Robert Peston

Robert Peston


ITV (pol ed), Speakers for Schools (founder), writer (WTF), Hospice UK (chairman), Arsenal (East Stand), Peston (as in #Peston show, 10.45pm Weds). So?

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of the ERG WhatsApp Group (WAG) members, the PM popped up immediately with a reply saying "not on your nelly !!!". Which is fascinating for two reasons. Baker obviously struck a prime ministerial nerve. And it is striking that the PM has the time and desire to follow the...

PS I also wonder whether @RishiSunak 's half price meal deal will simply shift most eating out from weekend to Mon/Tues/Weds, and increase overall spending by not that much. In Aug holiday season, and in Covid UK, the distinction between weekdays and weekends is not huge

ERG WAG in real time. Odd perhaps he isn't otherwise engaged.

I am told this payment to departing cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill means he must have threatened to take the government to an employment tribunal, because only on that basis could the permanent secretary Chisolm have classified the payment as value for money under...

the rules. We live in quite extraordinary times

I simply point out what @RishiSunak  has doubtless been warned, even by his own officials, which is that if there a COVID-19 outbreaks linked to restaurants and pubs over the summer, his 50%-off meal deal will not look smart

Has @RishiSunak  bailed us out or drowned us. All revealed now on #peston  on ITV with @edballs  @AlokSharma_RDG  @carolinenokes  @FullersBrewery  boss @independentsageny '>Simon Em @IndependentSageny  and chair Sir David King.

If this is a debt crisis, it's afflicting the whole rich West

What the £15bn spend on PPE tells us about the mess we're in | The Spectator

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@michaelgove  said just now that the difficulty in increasing number of #COVID19  tests was due to a shortage of the relevant "chemcial reagents". Well I've just talked to the Chemical Industries Association, which represents the UK's very substantial chemicals industry. It...

Shadow attorney general @LordCFalconer ⁩ makes whithering attack on attorney general @SuellaFernandes ⁩ for defending Cummings on Twitter, saying she committed a “serious constitutional impropriety”. Senior Tories have privately said the same to me

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Senior Tory MP: "We all f***ing hate her. But there is nothing we can do. She has totally f***ed us".

This is the best measure I’ve seen of quite how few #COVID19  tests the UK has done. It is an international league table of countries ranked by percentage of population tested, compiled by Julian Ozanne (who was on FT with me in another life). The UK comes 20th out of 20

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In case you missed, @neil_ferguson  didn't simply say that locking down a week earlier would have saved 25,000 lives, he also said that while the policy was always to protect the elderly in care homes "the policy failed to be enacted till recently".

Attached is the advice from the Texas Medical Association on which activities carry the most risk of transmitting COVID-19 infection. Go to the bottom to see the activity that is counted riskiest of all - which we are all permitted to do from 6am tomorrow morning. Cheers!

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This makes me want to retire as a journalist, because I have been desperate to put Brexit in a simple nutshell, and the bloomin’ PM of Luxembourg has done it perfectly. Impossible to better. Sigh

Paul Johnson of @TheIFS , who knows a thing or two about the public finances, says exempting migrant health and care workers from the NHS surcharge would cost around £90m, a tenth of the £900m @BorisJohnson  said it would cost in reply to @Keir_Starmer  today

The Irish leaders’ debate is really quite shocking. The three leaders have a detailed grasp of complex welfare and tax issues, they are polite and courteous, they admit mistakes, they say sorry. They might even be largely honest. Why is all that possible in Ireland but not here?

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