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.

  • 8 Nov 2018

    Tusk on Brexit deal: “maybe 5, maybe 6, maybe 7 days” to go

    I asked European Council President Donald Tusk if there could be a deal within a week. He said: “I hope so … but still we need maybe 5, maybe 6, maybe 7 days.”

  • 6 Nov 2018

    Could there be a Brexit deal in November? The Prime Minister today stressed to her Cabinet the importance of reaching an agreement this month but said this must “not be done at any cost”.

  • 6 Nov 2018

    There had been plans for today’s Cabinet to be the one that signed off the Brexit deal and there are signs (see earlier blog) that the decisive Cabinet might not be far off. So, for your interest, here’s are some proposals drafted by a Comms official in Whitehall on how the plan, if and when it lands, should be sold.…

  • 6 Nov 2018

    Today’s Cabinet had a better atmosphere for the PM than the last one -according to one who was around the table. One minister said it felt like the penultimate Cabinet before the deal is put before ministers for sign off. “That [scenario] wouldn’t surprise me at all,” the Minister said. The Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox,…

  • 5 Nov 2018

    Rumours are swirling about how close, or not, we are to a Brexit deal. Theresa May called the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar this morning to discuss how the backstop solution to the Northern Ireland border would work.

  • 2 Nov 2018

    Tax and Spend’ – with Torsten Bell and Rupert Harrison

    Politics: Where Next? is the podcast where we talk about where politics is going, with people who might have some idea. In the week of the Budget, I talk about the politics of ‘Tax and Spend’ with two former Treasury advisers who between them worked on dozens of fiscal events. Rupert Harrison, who was formerly…

  • 1 Nov 2018

    The highly addictive machines can lose gamblers hundred of pounds in minutes. But the proposed reduction in the highest stake was delayed for a year.

  • 29 Oct 2018

    A giveaway for some and a promise that austerity is finally coming to an end. Philip Hammond produced his final scheduled budget before Brexit with a flourish of income tax cuts for millions of workers and a series of one-off pledges for the “little extras”.  

  • 24 Oct 2018

    Theresa May went into this evening’s meeting of Conservative backbenchers knowing that some of them want her out of her job, and with the added pressure of a damning report into her own government’s readiness for Brexit. At least forty of them are threatening to vote against her Brexit deal if and when it’s agreed, if it keeps Britain…

  • 23 Oct 2018

    Theresa May has agreed to address a mass meeting of Conservative MPs tomorrow night about her Brexit plans, amid more speculation over whether there could be enough support to trigger a leadership challenge.  Earlier, Mrs May chaired a marathon cabinet meeting, much of it devoted to Brexit, with the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab ordered to provide weekly…

  • 23 Oct 2018

    Cabinet saw ‘sharp’ exchanges on Brexit

    Cabinet saw “sharp” exchanges on Brexit, according to one who was around the table. Ministers who really don’t like the emerging outline of a deal made forceful arguments against it. They included born again Brexiteers, Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid. But the pithiest attack sounds like it came from the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox. In what…

  • 22 Oct 2018

    Theresa May says only 5% of the withdrawal agreement is left to negotiate with Brussels. But that fraction is the hardest bit – the issue of the Northern Ireland border. But as she spoke to MPs the Prime Minister knew that some of her harshest critics were not opposite her but on her own side. The fury that some…

  • 22 Oct 2018

    Theresa May’s perfect storm

    Theresa May says there’s only 5% of the deal still to go. But that 5% is sorting out the Northern Ireland border. And she has to sort it out as patience amongst her backbenchers and cabinet is fraying.

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Theresa May came to Brussels yesterday hoping for generous offers.  But the only one that’s emerged is a “Brextension”.

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Transition extension: why, and will it work?

    The possible extension of the transition period opened up today in Brexit discussions signals the start of a massive, new, lengthy workstream.