Jackie Long is social affairs editor and presenter for Channel 4 News.
Jackie Long is Channel 4 News Social affairs editor and presenter. She joined the programme in 2011, following more than two decades at the BBC. Most recently she was Correspondent at Newsnight, and she previously worked on The World at One, PM and Five Live.
Grimsby boasted the biggest fishing fleet in the world in the middle of the last century, but that all went after the Cod Wars and the town has struggled since. It was one of the biggest supporters of Brexit, with a 70% vote for leave last June.
The record £70,000 fine handed out to to the Tory party for improperly declaring election expenses may have landed during Theresa May’s premiership, but the actions that provoked it happened on David Cameron’s watch.
Sefton, on Merseyside, has one of the highest proportions of elderly residents of any English constituency. It’s a place where the local council spends more than half its budget on adult social care. So will the Government offer today be enough to fill their funding gap?
In the studio, Jo Yurky, a parent and co-founder of the fair funding for all schools campaign, and Jules White, the head teacher of a school in West Sussex. And in Leeds is David O’ Hara the Chair of Governors for a school in Barnsley.
After years of lobbying from areas which claimed they’d been underfunded, the government has come up with a proposed new so called “fairer funding formula”.
Theresa May’s promised to transform the way domestic violence is dealt with. But as spending cuts force the closure of women’s refuges, many victims are fearful for the future. Our Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long speaks to women in a refuge in Berkshire who say going into the secure house quite literally saved their lives.
Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has insisted it’s no time for a party leadership contest – but urged Jeremy Corbyn to improve his popularity ratings. Party officials insist that internal polling of potential new leaders was not “uncommon”.
Conservative MP, James Duddridge, tabled a motion of no confidence against Speaker John Bercow.
As the White House continues to attack the federal court which blocked President Trump’s travel ban – Washington state’s attorney general warned that if the case went to another trial – he would depose White House officials to uncover “what truly motivated” it.
News that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile test towards Japan has President Trump standing firmly behind Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who called the test “absolutely intolerable.”
Hundreds more pilot wales have got stranded on a remote New Zealand beach – the same spot where 300 whales have already died.
We spoke to Lord Dubs from West London and to Douglas Murray, Associate Editor of the Spectator, who I began by asking if he thought the government was right to stop taking in child refugees?
The pressure on councils to find the cash for more homes could not come at a worse time for many. Already struggling to fund social care for the elderly, many are now finding council tenants falling into rent arrears because of the changeover to universal credit.
In the infamous novel American Psycho, the main protagonist and yuppie killer Patrick Bateman references Donald Trump many times. Jackie Long has been talking to the book’s author Brett Easton Ellis about the new president.
The Government’s Care Minister, David Mowat, has told MPs that we all have as much of a responsibility to care for our elderly parents as we do for our children.