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 20 Oct 2017

    There could, at last, be some thawing in the frozen Brexit negotiations. The key issues remain the divorce bill, the Irish border and the rights of EU citizens in the UK.  But the 27 EU leaders suggested they’ll start talking among themselves about a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain. In turn Theresa May hinted paying…

  • Published on 20 Oct 2017 Sections , ,

    Warmer words intended to bolster May as she returns to Westminster

    Many here in Brussels are under no illusions how difficult it could be for Theresa May to deliver what they are asking for.

  • Published on 19 Oct 2017 Sections , , ,

    Europe’s leaders put on a show of friendship and support for Theresa May at the European summit in Brussels this afternoon. But underneath the bonhomie, the tough message remains the same – cough up.

  • Published on 19 Oct 2017 Sections ,

    EU summit dinner: rogue states on the menu

    There’s a bit of diplomatic Jenga going on at this summit. Angela Merkel and others want to extract money, tens of billions of it, from the UK, ideally without toppling Theresa May. So you see tough language from Mark Rutte, head of the newly formed government in the Netherlands, a traditional British ally, spelling out…

  • Published on 19 Oct 2017 Sections

    What does Theresa May actually want?

    Theresa May comes into this summit deeply disappointed at the EU’s lack of haste in talks and its stubborn refusal to move on from discussing exit terms to trade talks. But imagine this. Theresa May is sitting in the dinner tonight and when her moment comes to address the other EU leaders makes a compelling…

  • Published on 18 Oct 2017 Sections , , ,

    Tomorrow Theresa May sets off for her second trip in a week to Brussels, where she will address EU leaders on Brexit. In the Commons today she insisted the option of walking away without a deal must remain on the table. But her visit comes as her government’s EU withdrawal bill, which transfers EU legislation…

  • Published on 17 Oct 2017 Sections

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has told MPs that the UK is reaching the limits of  “what we can achieve” without beginning talks about trade. And he urged EU leaders to give his counterpart Michel Barnier the green light to do so at this week’s EU summit. This followed Theresa May’s EU dinner last night, after…

  • Published on 16 Oct 2017

    Theresa May and Brexit Secretary David Davis rushed over to Brussels this afternoon for dinner, and Brexit talks, in the European Commission.  The surprise meeting with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and chief negotiator Michel Barnier is part of a big diplomatic push by the Prime Minister to try to break the deadlock in the negotiations. She wants…

  • Published on 16 Oct 2017 Sections , ,

    What’s Theresa May taking to Brussels?

    Theresa May has gone with some kind of sweetener on EU citizens’ rights which she hopes will break the impasse.

  • Published on 12 Oct 2017

    Deadlocked or making good progress? Two different verdicts on the Brexit negotiations were given in Brussels today as the latest round of talks ended. The EU negotiator Michel Barnier said Britain’s refusal to spell out how much it will pay on leaving the EU was “very disturbing” and meant the talks could not move on…

  • Published on 12 Oct 2017 Sections

    Brexit Deadlock

    Theresa May had hoped that the offer of €10bn a year for every year of a transition, plus the hint, delivered in her Florence speech, of a readiness to consider more cash, might help towards  the price of the admission ticket to Trade talks. Turns out the Trade talks ticket price is higher. Some UK…

  • Published on 11 Oct 2017 Sections ,

    The Chancellor was at the centre of a row today over whether he’s willing to spend the money some say is needed in the event of a “bad-tempered breakdown” in Brexit negotiations. The Prime Minister said an extra £250 million had been allocated to preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU. But Philip Hammond…

  • Published on 11 Oct 2017 Sections

    Should we expect a “bad-tempered Brexit”?

    And we had a weekend of “Get Boris” before Tory Conference, a flurry of “Get Theresa” just afterwards. You can already hear a bit of “Get Phil” around Westminster.

  • Published on 9 Oct 2017 Sections

    Theresa May has told MPs that the government is preparing for every eventuality in the Brexit negotiations. She published two white papers this afternoon on new customs and trade arrangements that would allow Britain to operate as an “independent trading nation”.  But as British and European officials start another round of negotiations in Brussels, both…

  • Published on 9 Oct 2017 Sections

    Deal or no deal on Brexit as the EU summit looms

    You wonder quite what sort of meetings the UK and the EU are going to be able to diary after the October summit.