Simon Israel is a Senior Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Robustly independent reporting on home affairs. Covers crime, police, terrorism, legal, race, immigration, social justice, prisons.Award winning films on terrorism, G20 protests, Stephen Lawrence, illegal immigration, suicides in prisons.
Simon Israel has been home affairs correspondent since 1998. He's broken a number of exclusives, including the resignation of the officer in charge of counter terrorism, racism in the crown prosecution service, the abuse of restraint methods on detained children, the Government's resettlement programme for refugees.
"My objective is to try to come at stories from an original perspective but one which resonates with the viewer and challenges the establishment."
It was billed simply as an insurance policy against a hard border returning in Ireland, if talks between the EU and UK stalled.
Britain will be ready to leave the EU by 31st October with or without a deal, Boris Johnson claimed again today, despite the emergence of a leaked government document – called Operation Yellowhammer, and named after the bird – warning about the potential consequences.
The police officer who was killed while attending reports of a burglary late last night was dragged along by a vehicle, Thames Valley police have said. PC Andrew Harper, who was 28, had got married just four weeks ago. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson described it as a ‘mindless and a brutal crime’. Ten men…
Drug-related deaths in England and Wales are the highest they have ever been. New figures show there were more than 4,000 deaths from drug poisoning last year, nearly 3 quarters of which were caused by illicit drugs like heroin and crack cocaine. Many health experts have blamed government cuts to treatment programmes.
The Home Office made a £500 million pound profit last year in pursuit of its immigration policies, according to research carried out by the Times.
Thousands of court documents have been made public in an explosive case involving the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.
Moosa Mohammed was so keen to protest the execution of two men in Bahrain last month that he climbed onto the roof of the embassy.
Imagine your father abandoned you as a child. Then 24 years later you find out he was a police spy and not the activist you grew up believing him to be.
The Ministry of Justice has imposed a temporary ban on sending children to Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution in the wake of an urgent inspection that found an “extraordinary” decline in safety and care.
The Home Secretary pledged an “unashamedly tough” approach to those who spread hateful ideologies, saying anti-immigration rhetoric was stoking division and fear.
Their case went all the way to the highest court in the land before the Home Office finally relented, insisting this was an exceptional one-off decision.
Channel 4 News has learnt only a few hundred people have applied since Windrush compensation was launched three months ago.
The Home Office has been accused of being reckless and of failing in their legal duty to counter racial discrimination – by a Home Office commissioned review – into the Windrush scandal.
A major legal challenge to the government’s widespread surveillance powers has begun in the High Court.
Grenfell survivors and bereaved relatives have told the government a similar disaster could happen again because of the lack of progress over fire safety and tackling the root cause of the blaze.