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.
Amid the flurry of all the new announcements today about Omicron and England’s Plan B, Boris Johnson is still facing questions over the alleged lockdown-breaching Christmas party in Downing Street last year.
Boris Johnson welcomed a daughter into the world today. But the torrent of fury coming at the Prime Minister from all directions must surely have penetrated any “baby bubble” he might have hoped to enjoy.
A couple of hours before the prime minister’s announcement, Allegra Stratton emerged tearfully from her London home, saying she was resigning her government job and offering her “profound apologies” for appearing to make light of Covid rules.
The health secretary has warned that there is now community transmission of the new Omicron variant of Covid “across multiple regions of England”.
This afternoon the Commons approved the government’s new emergency Covid regulations that came into force this morning for England.
News of the changes to his team started to emerge this morning, overshadowing his deputy Angela Rayner as she made a speech on cleaning up politics.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has told MPs there is no quick fix to solve the migrant crisis in the English Channel.
In response to the tragic deaths in the English Channel, the prime minister held an emergency meeting of the Cobra committee in Whitehall.
Boris Johnson is facing a backbench rebellion over a change to his plans for social care in England.
Boris Johnson couldn’t escape the questions on sleaze today.
Boris Johnson has called for MPs to be banned from acting as paid political consultants or lobbyists in an attempt to draw a line under the political corruption scandal that’s been engulfing the Tory party.
Boris Johnson has said MPs who break Commons rules must be punished.
If MPs are not visible in their constituencies, they should expect to be judged by the electorate. That’s the warning from Downing Street, even though Boris Johnson hasn’t backed an outright ban on MPs having second jobs.
Labour has accused Boris Johnson of “running scared”, after he failed to attend today’s emergency commons debate on MPs’ standards.
The 120 world leaders who came to Glasgow in a fanfare of hope and big promises are now on their way home, after signing up to some aspirational agreements to halt the destruction of forests and slash methane emissions over the next decade.