Michael Crick is Political Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Working for Channel 4 News represents something of a homecoming for Michael, who was a founding member of the Channel 4 News team when the programme launched in 1982.Then, he was Washington correspondent. He joined the BBC in 1990, working first on Panorama and, from 1992, on Newsnight. Michael has won two RTS awards - one for his coverage of the 1988 US election, and one for a special Panorama programme on the life of Jeffrey Archer.
"I have always admired Gary Gibbon's journalism and it's fantastic to be returning to my ITN roots to join him and the rest of the Channel 4 News team," says Michael.
He has written several books - including biographies of Alex Ferguson, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Howard. Richard Nixon famously said that whilst visiting the Oxford Union in 1978, his toughest question came from Michael, then a student.
An unlikely revolt in leafy Surrey where the Conservative local authority is blaming the Conservative government for cutting its budget and forcing it to raise council tax by 15 per cent.
The former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw could be sued by a former Libyan dissident who was allegedly kidnapped by the CIA in 2004 and taken to Libya.
Fresh elections will be held in Northern Ireland after the power-sharing agreement collapsed.
His time in the Commons was, he said, both deeply rewarding and intensely frustrating: with that, the leading Labour MP Tristram Hunt announced he was stepping down from Parliament.
The contest for the leadership of Britain’s biggest union is being compared to a battle for the Labour movement’s soul.
He was Britain’s top man in Brussels. One of the country’s most experienced EU negotiators, he had been earmarked to play a key role in this year’s Brexit talks. But today Sir Ivan Rogers stunned the political world by announcing his resignation.
The government has promised an additional £400m to help supply faster broadband to more than half a million homes – after the watchdog found 1.4 million households don’t have good enough access to meet the most basic digital needs. Our Politics Correspondent Michael Crick speaks to Culture Secretary Karen Bradley about it.
Jeremy Corbyn has been given something of an awkward Christmas present by one of his MPs. Jamie Reed is to resign his seat of Copeland in Cumbria at the end of January.
Scotland inside the single market – even if the rest of the UK is out. That’s top of Nicola Sturgeon’s wish list as she called for more powers to protect Scottish interests after Brexit.
If you’re hoping to join the great Christmas getaway next weekend then beware: check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew at 18 airports across the country have voted for a 48 hour strike from December 23rd. Pilots at Virgin Atlantic and British Airways cabin staff are also planning industrial action over the festive period.
There’s a glimpse of relief for hundreds of thousands of commuters who’ve been facing the worst rail disruption for almost 20 years: talks will be held tomorrow aimed at resolving the strike by drivers on Southern Rail which has brought the network’s entire service to a halt.
A new opinion poll puts Labour 17 points behind the Conservatives on just 25 per cent – its lowest standing in opposition since 1983. It came in the wake of the party finishing fourth in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.
The Government’s already lost one MP over its stance on Article 50 after Stephen Phillips resigned the Lincolnshire seat of Sleaford and North Hykeham in protest at its reluctance to allow a Commons vote. Tomorrow residents in the pro- Brexit stronghold go to the polls to elect his successor.
He must have thought that he wasn’t taking much of a risk in resigning as Conservative MP for Richmond Park and standing as an independent to win it back. But Zac Goldsmith reckoned without the by-election pedigree of the Liberal Democrats – and the Brexit backlash.
The Liberal Democrats claim they’re “closing the gap” on sitting MP Zac Goldsmith in the Richmond by-election. The former Conservative MP triggered the vote over his opposition to the Government’s Heathrow expansion plans.