Michael Crick is Political Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Michael has been an on-screen TV reporter for almost a third of a century. He is the only founding member of the Channel 4 News team from 1982 (when he was 24) who is still working on the programme - though there was a 21-year gap when he worked for a lesser-known British broadcaster.
In his first spell on Channel 4 News he ended up as Washington Correspondent (1988-90). He says his move back here in 2011 was the best he ever made. "I've never enjoyed my work as much as I do now. Gary Gibbon is a superb Political Editor, the best in the business. We have very different styles as journalists, and I think that helps."
Michael has won three RTS awards - the first, in 1989, was for his coverage for Channel 4 News of the 1988 US election; the second, in 2002, was for a BBC Panorama programme on Jeffrey Archer. Then in 2013 he was RTS Specialist Correspondent of the Year. In 2014 he was also chosen as Political Studies Association Journalist of the Year.
He has written several books - including biographies of Alex Ferguson, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Heseltine. He is now writing a biography of the legendary political scientist and psephologist David Butler.
Michael is also a lay governor of Manchester University.
The government will have to repay £32 million in fees charged to people using employment tribunals. It follows a Supreme Court ruling that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally in introducing fees in 2013 – an attempt, it said, to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases. The trade union Unison had argued…
The European Union’s chief negotiator said today that there are “fundamental differences” between the bloc and the United Kingdom. The second round of Brexit talks concluded with arguments over the divorce settlement with Michel Barnier warning “accounts must be settled”. But Brexit Secretary David Davis was more upbeat.
The Prime Minster marked a year in the job today by admitting she shed a “little tear” on election night. Might there be more of those to come over legislation introduced to parliament today?
Sajid Javid was speaking today at the Local Government Association’s annual conference in Birmingham. And not everyone there, as the Grenfell tragedy and its ramifications were digested, was happy to see him. Local authorities around the country are facing potentially huge bills for remedial work on tower blocks on their patch. And there have been…
Theresa May has overcome a crucial Parliamentary test this evening – winning the vote on the Queen’s Speech with the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.
The Grenfell Tower disaster dominated the first Prime Minister’s Questions since the election. But it was the noises coming from Downing Street that were making the headlines as a Government source briefed journalists that a reversal of the public sector pay freeze could be on the cards – a briefing dismissed barely three hours later.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is no longer demanding a second independence referendum in the next two years, before a Brexit deal is agreed. She told the Scottish Parliament that she has changed her mind as the political situation is too unclear and some voters want a break from taking big decisions .…
What do EU citizens living in this country think about their future after Brexit? Will they feel welcome? How secure do they feel? Michael Crick has been finding out.
The tragedy has become increasingly political, as angry residents search for people to blame. There was a lot of criticism of the Prime Minister yesterday for not visiting victims, and she faced angry shouts as she lift the area next to Grenfell tower today.
Within the last hour, Jeremy Corbyn has been meeting Labour MPs for the first time since the election. He was given a rapturous reception from the PLP, as he told them Labour was now a government in waiting.
While the Conservatives are struggling over the difficulties of minority government, the Labour party has its own problems. Mainly, what to say about Brexit? Millions of thousands of young people voted Labour last week, many hoping for a softer exit from the EU. But over the weekend, Labour bigwigs sent out mixed messages over the…
Michael Crick asks whether Mrs May is showing any signs of confidence after the chaos of the last three days.
One feature of last night’s results was the marked swing back to two-party politics. The Conservatives took more than 42 per cent of the vote, while Labour had 40 per cent – the biggest combined vote share for those two since 1970. Nobody else managed double figures. Mrs May saw her vote share rise significantly,…
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also been criss-crossing the country: Jon Snow caught up with him as he arrived at Colwyn Bay in North Wales, but he declined to give him an interview.
The election has been dominated over these closing days by issues of security in the wake of the London Bridge attack. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is in Birmingham this evening, where he’s due to address a rally within the next few minutes. His speech is being beamed live to similar events around Britain.