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.
Debate on the Government’s Brexit bill got under way in the House of Lords today.The bill went through the Commons unchanged and peers have been urged by the Government not to frustrate the will of the people.
MPs have been debating President Trump’s state visit, amid widespread protest.
The Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the Lords it is their “patriotic duty” to pass the Bill giving Theresa May the go-ahead to formally trigger Brexit. But the Government has played down an earlier threat to abolish the chamber if it holds up the legislation.
In the last hour, MPs have begun voting on a series of amendments to the Brexit bill that gives the Prime Minister the authority to take the UK out of the European Union.
The Government has survived a threatened backbench revolt over its Brexit bill tonight,despite Downing Street playing down a supposed concession to allow MPs a vote at the end of negotiations.
The Government has minimised a Tory rebellion by offering Parliament a final vote on the Brexit deal. But MPs would have to choose between the deal – or no deal. The government has fought off the most dangerous of amendments to the Article 50 Bill by a majority of 33. That number, they hope, will subdue the…
The Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has joined the chorus of criticism of Donald Trump over his migrants’ travel ban. He told MPs that he opposed any Presidential address to parliament during his planned state visit later this year.
Something very big has started and the chances of it being stopped are about nil. The chances of it being substantially refined from the Theresa May plan in any way that Remain supporters would like looks pretty remote too.
It’s all happening as we speak. MPs are voting right now on the bill which will allow the Government to start formal talks leading to the Brexit process.
The dangers of a rift between Europe and America are becoming starkly clear. In a letter to EU leaders ahead of this week’s summit in Malta, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has listed the new Trump administration as one of the “external threats” to Europe.
Welcome to Westminster, where MPs are now debating an emergency motion on President Trump’s travel ban. It comes as thousands of people have gathered in Whitehall for a protest against the ban.
Theresa May has said America’s ban on refugees is a matter for Washington. On a visit to Turkey she no less controversially confirmed that the British Government will help to build a new generation of fighter jets for the Turks. Our Political Editor Gary Gibbon was there.