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.
Boris Johnson spoke to MPs earlier, with details about the roadmap out of lockdown.
The senior Conservative MP Sir Charles Walker has become an outspoken critic of the government’s restrictions in England.
There’s just a week until the prime minister has promised to set out a “road-map” to chart the end of lockdown in England, but Boris Johnson said he still didn’t have “sufficient clarity on the data” to be sure what he’s going to say.
Anyone breaking the tough new quarantine rules will face fines of up to £10,000 and 10 years in prison.
Just days after the European Commission was criticised for threatening to override the Northern Ireland Protocol in the row over vaccine supplies, Boris Johnson has said he is prepared to do the same thing. The Prime Minister said he could take the action to ensure that there is no border in the Irish Sea. A…
Boris Johnson has hailed the vaccination of 10 million Britons as the most “colossal” effort in the history of the NHS. He said there was more evidence that the vaccines were also reducing transmission. But he also warned that the level of infection is still alarmingly high. The latest government figures show a further 1,322…
Our political editor Gary Gibbon reports live from Westminster.
England’s lockdown will continue at least until March 8. Boris Johnson said today that schools will not reopen before then – the earliest moment that the most vulnerable could all be protected by the vaccine. Other lockdown restrictions might be eased after that. Northern Ireland’s lockdown already runs to March. Wales and Scotland will review…
Travellers arriving in Britain from coronavirus hotspots could be made to quarantine in designated hotels, to limit the spread of new variants of the virus. Ministers are meeting this evening to discuss the proposals. They could be imposed on people flying in from parts of the world where virulent new strains have broken out, like…
There are no plans for that to happen before half-term in February, but many Tory MPs are dismayed at the prospect of it carrying on until Easter.
MPs have backed the latest lockdown measures for England.
MPs have voted to approve England’s new lockdown laws.
Boris Johnson has promised daily updates on the vaccination programme from next week.
The prime minister is expected to set out strict new lockdown measures for England, as the government raised the Covid-19 alert to five, the highest setting – warning that health services are in imminent danger of becoming overwhelmed. With latest figures showing hospital admissions in England are now at a record high, parliament is being…
More countries have imposed travel restrictions on arrivals from the UK to protect themselves against the new variant of the coronavirus.