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Monday, June 1, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Lord Digby Jones: Time has come to put economy before public health

Lord Digby Jones: Time has come to put economy before public health

The former director general of the CBI is in favour of a quicker exit from lockdown in order to limit the impact on the economy.

Black Lives Matter protesters warned over social distancing

Black Lives Matter protesters warned over social distancing

Chris Hobbs said lockdown was "not the time" to protest after thousands marched across London to demand justice for George Floyd.

Back to school: Pupils return on first day of lockdown easing

Back to school: Pupils return on first day of lockdown easing

Schoolchildren have begun the gradual return to the classroom as the government’s changes to lockdown rules come into force today.

Donald Trump: Antifa to be designated 'terrorist organisation'

Donald Trump: Antifa to be designated 'terrorist organisation'

It comes as violent protests continue in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Minneapolis burns as George Floyd death protests continue

Minneapolis burns as George Floyd death protests continue

Unrest continues in the US after three days of violent protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minnesota.

Cabinet minister defends test and trace system amid reported issues

Cabinet minister defends test and trace system amid reported issues

Environment Secretary George Eustice has said coronavirus tracing has begun, after reports the system's launch was plagued with problems.

Kate Hoey: Same people in media ‘obsessed’ with criticising

Kate Hoey: Same people in media ‘obsessed’ with criticising

Former Labour MP Kate Hoey has compared the media’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic to that of the Brexit debate.

Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter has hidden a tweet posted by Donald Trump on the grounds it violated the sites ruled on glorifying violence.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Scots to be able to meet outdoors in groups of eight

Scots to be able to meet outdoors in groups of eight

Nicola Sturgeon said that from tomorrow people in Scotland can meet members of one other household outside in a group of up to eight people.

Matt Hancock denies Dominic Cummings row will undermine message

Matt Hancock denies Dominic Cummings row will undermine message

The Health Secretary denied that Dominic Cummings remaining in post will undermine the plea to follow to the new test and trace policy.

BBC Newsnight decision ‘extraordinary’, says Dan Wootton

BBC Newsnight decision ‘extraordinary’, says Dan Wootton

Dan said the conclusion that the Dominic Cummings coverage had not met impartiality standards showed Newsnight was a ‘left-wing operation'.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Boris Johnson dismisses call for Dominic Cummings inquiry

Boris Johnson dismisses call for Dominic Cummings inquiry

The Prime Minister said he did not think an inquiry into his aide's alleged lockdown breach was a "very good use of official time".

Michel Barnier: EU ‘open’ to two-year Brexit extension

Michel Barnier: EU ‘open’ to two-year Brexit extension

The European Union would allow a two-year extension to the Brexit transition period if the UK asked for one, its chief negotiator has said.

Lisa Nandy: Dominic Cummings’ lack of apology is ‘slap in the face’

Lisa Nandy: Dominic Cummings’ lack of apology is ‘slap in the face’

Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy has condemned Dominic Cummings for not apologising after being accused of breaching coronavirus rules.

BBC Newsnight criticised for Dominic Cummings coverage

BBC Newsnight criticised for Dominic Cummings coverage

Columnist André Walker has angrily criticised the BBC for its handling of the Dominic Cummings controversy.

Dan Wootton: The establishment is out to get Dominic Cummings

Dan Wootton: The establishment is out to get Dominic Cummings

talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton has said the outcry over Dominic Cummings' alleged lockdown breach was linked to his role in delivering Brexit.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mike Graham condemns ‘Three Stooges’ of political media

Mike Graham condemns ‘Three Stooges’ of political media

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has criticised Laura Kuenssberg, Robert Peston and Beth Rigby for their questioning of Dominic Cummings.

Robert Jenrick denies more will resign over Dominic Cummings

Robert Jenrick denies more will resign over Dominic Cummings

The Housing Secretary said the Cabinet and PM were 'fully behind' Dominic Cummings, despite lingering anger on Tory back benches.

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."

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