Political corr, C4 News; PSA Journalist of Year, 2014; RTS Specialist Jrnst of Year, 2012-13; books on Militant, Scargill, Archer, Hezza, Ferguson etc; MUFC fan

Fish and chips the Mexican way

bbc.co.uk — The famous story about Peter Mandelson was that he once went into a northern fish and chip shop, spotted the mushy peas on display, and asked for "some of that guacamole". A total fabrication, of course, from the days when Mandelson was the ogre of the Labour Party.
Jul 01, 2015

NYC, you're behind the times: the UK had its own peas/guacamole political scandal *years* ago bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnigh…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @jamesrbuk: NYC, you're behind the times: the UK had its own peas/guacamole political scandal *years* ago bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnigh…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @jamesrbuk: NYC, you're behind the times: the UK had its own peas/guacamole political scandal *years* ago bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnigh…

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?"
Feb 27, 2015

Watch: @michaellcrick's doorstep with Paul Lambert aka Gobby. Tables turned on the former BBC Westminster producer channel4.com/news/ukip-paul…

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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.
Feb 10, 2015

RT @Channel4News: .@michaellcrick meets 20-year-old SNP activist who could unseat @dalexandermp. He's reporting across the UK this week channel4.com/news/general-e…

Feb 10, 2015

RT @Channel4News: .@michaellcrick meets 20-year-old SNP activist who could unseat @dalexandermp. He's reporting across the UK this week channel4.com/news/general-e…

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.
Feb 06, 2015

My 1988 #c4news film profile of the historian and great Churchill biographer Sir Martin Gilbert bit.ly/1zX8wTx

Feb 06, 2015

RT @MichaelLCrick: My 1988 #c4news film profile of the historian and great Churchill biographer Sir Martin Gilbert bit.ly/1zX8wTx

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.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @MichaelLCrick: Will the Greens ban bacon sarnies on Friday? Michael Crick grills Natalie Bennett #c4news bit.ly/15kdUmZ

Jan 23, 2015

Will the Greens ban bacon sarnies on Friday? Michael Crick grills Natalie Bennett #c4news bit.ly/15kdUmZ

Jan 23, 2015

Will the Greens ban bacon sarnies? Michael Crick grills Natalie Bennett #c4news bit.ly/15kdUmZ

Jan 23, 2015

Will the Greens ban bacon sarnies? Michael Crick grills Natalie Bennett #c4news bit.ly/15kdUmZ

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Jul 29, 2015

Anyone thinking of using the Concur expenses software in their office should think again. It's utterly dreadful.

Jul 29, 2015

How families work. Sir Simon McDonald's father-in-law, Lord (Patrick) Wright, was also Head of Dip Service and FCO Perm Secretary (1986-91).

Jul 29, 2015

Sir Simon McDonald appointed Head of the Diplomatic Service & FCO Perm Sec, both posts among many in public life still never held by woman

Jul 29, 2015

Of the 8 Lib Dem MPs the only other one, apart from Nick Clegg, not to become a spokesman, is Mark Williams

Jul 29, 2015

Nick Clegg refusing a job is big blow to Farron. Obvious post would have been Foreign & Europe, especially with EU Referendum coming up

Jul 29, 2015

It leaves Lib Dems in a weak position that their main Economics spokeswoman, Baroness Susan Kramer, is in the Lords

Jul 29, 2015

I'm told originally Norman Lamb didn't want to serve under Clegg either, but then changed his mind & gets health. Something of a ewe-turn?

Jul 27, 2015

@Watforddogs @alfisutton And one of those, Alistair Carmichael, is subject to a legal inquiry

Jul 27, 2015

It's 11 days since Tim Farron became Lib Dem leader, & he's still not unveiled new Commons team. I hear Lamb & Clegg not keen to take jobs

Jul 27, 2015

@cakesthebrain It's a Bodleian Library tie, though the books on it seem to be children's books!

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