Exclusive: CPS considering charges against over 30 people including Tory MPs over expenses
Criminal charges against more than 30 people, including a raft of Conservative MPs and their agents, are being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service over election expenses at the last general election, Channel 4 News can reveal.
No Go Britain: Government ‘failing’ on disabled access
Another group of people hoping not to be ignored in this election are people with disabilities. In a new report today, MPs from the women and equalities select committee said the Government was still failing to improve access for disabled people.
Spice users playing ‘Russian roulette’
Scientists who’ve been testing samples of the synthetic drug spice, following an epidemic of use in Manchester, say those taking it are playing “Russian roulette”.
Jimmy Wales on Wikitribune
Wikipedia, the free international internet encyclopedia, is planning to set up a news service to push back against “fake news”. I’ve been speaking to Wikipedia’s co-founder, Jimmy Wales.
Are politicians overlooking inequality and poverty?
Faiza Shaheen, the director of the think tank Class, which campaigns against inequality, and Ella Whelan, the assistant editor of Spiked magazine, which supports Brexit.
Fox News sexual harassment claims
Channel 4 News understands that more women could be set to come forward in the United States with allegations of sexual harassment while working for Fox News.
Big rise in food bank users
Britain’s biggest food bank charity, the Trussell Trust, has revealed a huge leap in the numbers of people needing emergency food parcels in the past year.
Double death row execution in Arkansas
In America, the state of Arkansas has carried out the country’s first double execution since the year 2000. Lethal injections were administered to two death row inmates, each separately convicted of rape and murder offences.
Kwasi Kwarteng on Brexit
Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng.
Keir Starmer on Brexit
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer.
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It’s official. Labour confirms: “If you vote for us, do not expect to stay in Europe.”
Brexit centre stage in election campaign
Brexit has taken centre stage in the election campaign, with the Shadow Brexit Secretary spelling out Labour’s strategy for handling Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Sir Keir Starmer said he’d seek to retain the benefits of the single market and would guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain.
May campaigns in Labour’s Wales heartland
Theresa May has been quick to exploit a new poll suggesting that the Conservative Party is on target for a first election win in Wales in 167 years.
Farron says gay sex isn’t a sin
Gary Gibbon on Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.
French elections debated
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen say the elections are about the future of France and both candidates look to young people to change French politics.
Egyptian military ‘carried out unlawful killings’
Human rights campaigners say they’ve substantiated claims that members of the Egyptian military carried out at least seven unlawful killings, including a 17 year old boy shot dead at point blank range.