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.

  • 31 Jan 2018

    Leadership challenge threat hangs over May’s China trip

    In China they boast that their system allows their leaders to think in terms of decades. Their newly arrived guest of honour, Mrs May, is lucky to plan 24 hours in advance. On the long flight over to China, Mrs May’s team were asked if the PM had internet contact to keep her in touch…

  • 26 Jan 2018

    Tory divisions growing over Brexit

    David Davis’ speech in Middlesbrough has not been helped by yesterday’s appearance of the EU guidelines for negotiating the Brexit transition. The speech is asking for some concessions from the EU27 which it looks like the government has already won. It’s a bit like the magician saying he’s going to produce the rabbit from the…

  • 25 Jan 2018

    March 2019, Britain leaves the EU. But during the transition – it could still have to abide by EU laws and the UK might only have a very limited right to make an appearance at meetings, with no voting rights. All this, revealed in a copy of the EU’s negotiating guidelines for the next stage…

  • 25 Jan 2018

    Exclusive: EU’s negotiating guidelines for the Brexit transition

    Here are the EU’s negotiating guidelines for the Brexit transition, to be published on Monday but signed off at a meeting of officials yesterday.

  • 24 Jan 2018

    David Cameron has unintentionally shared his verdict on Brexit – “difficult” but “not a disaster” is his view. His words were picked up as he was filmed having a passing conversation with a businessman in a busy corridor at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • 24 Jan 2018

    David Cameron busted over Brexit remarks

    David Cameron’s been caught on camera at Davos saying: “Brexit has turned out less badly than we thought.” He describes it as a “mistake” and “not a disaster.” Brexit supporters in parliament and the press are already waving it as proof they were right all along and his referendum campaign was full of puffed up…

  • 23 Jan 2018

    A case of how not to win friends and influence people. Instead Boris Johnson earned himself a terse rebuke from Theresa May and the Chancellor Philip Hammond after he let it be known that he would argue at Cabinet for a post-Brexit boost in NHS spending. Those discussions should stay private, said Mrs May. The…

  • 23 Jan 2018

    Boris Johnson set to push for ‘liberal Brexit’

    Boris Johnson allies say some in the Cabinet did come to his support during the exchanges on the NHS. But that’s not what it felt like in the room if you listen even to pro-Leave Cabinet members. One Cabinet minister said that Michael Gove and Chris Grayling “didn’t row towards him, they rowed past. The rest…

  • 22 Jan 2018

    The head of the army has warned that Britain’s ability to deter or respond to threats could be eroded without substantial new investment. General Sir Nick Carter said Russia was building up an aggressive force, including cyber-warfare and long-range missile capacity, adding: “We cannot afford to sit back”. Number 10 insisted that the UK was…

  • 22 Jan 2018

    Military chief warns of Russia’s ‘eyewatering’ capability

    General Sir Nick Carter didn’t hold back as he warned of the threat of Russian military action. He said there were stark parallels between 1914 and how Russia might view things now.

  • 18 Jan 2018

    As President Macron has said that he and Theresa May are weaving a new tapestry together. It is very possible that such emollient words have never been heard before at the Sandhurst Military Academy, where the two leaders, their ministers and senior generals met this afternoon. It was Emmanuel Macron’s first visit to Britain as…

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Brexit talks: May and Macron do lunch

    The skies opened and thunder could be heard as Mrs May and President Macron went into Sandhurst to begin their talks and a rainbow was visible in the sky.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Carillion dominated Prime Minister’s Questions, where Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the Government of being negligent. Theresa May insisted that the Government is focused on keeping public services running.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    DUP calls for direct rule

    At Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May signalled that another round of intensive talks to get Stormont up and running again might not be far off. Mrs May sounded determined to avoid direct rule if she could.

  • 16 Jan 2018

    What is the feeling at Westminster about Donald Tusk’s remarks about Brexit?