Robert Peston

Boris Johnson will block the Brexit transition being extended in law

17 December 2019 9:19 am

Those who thought Boris Johnson would exploit his huge majority to be flexible on the end-2020 deadline for negotiating a…

The three ‘C’s’ that explain Boris’s historic election win

14 December 2019 2:07 am

This was an election as important and as divisive for the UK as Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1979. Vast numbers…

Could this be the defining moment of the election campaign?

10 December 2019 5:50 am

An interview earlier today with my colleague Joe Pike captures the contradiction at the heart of Boris Johnson’s campaign. He…

Boris Johnson has gambled big by pledging to spend small

25 November 2019 8:06 am

Boris Johnson just took a very big political risk, by not making any serious attempt to compete with Labour on…

Corbyn has all but declared class war with this manifesto

22 November 2019 6:35 am

I am not sure if it is class war exactly but something very like it is back. Perhaps it is…

Are Boris and Corbyn both playing us all for fools?

20 November 2019 5:23 am

A question I don’t expect my colleague Julie Etchingham to put to the two party leaders in ITV’s debate is…

Is a vote for the SNP really a vote for prime minister Corbyn?

9 November 2019 12:29 am

Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to form a “progressive alliance” after the election to evict Boris Johnson from 10 Downing…

SNP and LibDems join forces to pursue 9 December election

27 October 2019 8:14 am

The Scottish National Party and Lib Dems have joined forces to attempt to force a general election in early December,…

Should we be blaming Balliol, rather than Eton, for our political woes?

26 October 2019 9:00 am

In our house, the biggest source of tension is that I think there is an important difference between deferring a…

Tomorrow will be the make-or-break day for Boris Johnson’s Brexit

22 October 2019 7:03 am

The important vote on Tuesday will be on the timetable, or programme motion, for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the law…

Boris sends three letters to the EU – and says he does NOT want a Brexit extension

20 October 2019 8:12 am

The Prime Minister will today send, but not sign, a letter requesting a Brexit delay till January 31 2020, and will…

Twelve Brexit lessons from today’s drama in the Commons

20 October 2019 3:46 am

Here are the important points about today’s emergency vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – which turned into a vote on…

The DUP is caught on the horns of a Brexit dilemma

18 October 2019 10:54 pm

There is a magnificent paradox – the Taj Mahal of paradoxes, let’s hope NOT the RMS Titanic of paradoxes –…

Boris Johnson’s path to victory

18 October 2019 8:15 am

The Saturday vote on Boris Johnson’s deal will be closer than people think. Around 18 or 19 of the Tory…

The biggest risk with Boris Johnson’s Queen’s Speech

14 October 2019 10:23 pm

This is more an election manifesto launch than a conventional Queen’s Speech, because Boris Johnson simply does not have the numbers in…

Why Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer is probably dead

7 October 2019 9:11 pm

The word habitually used by EU negotiators to characterise Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer is “uncertainty”. They talk of “uncertainty” about how the…

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan could soon be dead

3 October 2019 5:49 am

Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer to the EU is not dead on arrival – but it may well be dead within the…

Boris has five days to make a Brexit deal

1 October 2019 9:19 pm

The prime minister is about to launch himself on the most important and arduous challenge of his time in office,…

It’s now or never for Boris Johnson if he wants a Brexit breakthrough

1 October 2019 12:42 am

There is only one speech that matters this week, here in Manchester at Tory party conference. It will be Boris Johnson’s on…

We will find out in a few days whether Brexit will happen

28 September 2019 10:41 pm

There is probably now just a week or so from the end of the Tory conference for Boris Johnson to…

Revealed: The SNP’s plan to back Corbyn as temporary PM

27 September 2019 5:47 pm

The Scottish National Party has come round to the idea that Jeremy Corbyn may shortly have to become temporary caretaker…

Why Boris Johnson should request a Brexit delay from the EU

26 September 2019 4:07 am

Boris Johnson wants a general election now. Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon both say they want an election but not…

Boris Johnson would be foolish to underestimate Labour

24 September 2019 2:13 am

In the next election, as in the last one, McDonnellism will prove a serious challenge to the Tories. John McDonnell,…

Will the Supreme Court end the prorogation of Parliament?

20 September 2019 7:50 am

At the close of Supreme Court proceedings on Thursday, there was quite a lot of to and fro about what…

Revealed: The Brexit deal Boris Johnson wants

18 September 2019 2:45 am

The shape of the Brexit fix that Boris Johnson wants from the EU’s 27 leaders is now clear. Here it is: In…