Robert Peston

The real reason Britain failed on coronavirus

12 October 2021 9:29 pm

The joint health and science super-committee’s report into ‘lessons learned’ on the UK’s coronavirus response may not want to ‘point fingers…

Could the squeeze on living standards bring down Boris?

24 September 2021 3:00 pm

There is about to be a two-phase onslaught on the living standards of those on low-to-middling incomes. On 1 October…

We'll all pay the price for reckless energy firms' gambling

21 September 2021 3:00 pm

You know that mate of yours who is always boasting they pay way less for energy than you because they’re…

Why Johnson's tax gamble will pay off

7 September 2021 8:35 pm

Boris Johnson’s announcement today, promising he will fix the £15 billion hole in health and social care, may well be…

Will Johnson's cabinet of cardboard cutouts make a stand?

7 September 2021 5:03 pm

Cabinet government has become a very degraded thing. When I checked last night, cabinet ministers had still not been told…

Is Boris Johnson allowed to pick the next Archbishop of Canterbury?

24 July 2021 10:48 pm

A few weeks ago, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was shirty with me when I asked him whether he was now…

How ‘freedom day’ became ‘chaos day’

19 July 2021 7:22 pm

Welcome to ‘freedom day’, or more properly ‘chaos day’ – with businesses warning they can’t operate because too many employees…

Boris's 'freedom day' spells misery for many

6 July 2021 10:36 pm

The projection from Sajid Javid that Covid-19 infections could surge to a record 100,000 per day in a few weeks,…

What can Britain learn from Israel on ending lockdown?

23 June 2021 8:29 pm

Israel has been the world’s whole-country experiment to establish how, and how fast, Covid vaccination can return life to normal…

Boris Johnson's refusal to talk about faith

13 June 2021 7:55 pm

I am struggling to make sense of the Prime Minister’s answer to my question: whether he is a practising Roman…

The fatal flaw in the Covid travel restrictions

18 May 2021 11:43 pm

Here are two Covid questions, thrown up by the rate at which the Indian variant is infecting parts of the…

Nine lessons from the elections

10 May 2021 10:44 pm

Here are the big things I learned from Thursday’s elections and their aftermath. 1. The Scottish parliament will vote to…

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 –…