Michael Crick

Michael Crick has left Channel 4 News. This is an archive of his reports.

  • 26 Oct 2018

    The Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has admitted the new universal credit system needs to change, after a damning report by MPs.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    A Tory MP over-spent more than twice the legal limit during his 2015 general election campaign while trying to stop the then Ukip leader Nigel Farage becoming an MP, a court has heard. South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay, along with his election agent Nathan Gray and Conservative party official Marion Little, are on trial alleged to have been complicit…

  • 15 Oct 2018

    An inquiry into workplace behaviour in the House of Commons has said a culture of “deference and silence” has enabled bullying and sexual harassment to take place.

  • 12 Oct 2018

    Arron Banks has been putting pressure on local parties to encourage people to join the Conservatives to try and get Remain-backing Tory MPs deselected.

  • 26 Sep 2018

    Calling it the “new common sense of our time”, Jeremy Corbyn has set out the most radical agenda any mainstream party has embraced for a generation. But there was a dramatic message for Theresa May too: come up with the right Brexit deal, and we will support you. His two tests? Preventing a hard border…

  • 25 Sep 2018

    Jeremy Corbyn has told this programme that he will “respect the decision of the party and act accordingly” after his Shadow Brexit Secretary told the Labour party conference that “nobody is ruling out Remain as an option” should there be a fresh referendum on Brexit. Sir Keir Starmer’s off-script announcement was greeted by rapturous applause by some in the hall, though there…

  • 23 Sep 2018

    The Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will back a second referendum on the Eu if that’s what his party decide at the Labour party conference. He spoke out after a survey revealed that 86 percent of Labour members would back another Brexit vote. But it’s far from guaranteed that a firm policy on…

  • 22 Sep 2018

    The politicians are planning a ‘major betrayal’ of those who voted for Brexit. That’s why Nigel Farage, the former UKIP leader, says he’s back on the road with a new Brexit Battle Bus. Today the bus pulled up in Bolton and alongside Mr Farage were the former Brexit secretary David Davis and Labour’s Kate Hoey.…

  • 21 Sep 2018

    Tonight the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, responded to Theresa May saying “a compromise is still possible”. That followed the broadside from Theresa May this afternoon demanding respect, explanations for why her plan isn’t acceptable or a better idea. Otherwise it’s no deal. No wonder the pound fell instantly. We speak to Conservative MPs…

  • 14 Sep 2018

    The High Court has found the elections watchdog gave incorrect spending advice to the official Brexit campaign during the EU referendum. The ruling is a blow to the Electoral Commission and has angered both the Leave and Remain campaign

  • 13 Sep 2018

    The British government has been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights for the way it intercepted online communications on a mass scale. Judges in Strasbourg said the principles designed to safeguard Europeans’ rights to privacy were violated.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    At the TUC, the Shadow Chancellor’s appearance got a standing ovation. His focus was workers’ rights, saying a Labour government would ban zero-hours contracts, introduce a living wage of £10 an hour and scrap anti-trade union laws. He didn’t rule out a second referendum on Brexit, saying his preferred option was a general election.

  • 10 Sep 2018

    At the Trade Union Congress in Manchester, delegates have voted to keep open the option of a public vote on any final Brexit deal. Not a second referendum, say union Leaders, but a say on any deal affecting pay and employment rights.

  • 4 Sep 2018

    After months of acrimony, Labour’s leadership has backed down, as the party’s ruling body adopted the international Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s full definition of anti-Semitism, including all its examples – along with a statement declaring it would not undermine any freedom of speech on Israel or Palestinian rights.

  • 3 Sep 2018

    A party official, who’s previously suggested that Jewish “Trump fanatics” were behind those accusations, has been re-elected to the party’s ruling body.