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.
Conservative MP Paul Scully has apologised for suggesting there are ‘no-go’ areas in some UK cities – prompting accusations of Islamophobia. He said it’s language he ‘regrets’.
Sacked Post Office chairman Henry Staunton has turned his fire on the Post Office’s current Chief Executive Nick Read. Addressing MPs today, Mr Staunton said he’d been the victim of a smear campaign by the government. He then shocked them by claiming that Mr Read is under investigation and had wanted to resign because he was unhappy with his pay.
Lee Anderson – the MP for Ashfield – says he shouldn’t apologise because he thinks he was right.
The Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle is fending off calls for his resignation after last night’s chaotic Gaza debate in the Commons.
The Speaker is at the centre of a huge row in the Commons after he was accused of helping Labour “hijack” a Scottish National Party debate calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, to avoid a backbench rebellion.
For the first time, Labour has called for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza.
The Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch has accused the former Chairman of the Post Office Henry Staunton of spreading “falsehoods” in a spectacular and public row – after his dismissal last month. Yesterday Mr Staunton told the Sunday Times that when she rang to tell him he was sacked, Kemi Badenoch had said it was because…
This week Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer denied he was scaling back the £28bn a year pledge he said was desperately needed, not least to get the economy growing again.
Rishi Sunak is facing calls to apologise for making a transgender dig at Sir Keir Starmer during PMQs, while Brianna Ghey’s mother was visiting parliament.
King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer and will be stepping back from public-facing duties during his treatment.
There will be no routine checks on goods crossing from Britain into Northern Ireland – under the new agreement between the Democratic Unionists and the UK government.
So a deal is done, but how did we get here? Before Brexit, Northern Ireland and Great Britain shared the same trade rules as the Republic of Ireland. No trade borders between any of them. But leaving the EU meant a whole new agreement was needed for goods travelling across the borders. Last night, DUP…
The House of Lords looks set to make significant changes to the Government’s flagship Rwanda Bill, in defiance of Rishi Sunak’s demand that they should pass it unamended.
“Foolish”, “self-indulgent” and “divisive” – that’s the furious response from Conservative MPs to one of their colleagues who called on Rishi Sunak to resign yesterday.
Rishi Sunak has warned that Britain and the United States will not hesitate to take further action against Houthi rebels – to protect against attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea. The prime minister said the UK was not seeking confrontation, but had acted in self defence. And he said that new sanctions to…