Guido Exploring Crowdfunded Prosecution of Jolyon Maugham

Following yesterday’s surprising news that the RSPCA has said fox-killer Jolyon Maugham will not face charges for his Boxing Day brutality, Guido is exploring launching a private prosecution. Crowdfunded justice..?

Not so long ago, the RSPCA pursued a case to the High Court against a police officer who had put a run-over cat out of its misery, after being called to the scene by concerned residents. Yet with the more cold blooded case of Jolyon they’re stepping back…

Guido’s editor spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer on TalkRADIO this morning about the case, and how Guido readers have already expressed interest in crowdfunding a case. Watch the interview in full here…

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Gove Can’t Answer How Much His Diesel and Petrol Car Ban Will Cost

Despite being asked eight times by Julia Hartley-Brewer this morning on TalkRADIO, Michael Gove failed to answer how much the Government’s proposed ban on diesel and petrol cars will cost taxpayers. The radical policy has been brought forward from 2040 to 2035 “at the latest” this morning, yet the Government has not offered any indication of how the new infrastructure required will be funded. If we use Tesla charging stations as a guide they cost some £200,000 each. The nation will need millions of charging stations, to cover the country from Lands End to John o’Groats will make HS2 costs seem like pocket change in comparison. It’s easy to lumber future governments with commitments. It’s harder to come up with the spending cuts or tax rises to pay for them…

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TalkRADIO to Move Into TV

With the BBC bracing for licence fee reform, the twenties are looking like they will be a disruptive decade elsewhere in the media landscape too. News UK’s Times Radio is set to launch in April and eat up more of Radio 4’s already metropolitan audience. As Guido predicted TalkRADIO is changing this spring too…

Whilst Times Radio will deliver a traditional radio model in direct competition with the BBC, its more mass-market, tabloid-style older cousin TalkRADIO will use the change to pivot more towards video. A big push that will involve live streaming and much more video content is planned for the station, with their sights set on taking on traditional TV down the road. As usual, the innovators are ahead of the politicians on this…

See also: Talk Radio to Become Talk TV

UPDATE: See their new logo below:

UPDATE II: Press Gazette reporting that Stig Abell is the launch director.

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TalkRadio Fires Galloway Over Anti-Semitism

A News UK spokesperson tells Guido “talkRADIO has terminated George Galloway’s weekly show with immediate effect. As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate anti-semitic views.”

The sacking is over his gleeful tweeting that because Spurs to Liverpool lost there would be “No Israeli flags on the cup.” The tweet was in reference to Spurs traditionally drawing a large portion of their fanbase from London’s Jewish community. Looks like Galloway let his anti-Zionist mask slip and named the Jews instead. Fancy that…

Not a shock…

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Talk Radio to Become Talk TV

TalkRadio are showing off their shiny new studios in the shadow of the Shard. What you will notice from this clip is how well equipped they are for video, with multiple cameras, proper studio lighting and video backdrop screens. Which seems like a lot of expensive kit for a radio broadcaster. That’s because it will morph into a television broadcaster…

Sources have been telling Guido for months that Rupert Murdoch, now shorn of loss-making Sky News, is convinced that where he went wrong with the channel was that it was too middle of the road and boring. Why, he asks, did he lose £20 million-a-year with Sky News UK and make billions-a-year with Fox USA? See Murdoch-owned Sky News Australia to get an idea of the more opinionated news channel he perhaps has in mind. A more lively broadcaster would do much better than the old Sky News, especially in the age of Brexit, and TalkRadio looks very much like the prototype…

John Malone of Liberty Media features in some of the speculation, so the new station won’t just be a social media / internet-only operation, it will be a broadcast channel on digital TV. Sources say they are looking for a heavyweight anchor and are willing to pay big money to secure the right person to bring the channel credibility. Coincidentally Andrew Neil becomes available after the summer…

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Toi-Late Batten Misses Start of Radio Interview

UKIP leader Gerard Batten was flushed with embarrassment after he missed the start of his eve-of-conference talkRADIO interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer this morning for “personal reasons”. Her producer had already got him on the line when he disappeared. The prospect of Julia’s fearsomely tough questions clearly loosened his bowels. For a moment the producer thought they had been dumped. The subject matter of Julia’s cheeky question pushed the interview into a sticky situation. After passing that initial conversational blockage, the sit-down interview was back on a roll…

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