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.
Sasha Havlicek, co-founder of the counter-terrorism think tank, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, discusses the Christchurch attacks.
We spoke to former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, and began by asking for her reaction to what had happened.
Ministers are now looking at overhauling assessments for people applying for health and disability benefits. Outsourced to private companies for multi-million dollar contracts, they’ve long been criticised as” fundamentally flawed’. Now the government is finally looking to transform them, and this programme has learnt it could mean new opportunities for private companies, with a potential contract worth an estimated £3bn up…
Independent MPs Heidi Allen and Frank Field say the Chancellor must end the freeze on benefits when he delivers his spring statement next week.
The privately-funded SpaceX rocket project, which launched successfully yesterday, has come one step closer to transporting US astronauts into space. Its un-manned Dragon capsule has docked at the International Space Station The project, backed by billionaire Elon Musk, could be taking passengers into space as soon as the summer.
There’s been a forty five per cent increase in the number of fatal stabbing victims aged between 16 and 24 in the past year.
A legal inquiry has been launched to examine whether people with disabilities are being discriminated against by the criminal justice system.
Always denied and never proven. He was the biggest pop star in the world, but Michael Jackson’s career was dogged by accusations of child sexual abuse.
The Irish government has published emergency legislation aimed at protecting the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The special bill is designed to support businesses and protect jobs, essential services and citizens rights.
We spoke to Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood and began by asking if this was a difficult day for the Conservatives.
Anna Soubry, who resigned from the Conservative party today, is joined by Sir Bill Cash, Conservative chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee, Sir Vince Cable, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, and the former Labour MP Ann Coffey, who has joined the Independent Group.
Human rights campaigners and immigration lawyers have raised concerns about the deportation of Zimbabwean citizens who fled to the UK during the regime of Robert Mugabe. Marian Machekanyanga worked for the government in Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe. After exposing government corruption, she says she feared for her life, fleeing to the UK 16 years ago in search of asylum…
MPs were told the UK is a “pressure cooker society” during a visit to Morecambe as part of a tour of Britain’s food banks.