• 6 Jan 2019

    Universal Credit was meant to simplify and streamline the existing benefits system but it has been running into trouble for several years. Some claimants have even been forced into destitution. Today the Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd decided to dramatically scale back the next stage of the roll out: from 3 million benefit claimants…

  • 6 Jan 2019

    Plans for a new ferry hub to ease the pressure on Dover after Brexit continue – the dredgers are in action to prepare Ramsgate port for a Britain outside of the EU. But, Channel 4 News has learned the company handed a £14m contract to supply extra ferries hasn’t yet got a single vessel secured for…

  • 5 Jan 2019

    Women in Iran can be arrested for dancing or riding a bike – but there is some evidence that public life is starting to change as many wage a quiet battle for equality in the clothes they wear and the jobs they do. One of them is Bita Bagheri, a working mother who has forged…

  • 4 Jan 2019

    The DUP has declared again today that it won’t vote for Theresa May’s deal, so a disorderly Brexit is becoming a distinct possibility, triggering a frenzy of preparations more akin to times of conflict. University leaders warned today that such a Brexit would be catastrophic for research and funding. More than 1,000 English and Scottish police…

  • 3 Jan 2019

    Environment secretary Michael Gove warns farmers that a no-deal Brexit could have severe implications for the agriculture industry. 

  • 3 Jan 2019

    Seaborne Freight has been contracted to supply ferries between Ramsgate and Ostend in the event of a no-deal Brexit. But Channel 4 News has been told that its chief executive, Ben Sharp, once ran a shipping company that ceased trading – owing more than a million pounds to multiple businesses.

  • 2 Jan 2019

    The clock is ticking away, with just 86 days now to go before Brexit. This gave Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt a chance to set out his vision on a visit to Singapore.

  • 1 Jan 2019

    Theresa May has used her New Year message to urge MPs to back her Brexit deal, saying it would allow the country to “turn a corner.” But Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of plunging the UK into crisis by making a “mess” of Brexit. MPs are due to vote later this month on Mrs May’s…

  • 31 Dec 2018

    The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, has hailed her landslide victory in yesterday’s elections – dismissing opposition claims that the vote was ‘farcical’ and marred by intimidation and ballot rigging. Hasina’s party won all but a handful of the country’s 300 parliamentary seats to secure a third consecutive term in power. Ed Howker reports.

  • 31 Dec 2018

    Jackie Long is joined in the studio by Tasneem Khalil, an independent Swedish-Bangladeshi journalist who lives in Malmö.

  • 31 Dec 2018

    Two children including a 10-year-old girl are among a group of migrants who’ve been detained after landing on a beach in Kent. It’s thought the group, all Iranians – arrived in a black dinghy in Greatstone just after eight o’clock this morning. The Home Secretary has flown back from his holiday to deal with the…

  • 29 Dec 2018

    More details of government no-deal contingency plans are emerging – like the £107 million earmarked for ferry companies to increase freight capacity.

  • 21 Dec 2018

    President Trump has threatened a US government shutdown, warning it would “last a very long time”, as he poured scorn on the Democrats for failing to support funding for a wall along the Mexican border, which he described as “like the wheel, there is nothing better”. But more significant is the loss of his defence secretary General…

  • 21 Dec 2018

    With Parliament descending to farce this week, the Christmas period is a welcome chance to reflect and assess where Theresa May’s Brexit project is heading. For this week’s podcast I talk to former Tory minister David Willetts and Stewart Wood, who was an adviser and shadow minister under Ed Miliband. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts here. You can also listen…

  • 12 Dec 2018

    Watch a special extended Channel 4 News tonight as Conservative MPs vote on whether they want Theresa May to continue as Prime Minister or not. Will she gain the 158 votes she needs to survive?