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.
Pressure is building on the government to stop the roll-out of universal credit, as a leaked document suggests more radical changes to the benefit might be needed to mitigate its impact on vulnerable claimants. The government says it will publish plans for the next stage of universal credit in due course, though another delay to…
The clamour from all sides to intervene in the national rollout of Universal Credit is rising. Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, faces calls to open the country’s chequebook ahead of his budget at the end of the month. Yesterday, Esther McVey, the Work and Pensions Secretary, said she accepts many people would be significantly worse off. Today the Times reported…
The Work and Pensions Secretary, Esther McVey, has conceded that some benefit claimants will end up worse off because of the new Universal Credit system. However, Ms McVey wouldn’t comment on estimates by a think-tank that around three million people would lose around £1,800 a year. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said the system needed dramatic change.
One of Theresa May’s main policy announcements this morning was lifting the strict cap on councils’ ability to borrow money to fund more house building.
They’re normally the strictest observers of the rules, but today hundreds of headteachers put down their red pens and marched to Downing Street to protest about what they say is a lack of funding for schools. They claim funding in real terms in England has fallen by eight percent since 2010. The government says school…
Dany Cotton, head of the London Fire Brigade, told the Grenfell Tower Inquiry today that as soon as she arrived at the fire she knew that “there was going to be loss of life that night.” But, to the fury of survivors watching on, she insisted that she, “would not change anything we did on…
The government’s security minister, Ben Wallace, gives his reaction to the TV interview given by two men accused in the Skripal case.
Inspectors found very high levels of violence with inexperienced staff struggling to cope. The chief inspector, Peter Clarke says the government needs to intervene to stop years of “continual and unchecked decline” at the jail.
20-year-old Rico Finlayson was out for the evening when he was set upon by a gang of men wielding knives. One of the attackers even told him he wasn’t the man they set out to target – but they tried to kill him anyway. Now Ricoh and his father, Justin, are working to encourage young people to turn away from violence.
President Trump has lashed out at an independent study that concluded an estimated 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico in the five months after Hurricane Maria struck there last year.
The Prime Minister was taken to task over Brexit today by the boss of Britain’s biggest car manufacturer. Ralf Speth, the CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, said a hard Brexit could costs tens of thousands of jobs in his industry.
One of Jeremy Corbyn’s most senior allies – the shadow Chancellor John McDonnell – has denied that party moderates are being systematically targeted.
Michael McFaul, former US Ambassador to Russia, discusses the fallout from the Salisbury poisonings.
Anthony Brown came here as a six-year-old on his mother’s Jamaican passport in 1967. He later found himself caught up in the Windrush scandal. Satbir Singh is the chief executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.
A Labour MP has hit out at the television chef Jamie Oliver after finding a packet of jerk rice sold under his brand, which doesn’t contain all its essential ingredients. Dawn Butler, whose parents are from Jamaica, said this ‘appropriation’ needs to stop. Jamaica-born chef and entrepreneur, Levi Roots, and the chef and restaurateur, Bea Vo, respond.