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Blair to Bloom: the best political 'doorstep' interviews

channel4.com — Getting answers to difficult questions from politicians can be tough. Channel 4 News presents the top 10 'doorstep' interviews from Political Correspondent Michael Crick, a master of the art.

David Cameron agrees to single seven-way debate

channel4.com — The Tory leader says he will take part in one seven-way TV debate between all the party leaders. But Labour wants him to participate in two more debates, including a head to head with Ed Miliband. The debate would take place on 2 April, during the election campaign.

Ukip's Mr Lambert: 'When are you going to resign?'

channel4.com — Formerly known as "Gobby" in Westminster for hurling questions at politicians during his time as a BBC producer, Paul Lambert became head of communications for Ukip in December. In his political role, the long-serving producer was often heard in the background to TV news packages.

Fear and loathing on campaign trail: Chippenham

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. The Lib Gems are at their lowest level of support for 25 years. As a new poll puts them on just six per cent, Michael Crick takes his pink Cadillac to Chippenham to find out why the slump.

Fear and loathing on campaign trail: Skegness and Boston

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. Michael Crick, for his second Hunter S Thompson-themed tour, is in the northern part of one of Ukip's main target seats, Boston and Skegness - a seat held by the Tories from the last election.

Fear and loathing on the election campaign trail

channel4.com — In the run-up to the general election, Michael Crick begins his grand tour in Paisley and Renfrewshire South, with some style hints from gonzo writer Hunter S Thompson.

Martin Gilbert, Churchill biographer: 1936-2015

channel4.com — In 1988, Michael Crick reported on historian Martin Gilbert, who had just completed a monumental biography of Churchill. Gilbert, who was also a Chilcot inquiry panel member, died on 3 February.

FSB: late payments hitting small businesses - 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. The problem of late payments is costing smaller firms billions of pounds a year, the government is told. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says there is a "deteriorating" payment culture.

Will Greens ban bacon sandwiches? - 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. Michael Crick grills Greens leader Natalie Bennett on whether her party in Brighton plans to ban bacon sandwiches on Friday.

Ukip's Roger Bird: 'unsavoury allegations unproven' - 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. He has lost his job as Ukip's general secretary, but Roger Bird tells Channel 4 News he is "still an enthusiastic party member" and will say a prayer for Natasha Bolter.
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Mar 26, 2015

What tonight also showed is you can compare leaders on TV, put them on the spot, & ask them tough questions, without a head to head debate.

Mar 26, 2015

@ln2718 Why's that cynical? Aren't we suggesting world & people are steadfast, consistent, cautious, considered, not buffeted by events

Mar 26, 2015

One big fact about tonight's leaders Q&A is far fewer people will have seen it than watch next week's proper 7-leader debate on ITV

Mar 26, 2015

@gabyhinsliff Equally, something which seems incredibly important today will probably be forgotten by next week

Mar 26, 2015

@ionacraig You were a great producer there, clearly destined for higher things

Mar 26, 2015

Farage: Miliband won because he showed humour and audience clapped him on that

Mar 26, 2015

"Am I tough enough? Hell yes, I'm tough enough."

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