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Lineker Strikes Back

The Gary Lineker row continues as the Director General of the BBC rows back and apologises for the weekend sports outage. Meanwhile Suella Braverman orders police to protect free speech while the Ministry of Defence secures an extra £5bn in this week's Budget. Elsewhere Rishi Sunak enlists spies to help business counter Chinese tech threat on the eve of the Integrated Review being published while backbench Tory MPs express their unease of the Illegal Migrant bill to detain and deport child refugees. Mike gives his unique take on Netflix covering Prince Harry’s Nazi uniform shame in next series of The Crown.

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  • Tooth & Fail

    Mike delves into the details of the infected blood scandal, the stalking mania of Fiona Harvey on Sir Keir and the dentist deserts meaning you can't get an appointment.
  • Tax wound

    Mike takes on the Shadow Secretary of State for Science over Labour's rumoured tax hikes, Alberto Costa MP about the parole hearing of Colin Pitchfork and Sadiq Khan stepping out of the pecking order having a go at Donald Trump
  • Killer cyclists

    Mike calls for Armageddon on killer cyclists; compares the cloned policies from Rishi & Keir and highlights the belt bursting on our overflowing prisons.
  • Four day slackers

    Mike takes on the four day week mania with a council leader sat in his bedroom, tells an immigration lawyer to pull the other one over a migrant funding his own case and the migrants heading to Rwanda over Northern Ireland's court decision.
  • It ends in silence

    Mike Graham’s clash with Civil Exchange director Caroline Slocock ends in silence, as the Government announces Civil Service diversity jobs 'will be banned'. Royal expert Kinsey Schofield slams Meghan Markle as a "virtue-signaller" after she pledged to build a basketball court in Nigeria. Howard Cox responds to a report that found cyclists are breaking the speed limit by more than 40 per cent in London's Regents Park.
  • BBQ Booms & Can Starmer stop the boats?

    Mike interview former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett on the Government plans to make recycling simpler, however, a BBQ boom for this weekend led Natalie to have some concerns over the frequency of having a BBQ. Plus Starmer is in Dover to unveil his plan to stop the boats but Mike just want to know, will it work?
  • Moaning Glory

    Mike boots off an Oxford professor who doesn't think the college campus protests are causing antisemitism. Why car insurance is sky high but not for Jaguar/Land Rover drivers and model Jodie Kidd aims to break a Guinness World Record for dog walking.
  • Tory Wipeout

    Mike speaks to both Labour and the Conservatives about what the local election results mean for them heading into a general election. Plus the fallout from the Peckham protests.
  • Dine & Dash

    Morning Glory with Mike Graham. Mike speaks to The Sun's Trevor Kavanagh about the Labour's plan to admit asylum seekers. A cousin of a 19 year old Israeli girl shares their story on how she is still being held captive by Hamas. And what's behind the rise of dine and dash where customers skip paying for high restaurant bills.