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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Iain Duncan Smith: Private sector ‘will find way’ back to work

Iain Duncan Smith: Private sector ‘will find way’ back to work

The Conservative MP said he is optimistic that businesses will adapt to bring employees back to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Minister rejects renewed calls to extend Brexit transition period

Minister rejects renewed calls to extend Brexit transition period

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis has dismissed fresh calls for an extension of the Brexit transition period amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

PMQs: £600m to tackle care home Coronavirus crisis

The PM has announced £600 million for infection control in British care homes, after accusations of being “too slow” in tackling the crisis.

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

Keir Starmer ‘baffled’ by PM’s coronavirus comparison reluctance

The Labour leader said is was "obvious" the UK stopped comparing Covid-19 death tolls once the UK's number became the highest in Europe.

Grant Shapps: PPE for transport workers depends on job type

Grant Shapps: PPE for transport workers depends on job type

The Transport Secretary said the need for PPE differed between roles and urged operators to assess what safety measures to put in place.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Labour: New transport advice ‘will lead to confusion’

Labour: New transport advice ‘will lead to confusion’

Shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon said the government’s latest travel advice was “found wanting” and “left too much to chance”.

Government furlough scheme extended to end of October

Government furlough scheme extended to end of October

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the government will continue to help pay wages for four more months.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Low pay does not mean low value

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Low pay does not mean low value

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has said she is “fed up” with people comparing the value of a job with its pay grade.

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson criticism

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson criticism

talkRADIO's Mike Graham tore up the newspaper and hurled it across the studio, asking: “Exactly which part of all this do they not get?”

Matt Hancock: Trusting public’s common sense is a ‘compliment’

Matt Hancock: Trusting public’s common sense is a ‘compliment’

The Health Secretary echoed Boris Johnson’s calls for common sense as Britons get to grips with changes to the UK’s lockdown rules.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

Sir Keir Starmer: Clarity and reassurance in ‘short supply’

The Labour leader criticised Boris Johnson for announcing lockdown changes on television before presenting the full document to Parliament.

Miriam Margolyes ‘wanting’ PM to die remark sparks 240 complaints

Miriam Margolyes ‘wanting’ PM to die remark sparks 240 complaints

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has said it is “yet to decide” whether or not to investigate Channel 4 for airing the remarks.

Police chief: Relaxing lockdown makes our job harder

Police chief: Relaxing lockdown makes our job harder

The Metropolitan Police Federation chairman has called for more government guidance on enforcing the changes to lockdown restrictions.

Mike Graham: ‘We have become a nation of nincompoops’

Mike Graham: ‘We have become a nation of nincompoops’

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham poked fun at those calling for clarity over Boris Johnson’s plans to ease the UK out of coronavirus lockdown.

Dominic Raab: Roadmap gives ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

Dominic Raab: Roadmap gives ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

The Foreign Secretary has defended the government’s conditional coronavirus lockdown exit plan, saying it would give the nation “hope”.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Nigel Farage: Police won’t stop me reporting on migrant boats

Nigel Farage: Police won’t stop me reporting on migrant boats

Mr Farage said he will continue to report on migrant boats coming to the UK, despite being accusing of breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.

Darren Grimes: Electoral commission ‘part of the mob’

Darren Grimes: Electoral commission ‘part of the mob’

The Brexit campaigner has lambasted the Electoral Commission after a case it brought against him was dropped after nearly four years.

Dan Wootton hopes lockdown strengthens ‘mollycoddled’ millennials

Dan Wootton hopes lockdown strengthens ‘mollycoddled’ millennials

talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton said he hopes the current Covid-19 crisis will help foster a “new greatest generation” like that of World War Two.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Teachers don’t need praise for just doing job

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Teachers don’t need praise for just doing job

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer said: “I am so fed up with public sector workers being given credit for doing their sodding jobs.”

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon ‘will not be pressured’ into easing lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon ‘will not be pressured’ into easing lockdown

Scotland's First Minister warned she will not be pressured into lifting restrictions too soon, amid reports the PM could ease some measures.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Alastair Campbell attacks media for ‘cheerleading’ Boris Johnson

Alastair Campbell attacks media for ‘cheerleading’ Boris Johnson

The ex-Labour adviser accused journalists of failing to reflect the UK's coronavirus crisis with the "sense of urgency" as other countries.

Police release ‘chilling’ footage of knifeman lunging at officers

Police release ‘chilling’ footage of knifeman lunging at officers

Officers were responding to a routine noise complaint when they were confronted by a man wielding a kitchen knife with an eight-inch blade.

Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over coronavirus comparisons

Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over coronavirus comparisons

As Britain's death toll became the highest in Europe, the Labour leader asked at PMQs: “How on Earth did it come to this?”

Rory Stewart ends London Mayor campaign

Rory Stewart ends London Mayor campaign

The independent candidate will no longer run in the next London mayoral election which will now take place in 2021 due to coronavirus.

Julia Hartley-Brewer condemns Prof Neil Ferguson’s ‘rank hypocrisy’

Julia Hartley-Brewer condemns Prof Neil Ferguson’s ‘rank hypocrisy’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has lambasted Professor Neil Ferguson after it emerged the SAGE scientist flouted lockdown rules.

Minister: Professor who broke lockdown rules was right to quit SAGE

Minister: Professor who broke lockdown rules was right to quit SAGE

James Brokenshire MP said it was "the right course of action" that Professor Neil Ferguson resigned from the government advisory group.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Zoo names penguin chick after Boris Johnson’s new son

Zoo names penguin chick after Boris Johnson’s new son

A rare rockhopper penguin chick has been named after the Prime Minister’s newborn because it will grow up with a “blonde crown” of feathers.

Jeremy Hunt: No one had a crystal ball for coronavirus

Jeremy Hunt: No one had a crystal ball for coronavirus

Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has defended the UK’s coronavirus preparedness and praised the government’s new contact tracing app.

Mike Graham to Sadiq Khan: Do the decent thing and stop hiding

Mike Graham to Sadiq Khan: Do the decent thing and stop hiding

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has urged Sadiq Khan to appear on his show, branding the Mayor’s previous refusal to do so as “not good enough”.

Peer: Continued lockdown for elderly ‘patronising and insulting’

Peer: Continued lockdown for elderly ‘patronising and insulting’

Former Pensions minister Baroness Ros Altmann has urged the government not to keep elderly people in a continued coronavirus lockdown.

Health Department tweet ‘terribly woke’, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Health Department tweet ‘terribly woke’, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Matt Hancock confirmed that men are more likely to die of Covid-19, after his department tweeted that “certain genders” were worse affected.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Coronavirus briefing: Chancellor extends support for self-employed

Coronavirus briefing: Chancellor extends support for self-employed

Rishi Sunak has announced that the income support scheme for 2.3 million self-employed people will be extended for a second and final grant.

London’s Nightingale hospital put on standby as demand slows

London’s Nightingale hospital put on standby as demand slows

Officials said the decision to mothball the hospital was a “positive thing” as it showed the coronavirus crisis in the capital was easing.

Owen Jones accused of ‘Stalinist’ criticism of Gove bookshelf

Owen Jones accused of ‘Stalinist’ criticism of Gove bookshelf

Columnist Brendan O’Neill has condemned Guardian journalist Owen Jones' criticism Michael Gove owning a book by a Holocaust denier.

Police chief: Cracking down with lockdown fines ‘won’t work’

Police chief: Cracking down with lockdown fines ‘won’t work’

Ken Marsh warned that issuing fines was not the most effective way of ensuring compliance with coronavirus lockdown rules.

Iain Duncan Smith: Getting UK back to work ‘absolute priority’

Iain Duncan Smith: Getting UK back to work ‘absolute priority’

The Conservative MP has warned that getting Britain’s economy moving again is just as important for saving lives as social distancing.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Andy Burnham praises ‘minimum wage heroes’

Coronavirus: Andy Burnham praises ‘minimum wage heroes’

The Greater Manchester Mayor has urged the government to recognise low paid workers’ contribution to the fight against coronavirus.

Donald Trump claims he has seen proof Covid-19 began in Wuhan lab

Donald Trump claims he has seen proof Covid-19 began in Wuhan lab

The US president has claimed to have seen evidence that the coronavirus pandemic from an infectious disease laboratory in Wuhan, China.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Met Police warn against breaking lockdown for NHS clap

Met Police warn against breaking lockdown for NHS clap

The Met has said those who flout social distancing rules to show their appreciation of the NHS will be asked to return home.

Birthday wishes pour in as Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Birthday wishes pour in as Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Boris Johnson has led well wishes for Captain Tom Moore, as the NHS fundraiser and World War Two veteran celebrates his 100th birthday.

Nigel Farage: ‘We allowed ourselves to import this disease’

Nigel Farage: ‘We allowed ourselves to import this disease’

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has claimed that illegal migrants are arriving in the UK “above and beyond the official figures”.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Dan Wootton lambasts ‘nasty’ critics of Boris Johnson baby news

Dan Wootton lambasts ‘nasty’ critics of Boris Johnson baby news

talkRADIO's Dan Wootton said critics were “out of step with the country” after some claimed Mr Johnson missed PMQs to avoid scrutiny.

Sadiq Khan must ‘get his act together’, says London Assembly Tory

Sadiq Khan must ‘get his act together’, says London Assembly Tory

Leader of the Conservatives in the London Assembly, Susan Hall, urged the London Mayor to 'concentrate on the day job'.

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Facing Dominic Raab at PMQs, the Labour leader claimed the UK could be on track for one of the worst death rates in Europe.

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds 'thrilled' by arrival of baby boy

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds 'thrilled' by arrival of baby boy

A spokeswoman said both mother and baby are “doing very well” after the birth in a London hospital this morning.

Care England boss: ‘We are an entirely ageist society’

Care England boss: ‘We are an entirely ageist society’

Martin Green said the UK "made a mistake" in not prioritising care homes amid coronavirus as thousands of care home deaths are reported.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tory MP makes history with first ever virtual maiden speech

Tory MP makes history with first ever virtual maiden speech

Sara Britcliffe is the youngest Conservative member and the first female MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden and has now made history once more.

Dr Hilary Jones answers your coronavirus questions

Dr Hilary Jones answers your coronavirus questions

Every day talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton will put your coronavirus question to Dr Hilary Jones.

Dan Wootton attacks ‘gotcha’ journalism against Priti Patel

Dan Wootton attacks ‘gotcha’ journalism against Priti Patel

“If Priti Patel was on the Left there would be people that would be saying that this was sexist and racist,” the talkRADIO host argued.

Iain Duncan Smith: British public much smarter than media think

Iain Duncan Smith: British public much smarter than media think

The Conservative MP has called for “perspective” in the media’s coronavirus coverage as the government faces more criticism over PPE.

Lord Sugar ‘sick and tired’ of Piers Morgan government ‘bashing’

Lord Sugar ‘sick and tired’ of Piers Morgan government ‘bashing’

The businessman has accused the journalist of "insincere" criticism of the government amid the coronavirus crisis "to just big himself up".

Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Peter Hitchens: UK has ‘missed any chance’ to fix economy

Peter Hitchens: UK has ‘missed any chance’ to fix economy

The journalist told talkRADIO that “irreparable damage” to the UK’s finances has grown “deeper” with each day of coronavirus lockdown.

Dominic Cummings SAGE attendance a ‘non-story’, says Andrea Leadsom

Dominic Cummings SAGE attendance a ‘non-story’, says Andrea Leadsom

The government was accused of letting politics taint scientific advice after it emerged that the PM’s chief adviser attended the meetings.

Boris Johnson: I refuse to throw away sacrifice of British people

Boris Johnson: I refuse to throw away sacrifice of British people

The PM urged Brits to continue to show “unity and determination” by observing the social distancing laws, as he returned to Number 10 today.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Progress ‘disappointing’ in post-Brexit trade talks, says EU

Progress ‘disappointing’ in post-Brexit trade talks, says EU

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK had refused to “commit seriously” on several fundamental points in the latest talks.

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