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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Protests continue as HS2 minister appointed

Protests continue as HS2 minister appointed

Protests against the HS2 project have continued today, despite the government appointing a minister specifically responsible for the scheme.

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Priti Patel defended Boris Johnson after rap artist Dave labelled him a “real racist” in his politically charged Brit Awards performance.

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

The former Brexit Party MEP criticised the Mayor’s suggestion that Remain-supporting Londoners keep their EU rights as “gesture politics”.

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

The Home Secretary said this system will “do what it says on the tin”, end free movement and bring overall migration numbers down.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham clashes former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett over Extinction Rebellion's recent "vandalism" at Cambridge University.

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

The actor, who has faced a backlash online for his views on the "woke religion", told Dan Wootton: “I don’t really know what to expect".

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Extinction Rebellion's Cambridge branch dug up the lawn of the university's Trinity College to protest its links to oil and gas companies.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Huw Merriman has accused government aides of a "vendetta" against the BBC after reports that Downing Street may scrap the licence fee.

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

The Mayor of London has shown support for "all gender identities" as he marked LGBT History Month with a tweet that sparked debate online.

Press and social media criticised after Caroline Flack death

Press and social media criticised after Caroline Flack death

Psychologists have condemned media coverage and social media trolls after TV presenter Caroline Flack took her own life at the age of 40.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

Judge: Police interfered with free speech over ‘transphobic’ tweets

Judge: Police interfered with free speech over ‘transphobic’ tweets

A judge has ruled that action taken over allegedly “transphobic” tweets had unlawfully interfered with Harry Miller's freedom of expression.

Iain Duncan Smith: People underestimate Boris Johnson

Iain Duncan Smith: People underestimate Boris Johnson

The former Conservative has warned people not to confuse the PM’s “public persona” with his “inner core” after a shock Cabinet shakeup.

Mike Graham reacts to BBC editor accepting £12,000 speaking fee

Mike Graham reacts to BBC editor accepting £12,000 speaking fee

Mike Graham has blasted a the BBC's Kamal Ahmed, who was forced to apologise after accepting a £12,000 payment for speaking at an event.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Sajid Javid has resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer after an apparent fallout with Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

As of April, peers will receive a rise from £313 per day to £323, totalling an annual tax-free income of more than £48,000.

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Boris Johnson and the Labour leader came to blows in a row over race, deportation and Windrush during PMQs this afternoon.

Bill to block early release of terrorists set to clear Commons

Bill to block early release of terrorists set to clear Commons

The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill will stop terrorists being automatically freed halfway through their sentence.

Grant Shapps: HS2 project will be run ‘like the Olympics’

Grant Shapps: HS2 project will be run ‘like the Olympics’

The Transport Secretary acknowledged that the project had been so far been “terribly managed” but vowed to deliver it on time and on budget.

Australia ‘optimistic’ for ‘ambitious’ free trade deal with UK

Australia ‘optimistic’ for ‘ambitious’ free trade deal with UK

The Australian High Commissioner to the UK has told talkRADIO that his government is “full of optimism” for post-Brexit trade negotiations.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

The PM has confirmed the railway will go ahead along with a string of other transport measures, but the Labour leader said it was enough.

Home Office goes ahead with Jamaica deportation

Home Office goes ahead with Jamaica deportation

A deportation flight set off for Jamaica this morning but a number of those due to be on it remained after a court ruling over legal aid.

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

The PM has given the go ahead to the controversial high speed railway today despite concerns over costs and the environment.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Emergency terrorism legislation to be put to Parliament

Emergency terrorism legislation to be put to Parliament

Home Office minister Brandon Lewis said the plans would stop the automatic early release of dozens of terrorists currently behind bars.

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli said he had let himself and his club down after he appeared to mock the coronavirus outbreak on Snapchat.

Teenage football fan struck over head with police baton

Teenage football fan struck over head with police baton

Spencer White, who filmed the incident, said the teenager "could have been killed" when he was struck by a police baton over the weekend.

MP defends deportation of 'very serious' offenders

MP defends deportation of 'very serious' offenders

Rishi Sunak insisted the deportation was "reasonable", despite more than 150 cross-party MPs and peers calling to halt tomorrow’s flight.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

Phillip Schofield: ITV presenter comes out as gay

Phillip Schofield: ITV presenter comes out as gay

The 57-year-old made the announcement via a statement posted on Instagram

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Derek Mackay: Rising star of the SNP forced into government resignation

Derek Mackay: Rising star of the SNP forced into government resignation

Derek Mackay, 42, stepped down hours before he was due to unveil his Budget for 2020-21

Donald Trump wins impeachment trial and remains in office

Donald Trump wins impeachment trial and remains in office

Mr Trump tweeted after the vote that he would mark his acquittal with a statement at noon on Thursday to "discuss our Country's VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!"

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Military personnel at freshers’ fair could hurt people's mental health, warns Cambridge student union

Military personnel at freshers’ fair could hurt people's mental health

Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of the British Forces in Afghanistan said the motion was 'pathetic, to say the very least'

Brexit sparks London 'housing boom'

Brexit sparks London 'housing boom'

Estate agents claim buyer interest is at its highest rate for 15 years

BBC needs to 'move with the times' or face collapse, Culture Secretary says

BBC needs to 'move with the times' or face collapse, Culture Secretary says

The Culture Secretary, Baroness Morgan has said the BBC needs to "move with the times" or it could go the same way as collapsed video rental firm Blockbuster

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber 'just as guilty of murder', Court told

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber 'just as guilty of murder', Court told

Hashem Abedi, 22, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of helping his brother plan the suicide attack

Emergency law will halt early release for terrorists

Emergency law will halt early release for terrorists

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said legislation could be tabled within days

Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Sadiq Khan: Government has ‘questions to answer’ after Streatham attack

Sadiq Khan: Government has ‘questions to answer’ after Streatham attack

Sadiq Khan has questioned the government’s handling of terrorists released from prison after Sudesh Amman stabbed two people in Streatham, writes Bethany Papworth

Man shot dead by police in Streatham attack was convicted terrorist

Man shot dead by police in Streatham attack was convicted terrorist

Fanatic Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by police following a stabbing attack in south London, writes Bethany Papworth

Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Three jailed for armed raid on rival gang’s cannabis factory

Three jailed for armed raid on rival gang’s cannabis factory

Azen Dajci, 25, Fabion Kuci, 27, and Ardi Sheta, 19, were jailed for a total of more than 15 years for aggravated burglary.

Brexit Day: Vigils to be held in Scotland

Brexit Day: Vigils to be held in Scotland

A “Missing EU Already” rally is set to take place outside Scottish Parliament while Stirling will host a “Keep a Light on for the EU” event.

Nigel Farage: ‘11pm tonight will be remarkable victory for democracy’

Nigel Farage: ‘11pm tonight will be remarkable victory for democracy’

The Brexit Party leader has hailed today as a “moment in history” as Britain gears up for its departure from the European Union.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

‘Brexit’: How it became a household name

‘Brexit’: How it became a household name

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, new data shows just how many times the word “Brexit” has been used in the House of Commons since 2014.

Lance Forman MEP: Leaving European Parliament a ‘joyous occasion’

Lance Forman MEP: Leaving European Parliament a ‘joyous occasion’

British MEPs are packing up their offices in Brussels as the UK enters its last full day as a member of the European Union.

Alastair Stewart leaves ITV News amid Twitter 'misjudgement'

Alastair Stewart leaves ITV News amid Twitter 'misjudgement'

The journalist is stepping down from presenting on ITV News after the network said he "breached" editorial guidelines on social media.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

BBC to cut hundreds of jobs in newsroom shakeup

BBC to cut hundreds of jobs in newsroom shakeup

The BBC has announced cuts to some of its major news platforms in a bid to “reduce duplication” and save £80 million.

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

Ian Blackford has said the PM "doesn't have a clue", accusing him of rejecting plans for a separate Scottish visa "without consideration".

John McTernan: Membership has ‘cultish’ attitude to Jeremy Corbyn

John McTernan: Membership has ‘cultish’ attitude to Jeremy Corbyn

The former adviser's comments follow a leaked report into the Labour's election defeat that appeared to remove blame from Mr Corbyn.

Cyber fraudster who ‘never worked a day in his life’ jailed

Cyber fraudster who ‘never worked a day in his life’ jailed

Dan Aiyegbusi, 23, posted videos online flashing the cash he had laundered by colluding with UK and international organised hackers.

Northern Rail brought back under government control

Northern Rail brought back under government control

Germany-based Arriva will be stripped of the franchise and the government-controlled Operator of Last Resort will take over on March 1.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Teenager killed in ‘senseless’ East Croydon station stabbing

Teenager killed in ‘senseless’ East Croydon station stabbing

A murder investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy, named locally as Louis Johnson, was stabbed to death at East Croydon station.

Boris Johnson grants Huawei limited access to UK's 5G network

Boris Johnson grants Huawei limited access to UK's 5G network

Boris Johnson has opted to grant Chinese technology firm Huawei a limited role in providing the UK’s 5G network, despite security fears.

Prince Andrew accused of ‘zero cooperation’ in Jeffrey Epstein case

Prince Andrew accused of ‘zero cooperation’ in Jeffrey Epstein case

Prince Andrew has been told to "stop playing games" and help with the investigation of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

London religious group filmed preaching anti-gay insults

London religious group filmed preaching anti-gay insults

Police are facing calls to act after a religious group were filmed publically condemning women as “wicked” and gay people as “f****ts”.

Environmental campaigners arrested for protesting HS2

Environmental campaigners arrested for protesting HS2

Three Stop HS2 protesters have been arrested for refusing to move from a site set to be cleared for the high speed rail project.

Holocaust Memorial Day: A survivor’s story

Holocaust Memorial Day: A survivor’s story

Holocaust Memorial Day today marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Holocaust survivor Uri Winterstein tells talkRADIO his story.

Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend killed in helicopter crash

Tributes have been paid to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, after he was killed alongside his 13-year-old daughter in a helicopter crash.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Police identify three men stabbed to death in Ilford

Police identify three men stabbed to death in Ilford

Narinder Singh Lubhaya, 29, Harinder Kumar, 30, and 37-year-old Malkit Singh Dhillon died after a “disturbance” on Sunday.

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