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.

  • Published on 23 Sep 2017 Sections

    Brexit transition: Cabinet not completely harmonious at May’s plan

    The Brexit transition period requested by Theresa May yesterday in Florence is pretty much exactly what the Treasury has been asking for. But it leaves the UK in a bizarre, protracted limbo which could antagonise Brexiteers.

  • Published on 22 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Can it be a new partnership? In her speech in Italy, Theresa May set out how the government wants to leave the EU. She offered new ways to develop the UK’s relationship with Europe, among them a two-year transition period, a “creative” approach to trade, and payments into the EU budget until 2021.  Will it be…

  • Published on 22 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    May’s EU transition plan quite a pill for some voters to swallow

    Theresa May has spelt out that Britain is formally requesting a status quo transition period of around two years and is willing to pay for that. It will mean just about nothing will change in terms of relations with the EU until five years after the referendum. That’s quite a pill for some voters to…

  • Published on 21 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    The Prime Minister briefed her cabinet today on how she hopes to break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations.

  • Published on 21 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Can Theresa May’s speech break the Brexit impasse?

    There’s more than a little concern in No. 10 that Boris Johnson’s intervention in The Telegraph last week has rather raised expectations for Theresa May’s speech.

  • Published on 18 Sep 2017

    This government is driven from the front, Theresa May said today, as she insisted that her cabinet is united over Brexit. On a visit to Canada, the Prime Minister was asked whether she was frustrated by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s latest intervention in the Brexit debate.  Her response: “Boris is Boris”.  He was at the…

  • Published on 18 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Theresa May tried to bat away questions about Cabinet divisions on Brexit in a press conference in Ottawa but those divides are real and potentially lethal.

  • Published on 16 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    What is Boris up to?

    Boris Johnson’s Telegraph article is clearly the speech he had hoped to give about now but was told by a No 10 emissary he should not. Instead he has burst on to the scene in print, albeit unhelpfully behind a paywall and on a day when the threat level has been raised and eyes are…

  • Published on 15 Sep 2017 Sections

    May Europe speech: what is Boris’s real bottom line?

    You hear of envoys being sent from No 10 to the FCO on “getting to know you” sessions. Tory MPs ask: “You hearing Boris might flounce out?”

  • Published on 12 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    The next round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels has been pushed back by a week “to allow more time for consultation”. The talks now won’t start until the last week of September, after a major speech on Brexit that Theresa May is expected to make next week.

  • Published on 12 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Defence and security – bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations?

    When Theresa May first pondered the Tory leadership there was talk that she had long since gamed the need for putting both EU citizens’ rights and our defence profile into the mix in Brexit talks as bargaining chips. She went public on the former in the opening speech of her leadership bid and on the latter…

  • Published on 11 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    MPs will be staying up into the early hours tonight for a crucial vote on the Brexit withdrawal bill, designed to turn European rules and regulations into British laws.

  • Published on 11 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Brexit Bill: What’s Labour’s game?

    Labour is walking a difficult line, showing some ankle to the armies of disaffected Remainers who backed them in the snap election while honouring the referendum result and the Labour-supporting Brexiteers beyond London who, some MPs say, are already badgering them with emails asking what the party is playing at.

  • Published on 7 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    The Government has been accused of asking for the powers of a tudor monarch in the Bill which will formally take Britain out of the EU. The debate on the European Union Withdrawal Bill started this afternoon. Labour and some Tory rebels say it gives ministers too much scope to make new laws without Parliamentary…

  • Published on 7 Sep 2017 Sections

    Brexit Bill in the Commons – but big developments outside too

    The President of the European Parliament has suggested that Brexit should probably be dropped from the October European Council agenda. Some Whitehall officials seem resigned to the October deadline being missed, despite warnings to Cabinet colleagues from the Chancellor that Brexit negotiations needed to give business clarity on the transition arrangements soon to avoid damaging…