• Published on 12 Dec 2016 Sections Health, UK

    Richard Shakespeare, a disability consultant, and Heidi Allen, chair of the all- party parliamentary group for young disabled people.

  • Published on 13 Apr 2015 Sections Uncategorised

    Labour’s pledge on tax credits

    Labour’s election manifesto commits to inflation-linked tax credits and a media sector in which no one owner enjoys undue influence.

  • Published on 31 Mar 2015 Sections Uncategorised

    Nick Clegg, ‘Yoda’ Ashdown and the future of coalitions

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg blazed a trail by forging a coalition partnership with the Tories. And despite the criticism he has received, he now seems at peace with himself.

  • Published on 13 Oct 2013 Sections Afghanistan, Uncategorised

    Word has arrived of a major development in the case of Sahar Gul, the 15-year-old girl rescued from terrible abuse by her in-laws and featured in a recent Unreported World documentary.

  • Published on 11 Jun 2013 Sections UK, Wales, Weather

    What weather does the rest of summer hold?

    With summer being a time of year when lots of us have outdoor plans, I’ve had no end of people asking me what the rest of the summer will be like. But what does the weather hold in the coming months?

  • Published on 20 Sep 2012

    Plastic apprenticeships and jobs-hogging

    It’s less of a jobs market, more of a jobs battlefield for Channel 4’s Class of 2012. Faisal Islam takes 10 insights from an event bringing job seekers, CEOs and politicians together.

  • Published on 4 Nov 2010 Sections Politics

    The views of veteran environmentalist Stewart Brand and author Mark Lynas feature in a film running tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm. “What the Green Movement Got Wrong” will be followed by a live studio debate chaired by yours truly. Yes, that’s right, subtitle : “Krishnan juggles another hot potato”

  • Published on 23 Jul 2010

    Paralympics: on a wheel and a prayer

    The fact is that you need to be entering the scoring area with some speed before you hurl the ball.

  • Published on 23 Apr 2009

    Henry VIII: not just a fat philanderer

    You tend to think he was just very fat and went through a monstrous quantity of wives. But Henry VIII was a much bigger man than all that. I’ve just emerged from the utterly fantastic Henry VIII exhibition at the British Library – a place far too many people have never been. I would never…

  • Published on 23 Mar 2009

    Jade Goody and Nicko Henderson

    This weekend in our village in the country we buried Nicko Henderson – Sir Nicholas Henderson, formerly HM ambassador to Warsaw, Bonn, Paris and Washington. The little Saxon church – one of only 20 buildings in the hamlet in which we each had homes – seats perhaps 45 people. We got more than a hundred…

  • Published on 16 Mar 2009

    I have been cross-dressing again

    There is something shocking about seeing yourself as your mother, peering out of a national daily. Yes, folks. I have been cross-dressing. Again. Actually, I think I last cross-dressed when I was 16 and appearing in Ring Round the Moon, by Jean Anouilh, at school.

  • Published on 2 Mar 2009

    How a student's tears won the RTS award

    As a child I only ever received one prize – for reading aloud. I got a brown covered copy of Great Expectations. Winning one at the TV news and current affairs ‘do’ the other night was as exciting. Yet there is something embarrassing too to be honoured by your peers. You feel that it is…

  • Published on 23 Feb 2009

    VAT cut 'nuts', says Cameron

    I’ve sat down for a good long interview with David Cameron today. The interesting thing about interviewing people at irregular intervals is that you see how they’ve changed.