Robert Peston

Boris is gearing up for a new round of the Brexit wars

11 May 2022 12:51 am

As prime minister, Boris Johnson does not follow the normal rules. To put it mildly. And this year’s Queen’s Speech,…

What's wrong with the Rwanda plan?

15 April 2022 3:53 am

There are many unanswered questions about the government’s new policy of compelled expulsion to Rwanda of uninvited asylum claimants. Here…

How Boris misled MPs over partygate

29 March 2022 11:07 pm

The significance of today’s announcement by the Met Police that 20 individuals who unlawfully attended parties in Downing Street and the…

Putin's war is pushing Finland towards Nato

29 March 2022 5:59 pm

There is important precedent for a small, determined, patriotic army saving a nation from falling under the sway of Russia.…

Has Rishi Sunak just destroyed his relationship with Boris?

24 March 2022 2:42 am

I said yesterday that I expected the Chancellor to increase universal credit by more than planned. I was misled. I was…

What to expect at the spring statement

23 March 2022 6:43 am

The big story of Wednesday’s spring statement by the Chancellor will be the impact of inflation – which has soared…

Is the government in denial about the looming economic crisis?

10 March 2022 8:40 am

The priority for the UK and other rich democracies is to protect the people of Ukraine from the depredations of…

Why did Boris prioritise Lebedev's peerage during the pandemic?

7 March 2022 1:37 am

Like me, you probably remember the third week of March 2020 as though it were yesterday. Covid-19 was on these shores…

The invasion of Ukraine and the death of globalisation

3 March 2022 11:03 pm

Putin’s savage invasion of Ukraine, and the West’s collective response, is the moment that the slow death of financial and…

Expelling Russia from Swift would be a massive economic shock

27 February 2022 4:45 am

If Russia is expelled from the Swift banking messaging system, that would be serious economic warfare against Putin. Because Thursday’s…

Will Ukraine become Putin's Afghanistan?

25 February 2022 11:29 pm

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace may be right that Russian troops have not succeeded in all their immediate objectives, that they…

How should Boris respond to 'crazy' Putin?

24 February 2022 7:05 pm

Putin’s invasion has begun, and its scale is worse than even the gloomy fears of British intelligence sources and the…

What is Boris's partygate defence?

16 February 2022 5:00 am

The presumption of many MPs — and maybe many of you — is that the Met is bound to issue…

The Ukraine crisis has united the West

15 February 2022 7:38 am

There has been a subtle change of tone from Joe Biden and Boris Johnson about the likelihood of a Russian…

Has Rishi Sunak blocked Boris's NHS recovery plan?

7 February 2022 6:02 am

The Treasury on Saturday prevented an announcement pencilled in for tomorrow of the so-called ‘elective recovery plan’, the multi-billion pound…

Rishi Sunak’s cost of living gamble

4 February 2022 1:31 am

The Chancellor is lending £200 this year to anyone who pays an energy bill in their own name. That’s 28…

Boris Johnson's future is now in the hands of the police

1 February 2022 2:55 am

The power of Sue Gray’s ‘update’ of her investigation into parties at 10 Downing Street and the Cabinet Office is as…

Can the Tories afford to grant Boris Johnson a reprieve?

25 January 2022 11:26 pm

This was supposed to be the week of judgement for Boris Johnson and assorted Downing Street officials about whether they…

An omen of oblivion for Boris from a Tory MP

19 January 2022 7:03 pm

The Prime Minister revealed on Tuesday, during an interview with broadcasters, his testimony to Sue Gray, who he gave the mandate…

The bombshell email that could spell disaster for Boris

18 January 2022 7:27 pm

I know who sent the email to Martin Reynolds on 20 May 2020 telling him the planned ‘bring your own…

Boris Johnson's bid to save his own skin could easily backfire

18 January 2022 12:55 am

Militarising the border with France and abolishing the BBC licence fee may seem an extreme way to win back estranged…

How will Boris punish himself if his No. 10 party did break the rules?

12 January 2022 3:24 am

The final arbiter of whether Boris Johnson should be punished or sanctioned for allegedly breaking lockdown rules by attending that…

Boris Johnson is becoming a risk to his own Covid rules

13 December 2021 6:55 pm

‘It feels like a tipping point. Trust in Boris is collapsing. It could be fatal’. So spoke a senior Tory,…

Why there is more Omicron than we know

5 December 2021 11:03 pm

Yesterday the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced it had identified another 26 Omicron cases, and the total number of…

The key difference between Johnson and Starmer

24 November 2021 6:12 am

Here is the symbolic difference between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer. Johnson at the CBI rocked up with a bunch…