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.
Europe’s leaders have been telling Theresa May how difficult her plan for Brexit is going to be to negotiate.
It was, said some pro-Europeans, a destructive, hard Brexit. Others accused Theresa May of trying to have her cake and eat it.
Theresa May said British voters in the referendum deemed the price of membership, freedom of movement and submission to EU laws, too great. In the years to come we will discover the price of benefits or leaving.
In the Commons today the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Theresa May of being in denial in a Prime Minister’s Question Time dominated by the NHS.
It was billed as Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for post-Brexit Britain, signalling Labour’s willingness to accept curbs on immigration from the EU as part of any deal.
The health service, in particular support for those suffering mental health problems, was at the centre of the Prime Minister’s first big speech of 2017 this morning.
On one level, this is a moment of normalisation in Northern Ireland politics. The institutions are in crisis and it is not because of a peace process issue.
Britain faces a “very hard Brexit”, according to the Norwegian prime minister who’s warned the UK has difficult task in negotiating its departure from the EU because it lacks the right experience. The criticism comes just after the appointment of Britain’s new EU ambassador.
In the last hour, the Foreign Office has confirmed that Britain has a new Ambassador to the EU. Just a day after Sir Ivan Rogers suddenly resigned from the job, Theresa May has appointed another career diplomat, Sir Tim Barrow, to take over the post.
One diplomat said he preferred to describe Sir Tim as “very tiggerish, irrepressible, not things you’d naturally associate with Ivan (Rogers).”
The Mayor of Eastern Aleppo told European Leaders at their summit in Brussels that more action is needed to save civilians in his city. But the situation in Syria was just one item on the European Council’s agenda – with the migrant crisis and the situation in Ukraine taking up much of the meeting.