Robert Peston

The biggest risk with Boris Johnson’s Queen’s Speech

14 October 2019 10:23 pm

This is more an election manifesto launch than a conventional Queen’s Speech, because Boris Johnson simply does not have the numbers in…

Why Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer is probably dead

7 October 2019 9:11 pm

The word habitually used by EU negotiators to characterise Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer is “uncertainty”. They talk of “uncertainty” about how the…

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan could soon be dead

3 October 2019 5:49 am

Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer to the EU is not dead on arrival – but it may well be dead within the…

Boris has five days to make a Brexit deal

1 October 2019 9:19 pm

The prime minister is about to launch himself on the most important and arduous challenge of his time in office,…

It’s now or never for Boris Johnson if he wants a Brexit breakthrough

1 October 2019 12:42 am

There is only one speech that matters this week, here in Manchester at Tory party conference. It will be Boris Johnson’s on…

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…

Revealed: The SNP’s plan to back Corbyn as temporary PM

27 September 2019 5:47 pm

The Scottish National Party has come round to the idea that Jeremy Corbyn may shortly have to become temporary caretaker…

Why Boris Johnson should request a Brexit delay from the EU

26 September 2019 4:07 am

Boris Johnson wants a general election now. Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon both say they want an election but not…

Boris Johnson would be foolish to underestimate Labour

24 September 2019 2:13 am

In the next election, as in the last one, McDonnellism will prove a serious challenge to the Tories. John McDonnell,…

Will the Supreme Court end the prorogation of Parliament?

20 September 2019 7:50 am

At the close of Supreme Court proceedings on Thursday, there was quite a lot of to and fro about what…

Revealed: The Brexit deal Boris Johnson wants

18 September 2019 2:45 am

The shape of the Brexit fix that Boris Johnson wants from the EU’s 27 leaders is now clear. Here it is: In…

Why the Supreme Court’s Brexit case is so crucial

17 September 2019 11:38 pm

The opening session of the epic Supreme Court hearing into whether Boris Johnson misled the Queen and broke the law…

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to purge moderate Labour MPs?

16 September 2019 9:03 pm

Ahead of the looming general election, moderate Labour MPs are understandably upset by an instruction they say the party has given to…

We are facing the biggest test of British democracy since 1939

15 September 2019 11:47 pm

It is almost 11 years to the minute since we reached the eye of the banking-crisis storm. And even though…

Labour will not endorse Remain in a general election

11 September 2019 7:52 am

Very important breaking news. Which is that trade unions, in their TULO meeting with Jeremy Corbyn, have tonight endorsed the…

The three numbers that measure Britain’s constitutional crisis

11 September 2019 12:22 am

Here in a few numbers is the measure of the catastrophic mess we are in; caused by failing to resolve…

We’re heading for a November election

7 September 2019 12:21 am

Opposition parties will again vote against a general election on Monday. The debate between leaders of Labour, SNP, Liberal Democrats,…

Will Jeremy Corbyn keep Boris Johnson dangling?

4 September 2019 5:55 pm

Jeremy Corbyn is now in charge – even though he isn’t prime minister. And he faces the most important judgement…

Boris Johnson tells rebels: back me or face an early election

3 September 2019 2:59 am

Boris Johnson’s message to MPs is that if they vote tomorrow for another delay, then Wednesday there will be vote…

An election is coming – and soon

2 September 2019 1:51 am

I am finding it hard to capture the scale of the parliamentary battle that will start on Tuesday – because…

It’s time for Boris Johnson’s opponents to decide what they want

29 August 2019 9:16 pm

Boris Johnson sees method in and admires some of Trump’s apparent madness: not the ‘send them home’ abusive chants about ethnic…

For better or worse, Boris Johnson is different

26 August 2019 3:21 am

I’ve learned only one thing at the G7 summit of big rich countries here in Biarritz: Boris Johnson absolutely loves…

Boris Johnson’s Brexit opponents are playing into his hands

22 August 2019 1:08 am

There is arguably the most important conflict raging in the Tory party since Churchill replaced Chamberlain as PM in 1940.…

Why Boris Johnson needs an election to deliver Brexit

14 August 2019 11:11 pm

What more-or-less all Tory MPs seem to have missed is that Philip Hammond, the ex-chancellor who has become the anti-no-deal…

Why a no-deal Brexit is now overwhelmingly likely

7 August 2019 7:27 am

I am regularly asked whether MPs can block a no-deal Brexit, whether they will block a no-deal Brexit and whether…