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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

John Mann MP

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

Labour MP John Mann has called on his fellow MPs to vote for the Prime Minister’s deal and “let the people get on with their lives”.

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois from the European Research Group has said that he has seen “better run Parish councils” than what he saw in the House of Commons this week.

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, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Treasury minister John Glen has denied the Chancellor is attempting to bribe MPs into voting for a Brexit deal.

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve has said he expects the motion ruling out no-deal to pass with a “substantial majority” tonight.

NCA Cartoon

Cartoon warns children about grooming

Cartoon warns children about grooming

A short series of animations designed to inform children about the dangers lurking online has been launched by the National Crime Agency.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

The Conservative politician said a second referendum would not be a "solution" to Brexit.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

The former UKIP leader has called for politicians to "grasp" the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, claiming it would be an "act of liberation" for the UK.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Labour leaver Kate Hoey has said it is “ridiculous” MPs must vote on the withdrawal agreement tonight after having less than 24 hours to scrutinise the changes secured by the Prime Minister.

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will ‘deliver Brexit’ if it has ‘legal force’

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

The former Brexit secretary has said that Theresa May’s Brexit deal will deliver Brexit after she insisted that she has secured legally binding changes to her withdrawal agreement.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler has accused Sajid Javid’s of using so-called ‘ISIS brides’ as “pawns” in his bid to become Conservative leader.

Jeremy Corbyn

Antisemitism a 'genuine political crisis' for Labour

Antisemitism a 'genuine political crisis' for Labour

Accusations of antisemitism within the Labour party could spell the end for Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership,  according to Mail on Sunday columnist and former Labour activist Dan Hodges.

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Adonis: Theresa May’s deal is ‘£39bn for a load of junk’

Lord Andrew Adonis has described the prime minister’s Brexit deal as “£39billion for a load of junk” as MPs are set to vote on her withdrawal agreement on Tuesday.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson innocent of 'horrendous allegations', says best friend

Michael Jackson innocent of 'horrendous allegations', says best friend

The godfather to Michael Jackson’s children, Mark Lester, has said he does not believe his friend was a child abuser.

Brexit protest

Mark Francois: Public will feel ‘cheated’ if Brexit delayed

Mark Francois: Public will feel ‘cheated’ if Brexit delayed

The ERG deputy chair has warned that the public would be “very, very angry” if the country did not leave the EU on the scheduled day of 29 March.

Nimco Ali

FGM is about 'patriarchy not culture', says campaigner

FGM is about 'patriarchy not culture', says campaigner

Female Genital Mutilation should not be singled out as a cultural issue, according to the director of anti-FGM charity Daughters of Eve. 

Richard Ratcliffe: Iran ‘can’t ignore’ diplomatic protection for my wife

Richard Ratcliffe: Iran ‘can’t ignore’ diplomatic protection for my wife

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband welcomed the granting of diplomatic protection to his imprisoned wife and said the move was a "clear signal" to Iran. 

James Cleverly: ‘It is unfortunate Diane-lovers’ are focusing on ‘coloured’ comment

James Cleverly: ‘It is unfortunate Diane-lovers’ are focusing on ‘coloured’ comment

‘It is unfortunate Diane-lovers’ are focusing on ‘coloured’ comment

The deputy chairman of the Conservative party has said it is “unfortunate that Diane-lovers” are focusing on Amber Rudd’s ‘coloured woman’ comment, when she was addressing the abuse the Labour MP receives.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘We would do well not to call Amber Rudd a racist’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘We would do well not to call Amber Rudd a racist’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘We would do well not to call Amber Rudd a racist’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has said Amber Rudd should not be called a “racist” after the Work and Pensions Secretary referred to Diane Abbott as a “coloured woman”.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Diane Abbott

John McDonnell: Amber Rudd's 'coloured' comments upsetting

John McDonnell: Amber Rudd's 'coloured' comments upsetting

The shadow chancellor revealed he was "shocked" when he heard Amber Rudd refer to Diane Abbott as a "coloured woman" in an interview today.

Downton Abbey star: Crufts encourages 'Victorian perception' of animals

Downton Abbey star: Crufts encourages 'Victorian perception' of animals

Downton Abbey actor and animal rights activist Peter Egan said dog show Crufts has been “tarnished” by its inclusion of purebred competitions.

Luton shootout

Luton shootout captured on CCTV

Luton shootout captured on CCTV

Footage has emerged of a gangland shootout between a cyclist and five men in a car on a residential Luton street last year.

Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd calls Diane Abbott 'coloured' during interview

Amber Rudd calls Diane Abbott 'coloured' during interview

Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has apologised to Diane Abbott after describing her as a "coloured woman".

Dominic Grieve

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

May ‘powerless’ to control Remain backbenchers

Dominic Raab’s former special adviser has warned that remain backbenchers are undermining the government’s Brexit negotiating position my holding meeting with European politicians.

Parkfield Protest

Religions united by 'bigotry and intolerance of homosexuality'

Religions united by 'bigotry and intolerance of homosexuality'

The chief executive of the National Secular Society has said it is "bigotry" for parents to protest against their children learning about homosexuality.

Acid attack

Domestic abuse 'does not stop when partners leave'

Domestic abuse 'does not stop when partners leave'

The case of a father who arranged for acid thrown in his three-year-old son’s face during a custody battle highlights the dangers of leaving an abusive relationship, according to a domestic abuse campaigner. 

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

The former Labour Home Secretary has accused the prime minister of being in “complete denial” about the causes of knife crime, after she suggested that there “was no direct correlation between certain crimes and police numbers".

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Al Murray

Al Murray: 'I have a little bit of admiration for politicians'

Al Murray: 'I have a little bit of admiration for politicians'

The comedian decided he "wouldn't want to be a politician" after running against Nigel Farage in the 2015 general election, he has revealed.

Baroness Warsi: ‘I don’t see my party wanting to be part of modern Britain’

Baroness Warsi: My party does not want 'to be part of modern Britain’

Baroness Warsi: My party does not want 'to be part of modern Britain’

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has said that she “does not see her party wanting to be part of modern Britain” after she described the Conservative party as being “institutionally islamophobic”.

Porn ID plan an 'excuse' to control the internet

Porn ID plan an 'excuse' to control the internet

A former pornography business owner has said a move forcing people to prove their age to watch free online porn is an excuse to control the internet.

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

The prime minister has said that the ‘responsibility’ of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’ but has said that she will hold a summit with community groups in Downing Street on the issue.

DUP’s Sammy Wilson accuses NI civil service boss of 'political motives'

DUP’s Sammy Wilson accuses NI civil service boss of 'political motives'

DUP’s Sammy Wilson accuses NI civil service boss of 'political motives'

Sammy Wilson, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman has accused the head of Northern Ireland’s civil service of being “politically motivated” after he warned against no-deal Brexit.

Michael Jackson

Leaving Neverland director: Michael Jackson was a ‘very seasoned paedophile’

Leaving Neverland director: Michael Jackson was a ‘very seasoned paedophile’

The director of a documentary alleging Michael Jackson groomed and abused two young boys said the pop star cultivated an “innocent, child-like image” to get close to vulnerable children.

Extending Article 50 would be leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Extending Article 50 could mean leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Extending Article 50 could mean leaving EU on ‘better terms’

Daniel Hannan has said that extending Article 50 could mean leaving the European Union on “better terms” than if the UK went ahead with Brexit this year, despite not agreeing a withdrawal agreement.

‘Women pay more' for the 'same' product

‘Women pay more' for the 'same' product

‘Women pay more' for the 'same' product

An MP has launched a bid to stop products from being priced differently based on whether they are targeted towards men or women.

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Former Chief Constable of Cambridge Police, Tom Lloyd has described the proposal to bring in the army to deal with knife crime as “nonsense”.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tommy Robinson

Police called after Tommy Robinson doorsteps activist

Police called after Tommy Robinson doorsteps activist

Police have been called to the house of an activist who helped crowdfund a legal action against Tommy Robinson, after the anti-Islamist campaigner turned up on his doorstep.

UKIP attempt to ‘push anti-muslim agenda’ on child abuse survivors

UKIP ‘pushing anti-Muslim agenda’ on child abuse survivors

UKIP ‘pushing anti-Muslim agenda’ on child abuse survivors

The founder of Shatter Boys, a support group for male survivors of child sexual abuse in Rochdale, has told talkRADIO that UKIP has offered to fund them if they raise alarm about grooming gangs.

Meerkats

Theresa May quoted TV meerkat for a bet

Theresa May quoted TV meerkat for a bet

Theresa May's use of "simples" last week was apparently the result of a bet by her senior advisers. 

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said it was important for children to learn about same-sex relationships, amid complaints over a Birmingham school teaching pupils about homosexuality.

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

The chair of the education select committee has called for a “long-term, ten-year plan” to help cash-strapped schools.

Andrew Murray

Corbyn adviser dismissed antisemitism claims as 'smear'

Corbyn adviser dismissed antisemitism claims as 'smear'

A close adviser to Jeremy Corbyn whose daughter is working for the Labour Party on antisemitism complaints dismissed antisemitism claims as a "smear", talkRADIO can reveal.

Cressida Dick

Police are running the risk of becoming 'irrelevant'

Police are running the risk of becoming 'irrelevant'

A former Met Police superintendent has said police run the risk of becoming "irrelevant" because they are no longer spending time connecting with communities.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: 'Wishful thinking' that Brexit deal will get MPs support

Sammy Wilson: 'Wishful thinking' that Brexit deal will get MPs support

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said it was "wishful thinking" that the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement will be supported in Parliament.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler said the Prime Minister’s attempts to “bribe” Labour MPs to vote for her deal were a danger to British democracy.

Theresa May

Labour MP brands May's fund for leave-voting towns 'pathetic'

Labour MP brands May's fund for leave-voting towns 'pathetic'

Theresa May’s Stronger Towns Fund is a “pathetic” sum of money, according to the MP for Stoke-on-Trent North.

Sharron Davies

Sharron Davies calls for 'sensible rules' on trans athletes

Sharron Davies calls for 'sensible rules' on trans athletes

"Sensible rules" on trans athletes competing are needed in order to “protect young sportswomen”, according to former swimmer Sharron Davies.

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member Sheldon Thomas has said that “no one takes police officers seriously” so sending them into schools to talk about knife crime will “never” work.

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Mark Francois, the deputy chair of the European Research Group, has said that the group led by Jacob Rees-Mogg are called “right-wing extremists” for upholding the result of the EU referendum in 2016.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘People only care when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: People only care 'when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia: 'People pay attention when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has condemned the media coverage of the “horrific” killing of a 17-year-old girl, saying politicians and journalists only care about knife crime when it is “white middle-class girls” being stabbed.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

 A People’s Vote would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Second referendum would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Second referendum would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Health minister Steve Brine has said that a second referendum on Brexit would be “divisive not decisive”.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage to march 260 miles for Brexit

Nigel Farage to march 260 miles for Brexit

Nigel Farage will lead a 260-mile march from Sunderland to London to protest the Government’s Brexit position.

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

A drugs policy expert has said that legalising medical cannabis allows “sick people to get the best medicine for their ailments”, but that the government was not moving fast enough.

House of Commons

MP pay debate: Should they get a rise?

MP pay debate: Should they get a rise?

Former MP George Galloway, Sir Alistair Graham and Duncan Simpson from the Taxpayers’ Alliance shared their thoughts on the latest MP salary increase.

Stacey Dooley

'White saviour' row is ‘nothing to do with race’

'White saviour' row is ‘nothing to do with race’

Focus on the term “white saviour” has distracted from wider issues about the west’s relationship with Africa, according to a top black commentator and writer.

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