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 18 Sep 2017

    This government is driven from the front, Theresa May said today, as she insisted that her cabinet is united over Brexit. On a visit to Canada, the Prime Minister was asked whether she was frustrated by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s latest intervention in the Brexit debate.  Her response: “Boris is Boris”.  He was at the…

  • Published on 18 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Theresa May tried to bat away questions about Cabinet divisions on Brexit in a press conference in Ottawa but those divides are real and potentially lethal.

  • Published on 16 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    What is Boris up to?

    Boris Johnson’s Telegraph article is clearly the speech he had hoped to give about now but was told by a No 10 emissary he should not. Instead he has burst on to the scene in print, albeit unhelpfully behind a paywall and on a day when the threat level has been raised and eyes are…

  • Published on 15 Sep 2017 Sections

    May Europe speech: what is Boris’s real bottom line?

    You hear of envoys being sent from No 10 to the FCO on “getting to know you” sessions. Tory MPs ask: “You hearing Boris might flounce out?”

  • Published on 12 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    The next round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels has been pushed back by a week “to allow more time for consultation”. The talks now won’t start until the last week of September, after a major speech on Brexit that Theresa May is expected to make next week.

  • Published on 12 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Defence and security – bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations?

    When Theresa May first pondered the Tory leadership there was talk that she had long since gamed the need for putting both EU citizens’ rights and our defence profile into the mix in Brexit talks as bargaining chips. She went public on the former in the opening speech of her leadership bid and on the latter…

  • Published on 11 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    MPs will be staying up into the early hours tonight for a crucial vote on the Brexit withdrawal bill, designed to turn European rules and regulations into British laws.

  • Published on 11 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Brexit Bill: What’s Labour’s game?

    Labour is walking a difficult line, showing some ankle to the armies of disaffected Remainers who backed them in the snap election while honouring the referendum result and the Labour-supporting Brexiteers beyond London who, some MPs say, are already badgering them with emails asking what the party is playing at.

  • Published on 7 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    The Government has been accused of asking for the powers of a tudor monarch in the Bill which will formally take Britain out of the EU. The debate on the European Union Withdrawal Bill started this afternoon. Labour and some Tory rebels say it gives ministers too much scope to make new laws without Parliamentary…

  • Published on 7 Sep 2017 Sections

    Brexit Bill in the Commons – but big developments outside too

    The President of the European Parliament has suggested that Brexit should probably be dropped from the October European Council agenda. Some Whitehall officials seem resigned to the October deadline being missed, despite warnings to Cabinet colleagues from the Chancellor that Brexit negotiations needed to give business clarity on the transition arrangements soon to avoid damaging…

  • Published on 6 Sep 2017

    It’s official, sensitive, and now out in the open. A draft of the government’s plans for immigration from the European Union after Brexit has been leaked from the Home Office. The policies, which are still being argued about at the top of government, include quotas for low-skilled workers and telling companies they must employ resident…

  • Published on 6 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Leaked Brexit paper: who’s in charge now?

    The Guardian’s document is a draft of a White Paper that No. 10 had hoped would be published in final form about now, spelling out UK immigration policy post Brexit. The fact that we are seeing a leaked version and not the final published one tells you that the PM has not got wider Cabinet approval to publish it. The signs are, I hear, we are still some way from such a document being published.

  • Published on 5 Sep 2017

    The European Commission is using pressure tactics to force Britain to pay up for Brexit, according to Brexit Secretary David Davis. He told MPs that if he gave into the demands, the bill could be as large as 100 billion euros. Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the slow progress of the negotiations…

  • Published on 4 Sep 2017

    Theresa May is reported to be considering an end to seven years of what’s called the public sector pay cap, but which, at 1%, has in fact been for many a freeze or a real-terms cut. This autumn, the Treasury will tell pay bodies what their remit is for next year’s pay awards.

  • Published on 4 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Theresa May’s Brexit speech date ‘announced’ by Guy Verhofstadt

    Theresa May’s expected speech on Brexit could be “very significant”. What would she have to say to unblock the impasse in the Brexit negotiations?