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Migrants made '100 attempts a day' to enter UK - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Figures released under the freedom of information act have revealed that border forces detected almost 12,000 attempts in the four months from the beginning of April to the end of July.

Big questions for Boris over billion dollar property deal

channel4.com — Sir Alastair Graham disagrees: "Of course, in any bidding process one of the first things you look at is the track record of what they have done. Are they a safe pair of hands, or have they got a style of operation that would be totally inappropriate and alien in the UK?"

Clacton: about to make political history for Ukip? - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. On Thursday the seaside town of Clacton could make history for UKIP by voting in the party's first elected Westminster MP. Political Correspondent Michael Crick went to dip his toes in the water.

Would PM have support for British air strikes? - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Political Correspondent Michael Crick has been finding out the views of Labour MPs and the public to see if the prime minister has their backing for air strikes against IS.

#indyref: the word on the street - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. From the Statue of Liberty to lobster catchers - Political Editor Michale Crick heads to the east coast of Scotland to hear people are planning to vote in Scotland's independence referendum.

Scotland Independence Brings Rupert Murdoch Back in Political Spotlight

mashable.com — How naïve we were. "Rupert Murdoch will never again be a force in British politics," everyone said three years ago as the phone-hacking scandal was fully exposed. Suddenly the man who'd been a force in political affairs in the United Kingdom since the late 1960s, was shamed into closing down his News of the World newspaper.

Nigel Farage v. Alex Salmond: The Great Title Fight of British Politics

mashable.com — It would be the great title fight of British politics. The two great figures who suddenly, in their different ways, look set to change the course of history in the United Kingdom. Nigel Farage v. Alex Salmond. The leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip) and the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Will UK intervene in Iraq crisis? - video

channel4.com — British Chinook helicopters could soon join RAF transport planes and Tornado jets operating in Iraq as the UK rapidly escalates its aid mission. Michael Crick explains.

'Why are you in London, Mr Blair?' - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. As Tony Blair prepares to deliver a speech marking the 20th anniversary of his becoming Labour leader, Michael Crick asks him why he is in London and not in the Middle East.

Ed Miliband rejects 'dead hand' criticism - video

channel4.com — Labour leader Ed Miliband denies wiedling a dead hand over policy, telling Michael Crick: "Jon Cruddas thinks that we need a radical bold offer... the devolution of power to city and county regions."
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Dec 21, 2014

@krisjones1 No, they were just parliamentary candidates, not MPs, under George VI

Dec 21, 2014

RT @LabourHistory: @MichaelLCrick Ron Atkins' daughter also a Lab MP; Cons MP Robert Atkins defeated him, now *his* daughter a Cons safe seat PPC

Dec 21, 2014

@LabourHistory Thank you. And the 8 elected in 1955 who are still alive?

Dec 21, 2014

@chrishawtree Married Peggy Ashcroft in 1940; tried to canvass Churchill in No 10 in 1945 election when standing for seat of Westminster

Dec 20, 2014

I'm told late John Freeman, when asked if he'd had an affair with Barbara Castle in 1950s, replied it would be "rather ungallant to say"

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