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Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Trevor Phillips: ‘Don’t jump to conclusions’ over Covid-19 BAME link

Trevor Phillips: ‘Don’t jump to conclusions’ over Covid-19 BAME link

The race and equality campaigner has said there are "a lot of mysteries" surrounding the link between coronavirus and ethnicity.

Science expert rules out Donald Trump disinfectant claim

Science expert rules out Donald Trump disinfectant claim

The US president has been condemned after suggesting disinfectant could be injected into patients as a possible treatment for Covid-19.

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

The Health Secretary said the government will “consider all options” for relaxing lockdown but warned that the UK “cannot move too soon”.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sadiq Khan ‘failed’ to protect the public, says Shaun Bailey

Sadiq Khan ‘failed’ to protect the public, says Shaun Bailey

Sadiq Khan has “failed to keep the public safe” amid the coronavirus crisis, according to his mayoral election rival Shaun Bailey.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Mike Graham and Charlotte Ivers decode PMQs

Mike Graham and Charlotte Ivers decode PMQs

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has been discussing today’s historic parliamentary session with political correspondent Charlotte Ivers.

PMQs: Keir Starmer criticises ‘slow’ coronavirus response

PMQs: Keir Starmer criticises ‘slow’ coronavirus response

Sir Keir Starmer has accused the government of a “pattern” of slow responses to Covid-19 in his first PMQs as Labour leader today.

MPs return to Parliament in historic virtual PMQs

MPs return to Parliament in historic virtual PMQs

Some 120 MPs will take part remotely in Parliament's first ever virtual Prime Ministers Questions today amid coronavirus lockdown.

Lionel Shriver lambasts ‘lockdown lockstep’ of media and government

Lionel Shriver lambasts ‘lockdown lockstep’ of media and government

Author and columnist Lionel Shriver said the UK's coronavirus lockdown was “frankly bizarre, flagrantly self-destructive, if not suicidal”.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Captain Tom Moore opens Yorkshire’s NHS Nightingale

Captain Tom Moore opens Yorkshire’s NHS Nightingale

NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore has virtually opened a new NHS Nightingale hospital provide more than 500 extra beds in North Yorkshire.

Coronavirus: Job vacancies plummet and employment slows

Coronavirus: Job vacancies plummet and employment slows

The Office for National Statistics said the number of UK job vacancies plummeted by 52,000 in the months before coronavirus took hold.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Richard Branson: Virgin Atlantic needs government loan to survive

Richard Branson: Virgin Atlantic needs government loan to survive

Sir Richard Branson's airline has reportedly asked for a £500 million government loan to save it from collapse amid the coronavirus crisis.

Harry and Meghan’s tabloid boycott branded ‘censorship’

Harry and Meghan’s tabloid boycott branded ‘censorship’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faced criticism from editors after they announced they will no longer co-operate with British tabloids.

Number 10 hits back at Sunday Times ‘complacency’ claims

Number 10 hits back at Sunday Times ‘complacency’ claims

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has defended Boris Johnson after it emerged the PM missed five coronavirus Cobra meetings earlier this year.

Officer threatens to arrest man by ‘making something up’

Officer threatens to arrest man by ‘making something up’

“Who are they going to believe me or you?”, the police officer asked after having threatened to “make something up” to get the man arrested.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Journalist condemns coronavirus ‘police state’ after filming row

Journalist condemns coronavirus ‘police state’ after filming row

Michael Segalov has filed a complaint against the Met Police after he was “aggressively stopped” from filming amid coronavirus lockdown. 

Grant Shapps: ‘We cannot simply go back to business as usual’

Grant Shapps: ‘We cannot simply go back to business as usual’

The Transport Secretary said a return to normality will be "gradual" as the country braces for three more weeks of coronavirus lockdown.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Brexit talks continue amid calls to extend transition period

Brexit talks continue amid calls to extend transition period

The UK and the EU have been urged not to add to the global coronavirus “uncertainty” by refusing to give more time to trade talks.

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mirror over Matt Hancock criticism

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mirror over Matt Hancock criticism

talkRADIO’s mid-morning host said the paper should be “absolutely and utterly ashamed” for criticising care workers "badge of honour".

Labour calls for ‘clarity’ in lockdown exit plan

Labour calls for ‘clarity’ in lockdown exit plan

The shadow health secretary has called for "details on what comes next" as the government prepares to extend lockdown measures from today.

Family ‘immensely proud’ of Captain Tom Moore, says grandson

Family ‘immensely proud’ of Captain Tom Moore, says grandson

World War Two veteran Captain Tom Moore has raised over £12 million pounds for the NHS, far exceeding his initial target of £1,000.

Matt Hancock defends care worker badge of honour

Matt Hancock defends care worker badge of honour

The Health Secretary defended the proposed “badge of honour” for care workers, saying criticism of it “misjudged the mood of the nation”.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Donald Trump attacks US media over coronavirus coverage

Donald Trump attacks US media over coronavirus coverage

In video shown at the daily press briefing, Mr Trump said “partisan” reporters had “sniped and criticised’ while he took “decisive action”.

Leaked report ‘invalidates’ Jeremy Corbyn criticism, says activist

Leaked report ‘invalidates’ Jeremy Corbyn criticism, says activist

Labour activist Christian Wolmar said a leaked report into the party's handling of antisemitism showed attempts to “sabotage” the party.

Shaun Bailey urges Sadiq Khan to ‘defend’ transport staff with PPE

Shaun Bailey urges Sadiq Khan to ‘defend’ transport staff with PPE

The London Mayor has faced calls to provide transport staff with personal protective equipment, after 21 TfL workers died with Covid-19.

Coronavirus battle to take ‘several months’ - Cabinet minister

Coronavirus battle to take ‘several months’ - Cabinet minister

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said she believed the fight will take "several months" but that does not mean months of lockdown.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020

Criticism of police ‘demoralising and insulting’, says ex-officer

Criticism of police ‘demoralising and insulting’, says ex-officer

Chris Hobbs hit out at the press as well as social media users for "abuse" against officers grappling with Covid-19 lockdown rules.

Mike Graham praises Labour MP's support of Boris Johnson message

Mike Graham praises Labour MP's support of Boris Johnson message

talkRADIO's Mike Graham has accused Boris Johnson's critics of spreading "hate and bile" after the PM was discharged from hospital.

Calls for foreign NHS staff to be given right to remain in UK

Calls for foreign NHS staff to be given right to remain in UK

The British Medical Association has urged the government to grant NHS staff who have come from abroad indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Police chief: ‘We could be far more draconian if we wanted’

Police chief: ‘We could be far more draconian if we wanted’

Ken Marsh told talkRADIO that he found criticism of the police approach “quite bizarre”, claiming “all we’re trying to do is save lives”.

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mail over Robert Jenrick claim

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mail over Robert Jenrick claim

The mid-morning host said he has "had enough of this ridiculous craziness by the media" as he tore up the newspaper live on talkRADIO.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Priti Patel: Lockdown ‘not about heavy handed law enforcement’

Priti Patel: Lockdown ‘not about heavy handed law enforcement’

The Home Secretary spoke exclusively to talkRADIO's Dan Wootton about Boris Johnson, lockdown, and more. Watch the full interview here.

Lockdown: Police ‘days away’ from checking shopping trolleys

Lockdown: Police ‘days away’ from checking shopping trolleys

A Northamptonshire Police chief said a “three-week grace period” is over and officers would get tougher if people continue to ignore rules.

Lockdown: ‘Stick to the course’, says Cabinet Minster

Lockdown: ‘Stick to the course’, says Cabinet Minster

Oliver Dowden has said that “now is the moment to stick to the course” as the government prepares to review the UK’s lockdown measures.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

‘If you cough at police, expect to be Tasered’, warns ex-officer

‘If you cough at police, expect to be Tasered’, warns ex-officer

The retired officer and police protection campaigner condemned those who have "such contempt for society" that they put police at risk.

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson claim

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson claim

talkRADIO's Mike Graham lambasted the newspaper for its claims that Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation had led to “power vacuum fears”.

Health minister: Boris Johnson ‘set a very clear strategy’

Health minister: Boris Johnson ‘set a very clear strategy’

Edward Argar denied that Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 hospitalisation has left a “power vacuum” in government, saying the Cabinet is “united”.

Tom Tugendhat questions truth behind China’s coronavirus data

Tom Tugendhat questions truth behind China’s coronavirus data

The Conservative MP criticised China’s coronavirus figures after the country reported no new deaths for the first time since the outbreak.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

‘No lightweight’: Dominic Raab carries out deputy PM duties

‘No lightweight’: Dominic Raab carries out deputy PM duties

The Foreign Secretary has been put in charge of running the government “where necessary” while Boris Johnson receives critical care.

Well wishes pour in for Boris Johnson

Well wishes pour in for Boris Johnson

Politicians and public figures at home and abroad have joined in wishing the PM well as he fights coronavirus in intensive care.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: If anyone is a fighter, it’s Boris Johnson

Julia Hartley-Brewer: If anyone is a fighter, it’s Boris Johnson

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer sends her best wishes to Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care as part of his treatment for Covid-19.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Who is in Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet?

Who is in Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet?

Sir Keir Starmer promised to select “talented, balanced” top team as he became the new leader of the Labour Party.

Mike Graham clashes with Peter Hitchens over Covid-19 response

Mike Graham clashes with Peter Hitchens over Covid-19 response

During the fiery debate on Mike’s mid-morning show, the host told his guest: “You’re not the all time master of everything that you purvey.”

Damian Green: The West needs a ‘reset’ in relations with China

Damian Green: The West needs a ‘reset’ in relations with China

The Tory MP said the UK had become "too dependent economically" on China and urged the government and private sector to consider relations.

Boris Johnson ‘remains in charge’ despite hospital stay

Boris Johnson ‘remains in charge’ despite hospital stay

The PM said he was in "good spirits" after being admitted to hospital last night as a "precautionary step" as his Covid-19 symptoms persist.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Sir Keir Starmer has won the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

NHS Nightingale Hospital officially opens its doors

NHS Nightingale Hospital officially opens its doors

The temporary facility was established at London's ExCel Centre in just nine days and will have the capacity to treat up to 4,000 people.

Should Premier League footballers take pay cuts amid coronavirus?

Should Premier League footballers take pay cuts amid coronavirus?

Matt Hancock has defended his call for professional footballers to donate some of their salary to others during the Covid-19 pandemic.

John McDonnell: Antisemitism a ‘stain’ on Jeremy Corbyn leadership

John McDonnell: Antisemitism a ‘stain’ on Jeremy Corbyn leadership

The shadow chancellor said “lessons have been learnt” by the Labour's handling of antisemitism and that he hoped the party could “move on”.

Boris Johnson ‘battling valiantly on’, says Health Secretary

Boris Johnson ‘battling valiantly on’, says Health Secretary

Matt Hancock said the Prime Minister is "on the mend" after contracting Covid-19 and remains "heavily involved" in the government response.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

‘Quick thinking’ officers use belts to save man from 50ft cliff

‘Quick thinking’ officers use belts to save man from 50ft cliff

This dramatic footage shared by Kent Police shows officers linking their belts into an improvised hoist to rescue a man from a 50ft drop.

Bob Stewart hails thousands of ‘amazing’ coronavirus volunteers

Bob Stewart hails thousands of ‘amazing’ coronavirus volunteers

The Conservative MP told Mike Graham he hopes the coronavirus will allow the people of Britain to unite after the “bitterness of Brexit”.

Public Health England ‘working around the clock’ to boost testing

Public Health England ‘working around the clock’ to boost testing

Paul Cosford, emeritus chief medical officer for PHE, told talkRADIO that coordinating mass testing for Covid-19 was “not a simple process”.

Mike Graham: I am sick and tired of coronavirus ‘blame game’

Mike Graham: I am sick and tired of coronavirus ‘blame game’

The mid-morning host hit out at political editors for focusing on "what should have been done" rather than getting "proper information".

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Prince Charles shares video message praising ‘remarkable NHS’

Prince Charles shares video message praising ‘remarkable NHS’

It was the future king’s first appearance since coming out of self-isolation after he tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

Jonathan Ashworth: Coronavirus vaccine should be priority

Jonathan Ashworth: Coronavirus vaccine should be priority

The Shadow health secretary warned of speculation over the implementation of "cycles of lockdown" until a vaccine is produced.

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