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Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Esther Rantzen

Dame Esther Rantzen: In 1986 children called Childline about abuse and neglect - now it's social media

Esther Rantzen: 'I'm not on social media - I don't want in'

The broadcaster said Childline counsellors "universally and unanimously" said social media was at the root of unhappiness in their young callers.

Justice Secretary David Gauke: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance, which has not existed up until now’

Justice Secretary David Gauke: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance, which has not existed up until now’

Justice Secretary: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance'

The Justice Secretary has said that an overhaul of the parole system will give victims “reassurance”, and ensure another case like John Worboys will not happen.

Brexiteers respond to Nissan: ‘I have had it up to here with this’

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite trying to sabotage Brexit'

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite'

Lord Digby Jones, a cross-party peer has said he has “had it up to here” with Brexit being blamed for businesses moving production out of the UK.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mr Pothole

Anti-pothole campaigner: 'I'd love to be out of a job'

Anti-pothole campaigner: 'I'd love to be out of a job'

Mark Dorrell, a.k.a Mr Pothole, says the government's investment in testing plastic road surfaces to prevent potholes is "very positive".

Al-Hijrah school

Khalid Mahmood on Al-Hijrah school: I'm 'astonished' gender segregation is happening 'in the name of religion'

Khalid Mahmood: Young women 'should not be oppressed' at school

The Labour MP said he was "astonished" that a Birmingham-based Muslim school was not allowing girls to eat lunch until after boys had finished.

Businesses

Businesses want 'certainty' - a no-deal Brexit won't give them that, says business expert

Businesses want 'certainty' - a no-deal Brexit won't give them that

A survey carried out by the Institute of Directors has revealed that a third of British businesses could move some operations abroad because of Brexit.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson MP: Other politicians furious over cancelled recess - but I was 'delighted'

Owen Paterson: MPs furious over cancelled recess - but I think it's 'excellent'

The Conservative MP said it was "pathetic" to think about how the cancelled February recess has inconvenienced politicians who should be "cracking on" with passing Brexit legislation.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced with anti-stab knives'

The Labour MP for Brent, Dawn Butler, has said that if anti-stab knives had been rolled out during the last Labour government, violent crime might have reduced

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'The British people are braver than the politicians'

Peter Bone: 'The British people are braver than the politicians'

The Conservative MP said he thought the public were "braver" than politicians when facing the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Lord Digby Jones

Pressure on Brussels to accept Brexit deal will come from Germans - not us, says Lord Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones: 'The Germans run Europe'

The former CBI director general has predicted that most of the pressure put on Brussels to accept the Prime Minister's Brexit deal will come from the Germans - not the UK.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green as the businessman accused of harassment

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green in harassment scandal

The Labour peer who named Sir Philip Green as the businessman facing sex allegations using parliamentary privilege says he did not take the decision "lightly".

EU flag

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense', says Dr Phillip Lee MP

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense'

Conservative MP Phillip Lee has claimed last night's Commons vote was "fantasy politics", telling talkRADIO's Mike Graham that the deal is "no further forward".

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a MP’

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that Fiona Onasanya, a Labour MP who was jailed for lying about a speeding charge, should resign and that the party will force a by-election if she does not.

Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

The former Brexit secretary appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of the Commons vote, declaring it was "a good day for Brexit".

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather Corbyn than Brexit'

Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers has said that he would rather have Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister than leave the European Union.  

Pro-Brexit campaigner

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Hundreds of pro-Brexit protesters have gathered in Westminster as MPs prepare to vote on the Prime Minister's 'Plan B' Brexit deal.

Brexit border checks will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to more heart attacks and strokes, says professor

Brexit border checks 'will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to illness'

A professor from the School of Public Health at Imperial College explains why a no deal Brexit could lead to higher instances of heart disease

Sammy Wilson

Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken', says Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman hit back at Julia Hartley-Brewer after the presenter likened ongoing Brexit negotiations to "a game of chicken".

Liam Fox

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

The international trade secretary called on MPs to support an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady in tonight's vote in the Commons.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'We don't organise our democracy around the needs of the people who run Airbus!'

Stephen Timms refuses Julia's bet on whether Airbus will leave UK post-Brexit

Julia Hartley-Brewer reached an impasse with Labour MP Stephen Timms, over whether MPs should listen to the concerns of Airbus regarding Brexit.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Richard Tice

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO in my view stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Richard Tice has accused the government of "misreading the mood of the country" by pushing for a deal with the EU.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

The Conservative MP says he is "not frightened" of the backlash to comments he made last week, in which he accused the Airbus CEO of "German bullying".

Classroom

'Let's get more men in the classroom!' says education secretary

'Let's get more men in the classroom!' says education secretary

Damian Hinds has called for more men to become primary school teachers, with figures showing just 14 per cent of the nursery and primary school workforce is male.

Brexit

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

The Labour MP urged fellow politicians to vote through Theresa May's Brexit deal tomorrow, claiming it is "as good a deal as we can get".

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Steph and Dom

Steph and Dom: 'Our son could die at any minute'

Steph and Dom: 'Our son could die at any minute'

Presenters Steph and Dom have revealed their son's epilepsy could kill him at any moment, sparking their decision to take part in a new documentary about medicinal cannabis.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Dan Wootton

'You're deluded!' Dan Wootton tells Lord Newby during clash over second referendum

'You're deluded!' Dan Wootton tells Lord Newby during Brexit clash

Presenter Dan Wootton called Lib Dem peer Lord Richard Newby "deluded" during a clash over whether there should be a second EU referendum.

Police Federation chair says 'the government is letting us down' as crime increases and police numbers fall

Police Federation chair says 'the government is letting us down' as crime increases and police numbers fall

Police Federation chair: 'The government is letting us down'

The chair of the Police Federation said the police need more money and more prisons to tackle the rise in crime

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' over Brexit

Sir Vince Cable has said that Jeremy Corbyn is "sitting on the fence" over Brexit as Labour scraps plans to call for a vote on second referendum due to lack of leadership support

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Steven Frank

Holocaust survivor: The next generation 'will question Holocaust deniers'

Holocaust survivor: The next generation 'will question Holocaust deniers'

Steven Frank recounted his experiences of growing up during the Holocaust to talkRADIO's Matthew Wright, and revealed he had "tremendous faith" in the next generation.

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel has urged the Prime Minister to listen to Brexiteers' suggestions for solving the backstop problem

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown who died in speedboat crash: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘Jack Shepherd is only thinking of himself'

The sister of Charlotte Brown, who died after being thrown from Jack Shepherd’s speedboat on a first date, said that he is only “thinking of himself”.

Preparations under way to extradite speedboat killer Jack Shepherd from Georgia

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Jack Shepherd went on the run after being convicted of manslaughter following the 2015 death of Charlotte Brown

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake is fighting for a second referendum, and says Remain must be on the ballot if one were held

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Protester

No-deal Brexit will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon', says Nick De Bois

Nick De Bois: A no-deal will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon'

The former political aide has claimed a no-deal Brexit won't be "the end of the world", but warned it will "knock confidence" in the UK.

Michael Fabricant

Video appears to show MP mouthing 'it's a wig' behind Michael Fabricant

Video appears to show MP mouthing 'it's a wig' behind Michael Fabricant

A video appearing to show an MP mouthing "it's a wig" in reference to Michael Fabricant's hair has started circulating online.

PMQs

Theresa May: 'Corbyn willing to sit down with the IRA - yet he won't meet me to talk about Brexit'

Theresa May: Corbyn sat down with IRA - 'yet he won't meet me to talk Brexit'

The Prime Minister slammed the Labour leader for not agreeing to meet with her privately, claiming he had been willing to sit down with "Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA without preconditions".

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes'

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that an amendment proposed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper would have “profound constitutional changes” to the UK.

Brexit 'like a pensions mis-selling scandal', says Baroness Ros Altmann

Brexit 'like a pensions mis-selling scandal', says Baroness Ros Altmann

Pensions expert Baroness Ros Altmann compares the Leave campaign to a Pensions mis-selling scandal

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is "serious" about no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is 'serious' about no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is 'serious' on no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith says the UK must commit to the prospect of leaving without a deal in order to show the EU a new agreement must be reached

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Memorial

World War II: 'We should look at that period of history as a war crime', says professor

World War II: 'We should look at that period of history as a war crime'

A professor from Birmingham City University has slammed a war memorial to the RAF Bomber Command Memorial in London, claiming "it isn't something we should be proud of".

MP supporting Katie Price's disability abuse petition says 'government and social media companies must act'

MP supporting Katie Price's disability abuse petition says 'government must act'

An MP and a disability campaigner explain the impact of online abuse on disabled people, after lending their support to Katie Price's campaign to make online abuse a crime

Queen Elizabeth

Mark Francois MP: We must avoid a position where we're asking the Queen to make a decision on Brexit

Mark Francois MP: We must avoid asking the Queen for a decision on Brexit

The European Research Group vice-chair said MPs were "honour bound" to see Brexit through, and that the Queen should not be asked to make an "incredibly difficult decision" on the issue.

Dominic Grieve: 'Wealthy' people who want no deal Brexit 'want to see social unrest'

Dominic Grieve: 'Wealthy' people who want no deal Brexit 'want to see social unrest'

Dominic Grieve: 'People who want a no deal Brexit want to see social unrest'

Dominic Grieve MP said that some of his constituents are 'immune from the consequences' of no deal Brexit and might even want to witness social unrest

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that EU citizens will no longer have to pay a £65 settlement charge to apply to stay within the UK after Brexit.

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Parliament should not be allowed to take on the people’ amid calls to extend Article 50

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Parliament should not be allowed to take on the people’ amid calls to extend Article 50

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Parliament should not be allowed to take on the people’

Labour MP Kate Hoey has said that Parliament “should not be allowed to actually take on the people” over delaying leaving the European Union.

Question Time panellist Isobel Oakeshott: ‘I observed nothing but complete professionalism from presenter Fiona Bruce’

Question Time panellist Isabel Oakeshott: ‘I observed nothing but complete professionalism from presenter Fiona Bruce’

Question Time panellist Isabel Oakeshott: ‘I observed complete professionalism'

Isabel Oakeshott, who appeared on Question Time alongside Dianne Abbott on BBC’s Question Time, has said that presenter Fiona Bruce was “completely professional” and “even-handed”.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

What do 'winter hedge' and 'day gate' mean? A Yorkshire dictionary will tell you

What do 'winter hedge' and 'day gate' mean? A Yorkshire dictionary will tell you

What do 'winter hedge' and 'day gate' mean? A Yorkshire dictionary will tell you

A dictionary of over 4,000 traditional Yorkshire words and sayings has been compiled by an archivist

Brendan O'Neill: Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remain voters'

Brendan O'Neill: Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remain voters'

Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remainers'

Spiked editor Brendan O'Neill tells Julia Hartley-Brewer of his discomfort with an article claiming the deaths of Leave voters will help sway the country's opinion on Brexit

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls as the government 'falls apart at the seams', says Labour MP

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls as the government 'falls apart at the seams', says Labour MP

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls, says Labour MP

Labour MP Darren Jones has said that it is “embarrassing” that Labour is behind the Conservatives in the polls, when the government is “falling apart at the seams”.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Child

Introducing a ban on smacking children will 'criminalise decent parents', claims campaigner

Introducing a ban on smacking children will 'criminalise decent parents'

Banning the smacking of children will "criminalise ordinary, decent parents", a pro-smacking campaigner has claimed.

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

The Conservative politician told talkRADIO's Mike Graham that he had an "easy" solution to navigating negotiations with the European Union.

Labour’s Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have been voting for Theresa May's deal'

Former Foreign Secretary Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have been voting for Theresa May's deal'

Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have voted for May's deal'

Alan Johnson, a former Labour Foreign Secretary has said that if he was still an MP he would have voted for Theresa May’s deal, and described the Labour MPs who did as “brave”.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her government

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her government by 19-vote majority

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her by 19-vote majority

Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote against her by 19 votes.

Jeremy Corbyn will lose "hundreds of thousands" of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn will lose 'hundreds of thousands' of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit, says anti-Brexit campaigner

Corbyn will lose 'thousands' of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit

Will Dry, co-President of Our Future Our Choice has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will lose young voters in the next general election if he “lets down the hundreds of thousands of young people” on Brexit.

Nicky Morgan MP

Nicky Morgan MP: The country is ‘horror-struck’ at Parliament’s handling of Brexit

Nicky Morgan MP: The country is ‘horror-struck’ at Parliament over Brexit

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has said that people are "horror-struck" at Parliament over its handling of Brexit, as Theresa May suffered a major defeat on her Brexit deal on Tuesday night. 

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