Robert Peston

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…

Cummings' attack spells big trouble for Boris

24 April 2021 5:36 am

When Number 10 briefed newspapers on Thursday that Dominic Cummings was the source of leaks of the Prime Minister’s text…

Why are politicians picking on the football Super League?

19 April 2021 11:51 pm

The collective gasp of outrage – led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson – at the decision of a few wealthy…

Is the EU to blame for AstraZeneca's vaccine shortage?

27 January 2021 3:00 am

The important difference between AstraZeneca’s relationship with the UK and its relationship with the EU – and the reason it…

The difficult vaccine debate we've shied away from

20 January 2021 12:22 am

The Prime Minister only has himself to blame for the public outcry over 70-year-olds being vaccinated when there are still…

The EU's remaining Brexit stumbling block

9 December 2020 11:32 pm

Here is the fundamental stumbling block to a free trade deal, one that the Prime Minister has just confirmed in…

Deal or no-deal? The choice is Boris Johnson's

8 December 2020 6:12 pm

If you voted for Brexit, did you think it was a state of pure and perfect national independence, or did…

Inside the no-deal reasonable worst case scenario

7 December 2020 6:48 pm

I’ve been passed the government’s ‘reasonable worst case scenario planning assumptions to support civil contingencies planning for the end of…

Covid is a nightmare for libertarian Tories

1 December 2020 4:37 am

These are confusing times for all of us. But for small-government libertarian Tories, Covid-19 is all their worst nightmares compressed…

The truth about me and Dominic Cummings

21 November 2020 9:00 am

It is such a relief that Dominic Cummings has gone. Not for the sake of the country or the government…

The Bank of England's terrifying economic projections

5 November 2020 8:40 pm

The Bank of England includes as one of its ‘conditioning assumptions’ in its forecasts today that the Bank Rate –…

How strict will the new Covid restrictions be?

12 October 2020 6:14 pm

I have a few points to make about the new three tier system to be announced today for restricting our…

Ministers close to closing northern pubs and restaurants

7 October 2020 9:43 pm

We are at a critical moment in the second surge of coronavirus. Ministers, scientists and officials are deeply concerned about…

Why won't the UK vaccinate the whole population?

5 October 2020 10:58 pm

In British COVID vaccine taskforce head Kate Bingham’s interview with the Financial Times, where she says that vaccinating the whole…

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…