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Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

George Eustice

George Eustice: Threatening to resign 'no way to behave as a minister'

George Eustice: Threatening to resign 'no way to behave as a minister'

The former environment minister has criticised politicians who "threaten to resign" and "talk about it in the papers".

Jeremy Corbyn

Meg Hillier: Corbyn yet to 'convince us' he could be Prime Minister

Meg Hillier: Corbyn yet to 'convince us' he could be Prime Minister

Labour MP Meg Hillier has said the Labour leader needed to "step up" and tackle alleged antisemitism within the party

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Buck Fizz star Cheryl Baker: ‘I am a big fan of Stacey Dooley’

Bucks Fizz's Cheryl Baker defends 'white saviour' Stacey Dooley

Bucks Fizz's Cheryl Baker defends 'white saviour' Stacey Dooley

Cheryl Baker from pop group Bucks Fizz has defended documentary maker Stacey Dooley after she was accused of being a “white saviour”.

Tommy Robinson's book dropped from Amazon

Tommy Robinson's book dropped from Amazon

Tommy Robinson's book dropped from Amazon

A book on Islam by Tommy Robinson has been removed from sale by Amazon.

Momo challenge panic is ‘a storm in a teacup’

Momo challenge panic is ‘a storm in a teacup’

Momo challenge panic is ‘a storm in a teacup’

A social media expert has described the hysteria around the viral “Momo challenge” as “a storm in a teacup”, saying a lot of the stories were based on “hearsay”.

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music at lunch

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music during lunch

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music during lunch

The head teacher of a school in Essex has defended the decision to force children to listen to classical music during their lunchtime, describing it as a “win-win” situation.

Laundry classes for men a ‘fantastic idea’

Laundry classes for men a ‘fantastic idea’

Prince Charles’ former butler has defended a Scottish hotel for offering classes on domestic chores for men.

A and E

'Unreasonable' patients the cause of NHS problems, says GP

'Unreasonable' patients the cause of NHS problems, says GP

Dr Laurence Gerlis has said it is the "abuse" and "overuse" of the NHS that has led to struggles with the system.

Children's Commissioner: Lessons not learned from grooming scandals

Children's Commissioner: Lessons not learned from grooming scandals

Anne Longfield has revealed she is "fearful" that authorities have not learned lessons from identifying child sexual exploitation gangs.

IDS

Iain Duncan Smith: 'No-deal is not some bleak prospect'

Iain Duncan Smith: 'No-deal is not some bleak prospect'

The former Conservative leader has dismissed claims that a no-deal Brexit could be "catastrophic".

Donald Trump Kim

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un cut short denuclearisation talks

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un cut short denuclearisation talks

Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un have cut short their second summit without reaching an agreement on denuclearisation.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Artist appeals for help after losing ‘magnificent’ Donald Trump wig

Artist appeals for help after losing ‘magnificent’ Donald Trump wig

Artist appeals for help after losing ‘magnificent’ Donald Trump wig

An award-winning artist is appealing for help after claiming she lost a one-of-a-kind Donald Trump wig she says is worth thousands of pounds and took months to make.

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.

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