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.
The government is demanding “significant changes” to the Northern Ireland Protocol, the deal that Boris Johnson signed with the EU in 2019 to govern trade in Northern Ireland after Brexit.
Amid his own Covid isolation, the prime minister was forced to give today’s crucial briefing on the end of most Covid restrictions in England from Chequers.
“Hate will never win” – Jadon Sancho took to social media today to take a stand against the racist abuse directed at him and his England teammates, adding the vitriol was “sadly nothing new”.
The government has defeated an attempt by MPs to reverse its cuts to international aid.
The emphasis was on “caution” rather than “freedom” as Boris Johnson confirmed that legal Covid restrictions in England will be lifted next week.
The prime minister faced questions over whether people should self-isolate if they are pinged by the NHS app, even if they have had two vaccinations.
The final decision will not come for another week, but Boris Johnson did not leave much doubt about his determination to scrap England’s Covid restrictions at his Downing Street press conference this afternoon.
New Health Secretary Sajid Javid has told MPs that he is determined to end Covid restrictions in England in exactly three weeks time.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is launching a consultation on the privatisation of Channel 4.
In Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party is getting its third leader in two months.
World leaders have jetted off from the G7 summit in Cornwall after a final session discussing climate change. Before his own trip to see the Queen, Joe Biden waxed lyrical about how pleased he was with the summit and how the leaders were all getting on so well. He probably wasn’t referring to the row…
At the G7 summit in Cornwall, we saw a Prime Minister far less hopeful than he was just a few weeks ago – telling this programme the Government must be cautious as it decides whether to delay lifting all of England’s lockdown restrictions – due on 21st June. The spread of the Delta variant, he…
Our Political Editor Gary Gibbon speaks to Boris Johnson from Cornwall, where the Prime Minister is hosting the first G7 summit – representing most of the world’s biggest economies – since the Covid pandemic with the global economic recovery and climate crisis high on the agenda.
Handshakes have been replaced by elbow bumps, as the G7 leaders meet in Cornwall for their first face to face summit of the pandemic.
Meeting ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, Boris Johnson joked with Joe Biden saying he wouldn’t disagree with anything the president says.