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June 26, 2019

Jon Snow goes back to Liverpool University

As freshers’ week begins in Liverpool, Merseyside could be days away from joining many other parts of the UK with tougher lockdown measures. At the University of Liverpool, 177 staff and students have tested positive for the virus. Jon Snow has been back to his old university to speak to students...

‘It’s voter suppression…and voter elimination’: Democratic Congressman James Clyburn on Channel 4 News #DeterringDemocracy investigation

We spoke to Congressman James Clyburn – the third most senior Democrat in the House of Representatives. We began by asking him what he thought of this programme’s revelations.

Trump officials questioned about ‘deterrence’ strategy of 2016 campaign

This week, Channel 4 News has been investigating how the Trump campaign targeted voters during the 2016 election – using a massive database on almost 200 million Americans, obtained by this programme. 3.5 million black people were marked down for “deterrence” – a group apparently to be dissuaded...

‘We need to diversify our food production’ – UN’s Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

We were joined by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema from the United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity. She will be overseeing the creation of a new global biodiversity agreement for the next decade.

How Brexit could redefine UK farming and protect its damaged ecology

“We need to rethink how we produce and how we consume” – that was the message from the opening session of the United Nations biodiversity summit today in New York. It aims to explore ways to protect nature, while also meeting global development goals. So how would a new, sustainable future look in...

‘Far right militias not big part of US society’ – Chris Buskirk, American Greatness

We were joined by Chris Buskirk, Editor of conservative news website American Greatness and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

Royal Glamorgan Hospital closes after more than 80 patients test positive for Covid

The latest UK government figures show that, in the last 24 hours, 7,108 people tested positive and 71 people have died. The total number of UK deaths from Covid 19 is now 42,143. In South Wales, eight people have died with coronavirus at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital which is dealing with an...

UK government climbdown over Covid votes

The government has conceded that MPs should have a vote on any new laws that impose nationwide coronavirus restrictions across England. Boris Johnson climbed down to avoid a large rebellion of backbenchers who accused him of governing by “decree”. They were backed up by the Commons Speaker, who...

‘We are not going to have coup in US’ – political strategist Cornell Belcher

We spoke to Cornell Belcher, a political strategist and pollster who worked for the Democratic Party and both of Obama’s presidential campaigns.

America left in shock after first US presidential debate

Presidential it was not. Was it even a debate? Last night’s bickering between Donald Trump and Joe Biden left many viewers disenchanted – and it’s not likely to have changed many minds, either. Our Washington Correspondent Siobhan Kennedy was in Cleveland, where it all took place.

FactCheck: is Starmer right that the government hasn’t investigated black maternity deaths?

“Black women in the UK are five times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth… Will the Prime Minister commit to addressing that and launch an urgent investigation into the issue?” That was the question from Sir Keir Starmer in the Commons today. Shockingly, it’s true that black British...

Lower league football clubs fear collapse without fans at games

Football clubs are appealing for help to survive after being severely hit by the pandemic. Some lower league clubs are teetering on the edge of financial collapse. But with fans unable to return to watch games in the stadium there are calls for the richer Premier League to help support lower league...

‘It works as a suppression system, it works to subvert the will of the people’ – Professor David Carroll

When Professor David Carroll asked for Cambridge Analytica to release the information they held about him, it led to a legal battle and his story being documented in the ‘The Great Hack’ documentary. After a four-year battle we were able to finally reveal his data to him as part of our...

Trump and Biden to face one another in first TV debate

With just 35 days to go until the US Presidential election, tonight millions are expected to tune into the first of three election debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Government ‘taking the steps needed’ to prevent a second lockdown, says epidemiologist Prof Liam Smeeth

Liam Smeeth is professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. We asked him if the government is doing enough to prevent a second lockdown in the UK.

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