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 4 Dec 2017 Sections

    As Theresa May and Brexit Secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels this morning, expectations were high that she was there to sign off on the first phase of the Brexit negotiations. By the time she left just a couple of hours ago, it was clear that there is much more to do. The sticking point…

  • Published on 4 Dec 2017 Sections

    UK and Ireland close to deal on NI border

    Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael government is pleased with a concession wrung out of the UK promising continued regulatory alignment on regulations between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

  • Published on 30 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Brexit deal: Theresa May walks tightrope on Northern Ireland

    Theresa May finds herself caught between the conflicting demands of the Irish Government and the DUP as the deadline to agree the first stage of the Brexit deal approaches.

  • Published on 29 Nov 2017 Sections , , ,

    Britain’s Brexit divorce bill could be almost £50bn. Theresa May insisted today that negotiations are still going on, but it looks like that is what Britain could promise to pay the EU in order to move the talks on to the crucial question of future trading arrangements. The pressure is on for a deal to be…

  • Published on 28 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Government ‘report’ on Brexit sector impact said to be “extremely uneven work”

    MPs on the Brexit Select Committee are now free to read those parts of the government’s “report” on Brexit sector impact if they go into a secure room. One source who has seen the original report told us what they made of it.

  • Published on 28 Nov 2017 Sections

    Labour has accused the Government of treating Parliament with contempt in a row over documents setting out the economic impact of Brexit . Earlier this month MPs voted unanimously that ministers should provide all the information to the Brexit Committee. Well, the Government handed over 850 pages of documents but left out some crucial details.…

  • Published on 23 Nov 2017 Sections

    When a respected expert describes the prospects for the economy as “astonishing” and “pretty grim reading”, you know things are bad. The head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned today that wages would not grow for a total of 17 years. His gloom was matched by the Resolution Foundation which said the poorest third…

  • Published on 23 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Budget 2017 and the march towards that light on the hill

    The Resolution Foundation has crunched the numbers from the OBR Report and the Budget and projects that wages are now looking like they will stay flat for an extraordinary 17 years, reaching pre-Crisis levels only in 2025. That will knock the National Living Wage projected rate down to £8.56 in 2020 if the gloomy prophecy is fulfilled. 

  • Published on 22 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    A joke about cough sweets didn’t sugar the pill – the economic forecasts in Philip Hammond’s second budget this year were much gloomier than those he announced in the spring. The Chancellor admitted that productivity “continues to disappoint” and that meant a sharp slash in the prediction for future growth. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said…

  • Published on 22 Nov 2017 Sections , ,

    Budget 2017: Lower growth forecast a daunting prospect for UK

    This was not a transformatory Budget but the OBR figures on projected growth do threaten to change things in a big way. A 0.5% cut in trend growth sounds like nothing in particular, but cumulatively it can have a big impact.

  • Published on 22 Nov 2017 Sections , ,

    Brexit and the question of Ireland

    Jeremy Corbyn made a rare PMQs foray into Brexit focusing in his first question on Ireland.

  • Published on 21 Nov 2017 Sections , ,

    The Irish Government  said today that Britain will not break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations simply by offering to pay more money to the EU.

  • Published on 20 Nov 2017 Sections , ,

    Britain’s Brexit bill could be double the amount that Theresa May offered the EU in September. The critical cabinet committee in charge of making the decision has just finished meeting in Downing Street. The EU says without that promise of extra money, the talks won’t move on to the future trading relationship, and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has also warned Britain…

  • Published on 20 Nov 2017 Sections , , ,

    What does Merkel’s coalition crisis mean for Brexit?

    UK diplomats worry that prolonged uncertainty in Germany over the formation of a new government means that officials may take control of events and that hardens the German position. Some claim that it was German officials who shaped the setback at the European Council in October when the UK was deemed to have made insufficient…

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections

    Merkel ally: December breakthrough possible

    Manfred Weber, leader of the EPP in the European Parliament and an ally of Chancellor Merkel, has left a meeting with Theresa May feeling a bit more optimistic about the prospects for the European Council meeting in December. Theresa May desperately needs that to be the moment that Brexit talks move on to Phase 2…