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.

  • 6 Jul 2018

    Theresa May has called together her divided Conservative Cabinet at a private meeting to hammer out a Brexit plan for future trade with the European Union.

  • 6 Jul 2018

    Will the Brexiteers walk after crunch talks at Chequers?

    Aston actually went out of business a while ago but the surviving local cab firm is run by a passionate pro-Remain boss who said she would happily drive any pro-Brexit minister out of government.

  • 5 Jul 2018

    Theresa May and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, have been in talks ahead of the ‘crucial’ next phase of the Brexit process.

  • 4 Jul 2018

    Labour MP Ruth George, who’s a member of the DWP Select Committee, discusses Esther McVey’s apology to MPs for giving them misleading information about the Universal Credit programme.

  • 4 Jul 2018

    Brexit strains in the Cabinet

    Individual Cabinet Ministers are getting their briefings on Theresa May’s new Brexit proposals ahead of Friday’s special Cabinet meeting.

  • 3 Jul 2018

    There are still days to go before the special Chequers Cabinet meeting on Brexit – but  Europe’s politicians are getting impatient. At lunch today in The Hague the Dutch Prime Minister told Theresa May it was now time provide clarity on “every aspect” of the UK’s future relationship with the EU. The pressure is mounting in…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    “Pipe down” and “Put a sock in it” – the playground insults from senior Tories were flying on Twitter today in response to arch-Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg’s warning that the Prime Minister must deliver the Brexit she promised or risk the collapse of her government. It feels as though an out-and-out civil war is in full…

  • 27 Jun 2018

    Ministers have been told that after the European summit at the end of this week there will effectively be only six weeks’ negotiating time left to finalise the Brexit deal. The agreement is supposed to be signed off at the next summit in October, but with Brussels officials taking their summer holidays, time is running…

  • 27 Jun 2018

    Brexit White Paper takes shape

    Cabinet members who aren’t on the specialist sub-committee that’s supposed to be guiding Brexit negotiations got a sneak preview of the emerging Brexit policy yesterday just before full Cabinet. The UK official leading the Brexit negotiations, Olly Robbins, introduced some slides. Beside him were Gavin Barwell, the PM’s Chief of Staff and the UK Representative…

  • 25 Jun 2018

    Heathrow plans to clear Commons

    Boris Johnson isn’t the only anti-Heathrow expansion campaigner who has already given up on the Commons vote due at 10pm. In a message to local Tories in his Uxbridge constituency the Foreign Secretary said resigning in principle would have “changed absolutely nothing.” John McDonnell speaking near the airport to campaigners in his Hayes and Harlington…

  • 25 Jun 2018

    It comes to something when Kabul is a safe port in a political storm. Yet the Afghan capital was where Boris Johnson flew today, in order to avoid a crucial Commons vote on Heathrow’s third runway, which could have seen him forced to resign. Mr Johnson, who famously vowed to lie in front of a…

  • 22 Jun 2018

    If Brexit means an end to freedom of movement, Britain will need a brand new immigration policy. Indeed it was the reason many people voted to leave. And while many have thrown up their hands in horror at what’s been going on at the Mexican border or in Italy and Hungary, an exclusive poll for…

  • 22 Jun 2018

    Attitudes to immigration haven’t softened since EU referendum, poll suggests

    Nigel Farage says “the Tory posh boys” sang his song on immigration in the latter stages of the referendum campaign and are now running away from the issue and talking of a “liberal Brexit”.

  • 21 Jun 2018

    Theresa May’s testing weeks

    Leo Varadkar has been hosting the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Dublin, giving the UK a taster of the sort of lines it is going to hear next week at the European Council meeting in Brussels. “There isn’t much time left,” the Taoiseach said. “There is an urgent need to make progress.” Mr Juncker echoed that…

  • 20 Jun 2018

    Theresa May has seen off a potentially damaging defeat on her flagship EU withdrawal bill. The possibility of a government defeat saw seriously ill Labour MPs brought into parliament to vote on an amendment that would have given the Commons a bigger say in the Brexit negotiations. In the end the Brexit Secretary gave Tory…