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The best bits of the Julia Hartley-Brewer breakfast show on talkTV. All the news stories of the day, agenda setting political interviews and big name guests, hosted by the queen of talk. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


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The best bits of the Julia Hartley-Brewer breakfast show on talkTV. All the news stories of the day, agenda setting political interviews and big name guests, hosted by the queen of talk. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.




Third anniversary of lockdown: What are your thoughts?

Boris Johnson has promised ‘hand on heart’ he didn’t lie to MPs when he denied Downing Street parties had broken his own lockdown rules. MPs have voted to endorse Rishi Sunak’s new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland despite a rebellion by 22 Tory backbenchers including Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. The Bank of England is expected to raise interest rates again today after a surprise jump in inflation. Third anniversary of lockdown: What are your thoughts? Hosted on Acast. See...


Johnson Inquiry: What's Your Reaction?

Boris Johnson has admitted he misled Parliament over lockdown parties at No. 10, but not intentionally or recklessly, as he prepares to face the Privileges Committee today. Eurosceptic Tory MPs are expected to join the DUP in voting against the prime minister's new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland. Vladimir Putin has accused Britain of escalating the Ukraine war and taking steps towards a nuclear collision by sending depleted uranium shells to Kyiv. Hosted on Acast. See


What’s been your experience of the police?

The Metropolitan Police is institutionally racist, sexist, and homophobic and may have more officers like killer Wayne Couzens and serial rapist David Carrick, a damning report has found. Boris Johnson’s defence team is accusing the Partygate inquiry of suppressing evidence that could clear him. The DUP will vote against Rishi Sunak’s Northern Ireland Brexit deal, warning the agreement struck with Brussels has fundamental problems. Hosted on Acast. See for more...


Did Boris Johnson mislead Parliament over Partygate?

Home Secretary Suella Braverman says she’s encouraged by discussions with judges at the European Court of Human rights. Boris Johnson will publish a dossier today defending himself against partygate claims. The Met Police could face being broken up after an independent report to be published tomorrow exposes a toxic culture of sexism, racism and homophobia. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


The Spring Budget: What's Your Reaction So Far?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says Britain will ‘prove the doubters wrong’ and avoid a recession after delivering what he called a ‘budget for growth’. Labour say they will oppose plans to abolish the lifetime pensions allowance, calling it a ‘tax cut for the rich’. Train services across the country will be severely disrupted again today as RMT members strike. British life expectancy is slipping down global ranks, with the country performing the worst of all the G7 nations except the...


Spring Budget: Chancellor to extend 30 hours of free childcare. What's your reaction?

Jeremy Hunt will extend free childcare to one and two-year-olds, lift a cap on the pensions lifetime allowance and extend the energy price guarantee as he unveils his 'back-to-work' Budget today. Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers, including teachers, doctors and tube drivers strike today, in the biggest walkout since the current wave of industrial A Russian fighter jet has collided with a US spy drone causing it to crash into the Black Sea as tensions escalate over...


The BBC has allowed Gary Lineker without an apology for his tweet. What's your reaction?

BBC bosses have been accused of a ‘pathetic capitulation’ for allowing Gary Lineker back on air without an apology for his tweets likening the government’s migrant policy to 1930s Germany. Britain’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines could be doubled as part of a deal with the US and Australia to counter the growing threat from China. Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter has been recalled to prison for breaking his bail conditions, just a month after his early release. Hosted on Acast. See...


What's the solution to the BBC's dispute with Gary Lineker?

Gary Lineker could be back on the TV this weekend as the BBC is set to back down over his controversial tweets. Rishi Sunak has promised an extra £5 billion to the UK's military spending to ‘fortify our national defences’ and counter threats from Russia and China. Thousands of junior doctors start a three-day strike today, which will see thousands of operations and appointments cancelled. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


NHS New Weight-Loss Jab. What's Your Reaction?

Rishi Sunak faces a clash with the EU over his migration bill, as the government plans to speed up deportations by dragging their heels in court. The BBC is under pressure to sack Gary Lineker after he doubled down on comments comparing the government's migrant policy to Nazi Germany, saying he will ‘continue to speak up for those poor souls that have no voice.’ Matt Hancock was censored by the Cabinet Office over his concerns that the Covid-19 pandemic began with a lab leak in Wuhan, the...


Should the BBC take action against Gary Lineker?

Rishi Sunak says he is ‘up for the fight’ with judges in Europe over plans to detain and deport Channel migrants, calling the crackdown 'tough' but 'necessary'. The BBC is facing calls to take action against presenter Gary Lineker after he compared the government’s migrant policy to Nazi Germany. The Chief Medical Officer said a Covid vaccine couldn’t be fast tracked because the disease had a ‘low mortality rate’ in the early days of the pandemic, the latest Hancock WhatsApp messages...


A new law to tackle Channel migrants will be unveiled today which will push ‘the boundaries of international law’. What’s your reaction?

The Home Secretary has promised to push ‘the boundaries of international law’ as she unveils the biggest crackdown on Channel migrants for decades. Matt Hancock plotted to block funding for a new disabled children's centre in a bid to force a rebel MP to vote for new covid restrictions. Police have been criticised for taking nearly two days to find a car crash wreckage in south Wales that left three dead and two seriously injured. Hosted on Acast. See for more...


Rishi Sunak wants Channel migrants to be removed from Britain and banned for LIFE from claiming asylum, under a new law. What’s your reaction?

Rishi Sunak wants Channel migrants to be removed from Britain and banned for LIFE from claiming asylum, under new laws to be announced tomorrow. Matt Hancock ignored advice to replace 14-days quarantine with five days of testing because it implied the government had ‘been getting it wrong’. Boris Johnson has nominated his father, Stanley, for a knighthood - among 100 names on his resignation honours list. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


Matt Hancock Fought Against Scientific Evidence During Covid Pandemic. What's Your Reaction?

Matt Hancock fought to close schools and force masks on pupils in the classrooms in January 2021 against all the scientific evidence the latest leaked WhatsApp messages reveal. Police have found the reminds of a baby near Brighton in the search for the missing child of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon. Harry & Meghan are said to be 'stunned' after confirming the King is evicting them from their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


Matt Hancock Messages Leaked. What's Your Reaction?

Leaked messages reveal the ex Health Secretary Matt Hancock ignored the Chief Medical Officers call to test all residents going into English care homes for Covid at the start of the pandemic. More than 200 officers are continuing the search for the baby of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon, who spent more than 50 days on the run with fears the new-born has died. Rishi Sunak has warned the leaders of the DUP he will press ahead with his new Northern Ireland Brexit deal even if they reject...


What's your reaction to Sunak's 'decisive breakthrough'?

Rishi Sunak has declared Britain has ‘taken back control’ after reaching a ‘decisive breakthrough’ with the EU on Brexit with a new Northern Ireland deal. The education secretary has called ongoing teachers strikes 'unforgivable' with 200,000 set to walk out over the next three days as their dispute over pay continues. Families will pay an extra £500 on annual energy bills despite Ofgem reducing its price cap by nearly £1,000. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


What's your reaction to Sunak's Brexit deal?

Rishi Sunak is set to sign a new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland today amid fears it could trigger a Tory civil war. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen travels to the UK for final talks this lunchtime. Energy bills will rise by about £500 for a typical family from April, despite an expected cut in Ofgem’s price cap. At least 59 migrants, including 12 children, have drowned in the Mediterranean after their boat broke up off the southern coast of Italy. Hosted on Acast....


Is fast-tracking 12,000 asylum seekers the right way to deal with the backlog?

12,000 asylum seekers will be fast-tracked without even a face-to-face interview as the government tries to reduce the backlog of cases within months. Lawyers for ISIS Bride, Shamim Begum say the fight to 'nowhere near over' after she lost her bid to regain UK citizenship. A police officer is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being shot by masked men while coaching a youth football team in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Hosted on Acast. See for more...


Should religious beliefs influence our politics?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has suspended a key nuclear treaty with the US after accusing the West of starting the war in Ukraine. Fresh fruit and vegetables are being rationed at two of Britain's biggest supermarkets, with shortages expected to last for weeks. Nurses have paused strike action as they begin pay talks with the government, despite a recommendation that most public sector staff should get a pay rise of just 3.5% Shamima Begum to find out if she is allowed back into the...


Do you support the junior doctors going on strike?

US President Joe Biden has promised more weapons during a visit to Ukraine and warned Chinese support for Russia could trigger a third world war. The family of Nicola Bulley have said ‘she can rest now’ after a body found in the River Wyre was confirmed to be hers. Junior doctors in England have voted to strike over pay, planning a ‘full 72-hour walkout in March’. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


Should Roald Dahl’s children's books be rewritten by sensitivity readers?

Nicola Bulley's family have said there are ‘no words, just agony’ after a body was found in the River Wyre just a mile from where she went missing three weeks ago. Rishi Sunak has been forced to ‘pause’ his Northern Ireland Protocol deal after a backlash from senior Tories and the DUP. The US claims China is considering sending weapons to Russia to support Putin’s war on Ukraine. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.