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.
At the end of a fractious, bumpy and ill-disciplined conference Liz Truss tried to banish the U-turns and pull the party together with a brief speech about one main idea – “growth, growth and growth.”
Our political editor Gary Gibbon sits down with Prime Minister Liz Truss
The spectre of cuts loomed large at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham today – with cabinet ministers openly disagreeing.
The Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng said ditching the 45p tax rate for the highest earners had become too much of a distraction.
Today the prime minister admitted she ‘should have laid the ground better’.
The day’s events have heaped yet more pressure on the government.
Sir Keir Starmer has declared it a “Labour moment” – telling his party it’s time for them to end twelve years of Conservative rule.
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng was today forced to quell growing market unease over his low-tax, high borrowing strategy with a promise to set out more details in November, along with independent costings.
Don’t call it a budget – but it is the biggest budget intervention we’ve seen in decades, largely at odds with what twelve years of Conservative Chancellors have told us.
The day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral has been one of majesty and remembrance.
It has been a day filled with ceremony and spectacle, but also heavy with emotion here in central London.
Throughout her 70 year reign the Queen met with thousands of people from all walks of life, either at her residences or on her travels around the world and the UK.
The Commons Speaker is understood to have refused a request to allow a Chinese delegation to attend the Queen’s lying in state.
The Queen is now lying in state in Westminster and members of the public are queuing for miles to pay their respects.
Northern Ireland’s political problems meant there was no First Minister to greet the new King on his visit to Belfast. But it wasn’t so long ago that the Northern Ireland “Troubles” would have meant the visit itself was nearly unthinkable. In the 1970s and 80s the Queen managed just one, heavily-guarded, visit. The peace and…