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.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    A summit that started with warm mood music ended up with Theresa May and Britain out in the cold.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    May ambushed by Salzburg setback

    This was a summit that was supposed to make life easier for Theresa May. The EU would signal things were moving in the right direction, a timely boost ahead of Tory Conference. A November summit deadline would be announced (plenty of officials had the week of November 12 in their diaries). A roll-out of hard…

  • 20 Sep 2018

    Michel Barnier has gone into the conference centre in Salzburg to brief EU leaders on how the Brexit talks are going. Mrs May is leaving for this section of the summit. She will be hoping, in her absence, that Mr Barnier gets some push-back from countries that lean closer to the UK position. The Dutch…

  • 19 Sep 2018

    So how will the EU’s major players go about solving a problem like Theresa? 

  • 17 Sep 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have voted to back the idea of cancelling Brexit if there’s no deal by March next year.

  • 14 Sep 2018

    No deal Brexit papers published amid buzz over ‘deal lite’

    The real buzz amongst ministers and officials in the last couple of weeks has been talk of how a “no deal” might be avoided with a “deal lite”.

  • 13 Sep 2018

    A tranche of papers detailing what would happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been published by the Government today. They encompass everything from driving license regulations and phone roaming charges to extra safety certificates for UK manufactured goods.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    Tory rebels plan in the open as Brexit deal approaches

    If a deal is signed at a special EU summit on 13 November, it will probably be pretty woolly on the future relationship. That seems to be the switch in approach that has made some officials dare to start mapping out a draft timetable for the weeks ahead. The week beginning 26th November could see three…

  • 10 Sep 2018

    The Parliamentary Labour Party is meeting in Westminster tonight in the aftermath of a weekend of political angst and the controversial plea from Chuka Umunna to “call off the dogs” over no-confidence votes for some Labour constituency MPs.

  • 5 Sep 2018

    Salisbury poisoning: what can the Government do to punish Russia?

    Today’s forensic exposure of how GRU agents carried out the Salisbury poisoning is part of the Government’s attempt to hit back at the Russian state.

  • 4 Sep 2018

    Barnier on Chequers Deal: ‘Out of the question’

    “Hors de question” was the phrase used by Michel Barnier yesterday when asked by MPs what his view was on the Single Market goods/services split proposed in the Chequers deal. “He couldn’t have been more emphatic,” one MP at the Brussels meeting said. 

  • 4 Sep 2018

    Brexit: Chequers deal, where next?

    As parliament returns today, Theresa May has united the warring wings of her party over Brexit. Tory MPs from the pro-Remain and pro-Brexit wings of the party now seem agreed that the Chequers plan the prime minister unveiled in July is dead.

  • 3 Sep 2018

    “Two thirds of Diddly Squat” is what we’ll get from Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit plan, according to Boris Johnson. In reply, her office said that his criticisms were not accompanied by an alternative plan. So began the back-to-school Brexit bickering, which looks like it’s fast developing into a full-scale feud.

  • 30 Aug 2018

    Always a maverick who often failed to side with his party, the veteran MP, Frank Field has resigned the Labour parliamentary whip.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    The pound surged on the foreign exchanges today as the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Europe’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier both claimed that a deal on Britain’s departure from the EU could be within sight.