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Government's face mask rules are not scientific whatsoever, says public health expert

Government's face mask rules are "not scientific whatsoever," says public health expert

This doctor explained to LBC why the Government's rules around face masks are strategic and "not scientific whatsoever." Read full article: Government's face mask rules are "not sc...→

People refusing to wear masks ignorant and stupid, shopkeeper tells James O'Brien

People refusing to wear masks "ignorant and stupid," shopkeeper tells James O'Brien

This caller lost her father to coronavirus back in April, and couldn't believe how some people are still refusing to wear face coverings. Read full article: People refusing to wear masks "ignorant ...→

The Government used the wrong sort of scientists in Covid response, says think thank chief

"The Government used the wrong sort of scientists in Covid response," says think thank chief

Former advisor to David Cameron and think tank chief Phillip Blond heavily criticised the government's overall response to the pandemic, citing one issue as ha [...] Read full article: "The Government used the wrong sort of s...→

Labour's Facebook boycott an attempt to hit their bottom line - Shadow Culture Secretary

Labour's Facebook boycott an attempt "to hit their bottom line" - Shadow Culture Secretary

The Shadow Culture Secretary said that Labour's boycott on advertising will hopefully convince Facebook to take action against extremism. Read full article: Labour's Facebook boycott an attempt "to...→

China needs an awful lot from UK: Relations will thaw in six months says China expert

"China needs an awful lot from UK": Relations will thaw in six months says China expert

The director of Oxford University's China Centre expects UK-China relations to thaw once China realises how it relies on Britain for some services. Read full article: "China needs an awful lot from UK": Rela...→

Bosnian genocide is repeating today for Uighur Muslims - Maajid Nawaz

Bosnian genocide is "repeating today" for Uighur Muslims - Maajid Nawaz

Going back in time to when he was a teenager, Maajid Nawaz recalled witnessing scenes of genocide and sees no difference in what is happening in China today. Read full article: Bosnian genocide is "repeating today" fo...→

Wearing face masks a form of courtesy says WHO spokesperson

Wearing face masks "a form of courtesy" says WHO spokesperson

A spokesperson for the World Health Organisation accepted that the UK will have to undergo a massive change in culture for people to wear face masks universall [...] Read full article: Wearing face masks "a form of courtesy" ...→

Jack Charlton: England World Cup winner dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, a football World Cup winner for England in 1966 and a former Leeds United defender, has died aged 85. Read full article: Jack Charlton: England World Cup winner ...→

There is no way people will accept ban on cruises, travel operator tells Eddie Mair

There is "no way" people will accept ban on cruises, travel operator tells Eddie Mair

A travel operator has said there is "no way" people will accept a ban on cruises, after the Foreign Office urged travellers to stay away. Read full article: There is "no way" people will accept ban...→

Two London hospitals have re-introduced parking charges for NHS staff

Two London hospitals have re-introduced parking charges for NHS staff

A London hospital trust has reintroduced car parking charges for NHS staff in spite of government assurances that free parking would remain available during th [...] Read full article: Two London hospitals have re-introduced ...→

Quarantine rules end today for arrivals from 59 countries

Quarantine rules end today for arrivals from 59 countries

Quarantine rules for people returning to the UK from dozens of different countries are to be relaxed starting from today. Read full article: Quarantine rules end today for arrivals ...→

Watch live: Oliver Dowden leads government press conference

Watch live: Oliver Dowden leads government press conference

Oliver Dowden is leading a Government press conference this evening at which he is expected to give gyms the green light to reopen - the stream will appear her [...] Read full article: Watch live: Oliver Dowden leads governme...→

Treasury need to support self-employed, says Select Committee Chair

"Treasury need to support self-employed", says Select Committee Chair

The Treasury Select Committee Chair Mel Stride tells LBC that the Treasury needs to "have a little more political will" and help freelancers and business owner [...] Read full article: "Treasury need to support self-employed"...→

John Lewis permanently closes eight department stores with 1,300 staff at risk

John Lewis permanently closes eight department stores with 1,300 staff at risk

John Lewis has announced it is to permanently close eight of its department stores, putting 1,300 workers at risk. Read full article: John Lewis permanently closes eight depa...→

Cost of Britain's response to Covid-19 crisis jumps to £190 billion

Cost of Britain's response to Covid-19 crisis jumps to £190 billion

Rishi Sunak's summer statement will see the bill for tackling the coronavirus crisis rise to £190 billion, according to treasury figures. Read full article: Cost of Britain's response to Covid-19 c...→

Sadiq Khan: Chancellor's mini-budget 'fails to address scale' of economic crisis

Sadiq Khan: Chancellor's mini-budget 'fails to address scale' of economic crisis

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's mini-budget "fails to address the scale" of the looming economic crisis, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said. Read full article: Sadiq Khan: Chancellor's mini-budget 'fa...→

Chancellor's Summer Statement: The six big announcements

Chancellor's Summer Statement: The six big announcements

Rishi Sunak made a series of big announcements in his Summer Statement as he attempted to get businesses and workers back on track after the coronavirus lockdo [...] Read full article: Chancellor's Summer Statement: The six b...→

PMQs and Chancellor's Summer Statement: Watch live from midday

PMQs and Chancellor's Summer Statement: Watch live from midday

It's a big day in parliament as Prime Minister's Questions is followed by the Chancellor's Summer Statement. Watch them live right here. Read full article: PMQs and Chancellor's Summer Statement: ...→

Stamp duty holiday and £2 billion youth jobs scheme in coronavirus recovery package

Stamp duty holiday and £2 billion youth jobs scheme in coronavirus recovery package

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to unveil a stamp duty holiday and £2 billion scheme aimed at alleviating youth unemployment when he sets out his coronavirus rec [...] Read full article: Stamp duty holiday and £2 billion youth ...→

Social media companies must act on coronavirus misinformation, says digital expert

Social media companies must act on coronavirus misinformation, says digital expert

A digital expert told LBC that social media companies must put aside economic gain and start monitoring misinformation. Read full article: Social media companies must act on coron...→

Ex conspiracy theorist explains to James O'Brien how he stopped believing

Ex conspiracy theorist explains to James O'Brien how he stopped believing

This ex conspiracy theorist told James O'Brien how he went down the rabbit hole of believing alternative theories and then how he "saw the light." Read full article: Ex conspiracy theorist explains to James...→

Wife of SAS hero calls for better trauma services for soldiers

Wife of SAS hero calls for better trauma services for soldiers

The wife of an SAS Staff Sergeant who died by suicide urged the Ministry of Defence to give military personnel the skills to cope with trauma and prevent more [...] Read full article: Wife of SAS hero calls for better trauma...→

Care home boss denies £1000-a-week cost is unreasonable

The boss of a care home has defended the cost of social care in the UK, arguing that the services provided are worth the fees which are charged to many residen [...] Read full article: Care home boss denies £1000-a-week cost ...→

John Cooper Clarke worried Arts funding will be spent on vanity projects

John Cooper Clarke worried Arts funding will be spent on "vanity projects"

The "punk poet" said the funds made available for the arts and culture sector must be spread to small venues outside London. Read full article: John Cooper Clarke worried Arts funding ...→

Arts funding has come in the nick of time for grass roots organisations

Arts funding has "come in the nick of time" for grass roots organisations

The Chancellor's funding for the Arts sector will keep culture rooted deeply within British communities according to this theatre boss. Read full article: Arts funding has "come in the nick of ti...→

James O'Brien stresses the value of the arts amid Chancellor's £1.57bn package

James O'Brien stresses the value of the arts amid Chancellor's £1.57bn package

In a passionate moment, James O'Brien explained that culture and art are not made for upper classes, but benefits everyone. Read full article: James O'Brien stresses the value of the ...→

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The new Labour leader is live with Nick Ferrari from 9.00  [...]

6 July 2020, 08:31... The new Labour leader is live with Nick Ferrari from 9.00 [...]

6 July 2020, 08:31... The new Labour leader is live with Nick Ferrari from 9.00 this morning in the latest of his monthly phone-ins on LBC. Read full article: 6 July 2020, 08:31... The new Labour lea...→

Nation comes together to applaud NHS on its 72nd anniversary

Britain has paid homage to frontline heroes once again to mark the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the NHS, as the health service faces one of the most cha [...] Read full article: Nation comes together to applaud NHS on ...→

U-turn on Huawei deal avoids UK being bought out in the name of communism

U-turn on Huawei deal avoids UK being "bought out in the name of communism"

The government's U-turn on the Huawei 5G deal has been an important marker for the UK to put an end to China's influence over the nation. Read full article: U-turn on Huawei deal avoids UK being "b...→

Prince Andrew must work with authorities to answer questions on Epstein case

Prince Andrew must work with authorities to answer questions on Epstein case

A former Royal Correspondent said that if he was giving the Duke of York advice, he would urge him to be questioned by authorities. Read full article: Prince Andrew must work with authorities...→

Hong Kong has been manipulated by totalitarianism says first asylee in the UK

Hong Kong has been "manipulated by totalitarianism" says first asylee in the UK

The first Hong Konger given asylum in the UK after new Chinese national security rules said that the two system policy is finished. Read full article: Hong Kong has been "manipulated by total...→

Reopening pubs on weekday would have been easier says Met Commander

Reopening pubs on weekday "would have been easier" says Met Commander

Police forces across the country are prepared for a busy day ahead as bars in England reopen their doors to the public. Read full article: Reopening pubs on weekday "would have be...→

Caller furious at seeing people already drinking with zero social distancing

Caller furious at seeing people already drinking with "zero social distancing"

This caller told Rachel Johnson he's been driving through London and already seen people drinking outside in thick crowds. Read full article: Caller furious at seeing people already ...→

It's mad! Shelagh Fogarty lists the government's mixed messages over pubs

"It's mad!" Shelagh Fogarty lists the government's mixed messages over pubs

Shelagh Fogarty listed the government's mixed messages after they revealed pubs could re-open at 6am tomorrow. Read full article: "It's mad!" Shelagh Fogarty lists the go...→

Boris Johnson repeatedly refuses to criticise dad Stanley for breaking lockdown rules

Boris Johnson repeatedly refuses to criticise dad Stanley for breaking lockdown rules

Boris Johnson refuses a number of times to criticise his father for breaking the lockdown guidance when he flew to Greece for a holiday. Read full article: Boris Johnson repeatedly refuses to crit...→

Boris Johnson to urge drinkers to 'act responsibly' ahead of pubs reopening

Boris Johnson to urge drinkers to 'act responsibly' ahead of pubs reopening

The Prime Minister will urge the public to act "responsibly" ahead of the Government unveiling a list of countries exempt from the coronavirus quarantine. Read full article: Boris Johnson to urge drinkers to 'act r...→

Government's new plan is written for schools that don't exist, says NEU chief

"Government's new plan is written for schools that don't exist", says NEU chief

The teachers union chief branded the government's new school plan "unworkable" and conceded it only a little better than the "parlously poor" previous draft. Read full article: "Government's new plan is written for sc...→

The government are putting the blame on anyone but themselves: James O'Brien

The government are putting the blame on anyone but themselves: James O'Brien

James O'Brien suggested the government is trying to put the blame on the public if there is a second spike of coronavirus. Read full article: The government are putting the blame on ...→

Labour MP: I wrote to government over local outbreaks and they did nothing

Labour MP: I wrote to government over local outbreaks and they did nothing

The Shadow Communities Secretary told LBC he wrote to the government a month ago to demand local coronavirus testing data - but Ministers did nothing. Read full article: Labour MP: I wrote to government over lo...→

Hong Kong 2.0 'should be built on British Isles', says think tank director

Hong Kong 2.0 'should be built on British Isles', says think tank director

The UK should build a Hong Kong 2.0 "on the shores of the British Isles", a think tank director has told LBC. Read full article: Hong Kong 2.0 'should be built on Britis...→

James O'Brien's instant reaction to important moment in PMQs

James O'Brien's instant reaction to "important moment" in PMQs

This was James O'Brien's instant reaction to Prime Minister's Questions which he believed contained the "most important stylistic moment yet." Read full article: James O'Brien's instant reaction to "imp...→

TfL bans bus drivers from forcing passengers to wear face masks

TfL bans bus drivers from forcing passengers to wear face masks

Transport for London has banned drivers from enforcing the wearing of masks on their buses, despite it being made compulsory in England more than two weeks ago [...] Read full article: TfL bans bus drivers from forcing passen...→

Trump is worse than a racist, his former communications chief tells LBC

"Trump is worse than a racist," his former communications chief tells LBC

Former communications chief to the President Anthony Scaramucci explains to Tom Swarbrick why Donald Trump is not only a racist but "worse than a racist." Read full article: "Trump is worse than a racist," his form...→

Jeremy Hunt reveals his concern about NHS hospitals coping this winter

Jeremy Hunt reveals his "concern" about NHS hospitals coping this winter

Health Select Committee Chair and former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told LBC there is "cause for concern" over how the NHS will cope in the autumn and winter [...] Read full article: Jeremy Hunt reveals his "concern" about ...→

People need to learn: Leicester caller welcomes lockdown following father's tragic death

"People need to learn": Leicester caller welcomes lockdown following father's tragic death

Caller Suraj from Leicester told Tom Swarbrick he was glad the city is officially the first area of Britain to enter local lockdown following a surge of cases. Read full article: "People need to learn": Leicester caller...→

James O'Brien's immediate response to Boris Johnson's New Deal speech

James O'Brien's immediate response to Boris Johnson's New Deal speech

James O'Brien questioned why Boris Johnson performed a celebratory speech while the UK has one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in the world. Read full article: James O'Brien's immediate response to Bo...→

Bride-to-be scolds government for ridiculous social distancing rules for weddings

Bride-to-be scolds government for "ridiculous" social distancing rules for weddings

This caller battered the government's new rules for weddings, and highlighted just how silly each rule seemed to her. Read full article: Bride-to-be scolds government for "ridic...→

"Leicester's demographics the perfect storm for coronavirus outbreak"

Leicester has a population and industry that create a perfect storm for a coronavirus outbreak, a local MP told LBC. Read full article: "Leicester's demographics the perfect st...→

Fining parents is a 'distraction' from bigger issues, says former Education Secretary

Fining parents is a 'distraction' from bigger issues, says former Education Secretary

Fining parents for not sending their children back to school in September is a "distraction" from bigger issues, a former Education Secretary has told LBC. Read full article: Fining parents is a 'distraction' from b...→

Martin Lewis advises people to plan for the worst in post-lockdown economy

Martin Lewis advises people to "plan for the worst" in post-lockdown economy

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis says staying financially afloat during the pandemic is getting "increasingly more difficult." Read full article: Martin Lewis advises people to "plan for...→

Ken Clarke believes austerity will return to the UK, but not straight away

Ken Clarke believes austerity will return to the UK, "but not straight away"

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer told LBC it is highly likely that austerity will come back, but not straight after lockdown is eased. Read full article: Ken Clarke believes austerity will retur...→

Lord Blunkett: Education gap is widening, children have to return to school in September

Lord Blunkett: Education gap is widening, children have to return to school in September

The former Education Secretary highlighted disparity in education, and how the gap between public and state schoolchildren has widened during lockdown. Read full article: Lord Blunkett: Education gap is widening...→

Angry Leicester Mayor says he's not seen data to show city needs local lockdown

Angry Leicester Mayor says he's not seen data to show city needs local lockdown

Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby tells LBC he is "angry and frustrated" that a meeting with the government has been cancelled and insisted he hasn't seen d [...] Read full article: Angry Leicester Mayor says he's not seen...→

Britain on coronavirus 'knife-edge' with warnings possible 'local lockdown' in Leicester

Britain on coronavirus 'knife-edge' with warnings possible 'local lockdown' in Leicester

A top Government adviser has warned May's easing of Covid-19 restrictions could result in 'very nasty' virus rebound in winter he was speaking amid reports of [...] Read full article: Britain on coronavirus 'knife-edge' with...→

Leicester MP demands government initiate local lockdown

Leicester MP demands government initiate local lockdown

The Labour MP for Leicester feels that there needs to be a lockdown in the city to quell the coronavirus spread. Read full article: Leicester MP demands government initiate...→

Caller's harrowing account of racial profiling, and having to explain it to his children

Caller's harrowing account of racial profiling, and having to explain it to his children

This caller explained that he has been stopped on a regular basis with no real justification and has had to explain the situation to his children. Read full article: Caller's harrowing account of racial pro...→

Calling for removal of Jesus' statues will divide us further Maajid Nawaz warns

Calling for removal of Jesus' statues "will divide us further" Maajid Nawaz warns

If the left become fixated on reforming monuments too quickly, there is a chance the result will be a massive backlash. Read full article: Calling for removal of Jesus' statues "w...→

Brits want a slower way of life after lockdown - think tank chief

Brits want a slower way of life after lockdown - think tank chief

As the nation begins to reemerge from lockdown, studies have shown that Britons don't want to return to the society we left behind. Read full article: Brits want a slower way of life after lo...→

James O'Brien's powerful reaction to government's face mask contradiction

James O'Brien's powerful reaction to government's face mask contradiction

This was James O'Brien's powerful reaction to the Government's contradictory comments on the wearing of face masks in England. Read full article: James O'Brien's powerful reaction to gov...→

China will certainly launch a cyber attack on the UK after Huawei's removal

"China will certainly launch a cyber attack on the UK after Huawei's removal"

Former Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood warns the UK will "absolutely" experience a cyber attack from China after Huawei's removal from 5G infrastructure. Read full article: "China will certainly launch a cyber att...→

Something has clearly gone wrong for Leicester sweatshops to go unchecked

"Something has clearly gone wrong" for Leicester sweatshops to go unchecked

The UK needs to clean up its act after the Leicester sweatshop scandal, police should not have to fear being accused of racism for enforcing the law. Read full article: "Something has clearly gone wrong" for L...→

Ending industrial animal farming can prevent future pandemics - animal rights activist

Ending industrial animal farming can prevent future pandemics - animal rights activist

After Trafalgar Square's fountains were dyed red by animal rights activists, Andrew Castle was joined by someone explaining the goals of the culprits. Read full article: Ending industrial animal farming can pre...→

He's adored: Jack Charlton fondly remembered by ex-player John Aldridge

"He's adored": Jack Charlton fondly remembered by ex-player John Aldridge

Former Liverpool striker and Ireland international John Aldridge looked back on his time spent with Jack Charlton, who passed away aged 85. Read full article: "He's adored": Jack Charlton fondly reme...→

I'm completely broken: Caller devastated at coronavirus effect on his business

"I'm completely broken": Caller devastated at coronavirus effect on his business

A devastated caller told James O'Brien how the impact of coronavirus has left his business in tatters and had a terrible effect on his mental health. Read full article: "I'm completely broken": Caller devastat...→

"10% of police officers have hidden racist views" former Met Police DS reveals

A former Met Police Detective Superintendent has told LBC that 10% of police officers have "hidden racist views or inequalities" that affect their policing wor [...] Read full article: "10% of police officers have hidden raci...→

Reopening life will be really dangerous going into winter, warns pandemic expert

"Reopening life will be really dangerous going into winter," warns pandemic expert

Infectious disease expert explains to Iain Dale why it is "really dangerous" relaxing lockdown ahead of the coming winter months. Read full article: "Reopening life will be really dangerous...→

England's scientific bodies protected their turf instead of coordinating a response

"England's scientific bodies protected their turf instead of coordinating a response"

Medical journalist Richard Horton told LBC why England failed to control coronavirus as successfully as other countries. Read full article: "England's scientific bodies protected t...→

James O'Brien hears of bombshell Liz Truss letter warning UK isn't ready for Brexit

A journalist has told James O'Brien of the letter from Liz Truss to Michael Gove warning that the UK is not going to be ready for Brexit by the end of the year [...] Read full article: James O'Brien hears of bombshell Liz Tru...→

Rishi Sunak reveals where he will have his first half-price meal out

Rishi Sunak reveals where he will have his first half-price meal out

Rishi Sunak told Nick Ferrari he would celebrate the launch of his half-price meals scheme with a scrambled egg breakfast with Boris Johnson. Read full article: Rishi Sunak reveals where he will have h...→

The Chancellor may come to regret parts of his Summer Statement

"The Chancellor may come to regret parts of his Summer Statement"

Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Wes Streeting explained to Iain Dale why he thinks the Chancellor will "come to regret" aspects of his Summer Statem [...] Read full article: "The Chancellor may come to regret parts...→

James O'Brien compares Boris Johnson's comments on care homes

Boris Johnson insisted he never said care homes were to blame for the coronavirus crisis in the homes. So James O'Brien played back to his words... Read full article: James O'Brien compares Boris Johnson's c...→

Met Police apologises to GB sprinter Bianca Williams for 'distressing' stop-and-search

Met Police apologises to GB sprinter Bianca Williams for 'distressing' stop-and-search

The Metropolitan Police has apologised to Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams for the distress caused during her stop-and-search, Commissioner Cressida Dick has s [...] Read full article: Met Police apologises to GB sprinter Bia...→

Baroness Morgan dismisses reports government is removing free parking for NHS workers

Baroness Morgan dismisses reports government is removing free parking for NHS workers

Baroness Nicky Morgan tells LBC there is no truth to reports that the government is removing free parking at hospitals for NHS workers. Read full article: Baroness Morgan dismisses reports govern...→

Morally bankrupt UK government are propping up the brutal Saudi regime

"Morally bankrupt UK government are propping up the brutal Saudi regime"

This anti-arms campaigner slammed the Government's decision to continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia as a "morally bankrupt" choice to prop up "brutal dicta [...] Read full article: "Morally bankrupt UK government are prop...→

Care provider's powerful response to Boris Johnson's care home comments

Care provider's powerful response to Boris Johnson's care home comments

This care home charity chief gave a powerful and forensic analysis of the government's coronavirus strategy in response to Boris Johnson's claims that "too man [...] Read full article: Care provider's powerful response to Bor...→

James O'Brien responds to Boris Johnson's claim care homes didn't follow guidance

James O'Brien responds to Boris Johnson's claim care homes didn't follow guidance

This is James O'Brien's passionate response to Boris Johnson's attempt to put the blame for Britain's coronavirus deaths on care homes. Read full article: James O'Brien responds to Boris Johnson'...→

Audley Harrison's father: UK police are racist, relations haven't improved in 60 years

Audley Harrison's father: UK police are racist, relations haven't improved in 60 years

Amid Bianca Williams' confrontation with police, the father of a former boxer said nothing has changed in the UK police force on racism in over sixty years. Read full article: Audley Harrison's father: UK police are ...→

Keir Starmer answers question from Boris in Westminster over school re-opening

Keir Starmer answers question from "Boris in Westminster" over school re-opening

Sir Keir Starmer insisted the trades unions have not been to blame for the difficulties in getting children back to school as he answered a question from "Bori [...] Read full article: Keir Starmer answers question from "Bori...→

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new £1.57billion support package for the Arts

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new £1.57billion support package for the Arts

The Government has announced a £1.57 billion support package to "protect" the future of Britain's museums, galleries and theatres. Read full article: Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new £1....→

Maajid Nawaz attacks anti-racist posturing amid Leicester slavery investigation

Maajid Nawaz attacks "anti-racist posturing" amid Leicester slavery investigation

As a Leicester clothing factory faces a slavery investigation, Maajid Nawaz destroyed companies for "posturing" on anti-racism while profiting off abusive work [...] Read full article: Maajid Nawaz attacks "anti-racist postur...→

The NHS is extraordinary but coronavirus has exposed room to improve

"The NHS is extraordinary" but coronavirus has exposed room to improve

The coronavirus pandemic has shown many ways that the NHS could improve amid the 72nd birthday of the service. Read full article: "The NHS is extraordinary" but coronavir...→

Ghislaine Maxwell was a victim of Jeffrey Epstein as much as anyone else

Ghislaine Maxwell was a victim of Jeffrey Epstein "as much as anyone else"

A friend of Ghislaine Maxwell - former associate of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein told LBC that Ms Maxwell was a victim in her relationship. Read full article: Ghislaine Maxwell was a victim of Jeffre...→

Pub reopening marks end of sledgehammer to crack a nut lockdown strategy

Pub reopening marks end of "sledgehammer to crack a nut" lockdown strategy

Local lockdowns will be the only way forward for the UK as England loosens restrictions, Maajid Nawaz said. Read full article: Pub reopening marks end of "sledgehammer...→

Former Chief Science Adviser: reopening pubs will no question cost lives

Former Chief Science Adviser: reopening pubs will "no question" cost lives

A member of independent SAGE suggested that England should have stayed in lockdown for a few more weeks to be in a better position to ease lockdown. Read full article: Former Chief Science Adviser: reopening ...→

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen as England edges out of lockdown

Businesses in England including pubs, hairdressers and cinemas were opening their doors today for the first time in months after a significant easing of the co [...] Read full article: Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reope...→

Watch live: The Prime Minister delivers coronavirus news conference

Watch live: The Prime Minister delivers coronavirus news conference

Boris Johnson is due to deliver the government's coronavirus press briefing later today - you can watch it here once it begins. Read full article: Watch live: The Prime Minister delivers ...→

James O'Brien lists some of Boris Johnson's eccentric gestures

James O'Brien lists some of Boris Johnson's eccentric gestures

James O'Brien listed the many eccentric gestures Boris Johnson has made after he told LBC he didn't believe in gestures. Read full article: James O'Brien lists some of Boris Johnso...→

Boris Johnson urges Brits to "enjoy summer sensibly" ahead of pubs reopening

The Prime Minister has wanted Brits to "enjoy summer sensibly" ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions on Saturday which will see pubs reopen for the firs [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson urges Brits to "enjoy summ...→

Speak to Sadiq live on LBC: Watch live from 10am

Speak to Sadiq live on LBC: Watch live from 10am

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is live on LBC, taking questions from LBC listeners - and you can watch it live. Read full article: Speak to Sadiq live on LBC: Watch live f...→

Police hunt for man who robbed and kidnapped teenage girl at Waterloo Station

Police hunt for man who robbed and kidnapped teenage girl at Waterloo Station

Transport Police have launched a manhunt after a teenage girl was kidnapped and robbed at London Waterloo Station. Read full article: Police hunt for man who robbed and kidna...→

Teachers terrified of being coughed and spat at by pupils as schools return

Teachers terrified of being coughed and spat at by pupils as schools return

LBC has been told school pupils have been coughing and spitting at each other, and their teachers, using the threat of coronavirus. Read full article: Teachers terrified of being coughed and ...→

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: It is a very grim day indeed for Hong Kong

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: "It is a very grim day indeed for Hong Kong"

Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind told LBC that Hong Kong have "every reason" to be anxious about the new security law, calling it "a very very grim [...] Read full article: Sir Malcolm Rifkind: "It is a very grim ...→

James O'Brien's response to deeply disturbing lack of local Covid-19 data

James O'Brien's response to "deeply disturbing" lack of local Covid-19 data

James O'Brien's response to the "deeply disturbing" gap between the nationally reported infection rates and the local infection rates, which make up to 95% of [...] Read full article: James O'Brien's response to "deeply dist...→

Trump administration buys almost entire world stock of Covid-19 drug Remdesivir

Trump administration buys almost entire world stock of Covid-19 drug Remdesivir

The Trump administration has bought up virtually the entire stock for the next three months of one of the drugs proven to work against Covid-19, leaving none f [...] Read full article: Trump administration buys almost entire ...→

Prime Minister to face Commons grilling amid Leicester lockdown confusion

Prime Minister to face Commons grilling amid Leicester lockdown confusion

Boris Johnson will face a grilling from the Labour leader over the Government's handling of coronavirus amid confusion over the local lockdown in Leicester. Read full article: Prime Minister to face Commons grilling ...→

Will Sir Keir Starmer be the next Prime Minister? Lord Mandelson gives his prediction

Will Sir Keir Starmer be the next Prime Minister? Lord Mandelson gives his prediction

Will Sir Keir Starmer be the next Prime Minister? Lord Mandelson gave his prediction about the leader and the party's abilities to win over the public. Read full article: Will Sir Keir Starmer be the next Prime ...→

Trades Union chief demands fast action from government to protect at-risk jobs

Trades Union chief demands "fast action" from government to protect at-risk jobs

The leader of the TUC said that the government's £5 billion package doesn't do enough to protect some of the UK's most volatile jobs. Read full article: Trades Union chief demands "fast action"...→

New HMRC Brexit rules bring strict border checks for hauliers, James O'Brien told

New HMRC Brexit rules bring strict border checks for hauliers, James O'Brien told

HMRC have released their post-Brexit plan for hauliers moving to and from the EU when when Britain leaves at the end of the year. Read full article: New HMRC Brexit rules bring strict borde...→

Boris Johnson says ‘austerity isn’t the way out’ as he unveils £5bn 'infrastructure revolution’

Boris Johnson says ‘austerity isn’t the way out’ as he unveils £5bn 'infrastructure revolution’

The Prime Minister has said that "austerity isn’t the way out" of the coronavirus crisis as he unveiled a £5bn infrastructure plan to revitalise the UK economy [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson says ‘austerity isn’t the ...→

Nick Ferrari takes on caller who wants to defund the police

Nick Ferrari took on this caller who wanted to defund the police - but still wanted them to protect people. Read full article: Nick Ferrari takes on caller who wants t...→

'Shocking' increase in 'vile' offences of spitting and coughing at police officers

'Shocking' increase in 'vile' offences of spitting and coughing at police officers

Spitting and coughing offences have soared by more than 70 per cent during the coronavirus pandemic, official figures reveal. Read full article: 'Shocking' increase in 'vile' offences o...→

Leicester is UK's first 'local' lockdown area after surge in Covid-19 cases

Leicester is UK's first 'local' lockdown area after surge in Covid-19 cases

Leicester has officially become the first area of Britain to enter a local lockdown following a surge in coronavirus cases. Read full article: Leicester is UK's first 'local' lockdown...→

Mother's fury amid threat of fines: Our kids are being used as test subjects

Mother's fury amid threat of fines: "Our kids are being used as test subjects"

Government announced plans to fine parents if they don't send their children back to school in September. This caller thought the policy was appalling. Read full article: Mother's fury amid threat of fines: "Our...→

Shelagh Fogarty picks up Ofsted chief for dismissing outbreak as just a couple of cases

Shelagh Fogarty picks up Ofsted chief for dismissing outbreak as "just a couple of cases"

Shelagh Fogarty picked up the head of Ofsted after she appeared to dismiss coronavirus outbreaks as "just a couple of cases". Read full article: Shelagh Fogarty picks up Ofsted chief fo...→

Remainers are more worried about lockdown ending than Brexiters

Remainers are more worried about lockdown ending than Brexiters

People who voted for Brexit are less worried about going to the pub or a restaurant as they re-open this week, according to an exclusive poll from LBC. Read full article: Remainers are more worried about lockdow...→

Education Secretary warns parents will face fines if kids don't return to school

Education Secretary warns parents will face fines if kids don't return to school

The Education Secretary has told LBC that parents will face fines if they don't send their children back to school in September. Read full article: Education Secretary warns parents will f...→

Ex-National Security Advisor: Blaming civil service covers lack of political leadership

Ex-National Security Advisor: Blaming civil service covers lack of political leadership

The former National Security Advisor has backed the civil service and said that the real failure over the coronavirus crisis has been political leadership. Read full article: Ex-National Security Advisor: Blaming ci...→

Reading knife attack: Khairi Saadallah in court charged with three counts of murder

Reading knife attack: Khairi Saadallah in court charged with three counts of murder

A man will appear in court later following a knife attack in Reading which saw three men killed and several others injured. Read full article: Reading knife attack: Khairi Saadallah i...→

Teenager expertly breaks down issues with racially segregating TV shows

Teenager expertly breaks down issues with racially segregating TV shows

Thirteen year old Joss suggested to LBC that if cartoons only allowed characters to be played by their community, they'd turn into soap operas. Read full article: Teenager expertly breaks down issues wit...→

Billy Bragg calls for government support for the music industry

Billy Bragg calls for government support for the music industry

As bars, restaurants and cafés plan to reopen next week, Billy Bragg feared that music venues will suffer for months to come. Read full article: Billy Bragg calls for government support...→

Glasgow knife attacker named as 28-year-old Sudanese man

The man who was shot dead after stabbing six people in Glasgow on Friday has been named as a 28-year-old from Sudan. Read full article: Glasgow knife attacker named as 28-year-...→

Can you imagine a white congregation kneeling for a black Jesus?

"Can you imagine a white congregation kneeling for a black Jesus?"

In a compelling conversation, a member of the Black Pentecostal Church showed listeners why there is a need for conversations on systemic racism. Read full article: "Can you imagine a white congregation kn...→

Mindless idiots brought shame to Liverpool and don't represent the city - Mayor of Liverpool

"Mindless idiots" brought shame to Liverpool and don't represent the city - Mayor of Liverpool

The Mayor of Liverpool was left furious by the actions of "a tiny minority" in disregarding lockdown rules and conducting anti-social behaviour. Read full article: "Mindless idiots" brought shame to Liver...→

Boris Johnson says wearing face masks in shops has 'great deal of value'

Boris Johnson says wearing face masks in shops has 'great deal of value'

Boris Johnson has said there will be an announcement 'in the next few days' on whether face masks will be made mandatory in shops in England to stop the spread [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson says wearing face masks in...→

People who object to face masks voted Brexit, caller tells James O'Brien

"People who object to face masks voted Brexit," caller tells James O'Brien

This caller told James O'Brien why he believes people who object to wearing face masks are the same people that voted Brexit. Read full article: "People who object to face masks voted B...→

People assaulting emergency workers could face two year sentence

People assaulting emergency workers could face two year sentence

Criminals who assault police or other emergency workers could face longer prison sentences under plans being considered by the Government. Read full article: People assaulting emergency workers coul...→

Priti Patel knew about Leicester sweatshops for weeks says Leicester MP

Priti Patel knew about Leicester sweatshops for weeks says Leicester MP

A Conservative MP for Leicester revealed that Leicester sweatshops were an "open secret" in the city that politicians never acted on. Read full article: Priti Patel knew about Leicester sweatsh...→

Erdoğan trying to make himself godfather of Turkey by turning Hagia Sofia into Mosque

Erdoğan trying to make himself "godfather of Turkey" by turning Hagia Sofia into Mosque

As the Turkish President plans to turn the Hagia Sofia into a Mosque, Maajid Nawaz thought it was part of his plan to shape a legacy as a soft Islamist. Read full article: Erdoğan trying to make himself "godfathe...→

Jack Charlton had a heart of gold says former teammate of World Cup winner

Jack Charlton had a "heart of gold" says former teammate of World Cup winner

A former England captain and teammate of Jack Charlton remembered the World Cup winner, who died today aged 85. Read full article: Jack Charlton had a "heart of gold" says...→

Author Victoria Hislop tells of heartbreaking experience of mum's death in care home

Author Victoria Hislop tells of heartbreaking experience of mum's death in care home

Author Victoria Hislop has told for the first time of her heartbreaking experience of her mother dying in a care home during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Author Victoria Hislop tells of heartbre...→

Fascinating Japanese caller's take on facemasks turns James O'Brien's debate on its head

Fascinating Japanese caller's take on facemasks turns James O'Brien's debate on its head

James O'Brien is asking why Britons are so against wearing facemasks. And this Japanese caller's comparison with the culture in her country shone a new light o [...] Read full article: Fascinating Japanese caller's take on fa...→

Gyms, swimming pools & theatres: What is re-opening and what are the new rules?

Gyms, swimming pools & theatres: What is re-opening and what are the new rules?

Gyms and swimming pools have been given the green light to re-open later this month in the latest relaxation of lockdown measures. Here's everything you need t [...] Read full article: Gyms, swimming pools & theatres: What is...→

Unconscious bias training: LBC's Political Editor finds out what happens on a course

Unconscious bias training: LBC's Political Editor finds out what happens on a course

After Sir Keir Starmer vowed to take an unconscious bias course, we sent LBC's political editor on the course to find out what he can expect. Read full article: Unconscious bias training: LBC's Politic...→

Rishi Sunak's help for businesses is like a 'Tic Tac in a wheelie bin'

Rishi Sunak's help for businesses is like a 'Tic Tac in a wheelie bin'

James O'Brien's listener had a perfect turn of phrase for Rishi Sunak's attempt to help businesses - "it's like a Tic Tac in a wheelie bin". Read full article: Rishi Sunak's help for businesses is lik...→

Business owner angry at payout to companies who furloughed workers

Business owner angry at payout to companies who furloughed workers

This business owner didn't want to lean on the government during the coronavirus crisis, but now he is angry that other businesses get £1,000 payments per work [...] Read full article: Business owner angry at payout to compan...→

Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out tax rises to pay for coronavirus spending

Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out tax rises to pay for coronavirus spending

Rishi Sunak has refused to rule out tax rises in the future to pay for his spending to combat the effects of coronavirus. Read full article: Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out tax rise...→

Eddie Mair scrutinises the Treasury's Chief Secretary over the Summer Statement

Eddie Mair scrutinises the Treasury's Chief Secretary over the Summer Statement

Eddie Mair forensically challenged the Chief Secretary of the Treasury Steve Barclay over the Chancellor's mini budget. Read full article: Eddie Mair scrutinises the Treasury's Ch...→

VAT slashed and diners to receive discounts for eating out at pubs and restaurants

VAT slashed and diners to receive discounts for eating out at pubs and restaurants

VAT will be slashed and diners will receive a discounts for eating out at pubs and restaurants as part of a new package of measures to protect the economy from [...] Read full article: VAT slashed and diners to receive discou...→

Kate Garraway reveals touching note her husband left for her before going into coma

Kate Garraway reveals touching note her husband left for her before going into coma

Kate Garraway revealed the touching note her husband Derek left for her before he went into a coma with coronavirus. Read full article: Kate Garraway reveals touching note her ...→

Sadiq Khan was on track to miss affordable homes target before coronavirus crisis

Sadiq Khan was on track to miss affordable homes target before coronavirus crisis

Sadiq Khan was on track to miss his target on building affordable homes in London even before the coronavirus crisis, LBC can reveal. Read full article: Sadiq Khan was on track to miss affordab...→

Scenes from hell: Skinned foxes piled in mountains before their fur is sold

"Scenes from hell": Skinned foxes piled in mountains before their fur is sold

Warning: GRAPHIC - Humane Society International have released shocking footage from Asian farms which shows mountains of skinned foxes tossed into piles before [...] Read full article: "Scenes from hell": Skinned foxes piled ...→

Blaming carers Covid-19 spread a new low for Boris Johnson - Shadow Care Minister

Blaming carers Covid-19 spread "a new low" for Boris Johnson - Shadow Care Minister

The PM should be trying to fix problems in British care homes rather than blaming workers, the Shadow Social Care Minister said. Read full article: Blaming carers Covid-19 spread "a new lo...→

James O'Brien explains why he won't speak to anti-vaxxers

James O'Brien explains why he won't speak to anti-vaxxers

James O'Brien said he cannot to give a platform to conspiracy theorists, because their ideas could be fatal to listeners. Read full article: James O'Brien explains why he won't spea...→

Pubs forced to close days after reopening due to coronavirus cases

Pubs forced to close days after reopening due to coronavirus cases

A number of pubs in England which reopened their doors for the first time on Saturday have had to close again due to people testing positive for coronavirus. Read full article: Pubs forced to close days after reopenin...→

Virologist explains why scientists accuse WHO of underplaying coronavirus risk

Virologist explains why scientists accuse WHO of "underplaying" coronavirus risk

Consultant virologist Dr Chris Smith explained why over 200 scientists have accused the World Health Organisation of "underplaying" the risk of airborne transm [...] Read full article: Virologist explains why scientists accus...→

Bianca Williams: Shelagh Fogarty challenges former officer over police's actions

Bianca Williams: Shelagh Fogarty challenges former officer over police's actions

Shelagh Fogarty challenged a former officer over police's actions after a British athlete says she was "heartbroken" to be racially profiled. Read full article: Bianca Williams: Shelagh Fogarty challen...→

Bill Browder celebrates implementation of the Magnitsky Act after 10-year campaign

Bill Browder celebrates implementation of the Magnitsky Act after 10-year campaign

This is James O'Brien's remarkable interview with Bill Browder after the anti-corruption campaigner celebrated the implementation of the Magnitsky Law. Read full article: Bill Browder celebrates implementation o...→

US sanctions on Huawei motivated government to act, Culture Secretary explains

US sanctions on Huawei motivated government to act, Culture Secretary explains

A state investigation into Huawei coming off the back of US sanctions brought up doubts on the reliability of the telecoms giant. Read full article: US sanctions on Huawei motivated governm...→

UK sprinter stopped by police for being black calls LBC to give her side of the story

UK sprinter stopped by police "for being black" calls LBC to give her side of the story

British athlete who claims she was stopped by police for being black has told LBC she is planning to sue the police. Read full article: UK sprinter stopped by police "for being...→

Under pressure News UK to cut jobs

Under pressure News UK to cut jobs

Substantial job losses are expected at the media group News UK which is under pressure over falling sales with a warning of cuts across its newspaper and radio [...] Read full article: Under pressure News UK to cut jobs...→

Government have been extremely complacent in Huawei saga, says Conservative MP

Government have been "extremely complacent" in Huawei saga, says Conservative MP

A member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee said that the UK has lacked a strategic approach in its relationship with Huawei. Read full article: Government have been "extremely complace...→

English streets were like party central as pubs reopened, says Police Federation boss

English streets were "like party central" as pubs reopened, says Police Federation boss

The head of the Police Federation said bars were unable to cope with the numbers of people out last night, which led to streets overflowing. Read full article: English streets were "like party central...→

Drunk people can't socially distance: Police chief's warning after pubs reopen

Drunk people can't socially distance: Police chief's warning after pubs reopen

Revellers were seen crowding the streets last night after England’s pubs reopened following three months of lockdown. Read full article: Drunk people can't socially distance: Po...→

Maajid Nawaz destroys Chinese government for genocide against Uighur Muslims

Maajid Nawaz destroys Chinese government for "genocide" against Uighur Muslims

Maajid called on listeners to put aside political motivations and to criticise China's abuses in Hong Kong and against Uighur Muslims. Read full article: Maajid Nawaz destroys Chinese government...→

Keeping Covid-19 under control is responsibility of every individual - Dr Zoe Williams

Keeping Covid-19 under control is responsibility of every individual - Dr Zoe Williams

Each person in England has a responsibility to ensure that coronavirus remains under control by practicing safe measures. Read full article: Keeping Covid-19 under control is respon...→

LIVE updates: Salons open and pubs prepare to welcome customers

England began to emerge from coronavirus lockdown this morning after hairdressers opened their doors at midnight, and pubs opened from 6am today. Read full article: LIVE updates: Salons open and pubs prepa...→

Will pub staff police risky behaviour? Shelagh Fogarty questions Pub Association chief

Will pub staff police risky behaviour? Shelagh Fogarty questions Pub Association chief

Shelagh Fogarty pushed Pub Association chief Emma McClarkin to answer whether pub staff will police "risky behaviour" when they open tomorrow. Read full article: Will pub staff police risky behaviour? S...→

PM indicates he would not 'take a knee' saying 'I don't believe in gestures. I believe in substance'

The Prime Minister has indicated that he would not be prepared to "take the knee" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Read full article: PM indicates he would not 'take a knee' ...→

Iain Dale challenges former Education Secretary Damian Hinds on new school plans

Iain Dale challenges former Education Secretary Damian Hinds on new school plans

Iain Dale challenged Conservative MP and former Education Secretary Damian Hinds about the government's new plan which maps out the return to school in Septemb [...] Read full article: Iain Dale challenges former Education Se...→

James O'Brien learns the staggering reasons Britain lost track of coronavirus

James O'Brien learns the "staggering" reasons Britain lost track of coronavirus

James O'Brien learns how Britain lost track of coronavirus from journalist Stephen Grey, who deep-dove into the "shocking" details to write a revealing report. Read full article: James O'Brien learns the "staggering" re...→

Where will they live? Nick Ferrari asks Minister what the plan is over 2.9m Hong Kongers

"Where will they live?" Nick Ferrari asks Minister what the plan is over 2.9m Hong Kongers

Nick Ferrari asked the Minister for local government what their plan is to house the 2.9million residents from Hong Kong that they have invited to live in the [...] Read full article: "Where will they live?" Nick Ferrari ask...→

Sweeping changes to schools to be announced by Gavin Williamson

Sweeping changes to schools to be announced by Gavin Williamson

Schools in England will be told to stagger break times, overhaul the curriculum and group pupils into "bubbles" when children return to class in September. Read full article: Sweeping changes to schools to be announ...→

The UK will be back in the EU in ten years time, Anna Soubry predicts

"The UK will be back in the EU in ten years time," Anna Soubry predicts

Former Conservative Minister and prominent Remainer Anna Soubry explained to LBC why she believes the UK will be back in the EU in "ten years time." Read full article: "The UK will be back in the EU in ten ye...→

James O'Brien on the MPs celebrating the end of freedom of movement

James O'Brien on the MPs celebrating the end of freedom of movement

This is James O'Brien's coruscating monologue responding to the Conservative MPs who tweeted celebrating the end of freedom of movement. Read full article: James O'Brien on the MPs celebrating the...→

How flying with RyanAir will be different as flights re-start today

How flying with RyanAir will be different as flights re-start today

RyanAir passengers will have to wear facemasks, flights will be cashless and queueing for the toilet will be banned as routes resume. Read full article: How flying with RyanAir will be differen...→

Why can you have a driving lesson but not go to the gym, Nick Ferrari asks Business Secretary

Why can you have a driving lesson but not go to the gym, Nick Ferrari asks Business Secretary

Nick Ferrari asked the Business Secretary why you can have a driving lesson from Saturday, but still can't go to the gym. Read full article: Why can you have a driving lesson but no...→

US could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day, expert warns

US could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day, expert warns

The US could begin seeing 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day, the country's leading infectious diseases expert has warned. Read full article: US could see 100,000 new coronavirus cas...→

Boris Johnson's spending plan an attempt to gain Tory support in the North

Boris Johnson's spending plan an attempt to gain Tory support in the North

LBC's Westminster correspondent said that Boris Johnson's "new deal" is an attempt to guarantee Tory support in the seats they won in the "Red Wall" in 2019. Read full article: Boris Johnson's spending plan an attempt...→

Theresa May launches furious attack on Michael Gove over Sedwill's replacement

Theresa May launches furious attack on Michael Gove over Sedwill's replacement

A furious Theresa May tore into Michael Gove for appointing a National Security Advisor with no experience in national security. Read full article: Theresa May launches furious attack on M...→

Nick Ferrari grills Shadow Chancellor for opposing for the sake of opposition

Nick Ferrari grills Shadow Chancellor for "opposing for the sake of opposition"

The Shadow Chancellor was grilled for her views on the UK's recovery plan, where she was cautious to praise the government's strategy. Read full article: Nick Ferrari grills Shadow Chancellor fo...→

Local lockdowns a glimpse into the future, public health expert warns

Local lockdowns a glimpse into the future, public health expert warns

The expert advising the Scottish government on coronavirus has warned that local lockdowns will become a more regular occurrence in the UK. Read full article: Local lockdowns a glimpse into the futur...→

We'll impose travel restrictions on Leicester if people don't obey lockdown: Matt Hancock

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told LBC the government will impose travel restrictions on people in Leicester if they don't obey the local lockdown. Read full article: We'll impose travel restrictions on Leic...→

Boris Johnson to launch 'New Deal' for Covid-19 recovery, pledging to 'Build, build, build'

Boris Johnson to launch 'New Deal' for Covid-19 recovery, pledging to 'Build, build, build'

The Prime Minister will announce a new step in the response to coronavirus on Tuesday by setting out his "new deal" plans for an "infrastructure revolution" to [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson to launch 'New Deal' for C...→

Martin Luther King III's powerful speech on Black Lives Matter protests

Martin Luther King III's powerful speech on Black Lives Matter protests

Martin Luther King III told LBC what his father, iconic civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr, would have made of the global Black Lives Matter movement. Read full article: Martin Luther King III's powerful speech...→

Retired headteacher lambasts inept government for planning to fine parents

Retired headteacher lambasts "inept" government for planning to fine parents

This long-serving headteacher lambasted the Education Secretary for planning to fine parents if children do not return to school in September. Read full article: Retired headteacher lambasts "inept" gov...→

There is no local lockdown, Weston-super-Mare residents tell James O'Brien

"There is no local lockdown," Weston-super-Mare residents tell James O'Brien

Two Weston-super Mare residents confirm to James O'Brien that "there is no local lockdown" despite the Prime Minister claiming the town has been effectively lo [...] Read full article: "There is no local lockdown," Weston-sup...→

Teacher tells James O'Brien why government plans to re-open schools just won't work

Teacher tells James O'Brien why government plans to re-open schools just won't work

A teacher told James O'Brien that it seems ridiculous that children will have to obey social distancing guidelines going to school in September - then squeeze [...] Read full article: Teacher tells James O'Brien why governme...→

Care homes scandal seen as Government’s biggest coronvirus failing - LBC exclusive poll

Care homes scandal seen as Government’s biggest coronvirus failing - LBC exclusive poll

The coronavirus care homes scandal is viewed as the Government’s biggest failing throughout its handling of the crisis, according to an exclusive poll for LBC. Read full article: Care homes scandal seen as Government’s ...→

UK's most senior civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill to stand down in September

UK's most senior civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill to stand down in September

The head of the civil service, Sir Mark Sedwill, today announced that he will stand down from his post in September. Read full article: UK's most senior civil servant Sir Mark ...→

Maajid Nawaz attacks social media firms' hypocrisy in censoring hate speech

Maajid Nawaz attacks social media firms' hypocrisy in censoring hate speech

Social media platforms have a duty of unbiased enforcement of their rules, and must censor hate speech on either side of the political spectrum. Read full article: Maajid Nawaz attacks social media firms'...→

Leicester Mayor has no idea if rumours of isolated lockdown are fact or fiction

Leicester Mayor has no idea if rumours of isolated lockdown "are fact or fiction"

After rumours of a lockdown on the horizon for Leicester, the Mayor told LBC that he has no idea what plans the government have. Read full article: Leicester Mayor has no idea if rumours o...→

Black Trans Lives Matter: Thousands march through London in place of Pride event

Thousands of activists have marched through London in support of the Black Trans Lives Matter movement in place of Pride celebrations. Read full article: Black Trans Lives Matter: Thousands marc...→

Early lockdown flouters have left authorities without a leg to stand on

Early lockdown flouters have left authorities "without a leg to stand on"

After Dominic Cummings and anti-racism protesters broke lockdown, Maajid Nawaz argued these events have given the public an excuse to flout rules. Read full article: Early lockdown flouters have left author...→

Government's face mask rules are not scientific whatsoever, says public health expert

Government's face mask rules are "not scientific whatsoever," says public health expert

This doctor explained to LBC why the Government's rules around face masks are strategic and "not scientific whatsoever." Read full article: Government's face mask rules are "not sc...→

Boris Johnson says wearing face masks in shops has 'great deal of value'

Boris Johnson says wearing face masks in shops has 'great deal of value'

Boris Johnson has said there will be an announcement 'in the next few days' on whether face masks will be made mandatory in shops in England to stop the spread [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson says wearing face masks in...→

James O'Brien's powerful reaction to government's face mask contradiction

James O'Brien's powerful reaction to government's face mask contradiction

This was James O'Brien's powerful reaction to the Government's contradictory comments on the wearing of face masks in England. Read full article: James O'Brien's powerful reaction to gov...→

The Government used the wrong sort of scientists in Covid response, says think thank chief

"The Government used the wrong sort of scientists in Covid response," says think thank chief

Former advisor to David Cameron and think tank chief Phillip Blond heavily criticised the government's overall response to the pandemic, citing one issue as ha [...] Read full article: "The Government used the wrong sort of s...→

People assaulting emergency workers could face two year sentence

People assaulting emergency workers could face two year sentence

Criminals who assault police or other emergency workers could face longer prison sentences under plans being considered by the Government. Read full article: People assaulting emergency workers coul...→

Something has clearly gone wrong for Leicester sweatshops to go unchecked

"Something has clearly gone wrong" for Leicester sweatshops to go unchecked

The UK needs to clean up its act after the Leicester sweatshop scandal, police should not have to fear being accused of racism for enforcing the law. Read full article: "Something has clearly gone wrong" for L...→

China needs an awful lot from UK: Relations will thaw in six months says China expert

"China needs an awful lot from UK": Relations will thaw in six months says China expert

The director of Oxford University's China Centre expects UK-China relations to thaw once China realises how it relies on Britain for some services. Read full article: "China needs an awful lot from UK": Rela...→

Erdoğan trying to make himself godfather of Turkey by turning Hagia Sofia into Mosque

Erdoğan trying to make himself "godfather of Turkey" by turning Hagia Sofia into Mosque

As the Turkish President plans to turn the Hagia Sofia into a Mosque, Maajid Nawaz thought it was part of his plan to shape a legacy as a soft Islamist. Read full article: Erdoğan trying to make himself "godfathe...→

Wearing face masks a form of courtesy says WHO spokesperson

Wearing face masks "a form of courtesy" says WHO spokesperson

A spokesperson for the World Health Organisation accepted that the UK will have to undergo a massive change in culture for people to wear face masks universall [...] Read full article: Wearing face masks "a form of courtesy" ...→

There is no way people will accept ban on cruises, travel operator tells Eddie Mair

There is "no way" people will accept ban on cruises, travel operator tells Eddie Mair

A travel operator has said there is "no way" people will accept a ban on cruises, after the Foreign Office urged travellers to stay away. Read full article: There is "no way" people will accept ban...→

Fascinating Japanese caller's take on facemasks turns James O'Brien's debate on its head

Fascinating Japanese caller's take on facemasks turns James O'Brien's debate on its head

James O'Brien is asking why Britons are so against wearing facemasks. And this Japanese caller's comparison with the culture in her country shone a new light o [...] Read full article: Fascinating Japanese caller's take on fa...→

"10% of police officers have hidden racist views" former Met Police DS reveals

A former Met Police Detective Superintendent has told LBC that 10% of police officers have "hidden racist views or inequalities" that affect their policing wor [...] Read full article: "10% of police officers have hidden raci...→

Two London hospitals have re-introduced parking charges for NHS staff

Two London hospitals have re-introduced parking charges for NHS staff

A London hospital trust has reintroduced car parking charges for NHS staff in spite of government assurances that free parking would remain available during th [...] Read full article: Two London hospitals have re-introduced ...→

Unconscious bias training: LBC's Political Editor finds out what happens on a course

Unconscious bias training: LBC's Political Editor finds out what happens on a course

After Sir Keir Starmer vowed to take an unconscious bias course, we sent LBC's political editor on the course to find out what he can expect. Read full article: Unconscious bias training: LBC's Politic...→

Reopening life will be really dangerous going into winter, warns pandemic expert

"Reopening life will be really dangerous going into winter," warns pandemic expert

Infectious disease expert explains to Iain Dale why it is "really dangerous" relaxing lockdown ahead of the coming winter months. Read full article: "Reopening life will be really dangerous...→

Watch live: Oliver Dowden leads government press conference

Watch live: Oliver Dowden leads government press conference

Oliver Dowden is leading a Government press conference this evening at which he is expected to give gyms the green light to reopen - the stream will appear her [...] Read full article: Watch live: Oliver Dowden leads governme...→

Rishi Sunak's help for businesses is like a 'Tic Tac in a wheelie bin'

Rishi Sunak's help for businesses is like a 'Tic Tac in a wheelie bin'

James O'Brien's listener had a perfect turn of phrase for Rishi Sunak's attempt to help businesses - "it's like a Tic Tac in a wheelie bin". Read full article: Rishi Sunak's help for businesses is lik...→

James O'Brien hears of bombshell Liz Truss letter warning UK isn't ready for Brexit

A journalist has told James O'Brien of the letter from Liz Truss to Michael Gove warning that the UK is not going to be ready for Brexit by the end of the year [...] Read full article: James O'Brien hears of bombshell Liz Tru...→

John Lewis permanently closes eight department stores with 1,300 staff at risk

John Lewis permanently closes eight department stores with 1,300 staff at risk

John Lewis has announced it is to permanently close eight of its department stores, putting 1,300 workers at risk. Read full article: John Lewis permanently closes eight depa...→

Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out tax rises to pay for coronavirus spending

Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out tax rises to pay for coronavirus spending

Rishi Sunak has refused to rule out tax rises in the future to pay for his spending to combat the effects of coronavirus. Read full article: Rishi Sunak refuses to rule out tax rise...→

The Chancellor may come to regret parts of his Summer Statement

"The Chancellor may come to regret parts of his Summer Statement"

Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Wes Streeting explained to Iain Dale why he thinks the Chancellor will "come to regret" aspects of his Summer Statem [...] Read full article: "The Chancellor may come to regret parts...→

Sadiq Khan: Chancellor's mini-budget 'fails to address scale' of economic crisis

Sadiq Khan: Chancellor's mini-budget 'fails to address scale' of economic crisis

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's mini-budget "fails to address the scale" of the looming economic crisis, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said. Read full article: Sadiq Khan: Chancellor's mini-budget 'fa...→

James O'Brien compares Boris Johnson's comments on care homes

Boris Johnson insisted he never said care homes were to blame for the coronavirus crisis in the homes. So James O'Brien played back to his words... Read full article: James O'Brien compares Boris Johnson's c...→

Chancellor's Summer Statement: The six big announcements

Chancellor's Summer Statement: The six big announcements

Rishi Sunak made a series of big announcements in his Summer Statement as he attempted to get businesses and workers back on track after the coronavirus lockdo [...] Read full article: Chancellor's Summer Statement: The six b...→

Kate Garraway reveals touching note her husband left for her before going into coma

Kate Garraway reveals touching note her husband left for her before going into coma

Kate Garraway revealed the touching note her husband Derek left for her before he went into a coma with coronavirus. Read full article: Kate Garraway reveals touching note her ...→

Baroness Morgan dismisses reports government is removing free parking for NHS workers

Baroness Morgan dismisses reports government is removing free parking for NHS workers

Baroness Nicky Morgan tells LBC there is no truth to reports that the government is removing free parking at hospitals for NHS workers. Read full article: Baroness Morgan dismisses reports govern...→

Stamp duty holiday and £2 billion youth jobs scheme in coronavirus recovery package

Stamp duty holiday and £2 billion youth jobs scheme in coronavirus recovery package

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to unveil a stamp duty holiday and £2 billion scheme aimed at alleviating youth unemployment when he sets out his coronavirus rec [...] Read full article: Stamp duty holiday and £2 billion youth ...→

Scenes from hell: Skinned foxes piled in mountains before their fur is sold

"Scenes from hell": Skinned foxes piled in mountains before their fur is sold

Warning: GRAPHIC - Humane Society International have released shocking footage from Asian farms which shows mountains of skinned foxes tossed into piles before [...] Read full article: "Scenes from hell": Skinned foxes piled ...→

Care provider's powerful response to Boris Johnson's care home comments

Care provider's powerful response to Boris Johnson's care home comments

This care home charity chief gave a powerful and forensic analysis of the government's coronavirus strategy in response to Boris Johnson's claims that "too man [...] Read full article: Care provider's powerful response to Bor...→

Ex conspiracy theorist explains to James O'Brien how he stopped believing

Ex conspiracy theorist explains to James O'Brien how he stopped believing

This ex conspiracy theorist told James O'Brien how he went down the rabbit hole of believing alternative theories and then how he "saw the light." Read full article: Ex conspiracy theorist explains to James...→

James O'Brien explains why he won't speak to anti-vaxxers

James O'Brien explains why he won't speak to anti-vaxxers

James O'Brien said he cannot to give a platform to conspiracy theorists, because their ideas could be fatal to listeners. Read full article: James O'Brien explains why he won't spea...→

James O'Brien responds to Boris Johnson's claim care homes didn't follow guidance

James O'Brien responds to Boris Johnson's claim care homes didn't follow guidance

This is James O'Brien's passionate response to Boris Johnson's attempt to put the blame for Britain's coronavirus deaths on care homes. Read full article: James O'Brien responds to Boris Johnson'...→

Care home boss denies £1000-a-week cost is unreasonable

The boss of a care home has defended the cost of social care in the UK, arguing that the services provided are worth the fees which are charged to many residen [...] Read full article: Care home boss denies £1000-a-week cost ...→

Virologist explains why scientists accuse WHO of underplaying coronavirus risk

Virologist explains why scientists accuse WHO of "underplaying" coronavirus risk

Consultant virologist Dr Chris Smith explained why over 200 scientists have accused the World Health Organisation of "underplaying" the risk of airborne transm [...] Read full article: Virologist explains why scientists accus...→

Audley Harrison's father: UK police are racist, relations haven't improved in 60 years

Audley Harrison's father: UK police are racist, relations haven't improved in 60 years

Amid Bianca Williams' confrontation with police, the father of a former boxer said nothing has changed in the UK police force on racism in over sixty years. Read full article: Audley Harrison's father: UK police are ...→

Arts funding has come in the nick of time for grass roots organisations

Arts funding has "come in the nick of time" for grass roots organisations

The Chancellor's funding for the Arts sector will keep culture rooted deeply within British communities according to this theatre boss. Read full article: Arts funding has "come in the nick of ti...→

Bill Browder celebrates implementation of the Magnitsky Act after 10-year campaign

Bill Browder celebrates implementation of the Magnitsky Act after 10-year campaign

This is James O'Brien's remarkable interview with Bill Browder after the anti-corruption campaigner celebrated the implementation of the Magnitsky Law. Read full article: Bill Browder celebrates implementation o...→

UK sprinter stopped by police for being black calls LBC to give her side of the story

UK sprinter stopped by police "for being black" calls LBC to give her side of the story

British athlete who claims she was stopped by police for being black has told LBC she is planning to sue the police. Read full article: UK sprinter stopped by police "for being...→

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new £1.57billion support package for the Arts

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new £1.57billion support package for the Arts

The Government has announced a £1.57 billion support package to "protect" the future of Britain's museums, galleries and theatres. Read full article: Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new £1....→

Nation comes together to applaud NHS on its 72nd anniversary

Britain has paid homage to frontline heroes once again to mark the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the NHS, as the health service faces one of the most cha [...] Read full article: Nation comes together to applaud NHS on ...→

Government have been extremely complacent in Huawei saga, says Conservative MP

Government have been "extremely complacent" in Huawei saga, says Conservative MP

A member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee said that the UK has lacked a strategic approach in its relationship with Huawei. Read full article: Government have been "extremely complace...→

The NHS is extraordinary but coronavirus has exposed room to improve

"The NHS is extraordinary" but coronavirus has exposed room to improve

The coronavirus pandemic has shown many ways that the NHS could improve amid the 72nd birthday of the service. Read full article: "The NHS is extraordinary" but coronavir...→

Prince Andrew must work with authorities to answer questions on Epstein case

Prince Andrew must work with authorities to answer questions on Epstein case

A former Royal Correspondent said that if he was giving the Duke of York advice, he would urge him to be questioned by authorities. Read full article: Prince Andrew must work with authorities...→

Drunk people can't socially distance: Police chief's warning after pubs reopen

Drunk people can't socially distance: Police chief's warning after pubs reopen

Revellers were seen crowding the streets last night after England’s pubs reopened following three months of lockdown. Read full article: Drunk people can't socially distance: Po...→

Pub reopening marks end of sledgehammer to crack a nut lockdown strategy

Pub reopening marks end of "sledgehammer to crack a nut" lockdown strategy

Local lockdowns will be the only way forward for the UK as England loosens restrictions, Maajid Nawaz said. Read full article: Pub reopening marks end of "sledgehammer...→