Robert Peston

An omen of oblivion for Boris from a Tory MP

19 January 2022 7:03 pm

The Prime Minister revealed on Tuesday, during an interview with broadcasters, his testimony to Sue Gray, who he gave the mandate…

The bombshell email that could spell disaster for Boris

18 January 2022 7:27 pm

I know who sent the email to Martin Reynolds on 20 May 2020 telling him the planned ‘bring your own…

Boris Johnson's bid to save his own skin could easily backfire

18 January 2022 12:55 am

Militarising the border with France and abolishing the BBC licence fee may seem an extreme way to win back estranged…

How will Boris punish himself if his No. 10 party did break the rules?

12 January 2022 3:24 am

The final arbiter of whether Boris Johnson should be punished or sanctioned for allegedly breaking lockdown rules by attending that…

Boris Johnson is becoming a risk to his own Covid rules

13 December 2021 6:55 pm

‘It feels like a tipping point. Trust in Boris is collapsing. It could be fatal’. So spoke a senior Tory,…

Why there is more Omicron than we know

5 December 2021 11:03 pm

Yesterday the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced it had identified another 26 Omicron cases, and the total number of…

The key difference between Johnson and Starmer

24 November 2021 6:12 am

Here is the symbolic difference between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer. Johnson at the CBI rocked up with a bunch…

Why I didn’t get a hug at COP26

6 November 2021 9:00 am

COP26 is not your typical power summit, because world leaders, NGOs and hacks are all in the same scrum. Outside…

Boris Johnson, unlikely eco warrior

2 November 2021 9:52 pm

Boris Johnson is famously a politician who sees the glass half full, and whose instincts are to hope that a…

Has Cop 26 already flopped?

1 November 2021 6:13 pm

‘There is no chance of stopping climate change next week,’ the Prime Minister told me in an interview for ITV…

The real reason Britain failed on coronavirus

12 October 2021 9:29 pm

The joint health and science super-committee’s report into ‘lessons learned’ on the UK’s coronavirus response may not want to ‘point fingers…

Could the squeeze on living standards bring down Boris?

24 September 2021 3:00 pm

There is about to be a two-phase onslaught on the living standards of those on low-to-middling incomes. On 1 October…

We'll all pay the price for reckless energy firms' gambling

21 September 2021 3:00 pm

You know that mate of yours who is always boasting they pay way less for energy than you because they’re…

Why Johnson's tax gamble will pay off

7 September 2021 8:35 pm

Boris Johnson’s announcement today, promising he will fix the £15 billion hole in health and social care, may well be…

Will Johnson's cabinet of cardboard cutouts make a stand?

7 September 2021 5:03 pm

Cabinet government has become a very degraded thing. When I checked last night, cabinet ministers had still not been told…

Is Boris Johnson allowed to pick the next Archbishop of Canterbury?

24 July 2021 10:48 pm

A few weeks ago, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was shirty with me when I asked him whether he was now…

How ‘freedom day’ became ‘chaos day’

19 July 2021 7:22 pm

Welcome to ‘freedom day’, or more properly ‘chaos day’ – with businesses warning they can’t operate because too many employees…

Boris's 'freedom day' spells misery for many

6 July 2021 10:36 pm

The projection from Sajid Javid that Covid-19 infections could surge to a record 100,000 per day in a few weeks,…

What can Britain learn from Israel on ending lockdown?

23 June 2021 8:29 pm

Israel has been the world’s whole-country experiment to establish how, and how fast, Covid vaccination can return life to normal…

Boris Johnson's refusal to talk about faith

13 June 2021 7:55 pm

I am struggling to make sense of the Prime Minister’s answer to my question: whether he is a practising Roman…

The fatal flaw in the Covid travel restrictions

18 May 2021 11:43 pm

Here are two Covid questions, thrown up by the rate at which the Indian variant is infecting parts of the…

Nine lessons from the elections

10 May 2021 10:44 pm

Here are the big things I learned from Thursday’s elections and their aftermath. 1. The Scottish parliament will vote to…

Can Starmer reverse the horror of Hartlepool?

7 May 2021 6:55 pm

The Tory victory in Hartlepool, with a swing of 16 per cent and the biggest increase in a governing party’s…

The truth about the government and ‘herd immunity’

1 May 2021 9:00 am

I spent much of the 1980s and 1990s reporting on company chief executives who didn’t understand the distinction between mine…

How Tory MPs plan to clip Cummings' wings

30 April 2021 6:47 pm

On 26 May, Dominic Cummings will give evidence to MPs grouped on the health and science super committee, chaired by…