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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. The long-serving producer was often heard in the background to TV news packages. He once asked David Cameron and Nick Clegg: "Are you off to renew your vows?"

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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May 24, 2015

The Selby swing bridge has now swung back into place, we're told, so can again travel directly to Hull

May 24, 2015

Trains to Hull totally buggered at Selby. Passengers diverted via Doncaster. Lots will miss start of Hull v United match

May 23, 2015

RT @jonworth: 74% of the British electorate had no face-to-face conversation with a political party j.mp/1AqoQyk So much for knocking on doors.

May 23, 2015

@darrenjames61 No, they could have said publicly: "Yes, of course, we're studying Brexit. It would be mad not to."

May 23, 2015

@CardinalRegMD Guardian says BoE taskforce told to say study nothing to do with referendum only examining "broad range of economic issues"

May 23, 2015

Guardian story shows dishonesty of Bank of England, but they'd be guilty of gross incompetence if not exploring implications of Brexit

May 22, 2015

If Ed Balls says he was one of the reasons Labour was "unelectable", perhaps he should stay in politics after all, and join the Tories!

May 22, 2015

@GABaines @HouseofTwits If Ed Balls says he was one of reasons Labour was "unelectable", surely he should stay in politics and join Tories

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