Robert Peston (@Peston )

Robert Peston

Bio ITV (pol ed), Speakers for Schools (founder), writer (WTF), Hospice UK (vice pres), Arsenal (East Stand), Peston (as in #Peston show, 10.45pm Weds). So?
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Twitter Web App : to be seen to be relying on Labour support to get any trade deal approved by parliament, but he may ultimately have no choice, even with his huge majority. Paradoxically therefore the PM may now - and in reaction to Keir Starmer's positioning -become less flexible in talks...

Twitter Web App : The politics of this isn't great for Boris Johnson - because there are already ERG Tory MPs who think the PM is poised to sell them out in any trade and security deal with the EU, and Labour support for such a deal will only reinforce their fears. Johnson will not want... twitter.com/paulwaugh/stat…

Twitter Web App : The point about Mogg's motion is it would allow virtual participation in debates in the Commons chamber, but not in Westminster Hall. The leader of the house has not given any guidance whether he will allow a further debate on virtual working, after Labour talked out this...

Twitter Web App : not only saying this doesn't apply to MPs but as it happens he isn't fixing the problem raised by the Tory MP Tracey Crouch, who was diagnosed with cancer and wanted to participate virtually in a debate on cancer in Westminster Hall...

Twitter Web App : motion, anyone applying to participate in debates from home would have to certify themselves as clinically vulnerable, which some MPs feel is an invasion of their privacy. This government is urging all of us to work from home if we can. Jacob Rees-Mogg is...

Twitter Web App : And Labour says Jacob Rees-Mogg knew exactly what he was doing in drafting a bill (and presenting it at the last moment) that does nothing for MPs who want to participate in debates from home because their partners or children are clinically vulnerable. Also under Mogg's... twitter.com/Jacob_Rees_Mog…

iPhone : The revolution of televised briefings by the PM’s press secretary, Allegra Stratton, is scheduled to start 11 Jan and will be every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday when Commons is sitting. Interesting that the briefing won’t take place on #PMQs day. I guess on Wednesdays...

Twitter Web App : households, you can only see two of them. As I said, the choice for some will be nightmarish

Twitter Web App : There seems to be some confusion your end. It is two households plus your own household, FIXED for the whole five days. The same three households in one bubble for five days. Got it? What this means, eg, is that if you have four children living away from home in four different...

Twitter Web App : And to make matters even more stressful, we can "bubble" with the other two households at home, in places of worship or outdoors, but there's no letting off steam in pubs or restaurants.

Twitter Web App : Confirmed: the nightmare of Christmas, not before. As I pointed out Sunday, we'll have to choose just 2 other households to "bubble" with for 5 days from 23 to 27 Dec. I don't know about you, but I am not looking to our household's debate about our 2 favourite other households

iPhone : .Speakers for Schools, which began as an email I sent to friends ten years ago asking them to give free talks in state schools, has now reached 1m students. Congratulations to an amazing team, notably Jason Elsom, Carly Wilkinson, Andrew Law and our original director Ashley Hodges

Twitter Web App : Desmond Swayne just lectured the PM that the last British leader who instructed the British people how to celebrate Christmas was Oliver Cromwell - and "it didn't end well!"

Twitter Web App : The PM and the Cabinet Secretary, Johnson and Case, write joint letter to all ministers and permanent secretaries asking them to stop leaking and not to engage in bullying. assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…

iPhone : This vaccine is much easier amd cheaper to distribute and make than the Moderna and Pfizer ones. Some 3bn doses can be made within next year for the world. Vaccination can start mid/late December. Such encouraging data from AZN and Oxford. twitter.com/peston/status/…

iPhone : If my arithmetic is correct, we have learned today that UK Vaccine Taskforce has bought enough effective vaccines (based on preliminary results of 3 out of 7) to vaccinate considerably more people than live in the UK twitter.com/peston/status/…