Robert Peston

Brace yourselves for more Covid lockdown restrictions

21 September 2020 5:38 am

I’ve been bombarded with emails and messages from data scientists who firmly believe that the trend to Covid-19 infections, based…

With scientists divided, it's time for politicians to decide

18 September 2020 10:20 pm

Later today, the ONS coronavirus survey will confirm that Covid-19 is on the march again everywhere, not just in regional…

A tighter lockdown could be two weeks away

16 September 2020 4:53 am

Significant further restrictions on our freedom to mix with people, in social or work settings, could be introduced in a…

Tory faith in Boris is wavering

15 September 2020 7:37 pm

Having won that 80 seat majority for his party in December, it is really quite an achievement by Boris Johnson…

Could the Lords reject Boris’s Brexit bill?

10 September 2020 5:16 am

A senior Tory tells me the House of Lords will turn the Salisbury-Addison convention – which says the upper house…

A Brexit question Boris Johnson must answer

9 September 2020 5:56 pm

The question for Boris Johnson is why he signed a Withdrawal Agreement that gives the EU the power to decide whether…

Boris Johnson's Brexit dilemma

9 September 2020 2:42 am

The penny seems to have belatedly dropped for Boris Johnson. He can have a no-trade-deal relationship with the European Union…

Why Boris thinks no deal might be worth the pain

7 September 2020 9:58 pm

You may wonder why on earth a Tory government led by Boris Johnson, the heirs to Thatcher for goodness sake,…

Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine is showing positive signs

15 July 2020 10:23 pm

I am hearing there will be positive news soon (perhaps tomorrow) on initial trials of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine that…

Is Leicester going to see England’s first local lockdown?

27 June 2020 11:53 pm

The first local lockdown – and therefore a test of whether local lockdowns will be effective in suppressing coronavirus outbreaks…

Dominic Cummings has become a symbol of a very British inequality

26 May 2020 7:10 pm

Dominic Cummings knows all about how perception damages public confidence in political parties. Here he is in June 2017: ‘People…

Dominic Cummings has a human shield: Boris Johnson

25 May 2020 4:11 am

The rule of modern politics, let’s call it Trump’s first law, is that if you are being attacked for apparently…

Why Dominic Cummings' departure may only be a 'matter of time'

24 May 2020 8:45 pm

Dominic Cummings’s role in government no longer looks sustainable, as members of the cabinet and Tory MPs turn against him…

Why didn't Boris act sooner against coronavirus?

18 May 2020 9:43 pm

It is too easy to become obsessive in whole or partial lockdown. And my obsession for weeks now is why…

Two big gaps in Boris Johnson's lockdown statement

11 May 2020 6:03 am

There were three messages in Boris Johnson’s address to the nation, and quite a lot of important gaps. The messages…

Do antibodies deliver immunity to coronavirus?

6 May 2020 3:15 pm

Assume an alert flashes on your NHSX Covid-19 tracking app that you’ve been in contact with someone who has the…

Is the PM an example of why those with Covid-19 should be hospitalised earlier?

4 May 2020 12:25 am

There is so much to ponder in the prime minister’s interview about how Covid-19 almost killed him. But, in respect…

How the lockdown could be modified

1 May 2020 4:35 pm

We’ll get a fairly detailed plan from the PM next week encouraging businesses to start operating again, public transport to…

The viral transmission rate will be key to relaxing the lockdown

24 April 2020 9:37 pm

The next big event in the saga (I choose my words carefully) of our Covid-19 lockdown is the preliminary results…

The scientists are now running the country

17 April 2020 4:20 pm

What we learned on Thursday is that, at least while the Prime Minister is convalescing, the boffins of the government’s…

The nerve-wracking task of governing without the PM

7 April 2020 8:48 pm

I had been puzzling about why for most of the past 12 days, until last night, the PM and his…

What will a coronavirus 'exit strategy' look like?

7 April 2020 2:15 am

At the daily press briefings of senior ministers, the medical and the scientific advisers, there is a reluctance to talk…

The heartbreaking decisions doctors are preparing to face

1 April 2020 4:18 am

In recent days, I have had more than enough upsetting conversations with doctors to last a lifetime. About how they…

Coronavirus can help us confront the uncomfortable truth about death

30 March 2020 10:13 pm

In recent years, I’ve been thinking about the right way to die, having been with my late wife Sian Busby…

The lethal ambiguities in the 'stay at home' coronavirus advice

25 March 2020 4:42 am

There are still potentially lethal ambiguities in the government’s coronavirus advice about who should go to work; such is the…