Robert Peston

Labour will not endorse Remain in a general election

11 September 2019 7:52 am

Very important breaking news. Which is that trade unions, in their TULO meeting with Jeremy Corbyn, have tonight endorsed the…

The three numbers that measure Britain’s constitutional crisis

11 September 2019 12:22 am

Here in a few numbers is the measure of the catastrophic mess we are in; caused by failing to resolve…

We’re heading for a November election

7 September 2019 12:21 am

Opposition parties will again vote against a general election on Monday. The debate between leaders of Labour, SNP, Liberal Democrats,…

Will Jeremy Corbyn keep Boris Johnson dangling?

4 September 2019 5:55 pm

Jeremy Corbyn is now in charge – even though he isn’t prime minister. And he faces the most important judgement…

Boris Johnson tells rebels: back me or face an early election

3 September 2019 2:59 am

Boris Johnson’s message to MPs is that if they vote tomorrow for another delay, then Wednesday there will be vote…

An election is coming – and soon

2 September 2019 1:51 am

I am finding it hard to capture the scale of the parliamentary battle that will start on Tuesday – because…

It’s time for Boris Johnson’s opponents to decide what they want

29 August 2019 9:16 pm

Boris Johnson sees method in and admires some of Trump’s apparent madness: not the ‘send them home’ abusive chants about ethnic…

For better or worse, Boris Johnson is different

26 August 2019 3:21 am

I’ve learned only one thing at the G7 summit of big rich countries here in Biarritz: Boris Johnson absolutely loves…

Boris Johnson’s Brexit opponents are playing into his hands

22 August 2019 1:08 am

There is arguably the most important conflict raging in the Tory party since Churchill replaced Chamberlain as PM in 1940.…

Why Boris Johnson needs an election to deliver Brexit

14 August 2019 11:11 pm

What more-or-less all Tory MPs seem to have missed is that Philip Hammond, the ex-chancellor who has become the anti-no-deal…

Why a no-deal Brexit is now overwhelmingly likely

7 August 2019 7:27 am

I am regularly asked whether MPs can block a no-deal Brexit, whether they will block a no-deal Brexit and whether…

Can Boris Johnson overcome Jean-Claude Juncker?

26 July 2019 4:44 am

I don’t know if Boris Johnson is as surprised to be prime minister as those who’ve known him for 20…

Boris Johnson has achieved his dream. Will he mess it up?

23 July 2019 10:34 pm

When Boris Johnson chants his mantra of delivering Brexit, uniting the country and beating Jeremy Corbyn, it is very much…

Why Boris Johnson’s team fear the tide is moving against him

2 July 2019 6:44 pm

William Hague is not noted for agonies of self-doubt. But the former Tory leader’s judgement, in his Telegraph column on…

Why neither Boris nor Hunt can stop a no-deal Brexit

27 June 2019 12:37 am

There is a lot of confusion about Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit. And that is deliberate because the candidate has yet…

Why Tory members don’t care about the Carrie Symonds row

24 June 2019 8:24 pm

This is what a senior member of the cabinet told me this morning about whether Boris Johnson’s prospects of becoming…

Who will face Boris in the final stage of the Tory leadership contest?

19 June 2019 8:20 pm

This is my scenario for how the last two days of the MPs’ stage of the Tory leadership ballot will…

How Boris and Corbyn could both be undone by Brexit

7 June 2019 12:52 am

When the influential Tory ERG Brexiter Steve Baker refused last night on my programme to deny Boris Johnson is closer to his…

Will Boris Johnson save or sink the Tory party?

5 June 2019 6:48 am

Now that the Tory party has confirmed we’ll know the identity of its new leader and therefore in theory our…

Theresa May could be gone by the first week of June

9 May 2019 5:30 pm

The 1922 executive committee thinks it has finally laid a surefire trap for Theresa May – by securing a promise from…

When will Theresa May be removed by her party?

7 May 2019 10:48 pm

I understand Sir Graham Brady – chairman of the 1922 committee and therefore representative of all Tory MPs – expects…

Britain’s Brexit fate is now in Emmanuel Macron’s hands

9 April 2019 3:30 am

Our Brexit fate is in the hands of France’s president Macron – which is “not a wholly comfortable state of…

Could Theresa May cancel Brexit?

8 April 2019 7:26 pm

Is the de facto Brexit default now revoking Article 50 this week rather than a no-deal Brexit on 12 April?…

Has a Brexit breakthrough been reached at last?

5 April 2019 4:36 pm

There has been considerable and widespread cynicism about the talks between the Government and Labour about a compromise that could…

A no-deal Brexit or general election are now likelier than ever

30 March 2019 5:01 am

Maybe I am simply in the thrall of the powerful emotions manifested by MPs in their debate on Friday, but…