Gary Gibbon

Political Editor

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.

  • Published on 8 Dec 2016 Sections , ,

    Boris Johnson: could careless talk cost his job?

    Has Boris Johnson lost a life? Has he moved closer to the exit door with his indiscreet words at a conference in Italy.

  • Published on 8 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    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…

  • Published on 7 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    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.

  • Published on 6 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    Political Editor Gary Gibbon on how Michel Barnier’s words are going down at Westminster.

  • Published on 5 Dec 2016

    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.

  • Published on 5 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    Supreme Court Brexit hearing under way

    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.

  • Published on 1 Dec 2016 Sections

    Some Brexiteers are not amused by Mr Davis’ words. Arron Banks of called them “incredibly foolish”.

  • Published on 1 Dec 2016 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 30 Nov 2016 Sections ,

    Cabinet Secretary on Joint Chiefs

    Talk to anyone around Whitehall and you hear talk of the unique power of the Joint Chiefs of Staff working under Theresa May: Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy.

  • Published on 29 Nov 2016 Sections ,

    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.

  • Published on 29 Nov 2016 Sections

    Merkel to May on Brexit negotiations: ‘nein danke’

    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.

  • Published on 28 Nov 2016 Sections ,

    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.

  • Published on 24 Nov 2016 Sections , ,

    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.

  • Published on 23 Nov 2016 Sections ,

    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”.

  • Published on 23 Nov 2016 Sections ,

    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.