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.
France goes to the polls
Two candidates want France to exit the Euro if not the whole EU. Given what’s at stake, turn out is expected to be around 80 percent slightly higher than last time and because of the state of emergency and the terror alert tens of thousands of troops have deployed all over the country.
Liberal Democrats rule out coalition
Remember coalition politics? Today the Lib Dem leader Tim Farron categorically ruled out any deals with any party. And with Brexit looming large, the former PM Tony Blair, appeared to urge Labour voters to vote tactically – if their Labour candidate supported Leave. Keme Nzerem reports
Channel 4 news headlines
Polls are so close that any two of these four could go through to the second round. From the far left to the far right with two candidates vowing to leave the Euro if not the EU.
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.