• So VAR is about to be deployed to determine whether coughing in the direction of a player during a game is deliberate or accidental https://t.co/kJdMHXX6ms
    Robert Peston Sun 02 Aug 2020 21:49
  • RT @Gabriel_Pogrund: Metropolitan Police statement here. The Conservative Party is likely to face pressure to suspend the MP Story by m…
    Robert Peston Sat 01 Aug 2020 20:08
  • “He thinks he’s broken it”. Wrighty on Aubie’s eccentric lifting of the cup. Priceless #CHEARS #ARSvsCHE
    Robert Peston Sat 01 Aug 2020 18:53
  • Love the result. Hate the font #ARSvsCHE #CHEARS
    Robert Peston Sat 01 Aug 2020 18:43
  • a peerage to the ex governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, who was perceived to be hostile to Brexit?
    Robert Peston Sat 01 Aug 2020 08:23
  • Which is the most quintessentially Boris Johnson peerage? Making a lord of the Russian émigré son of an ex KGB agent [with whom he stayed in Italy both as London mayor and foreign secretary]? Or putting his brother in the Lords? Or shunning another convention by NOT giving...
    Robert Peston Sat 01 Aug 2020 08:23
  • You thought you knew who ?@RishiSunak? is. You didn’t Link
    Robert Peston Sat 01 Aug 2020 07:58

    Before the burnish-filter Instagram shots, before GQ devoted a page to the cut of his lapel, before he autographed – like a quality-control stamp – his Treasury policies on Covid, even before the frenzy at his every utterance, like it was the Fonz up there on the afternoon press conference podium, and not the chancellor of the exchequer, there was a moment when Rishi Sunak was nervous.

    It was late November. He had been chosen to stand in for Boris Johnson during a seven-way TV election debate on the BBC. Inside Westminster, it was a move that fanned the persistent rumours that Dominic Cummings, the PM’s chief adviser, wanted him to replace Sajid Javid as chancellor. In the country, no one had really heard of

  • This won’t take you long to read. It’s worth it Link
    Robert Peston Thu 30 Jul 2020 19:36
  • Eurotunnel 'don't understand' delays to power project | ITV News Link
    Robert Peston Sat 25 Jul 2020 11:16

    Aquind, a company that has donated more than £240,000 to the Tory party, and which has a director, Alexander Termerko, who has donated £1.3m to the Tories, is awaiting a government decision on its plan to invest £1.2bn on a new power connector under the Channel.

    According to the Times, there is a "Russian tycoon" behind the project, whom senior Tories - such as Iain Duncan Smith - want outed, in the wake of last week's report by parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee into alleged Russian meddling in the UK's democratic processes. Against that backdrop, I've been given details of a rival project to connect the power systems of France and the UK - by Getlink, the company that owns Eurotunnel - that is significantly further advanced than Aquind's but where regulatory approval has been delayed.Getlink has already spent €500m on the connector and could be operational by the middle of next year. But regulatory approval from the British authorities has not...

  • .?@RishiSunak? warns public sector workers that henceforth their pay will not rise faster than private sector. See attached extract from letter to Secretaries of State. https://t.co/9g8FVhu2UQ
    Robert Peston Tue 21 Jul 2020 12:42
  • In ?@RishiSunak?’s letter to Secretaries of State, he instructs them to budget for falling public sector pay in coming years (see attached his order that public sector pay must not outstrip private sector pay and his reference to OBR forecast of falling average earnings) https://t.co/JOppP0nxh0
    Robert Peston Tue 21 Jul 2020 12:37
  • Compelling thread on when that disturbing footage of blindfolded Uighur prisoners was filmed Link
    Robert Peston Mon 20 Jul 2020 10:56

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  • RT @joetracini: Today’s my birthday, and it’s the best one I’ve ever had, so I’d like to tell you about the worst. It’s funnier now than it…
    Robert Peston Sun 19 Jul 2020 11:35
  • RT @trishgreenhalgh: I’m 61. I predict that we will never, in my lifetime, return to what we took to be normality. Don’t drink the Kool Aid.
    Robert Peston Sat 18 Jul 2020 08:14
  • Why did the UK's coronavirus response go so wrong? | The Spectator Link
    Robert Peston Fri 17 Jul 2020 12:39

    The cost of Covid-19 in the UK, in 45,000 lives lost and considerably more if 'excess' deaths are included, in long term illness for tens of thousands, and in damage to our prosperity, is changing everything.

    But did the shock have to be so great? Could the government have done more to protect us?

    Among the questions that will be examined by Boris Johnson’s promised public inquiry is why vulnerable residents in care homes were put at serious risk, why health care workers struggled for months to obtain vital protective equipment, whether travellers from the viral hotspots of Italy, Spain and France should have been quarantined, whether the full lockdown could and should have been implemented a week or more earlier, and why the UK did not increase virus testing capacity much earlier.

    There is one question that overarches all the rest, and it is why ministers and officials allowed the risk to build and build and build, during February and early March. The...

  • What was the government’s biggest Coronavirus mistake? Link
    Robert Peston Fri 17 Jul 2020 10:38

    The cost of Covid-19 in the UK, in 45,000 lives lost and considerably more if “excess” deaths are included, in long term illness for tens of thousands, in damage to our prosperity, is changing everything. 

    But did the shock have to be so great? Could the government have done more to protect us?  

    Among the questions that will be examined by Boris Johnson’s promised public inquiry is why vulnerable residents in care homes were put at serious risk, why health care workers struggled for months to obtain vital protective equipment, whether travellers from the viral hotspots of Italy, Spain and France should have been quarantined, whether the full lockdown could and should have been implemented a week or more earlier, and why the UK did not increase virus testing capacity much earlier.

    There is one question that overarches all the rest, and it is why ministers and officials allowed the risk to build and build and build, during February and early...

  • Join the big debate tonight, “Stephen Lawrence: #HasBritainChanged”. @ragehomaar will ask 1. Has Britain changed for the better since Stephen Lawrence’s murder in 1993? 2. In 27 years from now will we still suffer from race discrimination and hatred? Live at ??? @ITV
    Robert Peston Thu 16 Jul 2020 18:08
  • From what @MattHancock said on #Peston show last night, that cases down in Leicester but still well above national average, I assume parts of Leicester will come out of lockdown and that restrictions will be focussed on smaller area. Data shows new cases well down (see attached) https://t.co/u3Y4vhjhIA
    Robert Peston Thu 16 Jul 2020 11:58
  • RT @itvpeston: ??? ?????? ??????? ?The Oxford Vaccine, Scotland's potential Quarantine for the English, and BLM in the US Election [35 mins…
    Robert Peston Thu 16 Jul 2020 07:02
  • RT @itvpeston: “The best-case scenario is sometime this year, but the more likely is next year” @matthancock tells @peston that the Oxfo…
    Robert Peston Wed 15 Jul 2020 22:12
  • RT @itvpeston: “I think that narcissism has no bounds” @deray tells @peston that he thinks that @kanyewest’s decision to put himself forw…
    Robert Peston Wed 15 Jul 2020 22:12
  • RT @itvpeston: .@nicolasturgeon tells @peston that she’s willing, and has the power, to ask visitors from England to quarantine for two wee…
    Robert Peston Wed 15 Jul 2020 22:12
  • RT @itvpeston: “The government constantly makes it up as they go along.” @PeterKyle tells @Peston that the country is confused about what…
    Robert Peston Wed 15 Jul 2020 22:12
  • RT @itvpeston: “They hate experts.” @PeterKyle tells @Peston the reason why @BorisJohnson and Dominic Cummings do not like Julian Lewis is…
    Robert Peston Wed 15 Jul 2020 22:12
  • RT @itvpeston: ? This week’s exclusive polling with @KekstCNC shows the public feels mostly ‘reassured’ when they see other people wearing…
    Robert Peston Wed 15 Jul 2020 22:12
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