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.
Downing Street has said Boris Johnson is making steady progress in intensive care.
Boris Johnson remains in intensive care tonight – closely monitored and getting oxygen treatment.
With the Prime Minister in hospital, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is now in charge of the government’s work.
Boris Johnson remains in hospital this evening – still suffering from persistent symptoms of the coronavirus.
There were more signs today of the very large numbers of workers who will be temporarily laid off with their pay subsidised by the Government.
Two thousand frontline staff in NHS England have been tested for coronavirus.
Today’s Cabinet meeting was a first: not a single minister in the room. They all called in for a teleconference instead.
115 new coronavirus deaths have been reported in the UK – as the government says millions of self-employed people will soon be able to claim up to £2,500 a month from the government.
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have signed up to help the NHS – but the Prime Minister warned tonight the health service only had limited equipment.
The unprecedented national effort to combat the spread of the virus has continued today.
Earlier Gary Gibbon spoke to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matthew Hancock.
Earlier this evening, the Prime Minister broadcast a statement to the nation from Downing Street.
Boris Johnson will address the nation later tonight and is expected to announce tougher measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Twelve weeks to turn the tide was Boris Johnson’s message at today’s Downing Street press conference. But he said the virus would only be “sent packing” if the public followed medical advice on social distancing.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Steve Barclay