Gary Gibbon

Political Editor
Channel 4 News Political Editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond

Gary Gibbon has been Channel 4 News Political Editor since 2005. He gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.

Gary has worked on four general elections for Channel 4 News. His interview with Peter Mandelson in 2001 triggered the Northern Ireland Secretary's second resignation from the Cabinet.

In 2006, he won the Royal Television Society Home News Award with Jon Snow for the scoop on the Attorney General's Legal Advice on Iraq. Gary also revealed details of Blair's pre-War meeting with George Bush n 2008 and won the Political Studies Association Broadcast Journalist of the Year award.


post 24 July 2015
How is the EU 'out' campaign planning to win?

There's a riff you hear around the top of government that the referendum on Europe is won. But the campaign for the UK to leave is gearing up...

post 21 July 2015
Is George Osborne changing the shape of the state?

The asset sales being contemplated by Chancellor George Osborne only deliver some cuts and one-off benefits, briefly flattering the nation's accounts.

post 20 July 2015
Andy Burnham decides rebelling on welfare too risky

Andy Burnham has a big decision to take over tonight's welfare reform bill.

post 16 July 2015
Osborne claims victory over euro fund row

The Treasury says it's secured a deal that stops the European Commission exposing the UK to potential future costs if Greece defaults on a new bridging loan.

post 14 July 2015
SNP foxhunting move a raiding party into English lawmaking

The government has pulled the vote on foxhunting after the SNP's decision to break its own pledge and vote against the relaxation of the ban in England.

post 13 July 2015
Tristram Hunt: Labour needs to talk to the SNP

Harriet Harman's decision to use her acting leadership role to steer the party's direction has been shocking and enthusing Labour MPs depending on where they are in the party.

post 09 July 2015
Minimum wage upgrade does not offset benefit cuts

The Institute for Fiscal Studies finds it is undoubtedly the case that tax credit recipients in work will on average be worse off as a result of the budget changes

post 08 July 2015
Summer Budget 2015: topsy turvy politics

The chancellor stole some of Labour's policy clothes in his latest budget announcements, but his tendency to favour old over young has not been altered.

post 08 July 2015
Fox hunting vote: Thursday 16 July

Anti-fox hunting campaigners knew this was coming and have already attacked what they feel is the government trying to overturn a popular law change using the backdoor of a statutory instrument.

post 06 July 2015
BBC's new benefits responsibility confirmed

The Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has confirmed the Sunday Times story that the government is handing over responsibility for the free licence fees for the over-75s policy to the BBC.

post 06 July 2015
Greece: UK told no immediate threat to bank funding

The government will want to give clear advice to tourists heading for Greece (in a few weeks' time that includes quite a few MPs, I understand, who have holidays booked there).

post 01 July 2015
Heathrow report 'steaming poo' for Cameron - senior Tory

The pre-briefing on Sir Howard Davies' report on airport capacity focused on the Gatwick caveat - we like Heathrow but Gatwick will do. The final report is written nothing like that.

post 26 June 2015
Europe - 'engaged' and yet split  

David Cameron ended up getting the prestigious 11pm slot to speak for about 5 minutes about Britain's renegotiation. A source said the Prime Minister didn't notice if anyone had left the room.

post 25 June 2015
EU referendum - the battle edges closer

Those mighty struggles that the EU is wrestling with today - Greece and migration - go to the heart of the "out" campaigners best hopes of winning.

post 24 June 2015
Alexis Tsipras has his homework thrown back at him by IMF

The IMF like their emergency economic plans from debtor countries pretty heavy on the spending cuts, light on the tax rises. The Tsipras plan was the very opposite.

post 22 June 2015
Rolling the pitch for tax credit rollback

The government is acutely aware that some of the voters critical to its victory in swing seats were workers at the lower end of the pay scale who were claiming tax credits.

post 17 June 2015
Chilcot Iraq report may be delayed until May 2016

There's an update from Sir John Chilcot's Iraq Inquiry - but you may feel it doesn't shed much light...

post 16 June 2015
Tory rebellion on Europe: a sign of strength or weakness?

The big debate now is over a renegotiation which will be followed by a giant safety valve for backbench discontent: their longed-for referendum.

post 15 June 2015
Why Harlow is the sort of seat where Labour is in retreat

Former Labour Treasury secretary Liam Byrne says Harlow, in Essex, is typical of the sort of Labour target seat where the party failed to make headway at the general election.