Robert Peston

We can’t see the wood for the trees

30 May 2020 9:00 am

I was relieved to discover, earlier this week, that the Prime Minister’s special adviser, Dominic Cummings, was a symbol of…

Inside the relationship between politicians and the media

7 March 2020 8:30 pm

Global system breakdown has defined all our lives for 13 years. From the banking system’s boom and bust to the…

We will find out in a few days whether Brexit will happen

28 September 2019 10:41 pm

There is probably now just a week or so from the end of the Tory conference for Boris Johnson to…

Richard Branson at Davos (Photo: Getty)

Fraser Nelson's Davos diary

30 January 2016 9:00 am

For years, I’ve wondered why so many clever people go to Davos to discuss topics as meaningless as ‘the new…

Come back Robert Peston, all is forgiven: and tell us who’s to blame this time

23 January 2016 9:00 am

‘Who’s to blame for financial crisis’ is a poem I wrote in 2012, rhyming ‘speculators, spivs and traders’ with ‘rich,…

Robert Peston has got it all wrong about ties —viewers want broadcasters to look humbly respectful

3 October 2015 8:00 am

When Robert Peston, the economics editor of the BBC, interviewed George Osborne on television in an open-necked shirt with collar…

Why sound beats image when it comes to memory

27 June 2015 9:00 am

It’s often not visual images that stimulate memory but a smell, a taste, the sound of pebbles crashing on to…

How do I ever get speaking gigs? I’m guessing it goes like this…

13 December 2014 9:00 am

To Brighton, to address a conference of property investors. Unusually, I find myself programmed alongside both Gerard Lyons, City economist…

Why didn't financial journalists blow the whistle on Paul Flowers? Robert Peston can't tell you

30 November 2013 9:00 am

As I listened to Robert Peston early last Friday fluffing on about the Revd Paul Flowers and the possible effect…

Martin Vander Weyer: The BBC should replace Robert Peston with Grayson Perry

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Prediction, as Mervyn King once observed, is ‘a stab in the dark’. Who can say with confidence where the wholesale…