Brexit reflections from Stewart Jackson

6 Jan

Here is the latest in our series reflecting on the Brexit process with regular BrexitCentral authors and and others who have played an important role in our journey out of the European Union. Here are the answers to our questions from former Conservative MP Stewart Jackson, who served as David Davis’s Chief of Staff while […]

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Brexit reflections from Rupert Matthews

6 Jan

Here is the latest in our series reflecting on the Brexit process with regular BrexitCentral authors and and others who have played an important role in our journey out of the European Union. Here are the answers to our questions from former Conservative MEP Rupert Matthews. BC: When did you first come to the view […]

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After a momentous 2019, it’s time to feast on the delicious opportunities afforded by Brexit

6 Jan

Optimism abounds as people return to work. Millions of people have new-found enthusiasm, energy and hope, akin to a delicious cake baked with the trusty ingredients of political stability and economic potential. What a difference a few months can do for a major nation’s fortunes. It’s worth reflecting on and correcting some misleading impressions of […]

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Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley says lessons have been learnt from issues such as taxi incident which have marred his season so far

6 Jan

Ross Barkley has promised to learn from the off-field mistakes he’s made. The Chelsea midfielder admitted getting caught photographed in unsavoury situations has been a ‘big lesson’. Barkley made his first appearance in three months on Sunday, as the Blues advanced to the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest. It’s […]

Parity of esteem: A unionist perspective

6 Jan

I have been a supporter of the Good Friday Agreement since its inception. I believe many of the mechanisms contained therein are sensible and necessary to manage the divided society we live in, and I accepted the principle of consent as a reasonable compromise in pursuit of a peaceful and democratic society. Nonetheless, while I have been a fierce advocate of the Agreement, I certainly won’t dismiss every criticism levelled at it. Mandatory coalition, for example, has led to a … Read more

Celtic’s Ryan Christie handed two-match ban for testicle grab on Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos

6 Jan

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has been slapped with a two-match ban after being found guilty of grabbing Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos by the genitals. Christie escaped with only a free-kick against him after grabbing the Colombian in the groin area with his hand during Rangers’ 2-1 win at Celtic Park on December 29. But he […]

Manchester United vs Manchester City LIVE: Full talkSPORT commentary and line-ups for tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final derby

6 Jan

Manchester rivals United and City go head-to-head in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup tonight as they look to take a huge step closer towards claiming this season’s first piece of silverware. City have dominated the competition in recent years, winning it in four of the past six seasons. They beat Chelsea on penalties last […]

Tottenham confirm Metropolitan Police have closed investigation into alleged racist abuse of Toni Rudiger after finding ‘no evidence’ to support claim

6 Jan

Tottenham say the Metropolitan Police has been unable to find any evidence to corroborate or contradict Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger’s claim of racism. An ‘extensive’ investigation, using CCTV and lip readers, was launched after Rudiger complained of being subjected to monkey chants in his side’s 2-0 win at Spurs on December 22. However, the Met […]

Fans left outraged as Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell’s ‘shoulder charge’ tackle escapes punishment

6 Jan

Owen Farrell has irked supporters and critics alike once again for his apparent use of a shoulder during Saracens’ win over Worcester Warriors on Saturday. The defending Gallagher Premiership champions bounced back from their defeat at Exeter to claim a precious bonus-point victory in their pursuit of Gallagher Premiership survival after dismantling Worcester 62-5. Rooted […]

No. 10 Refuse to Deny Official Brexit Celebration Plans

6 Jan

Whilst today’s Downing Street press briefing consisted mostly of questions over Iran, one brave hack decided to break away and ask whether Number 10 was going to support Brexiteer MPs’ Brexit Bill amendment for Big Ben to bong at 11pm on the 31st to symbolise finally Brexiting. The PM’s spokesperson not only didn’t deny supporting […]

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When is the Carabao Cup final? Date and kick-off time, talkSPORT commentary, live stream info and more for Wembley clash

6 Jan

The Carabao Cup final is nearly upon us as the remaining teams looks to pick up this season’s first piece of silverware. Reigning champions Manchester City are chasing their third straight triumph, but must first negotiate their way past arch-rivals Manchester United. Meanwhile, the other semi-final will see a battle in the midlands as Leicester […]

Pep Guardiola press conference: Man City boss admits Carabao Cup is ‘not the best competition in the world’ ahead of Manchester United showdown

6 Jan

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted the Carabao Cup is not a competition high on his list of priorities as his side take on local rivals Manchester United in the semi-finals. City head to Old Trafford for the first leg of the last-four encounter on Tuesday night, bidding to win the competition for a […]

Rayner: If RLB Decides to Stand, I’ll Support Her

6 Jan

Angela Rayner has given some insight to the situation of her flatmate, and much-touted continuity Corbyn favourite, Rebecca Long-Bailey. Despite being the subject of fevered speculation, and attracting the coveted backing of Labour left intellectual powerhouse Richard Burgon, Long-Bailey has yet to decide to stand. Rayner told Sky News this afternoon that “If [Long Bailey] […]

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Ian Holloway solves Jamie O’Hara’s Billericay goalkeeper crisis by offering Grimsby player on loan FOR FREE after last-minute injury

6 Jan

Not all heroes wear capes, but one does come with a thick Bristolian accent and a heart of gold, as talkSPORT discovered on Monday morning. As everybody returned to work after a festive Christmas break, Billericay Town manager Jamie O’Hara issued a desperate plea to any available goalkeepers out there to solve his injury crisis. […]