Michael Crick on Politics

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 28, 2014 20 Comments

Tories hijack Reckless and Farage event in Rochester

It was meant to be Mark Reckless’s triumphant return. Only local Tories – angry at what they see as Mark Reckless’s deception and treachery – fought back this morning. In

September 26, 2014 6 Comments

Are Nigel Farage and Ukip divided over air strikes?

Nigel Farage is against UK air strikes in Iraq – but his deputy chair supports them. This illustrates several things about Ukip.

September 23, 2014 33 Comments

Could Ukip win a by-election from Labour too?

With possible by-election gains off Labour as well as the Conservatives in October, I am starting to think Ukip could end up with a vote above 10 per cent in the general election.

Prescott compares Blair to medieval Christian crusader

Former deputy premier John Prescott attacks his former boss Tony Blair’s business activities and his views on military intervention overseas.

September 22, 2014 No Comments

Problems for the ‘red rose’ party? Out and about in Heywood

Reverberations from the Scottish referendum are still playing out in the traditionally safe Labour seat of Heywood and Middleton, reports Michael Crick.

September 19, 2014 4 Comments

A year of extraordinary votes

Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage have seized the chance. Both are charismatic, cheeky-chappy personalities and outsider politicians who’ve brilliantly exploited public disgust with old

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.

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