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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Cressida Dick

Police are running the risk of becoming 'irrelevant'

Police are running the risk of becoming 'irrelevant'

A former Met Police superintendent has said police run the risk of becoming "irrelevant" because they are no longer spending time connecting with communities.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: 'Wishful thinking' that Brexit deal will get MPs support

Sammy Wilson: 'Wishful thinking' that Brexit deal will get MPs support

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said it was "wishful thinking" that the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement will be supported in Parliament.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler said the Prime Minister’s attempts to “bribe” Labour MPs to vote for her deal were a danger to British democracy.

Theresa May

Labour MP brands May's fund for leave-voting towns 'pathetic'

Labour MP brands May's fund for leave-voting towns 'pathetic'

Theresa May’s Stronger Towns Fund is a “pathetic” sum of money, according to the MP for Stoke-on-Trent North.

Sharron Davies

Sharron Davies calls for 'sensible rules' on trans athletes

Sharron Davies calls for 'sensible rules' on trans athletes

"Sensible rules" on trans athletes competing are needed in order to “protect young sportswomen”, according to former swimmer Sharron Davies.

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member Sheldon Thomas has said that “no one takes police officers seriously” so sending them into schools to talk about knife crime will “never” work.

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Tory MP: ‘We are called right-wing extremists for upholding referendum result’

Mark Francois, the deputy chair of the European Research Group, has said that the group led by Jacob Rees-Mogg are called “right-wing extremists” for upholding the result of the EU referendum in 2016.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘People only care when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: People only care 'when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia: 'People pay attention when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has condemned the media coverage of the “horrific” killing of a 17-year-old girl, saying politicians and journalists only care about knife crime when it is “white middle-class girls” being stabbed.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

 A People’s Vote would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Second referendum would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Second referendum would be ‘divisive not decisive’

Health minister Steve Brine has said that a second referendum on Brexit would be “divisive not decisive”.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage to march 260 miles for Brexit

Nigel Farage to march 260 miles for Brexit

Nigel Farage will lead a 260-mile march from Sunderland to London to protest the Government’s Brexit position.

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

A drugs policy expert has said that legalising medical cannabis allows “sick people to get the best medicine for their ailments”, but that the government was not moving fast enough.

House of Commons

MP pay debate: Should they get a rise?

MP pay debate: Should they get a rise?

Former MP George Galloway, Sir Alistair Graham and Duncan Simpson from the Taxpayers’ Alliance shared their thoughts on the latest MP salary increase.

Stacey Dooley

'White saviour' row is ‘nothing to do with race’

'White saviour' row is ‘nothing to do with race’

Focus on the term “white saviour” has distracted from wider issues about the west’s relationship with Africa, according to a top black commentator and writer.

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.

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