Gordon Brown has said Dominic Cummings' leaked messages mean a public inquiry should be held to see if ministers were "so far behind events that lives were put at risk". The former prime minister told LBC’s Eddie Mair they showed the government was "chaotic" during the Covid outbreak.
A caller, who works in a care home, has backed the idea of staff within her work environment having to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Leigh, who works in a care home in Hazlemere, gave LBC's Eddie Mair her perspective after Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed care home staff will soon be required to have a Covid-19 vaccine.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the four-week extension to lockdown to the media before informing ministers. Eddie Mair confronts Tory MP Sir John Redwood over the Government "breaking the ministerial code." Boris Johnson has announced a four-week delay to the "Freedom Day" lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
This caller told Eddie Mair he believed Leave voters will soon regret Brexit and realise "they were conned." His claim came after former Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced he will not give up pushing for the UK to rejoin the EU. Speaking to the Guardian, he said, “I’m not some mad integrationist that in all situations will say, integrate, integrate, integrate.
A caller with a potentially cancerous lump hasn't been seen by a doctor during the pandemic as she doesn't have the technology for video appointments. Speaking to Eddie Mair, Jane in Weston-super-Mare began by saying: "I first became aware of maybe having cancer in February 2020.
BORIS JOHNSON has been attacked for acting too late on the Indian variant as fears grow the UK will go into another lockdown. A frustrated caller argued that Boris Johnson is again acting too late on stopping the spread of coronavirus. While calling into LBC with Eddie Mair, caller Vivian claimed history was repeating itself with the UK Government not responding quickly to new developments.
Belarus is "like North Korea in Europe", a senior adviser to a Belarusian opposition leader has told LBC. Franak Viacorka, a senior adviser to Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, made the remark while speaking to LBC's Eddie Mair. Ryanair has said that Belarusian flight controllers told the flight crew there was a bomb threat against the plane as it crossed through the country’s airspace and ordered it to land in the capital Minsk.
This fearful bar worker sought advice from Eddie Mair after expressing that he "feels like a sacrificial lamb" having to serve people indoors with the Indian variant on the rise.The roadmap out of lockdown in England has so far gone as planned, with today's relaxation being the most significant thus far.
Smart motorways are "an accident waiting to happen", a caller has told LBC.Colin in Exeter made the remark to LBC's Eddie Mair after the Department for Transport submitted evidence to the Commons transport committee showing that fatality rates on all lane running (ALR) ‘smart motorways’ exceeded those on conventional motorways in 2018 and 2019.
Downing Street's new ministerial standards adviser will be good for Boris Johnson due to the "complete vacuum of ethics" in No 10, according to journalist Peter Oborne.The political commentator told Eddie Mair that Lord Christopher Geidt is "more powerful than the Prime Minister in some ways".
LBC RADIO host Eddie Mair clashed with a caller who slammed the station's "childish" coverage of Boris Johnson and his link to sleaze as the broadcaster grew furious at the claim and set the record straight.Eddie Mair invited caller David to discuss the alleged lockdown comments made by the prime minister and leaked texts which have placed Boris Johnson at the centre of a lobbying scandal.
Black Lives Matter activist Malaika Gangooly gives her compelling reaction following Derek Chauvin's conviction of murder for the death of George Floyd.Derek Chauvin, the white ex-police officer who was filmed pinning George Floyd's neck to the ground with his knee, has been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
Lionel Barber condemns Boris Johnson for spending £2.6 million of taxpayers' money on a briefing room - then choosing to scrap briefings.Downing Street has ditched plans for White House-style press conferences despite spending more than £2.6 million on a brand new studio.A media room, where Boris Johnson's press secretary Allegra Stratton was due to field questions from journalists, was built in No 9 Downing Street and kitted out with cameras and rows of chairs.
Football Supporters' Association vice chair Tom Greatrex has given his insight on what action needs to be taken to stop the formation of a European Super League.Mr Greatrex gave his views to LBC as the Government has announced a fan-led review of football in the UK in response to the controversial plans for the breakaway league.
Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has told LBC that the re-opening of non-essential retail in England is "quite exhilarating".Gyms, pub gardens and non-essential shops have welcomed back customers today as England's lockdown restrictions have been eased.Mr Paphitis, who owns Ryman, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue, told LBC: "To actually get colleagues back to work and visit the stores today and see people back in those stories...it really is like taking a breath after being under water for a very long time.
This caller from Northern Ireland warned recent nights of violence could see people trying to "drag" the region back into the troubles of old.Brian from County Down called LBC to express his concerns amid a resurgence of violence in Northern Ireland.
JCVI member Professor Robert Reed says the AstraZeneca vaccine should continue to be used despite 'extremely rare' side effects.
Politico Europe's Chief Policy Correspondent Sarah Wheaton reacted to the European Medicine Agency's update on the AstraZeneca vaccine.The European Medicines Agency told reporters "unusual blood clots" should be listed as a "very rare" side-effect of the jab.
HM Inspector of Constabulary Matt Parr reveals to LBC why he thinks the Met Police acted appropriately at the Sarah Everard vigil.
Eddie Mair questions Young's Pubs chain chief Patrick Dardis after he claims the measure of presenting vaccine passports on entry to pubs and restaurants "won't work."