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.

  • 25 Nov 2018

    EU leaders sign off on UK’s Brexit deal

    It took 38 minutes for the EU leaders to sign off on the Brexit deal. There was talk of sadness and a slightly mournful air to the brief proceedings, one source said. The 27 leaders agreed that when they let Theresa May into their meeting they wanted to ask her about “next steps.” They did not, I am told, mean future trade negotiations but meant how on earth she was going to get the deal through Parliament.

  • 23 Nov 2018

    In the week we finally saw the declaration on the future relationship with the European Union – we look at what that document tells us and what the relations with the EU might look like.

  • 22 Nov 2018

    Theresa May insisted a deal is “within our grasp”. This after a new draft document was published, outlining what the UK’s relationship with the EU will look like after Brexit. Downing Street appeared to be taken by surprise when the 26-page political declaration on trade, security and other issues was leaked out this morning. The…

  • 21 Nov 2018

    Theresa May is still in talks with the European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, amid increasing pressure to agree a divorce deal.

  • 21 Nov 2018

    The May/ Juncker talks

    This visit is in fact part of the “selling of the deal” which Theresa May is now embarked on.

  • 20 Nov 2018

    Cabinet ministers got a glimpse of those plans this morning at a meeting variously described variously as “tense” and “constructive”. In the Commons, has Mrs May really dodged an attempt by Eurosceptic MPs to unseat her or is the plot continuing?

  • 20 Nov 2018

    Brexit: Cabinet meetings, tweaks to the text and a Brussels day trip

    Some Cabinet ministers say this morning’s gathering was a more low-key affair than last week’s. One around the table said “it was like the steam had gone out of it.” Chris Grayling spoke up, challenging the idea that Theresa May’s deal could ever get through the Commons. But others, one source said, were rather low-key. The Chief…

  • 19 Nov 2018

    “Be in no doubt, I am determined to deliver” my Brexit deal, Theresa May has told business leaders at the CBI conference. 

  • 16 Nov 2018

    Can Britain still slam the brakes on Brexit?

    Could Article 50 be revoked unilaterally by the UK government without having to ask for the EU’s permission?

  • 15 Nov 2018

    The Tory “no deal uprising”

    The ERG faction within a faction pushing for Theresa May to go hasn’t pulled off its mission yet. Sir Edward Leigh, who attended the group’s meeting this lunchtime but isn’t going to send a letter demanding a vote of no confidence, told me that this is in essence a “no deal uprising.” He said his colleagues worry…

  • 15 Nov 2018

    Amid resignations and a potential vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, where next for Westminster? What are the chances of getting Theresa May’s Brexit deal through Parliament and what could happen if it doesn’t? A second referendum? A general election? A renegotiation? No deal? Political scientist Professor Philip Cowley and UK correspondent to German newspaper Die Welt Stefanie…

  • 14 Nov 2018

    What a difference a day makes. Last night, the first reports began to emerge. Today, we hoped to learn so much, but so far, no grand plan has been published. And ministerial resignations? Not yet anyway. Is the centre holding fast?  It is too soon to say.

  • 13 Nov 2018

    Senior Cabinet ministers have been summoned, a draft Brexit deal with the EU is on the table, but the real work is only just beginning – selling it to the Cabinet, parliament, if not the country at large.

  • 13 Nov 2018

    Brexit: the storm makes land

    We have two documents in Downing Street being read tonight: the Withdrawal Agreement (500 pages or so) and the outline political declaration (some four pages or so). That tells you how much work is still to be done in working out the future relationship. The negotiators haven’t even been able to hand in half their…

  • 12 Nov 2018

    Brexit negotiators were burning the midnight oil in Brussels last night, with scant detail about what might, if anything, be put to the cabinet tomorrow.