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.
Is Saudi Arabia “playing proxy wars” by taking sides in religious conflicts in the Middle East? That’s what the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said at a conference just a week ago in Italy. Theresa May clearly doesn’t agree. The Prime Minister publicly overruled Mr Johnson – saying his remarks did not reflect the Government’s views about…
Mrs May’s trip to Bahrain has meant that she missed today’s big set-piece Commons debate on Brexit. But she’d managed to draw the teeth from the Opposition motion by agreeing in advance to publish a statement of the Government’s plans before moving Article 50.
Political Editor Gary Gibbon on how Michel Barnier’s words are going down at Westminster.
Here, one of the most important constitutional court cases in legal history has begun in the Supreme Court. All eleven judges are sitting together to decide whether the Government must give Parliament a vote before starting the Brexit process.
The eleven justices of the Supreme Court have had their first ever morning sitting as 11. Outside, demonstrators from pro and anti-EU campaigns had parked buses with demonstrators on board in front of the court building on Parliament Square.
Some Brexiteers are not amused by Mr Davis’ words. Arron Banks of Leave.eu called them “incredibly foolish”.
A little light has been shed today on the government’s “have cake and eat it” approach to Brexit negotiations. But it looks like we may have to pay for it first. The Brexit Secretary, David Davis suggested to MPs today that Ministers might be prepared to continue contributions to the EU to maintain access to…
British companies have been told they’ll have to justify levels of executive pay, under new consultation plans unveiled by the Business Secretary Greg Clark.
Theresa May seems to have tried to solve one big outstanding issue ahead of proper full negotiations: the future rights of EU citizens who reside in the UK and UK citizens who are living in the EU.
Brexit could face a new legal challenge from a think tank which claims the UK could stay inside the single market, even if it leaves the European Union.
The sustained decline in real wages since the 2008 financial crash is the worst Britain has experienced since the war, and possibly in the last 100 years: that’s the conclusion of the influential think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
So, jam tomorrow – or even today? That was the question Westminster wanted answered by Chancellor Philip Hammond as he delivered his Autumn Statement in the wake of the Prime Minister’s pledge to help families who were “just about managing”.
The Leave campaign’s victory has changed Britain’s destiny. It has also dealt a body blow to the country’s political establishment and destroyed David Cameron’s premiership.