Gary Gibbon on Politics

Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.

October 21, 2016 No Comments

Theresa May’s ‘prestigious’ slot for speech to EU leaders

Theresa May was given the prestigious 1am slot for her address to EU leaders. Maybe sensing some fidgeting in the room, the PM trimmed down her remarks from the 15 minutes allocated by Donald Tusk, the European Council President, and spoke for around five minutes instead.


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October 20, 2016 1 Comment

Theresa May gets 15 minutes on Brexit

President Hollande gave the sharpest words of the day on Brexit. The French President said: ” I have said it very clearly; Madame Theresa May wants a hard Brexit, then talks will be hard

Brexit vote: Number 10 aide’s view on why Remain lost

He praises the Leave side for early preparation and better knowledge of the arguments and for rebuttal speed.

October 14, 2016 5 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon: border checks ‘lack all credibility’

Nicola Sturgeon feels that Theresa May has gifted her a priceless argument for the second Scottish independence referendum whenever it comes.

October 13, 2016 2 Comments

Does hard Brexit equal Scottish Independence?

There would be a draft second independence bill published on Monday and she would make preparations so Scotland could call a referendum before Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

October 12, 2016 2 Comments

Theresa May cautious over no-fly-zones in Syria

Everything we know about Mrs May suggests that she would be very cautious about increasing overseas involvement like a no-fly-zone.

October 5, 2016 5 Comments

Theresa May puts herself at the head of the angry mob

The message is that great change must come, dictated by the roar of the Brexit vote. She has determined what the roar meant.

October 4, 2016 4 Comments

Tories look to increase majority with DUP deal

The Conservatives and DUP are looking into an arrangement that could increase the Tories’ working majority.

October 3, 2016 2 Comments

Philip Hammond: caution and wariness as Brexit edges closer

Philip Hammond is addressing business people tonight. A friend said he rather expected the cheers and gasps would happen in the very opposite places where they had in the conference hall for his

Theresa May: the captain of HMS Brexit surfaces

Theresa May rubbished the distinction between “hard” and “soft” Brexit as a “false dichotomy.”

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