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.

  • 23 Mar 2018

    May finds renewed EU support over Russia and Brexit negotiations

    Yesterday Theresa May wanted EU unity on Russia. On Brexit, following the adoption of new EU guidelines on the future relationship with Britain, she wants division. Think of all the rhetoric you heard in the 2016 referendum about how this sector of that EU country will never allow its leaders to restrict or harm its…

  • 22 Mar 2018

    PM and Putin compete in EU charm offensive

    As the European Council meets in Brussels, yet again the Brexit issue is shoved to the moment chairs scrape and attention drifts at the dog end of the evening. Mrs May will have her say – the transition deal is in both our interests, the guidelines for negotiations on the future relationship are welcomed –…

  • 22 Mar 2018

    Theresa May has arrived at the European Summit in Brussels and given a warning to her fellow EU leaders. She said the Salisbury attack was part of a pattern of Russian agression against Europe. But she hasn’t got unqualified support around the table as some EU leaders have called for Britain to provide more evidence…

  • 19 Mar 2018

    Theresa May ‘committed’ to ‘backstop’ treaty clause

    It is now clear that the Brexit Transition deal will be agreed at the European Council on Friday morning. The EU27 judge that sufficient parts of their draft legal text, their attempt to codify what was shaken on in December, are now agreed on.

  • 19 Mar 2018

    Britain and the European Union have agreed a deal on what happens after the UK’s departure from the EU next year. At a press conference in Brussels today, Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said that in addition to the transition deal, they’d also agreed a large part of the…

  • 14 Mar 2018

    Twenty three Russian diplomats will be expelled from Britain in response to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Theresa May told MPs that there was no alternative to the conclusion that the Russian state was responsible for the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

  • 14 Mar 2018

    Corbyn refuses to toe May’s line on Russia

    Mr Corbyn’s spokesman, briefing reporters after the Commons exchanges, suggested that the Labour leader was not convinced that the intelligence pointed without question to the Russian state as perpetrator of the act.

  • 12 Mar 2018

    Gary Gibbon has the latest from Westminster.  

  • 12 Mar 2018

    What are Theresa May’s options in response to Salisbury poisoning?

    Theresa May has gone to the top end of the diplomatic lexicon to condemn the attack on a Russian spy and his daughter. The Prime Minister said it constituted an “unlawful use of force” and “more extensive measures” would follow. The Russian government has been given until tomorrow night to explain how a nerve agent…

  • 7 Mar 2018

    More complicated, more costly, and no cherry picking the best bits out of a future deal. That’s Donald Tusk’s message to Britain about the post-Brexit world, warning that nothing about it would be “frictionless or smoother”. Already the future of financial services is proving a major sticking point, the Chancellor Philip Hammond insisting again today…

  • 7 Mar 2018

    EU Brexit guidelines include ‘very bony fish to swallow’

    The EU Guidelines published at lunchtime were dismissed by Philip Hammond as the sort of opening bid you would expect from a negotiating partner. Nothing to see here. Move along. The draft guidelines proclaim that there could be a zero tariff agreement with post-Brexit Britain that includes all goods (including, unusually, agriculture and fisheries). That addition of…

  • 2 Mar 2018

    You can’t always get what you want: that’s the central message of Theresa May’s vision for Britain’s future trade relationship with Europe, as she said the country had to face up to some “hard facts” about leaving the EU. Speaking at the Mansion House in the City of London, she appeared to make some concessions,…

  • 2 Mar 2018

    Lipstick on the cake?

    Talking to some EU sources, you sense that they think Mrs May has gone through the motions of acknowledging the downsides of her red lines and then repeated her previous attempt to have cake and eat it anyway.

  • 1 Mar 2018

    “Friction is an inevitable side-effect of Brexit” said the European Council president Donald Tusk today. As Theresa May convened the cabinet to approve her Brexit plans ahead of a speech tomorrow, Mr Tusk seemed in no mood to accept the Prime Minister’s assertion that the UK could reach a deal that will allow trade to be…

  • 1 Mar 2018

    Theresa May gets eve of speech warnings from EU

    As Theresa May got Cabinet sign off for the “serious” and “ambitious” Brexit policy she’ll set out in her speech tomorrow, EU leaders have warned that her own red lines mean Britain is closing the door on itself.