Robert Peston

Will the Bank of England say sorry?

5 August 2022 9:46 pm

Months ago I said the Bank of England would face a barrage of criticism and a challenge to its independence…

Liz Truss presents a serious challenge to Rishi Sunak

21 July 2022 2:56 am

After all that, Sunak entered the final members’ round to be Tory leader and UK PM with a comfortable 24…

Kemi Badenoch's role in the Tory leadership race isn't over yet

20 July 2022 4:38 pm

Kemi Badenoch, the Tory leadership contest’s Emma Raducanu, finally lost momentum. She put on just one vote to secure 59…

Labour won the Tory leadership debate

18 July 2022 6:15 am

That was quite a debate.I’ve never seen senior Tory ministers and MPs lay into each other so publicly. Rishi Sunak…

The Conservative party is in a terrible state

14 July 2022 11:57 pm

There was only one lesson to be drawn from last night’s Peston show: the Conservative party is in a right…

Will Sunak's polished campaign harm his chances?

9 July 2022 5:46 pm

Rishi Sunak has launched a slick, well organised leadership campaign very early. It is impossible to escape the conclusion that…

Could Boris Johnson last until November?

7 July 2022 8:42 pm

The prime minister is resigning today, and staying on as caretaker till the autumn, but that leaves very big decisions…

The meeting tonight that will decide Boris Johnson’s fate

6 July 2022 7:41 pm

The 1922 Committee – the organising body for Conservative MPs – faces a momentous decision on Wednesday night. If its…

Is Starmer trying to have his Brexit cake and eat it?

5 July 2022 2:37 am

There are three big questions about Sir Keir Starmer’s ‘five point plan to make Brexit work’. First is whether it…

Nicola Sturgeon has put Boris Johnson in a tight corner

29 June 2022 2:22 am

Nicola Sturgeon’s claim that she will not contemplate breaching the rule of law by holding an independence referendum was pretty blatant…

Boris Johnson’s inflation contradiction

22 June 2022 11:10 pm

As Boris Johnson tries to limit pay rises to bring down inflation, ministers have no explanation for why planned rises in…

The Northern Ireland Protocol is a problem Boris created

13 June 2022 9:20 pm

If Boris Johnson was elected on a single slogan, it was ‘Get Brexit done’. He then claimed it was done…

Boris's moment of maximum danger is yet to come

8 June 2022 5:58 am

Much as Boris Johnson wants to ‘bash on’, deliver popular populist policies, and characterise Monday’s confidence vote as the catharsis…

I’m not exaggerating partygate

26 May 2022 2:20 am

A veteran Tory MP, who I’ve known for almost 30 years, just laid into me – and my colleagues in…

Boris is gearing up for a new round of the Brexit wars

11 May 2022 12:51 am

As prime minister, Boris Johnson does not follow the normal rules. To put it mildly. And this year’s Queen’s Speech,…

What's wrong with the Rwanda plan?

15 April 2022 3:53 am

There are many unanswered questions about the government’s new policy of compelled expulsion to Rwanda of uninvited asylum claimants. Here…

How Boris misled MPs over partygate

29 March 2022 11:07 pm

The significance of today’s announcement by the Met Police that 20 individuals who unlawfully attended parties in Downing Street and the…

Putin's war is pushing Finland towards Nato

29 March 2022 5:59 pm

There is important precedent for a small, determined, patriotic army saving a nation from falling under the sway of Russia.…

Has Rishi Sunak just destroyed his relationship with Boris?

24 March 2022 2:42 am

I said yesterday that I expected the Chancellor to increase universal credit by more than planned. I was misled. I was…

What to expect at the spring statement

23 March 2022 6:43 am

The big story of Wednesday’s spring statement by the Chancellor will be the impact of inflation – which has soared…

Is the government in denial about the looming economic crisis?

10 March 2022 8:40 am

The priority for the UK and other rich democracies is to protect the people of Ukraine from the depredations of…

Why did Boris prioritise Lebedev's peerage during the pandemic?

7 March 2022 1:37 am

Like me, you probably remember the third week of March 2020 as though it were yesterday. Covid-19 was on these shores…

The invasion of Ukraine and the death of globalisation

3 March 2022 11:03 pm

Putin’s savage invasion of Ukraine, and the West’s collective response, is the moment that the slow death of financial and…

Expelling Russia from Swift would be a massive economic shock

27 February 2022 4:45 am

If Russia is expelled from the Swift banking messaging system, that would be serious economic warfare against Putin. Because Thursday’s…

Will Ukraine become Putin's Afghanistan?

25 February 2022 11:29 pm

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace may be right that Russian troops have not succeeded in all their immediate objectives, that they…