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.
It had been expected Sue Gray’s official report would land on Boris Johnson’s desk at some point today – and soon after that he would face a reckoning in the House of Commons. But the wait continues.
Boris Johnson said he welcomed the Met investigation into a number of potential breaches of the Covid regulations in Downing Street and Whitehall.
They all sang happy birthday to Boris Johnson and cut up a cake – new allegations have emerged of yet another lockdown-busting party in Number 10 – this time in June 2020, a time when people were not allowed to gather socially indoors.
The row about Boris Johnson’s future took a darker turn today with allegations of blackmail and intimidation being used against Tory rebels.
Gary Gibbon reports from Downing Street.
Christian Wakeford crossed the floor to Labour, accusing the Tories of “trying to defend the indefensible and doing so gladly”.
Labour is in the lead by 11 points in “red wall” seats, according to an exclusive poll commissioned by Channel 4 News.
A big question in Westminster today is which Tory MPs are considering sending a letter to the 1922 Committee in order to trigger a vote on Boris Johnson’s leadership of their party.
‘Operation Red Meat’, part of ‘Operation Save Big Dog’, was launched in Westminster today.
Some of the cabinet took rather a while to voice their support after his grovelling apology in the Commons yesterday.
Boris Johnson has rejected calls for his resignation, despite an admission he did attend a gathering during the first lockdown.
Boris Johnson is under pressure to say whether or not he attended a party in the Downing Street garden during the first covid lockdown in May 2020.
New evidence has emerged alleging that staff at Downing Street held another drinks party during the height of lockdown.
Boris Johnson has been severely criticised by his own adviser on ministerial interests for not revealing an exchange of messages with the Tory donor who at the time was paying for the redecoration of his Downing Street flat.
The number of Covid cases may be rising at their fastest rate ever, but the government has resolved to stick to its current Covid restrictions in England.