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Political commentator and journalist Suzanne Evans chats to Darren Grimes about government refusal to reject an Angela Merkel-style mandatory vaccine law, how Suzanne struggled during lockdown, the consequences of our Covid-focus and asks the question: do we need constitutional reform to secure better politicians?…
 
Post-COP 26, the climate conference in Glasgow, Alex Esptein, author of 'Fossil Future', chats to Darren Grimes about what the conference actually achieved, the green cult, what anti-human green activists truly desire, why we need fossil fuels, an increase in interest from the UK in this debate and tackles a few climate change myths.…
 
Since the murder of Sir David Amess, the MP, Islamic fundamentalism has been the elephant in the room. Laudable speeches have been made on the issue of combatting online abuse of MPs since then, but the issue of radicalisation and extremism has barely been discussed. Why is this? How do we have that conversation? What should be done about the threa…
 
Elliott Abrams served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House, and as Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela in the administration of Donald Trump. Elliott discusses the Taliban Agreement…
 
Darren Grimes discusses with Colonel Richard Kemp the speed at which the Taliban have taken Afghanistan, an unrepentant US President arguing that the US was never in Afghanistan for nation-building, a UK parliament that's due to discuss this very issue with Downing Street recalling it and all as we witness shocking scenes in which Afghan people cli…
 
Dr Kristian Niemietz explains his wide-ranging survey on next-generation socialism: is Britain guaranteed to adopt Marx as its creed? Download the report: https://iea.org.uk/publications/left-turn-aheadsurveying-attitudes-of-young-people-towards-capitalism-and-socialism/ Follow Kristian on Twitter: http://twitter.com/K_Niemietz ****** To make sure …
 
With a daily slew of whackery & wokery making the news, Darren Grimes argues that it's easy to feel despondent about the state of the UK. That's why he was delighted to read this common-sense manifesto by Tory backbenchers! The exceptional Tom Hunt MP & Gareth Bacon MP discuss it with Darren. Read the manifesto: https://www.thecommonsensegroup.com/…
 
Equalities Minister Liz Truss MP has said that she is pressing ahead with the Government’s commitment to ban conversion therapy in order to "protect LGBT people from these abhorrent practices." There’s a real concern that this would prohibit evidence-based therapy for children experiencing gender dysphoria, cases of which have exploded over the las…
 
2020 is considered to be pretty insane to many of us across the political spectrum, violent protests and riots with looting, burning and worse erupted after the death of George Floyd in May 2020 and American cities were transformed, from here in the UK, those of us scrolling through our social media feeds would’ve been forgiven for thinking some of…
 
Dr Philip Kiszely is a cultural historian. He is the author of Hollywood through Private Eyes: The Screen Adaptation of the ‘Hard-Boiled’ Private Detective Novel in the Studio Era (2006) and founding co-editor of international peer-reviewed journal Punk & Post-Punk. He has written for a variety of publications, including the Journal of British Cine…
 
Darren Grimes' guest today has a new book out next month, ‘Free Speech and Why It Matters’, which will be published on February 25th. The book comes at a time when the democratically elected President of the US can be kicked off of social media platforms, when banks that used to provide loans to his businesses shut off access to their capital and t…
 
Betraying the Nobel delves into the surprising and often corrupt history of the prize and examines what the committee hopes to obtain by its choices. The author of the book, Unni Turrettini and Darren Grimes discuss the book, how to reform the prize to how its founder intended it to operate and ask: should President Donald J. Trump win the prize by…
 
James Bartholomew is a journalist, author and Director of the Museum of Communist Terror: which aims to keep alive knowledge of the deaths and terror under 20th century Communist regimes. James discusses the project, why we've forgotten the horrors of the 20th century under fascism but not communism, as well as the bias in history education evident…
 
Kate Hoey, Baroness Hoey, on the repercussions of the Irish Protocol for Northern Ireland and the Conservative and Unionist Party's betrayal in signing up to it. ****** To make sure you never miss a single Reasoned video, click here to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX469QlvW5gdPCMek-d-kuQ?sub_confirmation=1 Reasoned Conversations with…
 
Professor Robert Tombs of Cambridge University, author of 'This Sovereign Isle: Britain In and Out of Europe', takes Darren Grimes through his views on why the British chose Brexit, what historians will say about the vote and about the EU in years to come, what history tells us about Scottish independence and why the British underestimate their pow…
 
Julian Jessop is a professional economist with over thirty years of experience gained in the public sector, the City and consultancy, including stints at HM Treasury, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Capital Economics. To make sure you never miss a single Reasoned video, click here to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX469QlvW5gdPCMek-d…
 
What will the legacy of President Donald J. Trump be? Has Trump changed the Republican Party? Is there anything in the argument that Trump wasn’t fighting on a level playing field in the 2020 election? What should we make of big tech’s censorship of the democratically elected leader of the free world and, finally, what should we make of the hypocri…
 
talkRADIO, the fastest growing radio station in the United Kingdom, which hosts popular commentators like Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mike Graham and Dan Wootton, have had their YouTube channel removed. Reports suggests it's because they offered a platform to journalists and experts who questioned the efficacy of the UK’s lockdown strategy. Victoria Hews…
 
Mark Almond a British author, columnist and formerly a lecturer in Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford on censorship, Cold War with China and Brexit. ****** To make sure you never miss a single Reasoned video, click here to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX469QlvW5gdPCMek-d-kuQ?sub_confirmation=1 Reasoned Conversations with Darren …
 
Lord Justice Bean and Mr Justice Warby ruled that “free speech encompasses the right to offend, and indeed to abuse another,”, adding, according to The Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey: “Freedom only to be speak inoffensively is not worth having.” Bryn Harris, Chief Legal Counsel to the Free Speech Union, explains to Darren Grimes what the implications …
 
Peter Hitchens on the myth of the silent majority, how a motorcycle accident fundamentally changed his outlook on life, Scotland's drugs crisis, learning to disagree better through his atheist brother Christopher, pious political movements, why not even Liz Truss can save the Conservative Party by banning Unconscious Bias Training and, finally, the…
 
The Spectator’s Rory Sutherland on the ridiculousness of Blair’s push for university degrees now used as “luxury goods signalling”, what Zoom means for society, doing your bit by drinking outdoors, why he switched from Remain to Brexit, why ITV is more in touch with the British people, the BBC’s funding model and why the one-time Brexiteer favourit…
 
Dr Zareer Masani has an Oxford history doctorate and is the author of four historical books, including a widely acclaimed biography of the former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He spent two decades as a current affairs producer for the BBC and remains a freelance broadcaster on BBC Radio. Darren Grimes asks Dr Masani to give his opinion on Sa…
 
The co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, Roger Hallam, goes head-to-head with environmentalism sceptic, Ben Pile. In the first Reasoned Debate, Darren Grimes has the two opposing sides discuss what place there is for democracy in environmentalism, the next generation and their concerns around the 'climate crisis', does the idea of the collapse of ci…
 
Yoram Hazony, the author of The Virtue Of Nationalism and host of the NatConTalk podcast on why Brexit is crucial, not just for the UK, but for many other democratic nations. Why America First doesn't die with the Trump presidency. Why he's skeptical of multilateral organisations and utopian New World Order liberal imperialism that emerged post the…
 
Matthew Lesh of the Adam Smith Institute on why the Government should introduce a United Kingdom Free Speech Act modelled on the First Amendment of the USA. Existing laws, as applied, Matthew argues, have created categories of “speech crimes” for offensive but otherwise benign political speech. There is mounting evidence that existing law is capabl…
 
Reasoned's Darren Grimes brings you the news, views and opinion of the week. This week's show features a look at the fall from grace of our cultural elites in believing everything award-winning 'journalist' Carole Cadwalladr has said, after being exposed in court by Brexit campaigner Arron Banks! Darren will also be discussing a UK Free Speech Act …
 
Thirty years on from her resignation, Margaret Thatcher is back in the press thanks to Gillian Anderson’s portrayal of her in the Netflix smash hit, The Crown. But just how accurate is it? What were the similarities between Her Majesty The Queen and Margaret Thatcher? What were the disagreements? Is The Crown guilty of blatant historical inaccuraci…
 
Thirty years on from Margaret Thatcher's resignation from Number 10 Downing Street, Gillian Anderson's portrayal of the Iron Lady in the Netflix smash hit, The Crown, has placed her back into the global conversation. Economist and Director of the Adam Smith Institute, Dr Eamonn Butler, explains how, whilst Margaret Thatcher's medicine might well ha…
 
Boris Johnson has decided that his government shall worship at the altar of green, putting in place a petrol car ban by 2030 and a ten point green industrial strategy. Is this a mistake? Best-selling author Matt Ridley thinks so. Whilst, as Matt admits, both working class voters and the more affluent have concerns for the environment, he reckons th…
 
Professor Nigel Biggar on reminding ourselves of what's good about the United Kingdom, the philosophy that ought to guide the Conservative Party, attempted cancellations at Oxford for telling the truth about the British Empire and just why does the Left keep losing elections but ultimately winning power anyway? Professor Nigel Biggar is Regius Prof…
 
Michael Shellenberger and Christopher Barnard on why it's immoral and irresponsible for vested interests to terrifying our children over the end of the earth, why nuclear energy will solve most of our climate-based issues and how to sell capitalism as our saviour to the next generation. Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine “Hero of the Environm…
 
The Free Speech Union launched in February this year and boy, oh boy, I think it’s safe to say that even back then it’s hard to imagine just how necessary the Union would become in the fightback against a daily deluge of censorship, police intervention and general madness. Darren Grimes argues that with each passing day it becomes clear that it’s n…
 
In June 2020, barrister Sarah Phillimore noticed that an anonymous Twitter account was boasting that she now had a 'record for life' of her 'hate' as her tweets on Twitter were now recorded by the police as 'hate incidents' under what was then the 'Hate Crimes Operational Guidance'. According to this guidance, the police must record what anyone tel…
 
Tom Hunt MP was told by Suffolk Constabulary it had “received five complaints” over comments he made about criminals – and that officers were under an obligation to record them. According to the Telegraph, the police in England and Wales have investigated and recorded 120,000 ‘non-crime hate incidents’ in the past five years. That’s more than 65 pe…
 
Julia Hartley-Brewer is a journalist, broadcaster, after-dinner speaker and awards host, whose fantastically succesful talkRADIO Breakfast Show has proven how influential the airwaves and speech radio can be in shifting the dial and provoking debate – Julia's views on lockdown are no exception – listen to the interview to find out what made Julia c…
 
Dennis Prager is a radio show host, a New York Times best-selling author, a columnist, an orchestra conductor and, crucially for Darren Grimes' introduction to the man, Dennis is the founder of PragerU. PragerU is the fantastically successful YouTube channel that has amassed billions of views and has had such an impact that not only did Darren laun…
 
Chairman of the Brexit Party, which has made an application to the Electoral Commission to change its name to Reform UK, Richard Tice, speaks to Reasoned's Darren Grimes about the move. Tice argues that Reform UK believe that Brexit wasn't the only reform our country needs, they've a long list, the first priority is to oppose the Government on lock…
 
Laurence Fox chats with Reasoned's Darren Grimes about The Reclaim Party, his on-air scrap with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, big tech censorship, saying no to activist education in our schools and workplaces, charity and forgiveness and how the Reclaim Party will aim to be at the forefront of the battle in standing up for reclaiming the UK's cultural inhe…
 
GOP expert Sarah Elliott, of Republicans Overseas UK, offers her take to Darren Grimes on why we ought to look beyond the polls at the Shy Trump voter after months of rioting wreaking havoc throughout the United States; what the UK-US relationship would look like under a Biden Presidency; big tech’s assault on anti-Biden press reporting and why she…
 
Darren Grimes is joined by the former leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies MS, the Member for South Wales Central. Darren discusses with Andrew why he's opposed to what are the toughest coronavirus restrictions in Europe. The Labour-led Welsh government reckon this is a temporary 17-day “fire break” lockdown, Andrew isn't convinced.…
 
Reasoned's Darren Grimes is joined by Mark Reckless, a former MP and MS for South Wales East and the Abolish The Assembly Party, as well as a lawyer and economist. Mark hit the news over the weekend as it was announced he’s left the Brexit Party, concluding that that Party has reached its goal of leaving the EU, he’s now seeking to give a voice to …
 
Joining Reasoned's Darren Grimes is Francis Hoar, a barrister who is instructed in two legal challenges against the UK Government’s Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ regulations. Francis is arguing for some much-needed rationality, objectivity and proportionality for the millions that lockdown will have, with breakneck speed, sent into a life of misery and ruin.…
 
Dr Keri Nixon is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist and Director of Nixon Consultants Ltd. She is an expert in forensic risk assessment, domestic abuse and trauma. Dr Nixon holds a PhD in Forensic Psychology, awarded by the University of Liverpool, a Master’s degree in Forensic and Investigative Psychology and a BSc in Applied Psychology. Reasoned'…
 
Cultural conservatives have long argued that the decline in the teaching of history would lead to mass ignorance, but could anyone have really predicted it would lead to a rise in cultural revolutionaries? Darren Grimes argues that it seems like each week now there’s new assault on British history; on our statues, our culture, the BBC Proms – you n…
 
Reasoned's Darren Grimes enjoys a really inspiring chat with Nick Buckley MBE, the founder of a charity which he set up at the end of 2011. Nick funded the charity for the first two years himself, using redundancy money and his personal savings, working full time for free at this point. Over 9 years the charity grew to employ 20 staff, managing two…
 
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