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.

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Brexit coup d’état?

    The Brexit White Paper agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers was not what Brexiteer Tory MPs expected or wanted. They quizzed Theresa May’s top Brexit official on his role in producing it.

  • 24 Jul 2018

    Theresa May has confirmed she’s taking personal charge of the Brexit negotiations with the EU, with her newly-appointed Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab serving as deputy. Mr Raab dismissed Labour claims he’d been sidelined, describing it as a “shifting of the Whitehall deckchairs”. The government has left it until the very last moments of the parliamentary…

  • 18 Jul 2018

    Boris Johnson resignation statement

    The government was careful, as Boris Johnson knew it would be, to create a buffer zone of statements between the Prime Minister sitting down at the end of PMQs and Boris Johnson getting to his feet to rubbish her Brexit strategy in his resignation speech. He accused Theresa May of leading a “stealthy retreat” to…

  • 18 Jul 2018

    Theresa May and Brexit rebels face off as threat of general election grows

    “We are on a cliff edge, leaning right forward, losing our centre of gravity and about to fall into the abyss of 20 years in the wilderness. I can’t see anyway round it. We are inviting Jeremy Corbyn to form a government.” One former minister, this morning, on the state of the Conservative Party. The…

  • 17 Jul 2018

    The government has just won a narrow victory in the House of Commons, defeating an attempt by pro-Remain Conservative MPs to force it to stick closely to the EU for trade in goods after Brexit.

  • 16 Jul 2018

    Brexit-supporting Conservative backbenchers have forced the government to accept a series of amendments to its cross-border trade bill that appear to significantly alter the Brexit deal struck by the cabinet at Chequers. Theresa May claimed the Chequers agreement had not been changed, but the climbdown has prompted a furious row across Conservative benches. Tory Remainers…

  • 16 Jul 2018

    May’s whips negotiate humiliating climb-down to head off pro-Brexit rebellion

    She is a Prime Minister on the ropes, humiliated by departing Cabinet Ministers and by the US President, struggling to get her EU strategy passed by her party. But Theresa May stood up to give a statement to the Commons this afternoon to near silence from her own back-benches. Later on in the afternoon, by…

  • 13 Jul 2018

    Trump undermines May then praises her to the heights

    In searing heat on the lawns of Chequers, Donald Trump laid it on with a trowel to Theresa May. We are becoming used to the sequence of offence given greatly, accusations that he’s been misunderstood and then proclamations that he reveres the individual in question. We got an Olympic class display of those skills today…

  • 13 Jul 2018

    How should Theresa May handle Donald Trump?

    How to handle Donald Trump? What tactics work? How do you get the best out of him? Is there any relationship worth pursuing given how quickly he spins round and contradicts himself? If you’re part of the traditional liberal West, will he always undermine you? The grin/grimace and bear it approach has been tested to…

  • 12 Jul 2018

      Almost a week after Theresa May’s showdown at Chequers that led to David Davis, Boris Johnson and various others you probably haven’t heard of quitting, the Government’s Brexit White Paper has been revealed, detailing Britain’s negotiating position for life after we leave the EU. Theresa May declared it “absolutely delivers on the Brexit we…

  • 12 Jul 2018

    Brexit Policy Published – But Will MPs Ever Back It?

    Nearly one hour into Dominic Raab’s statement on the government’s Brexit negotiating strategy a Tory MP got up and did something unusual. Vicky Ford, former MEP, was the first Tory to say anything supportive of the policy.

  • 9 Jul 2018

    Boris Johnson quits; MPs expected to demand no confidence vote

    Boris Johnson following David Davis out the door gives those Tory Brexiteers who want to storm the Downing Street barricades all the spur to action they need. Mr Johnson took a while to make his mind up, arguably many months. It’s not the most dignified resignation perhaps, waiting for Mr Davis to take the lead…

  • 9 Jul 2018

    No 10 to brief opposition parties on Brexit

    Some of those close to David Davis who were urging him to resign over the new direction of Brexit policy were in no doubt what they thought the point of such a resignation would be. “She’s got to go,” one of them told me last week. The same Davis ally thought the hard line Brexiteers…

  • 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.