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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pay more

Emily Thornberry: Those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pay more

The shadow foreign secretary said that public service spending needs a boost as she made her case to become the next Labour leader.

Jeremy Corbyn: Queen’s Speech ‘woefully inadequate’

Jeremy Corbyn: Queen’s Speech ‘woefully inadequate’

The Labour leader took to the despatch box to criticise the government’s new legislative programme as one of “gimmicks and false promises”.

Nicola Sturgeon sets out ‘democratic case’ for Indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon sets out ‘democratic case’ for Indyref2

Scotland's First Minister has called on Westminster to engage over the "clear democratic mandate" for a second independence poll.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Labour MP: ‘I have no idea why we went forward with the election’

Labour MP: ‘I have no idea why we went forward with the election’

Chris Bryant told talkRADIO that backing Boris Johnson’s motion to call a December 12 general election was a “strategic error” by the party.

talkRADIO's most-watched video clips of 2019

talkRADIO's most-watched video clips of 2019

As the year draws to a close, we look back at talkRADIO's most popular video clips.

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

The shadow Brexit secretary has said he is considering a run at succeeding Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Half a million households warned of fire risk washing machines

Half a million households warned of fire risk washing machines

Consumer journalist Alice Beer called for better “official protection" after Whirlpool announced a recall of fire risk washing machines.

MPs return to Parliament for first sitting since general election

MPs return to Parliament for first sitting since general election

Boris Johnson said the new Parliament was a "vast improvement" on the last as he urged members to "heal the divisions of our country".

Michael Gove: Labour Party has lost its best leadership candidates

Michael Gove: Labour Party has lost its best leadership candidates

The cabinet minister said the Labour politicians he "admired" had all lost their seats at the general election.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Tom Brake: ‘Massive opportunity’ for Lib Dems to take centre ground

Tom Brake: ‘Massive opportunity’ for Lib Dems to take centre ground

The former MP has said that Boris Johnson's next move could open an opportunity in the political centre ground for the Liberal Democrats.

Stephen Kinnock: 'Next Labour leader should be a woman'

Stephen Kinnock: 'Next Labour leader should be a woman'

The Labour MP said it had been an "albatross hanging round our necks" that there had never been a female leader of the party.

Tony Blair's ex-aide: 'Jeremy Corbyn made Labour unelectable'

Tony Blair's ex-aide: 'Jeremy Corbyn made Labour unelectable'

John McTernan said the Labour leader had "crafted" the party's worst election result since 1935.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Femi Oluwole: ‘The battle is lost’

Femi Oluwole: ‘The battle is lost’

The second referendum campaigner said he will now focus his efforts on holding Boris Johnson to account over his Brexit deal.

Ann Widdecombe: 'I yearn for my P45'

Ann Widdecombe: 'I yearn for my P45'

The Brexit Party MEP said her party would work tirelessly to make sure Boris Johnson delivered on his promise to "get Brexit done".

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Fundraiser for reformed prisoner who fought London Bridge terrorist

Fundraiser for reformed prisoner who fought London Bridge terrorist

Ex-prisoner John Crilly has been hailed a hero after he confronted London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan with a fire extinguisher.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

The PM said he does not agree with the White House on climate change and will make the case for becoming carbon neutral "very forcefully".

Leaking Jon Ashworth recording was 'ghastly smear' against Labour

Leaking Jon Ashworth recording was 'ghastly smear' against Labour

Labour election candidate Dr Adrian Heald has slammed the leaking of a recording of a shadow cabinet member criticising Jeremy Corbyn.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Layla Moran: I am a Remainer as much as I am a woman

Layla Moran: I am a Remainer as much as I am a woman

The Liberal Democrat candidate has said she could never give up campaigning for the UK to stay in the European Union.

New Zealand volcano: Sixth person confirmed dead

New Zealand volcano: Sixth person confirmed dead

A sixth person has died after a volcanic eruption on White Island in New Zealand, police said.

Picture of boy on hospital floor 'in no way staged'

Picture of boy on hospital floor 'in no way staged'

The reporter who obtained a picture of a four-year-old asleep on a hospital floor has defended the image, amid allegations it is fake.

Ken Livingstone: Election being fought over 'unregulated' internet

Ken Livingstone: Election being fought over 'unregulated' internet

The former Labour Mayor of London said he was "worried" about the increasing role of the internet in election campaigning.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Five guilty of murder after gun and knife 'postcode rivalry' attack

Five guilty of murder after gun and knife 'postcode rivalry' attack

A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death and a 20-year-old suffered life changing injuries after being shot and stabbed in the violent attack.

Nigel Farage: 'I will not vote Conservative'

Nigel Farage: 'I will not vote Conservative'

It is unclear who he will back at the election, given that no Brexit Party candidates are standing in Conservative-held seats where he is likely to vote.

New Zealand volcano: Five people confirmed dead

New Zealand volcano: Five people confirmed dead

Around 50 tourists were on or near New Zealand's White Island when the eruption began.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

Nigel Farage urged to back Tories to become a 'national hero'

Nigel Farage urged to back Tories to become a 'national hero'

Former Brexit Party MEP John Longworth called on the Brexit Party leader to give the Tories a "free run".

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lib Dems vow to ‘completely reform’ Gender Recognition Act

Lib Dems vow to ‘completely reform’ Gender Recognition Act

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer criticised the plans to scrap requirements of medical reports for gender identity as an “absurdity”.

Brexit Party MEPs quit to back Boris Johnson’s deal

Brexit Party MEPs quit to back Boris Johnson’s deal

Nigel Farage said he was "disappointed" that three of his MEPs had quit the party in order to support the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

NHS doctor stages ‘train talk’ urging people to vote

NHS doctor stages ‘train talk’ urging people to vote

A junior NHS doctor has taken to public transport to deliver a speech urging commuters to vote in next week’s general election.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Extinction Rebellion activist glues himself to Lib Dem campaign bus

Extinction Rebellion activist glues himself to Lib Dem campaign bus

Jo Swinson has faced Extinction Rebellion activists dressed as bees as they accused her of "empty promises" on tackling climate change.

Protests against newspaper's London Bridge report

Protests against newspaper's London Bridge report

Protesters called for the hanging of Pakistani newspaper editor after a report said the London Bridge attacker was of “Pakistani origin”.

Chuka Umunna: PM risks becoming ‘President Trump’s poodle’

Chuka Umunna: PM risks becoming ‘President Trump’s poodle’

The Liberal Democrat has criticised Boris Johnson’s “close relationship” with Donald Trump as the UK hosts a summit of the 29 Nato leaders.

Nish Kumar booed off stage for Brexit jokes at charity gig

Nish Kumar booed off stage for Brexit jokes at charity gig

The comedian had bread thrown at him and was booed off stage after making political jokes at the Lord's Taverners charity lunch.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Man jailed for fatal 90mph Brixton hit and run

Man jailed for fatal 90mph Brixton hit and run

A man has been jailed after fatally hitting a 24-year-old pedestrian while driving at 90mph in a 30mph zone.

Donald Trump: America wants 'nothing to do with' NHS

Donald Trump: America wants 'nothing to do with' NHS

President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 70th anniversary of Nato.

Boris Johnson accused of ‘politicising’ London Bridge deaths

Row over Boris Johnson ‘politicising’ London Bridge terror deaths

The father of one victim has asked that his son's death not be used to further an "agenda of hate" and justify "draconian sentences".

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Family and friends have gathered to grieve Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones in Cambridge, while politicians paid their respects in London.

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

The government has launched an urgent review into licence conditions of convicted terrorists after two people were killed by an ex-prisoner.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

The shadow chancellor said talking to local communities showed tackling climate change to be the “number one priority” in every UK region.

London Bridge stabbing declared terrorist incident

London Bridge stabbing declared terrorist incident

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed a stabbing incident on the bridge was a terrorist attack, with the male suspect shot dead at the scene.

Stanley Johnson: 'Sad' that PM's absence clouded climate debate

Stanley Johnson: 'Sad' that PM's absence clouded climate debate

The environmentalist said he was disappointed his son's absence from last night's debate had "taken over" from the issue of climate change.

Kate Hoey: Labour's bid to woo Brexit voters ‘too little too late’

Kate Hoey: Labour's bid to woo Brexit voters ‘too little too late’

The ex-Labour MP said the party's plan to change campaign strategy and appeal to Leave voters was "much too late and much too little".

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove has accused opposition party leaders of a “denial of democracy” after he was refused entry to a leaders’ debate on the climate.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Liberal Democrats pledge to scrap 195-year-old Vagrancy Act

Liberal Democrats pledge to scrap 195-year-old Vagrancy Act

Christine Jardine told talkRADIO her party would scrap the "abhorrent" Vagrancy Act, which criminalises sleeping on the street.

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

The Health Secretary responds to a claim by Jeremy Corbyn that the service could be privatised

Iain Duncan Smith: Labour NHS claims ‘madness on stilts’

Iain Duncan Smith: Labour NHS claims ‘madness on stilts’

The Tory candidate has maintained that the NHS is not for sale but argued it would be "madness" not to make health trade deals with the US.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Robert Jenrick: Antisemitism falls if Jeremy Corbyn steps down

Robert Jenrick: Antisemitism falls if Jeremy Corbyn steps down

The Housing Secretary said “antisemitism will abate in the Labour Party when Jeremy Corbyn is no longer its leader”

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise to Jewish community

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise to Jewish community

He declined multiple opportunities to apologise to the Jewish community after the Chief Rabbi said he was unfit to be Prime Minister.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Michael Gove’s Stormzy tweet met with ridicule

Michael Gove’s Stormzy tweet met with ridicule

Michael Gove has responded to criticism of comments he made about rapper Stormzy on talkRADIO by quoting the grime artist on Twitter..

Jeremy Corbyn launches faith manifesto amid antisemitism row

Jeremy Corbyn launches faith manifesto amid antisemitism row

Labour's race and faith manifesto includes a pledge to teach children about colonialism and injustice if elected.

Shaun Bailey: Uber ban shows London is not open for business

Shaun Bailey: Uber ban shows London is not open for business

The Tory candidate for London Mayor has criticised Sadiq Khan and Transport for London over the decision not to renew Uber’s licence.

Chief Rabbi: Soul of the nation at stake if Labour wins

Chief Rabbi: Soul of the nation at stake if Labour wins

He has weighed into the election for the first time in history, warning the “overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety”.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Celebrities push last-minute registration surge

Celebrities push last-minute registration surge

Nearly three million people have registered to vote in the past month, ahead of the 11.59pm November 26 deadline.

Brandon Lewis: Jeremy Corbyn would ‘nationalise Christmas’

Brandon Lewis: Jeremy Corbyn would ‘nationalise Christmas’

He said the Labour manifesto is “fantasyland stuff”, and defended the Tory manifesto as “an exciting journey of travel”.

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact-checking organisations have questioned the Conservative Party’s financial figures after it released its manifesto on Sunday.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

John McDonnell: Economists ‘got it wrong’ on Labour manifesto

John McDonnell: Economists ‘got it wrong’ on Labour manifesto

He said the Institute for Fiscal Studies failed to look at the complete Labour policy before passing judgement on its manifesto.

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