: Labour splitters have 'put a nail in the coffin' of their own careers

Labour splitters have 'put a nail in the coffin' of their own careers

Director of Labour Future UK, Brendan Chilton, has claimed the seven Labour MPs who resigned today have "ended any future political career" they might have had.

Donald Trump

Sir Ed Davey MP: I 'agree with Trump' on bringing ISIS fighters home

Sir Ed Davey MP: I 'agree with Trump' on bringing ISIS fighters home

The Liberal Democrat said he "agreed with President Trump" that around 800 ISIS fighters from EU countries should be brought home to face trial.

ISIS

Former Taliban captive: We should 'bring home' British ISIS members

Former Taliban captive: We should 'bring home' British ISIS members

Journalist Yvonne Ridley has claimed British citizens within ISIS should be brought back to the UK - not have their passports taken away.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Nigel

Nigel Farage: I will 'fight damn hard' to ensure Brexit happens

Nigel Farage: I will 'fight damn hard' to ensure Brexit happens

The leader of the new Brexit Party said he would continue to "fight damn hard" in his quest for the UK to become a sovereign nation.

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.

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