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Finding out the things that people don't want unearthed, Michael Crick keeps an investigative eye on the halls of power.

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September 19, 2014 No Comments

A year of extraordinary votes

It’s no coincidence that yesterday’s extraordinary vote (when the nationalists came so close to achieving independence) comes just four months after another newcomer in British politics – Ukip – came top in the European elections.

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September 1, 2014 3 Comments

New plebgate CCTV corroborates footage broadcast by C4

Scotland Yard today finally published their report into the plebgate affair, providing new information about how the leaks occurred and what happened.

August 22, 2014 No Comments

La Trashiata: satirising celebrity culture the Alison Jackson way

When I was back stage and complimented “David Beckham” on his realistic nasal tones, the actor, to my embarrassment, admitted it was his real voice.

August 21, 2014 22 Comments

How ‘nuclear-free’ would an independent Scotland really be?

Alex Salmond has privately told the boss of the energy firm EDF not to worry about future of its nuclear power stations, despite SNP pledge to phase them out.

August 20, 2014 No Comments

Is the Lord Rennard affair really over for the Lib Dems?

It’s hard to believe that at some point in the next year or two, Lord Rennard won’t try to slip back into at least one of his old roles, despite the assurances of the top brass.

August 18, 2014 11 Comments

Why next week’s Salmond-Darling debate is so important

As SNP leader Alex Salmond visits the home of the declaration of Arbroath, he needs urgently to narrow the gap in polls between the yes and no voters on Scottish independence.

August 11, 2014 6 Comments

Is Skegness bracing itself for Neil Hamilton?

Neil Hamilton wouldn’t respond when Channel 4 News asked him today whether the hoped to be Ukip’s candidate in Boston, but he did confirm he does hope to fight some seat at the

July 22, 2014 6 Comments

Salmond’s Scottish sporting surge? Perhaps not

Is Alex Salmond hoping to ride a wave of patriotic fervour flowing for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games? If history tells us anything, he may be disappointed.

July 21, 2014 2 Comments

Why Gaza has always been tricky for Middle East envoy Tony Blair

Tony Blair was in London today, addressing the Progress think tank 20 years after he became Labour leader. But weren’t there more pressing concerns in the Middle East?

July 15, 2014 1 Comment

Reshuffle leaves Cameron with dangerous lack of legal experience

David Cameron’s reshuffle exposes a lack of legal experience in the upper ranks of government – not to mention a growing pool of unhappy men in their 50s on the backbenches.

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