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.
Government seeks delay for air pollution strategy deadline
Environmentalists have condemned a government attempt to delay publication of an air quality plan designed to bring down the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution. A last minute appeal by government officials to the high court last night could defer the draft plan which had a legal deadline of Monday. Labour has accused the government…
Sadiq Khan interview
Jackie Long speaks with the Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at a St George’s day event, and asks him whether the Labour party would avoid any tax bombshells during the election by declaring from the start a platform of raising taxes.
Theresa May refuses to rule out raising taxes
Having already ruled out cutting the UK aid budget Theresa May refused to repeat her party’s 2015 manifesto promise not to put up income tax, VAT or national insurance. Labour have already claimed the Conservatives are planning a “tax bombshell” if they are returned to power, but Jeremy Corbyn also refused to rule out tax…
Matt Frei, live from Paris
There’s been tight security around a right-wing political party conference in Cologne after thousands of protestors turned up to demonstrate outside the venue.
Increased security and tension in Paris after deadly gun attack
In Paris there’s been increased security and a tense atmosphere following Thursday’s shooting incident. One security alert at the Gare du Nord led to the train stations closure and delays to rail services.
Channel 4 News Headlines
Theresa May repeatedly refuses to rule out tax rises as she hits the stump for what she says will be the most important election in a generation.
Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite boss
Len McCluskey has won re-election as general secretary of Britain’s biggest union, Unite – seeing off his main challenger Gerard Coyne by just over five and a half thousand votes.
Market jitters over elections
If there’s one thing the markets don’t like, it’s political uncertainty and risk. But that’s the story here, as well as in France and Germany. Europe’s three biggest economies are all facing hugely important elections this year.
Coal milestone in British history
It’s the first working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution. Once Britain’s industry was fuelled by thousands of mines, now there is barely a handful.
Andrew Mitchell on UK aid
Conservative MP and former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell.
France attack analysis
Anne Giudicelli, a security analyst and former special assistant to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Yasser Louati, a human rights and civil liberties researcher.
May: no cuts to UK aid spending
Theresa May has promised that she will stick with Britain’s commitment to spend 0.7 percent of national income on overseas aid, despite mounting pressure from some of her own MPs.
Paris gunman known to French police
Tens of thousands of police officers and elite special forces are being deployed across France after last night’s shooting, the authorities determined not to let Sunday’s Presidential elections be disrupted.
Channel 4 News headlines
The gunman who killed one police officer and wounded two was known to the authorities. His attack on the Champs Elysee suspends the last day of campaigning in Sunday’s Presidential election but not the politics of terror.
Election frontrunners cancel events after attack
The attack, and security issues, have completely overshadowed the last day of campaigning, as all three frontrunners cancelled their events as a mark of respect.