Robert Peston (@Peston )

Robert Peston

Bio 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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iPhone : This is such a heartwarming story about how NCS participants (16 and 17 year olds) have made such a positive difference in local communities (I am a patron so not unbiased)…

iPhone : I hadn’t realised that candidates cannot pull out of next round unless they do so by lunchtime tomorrow. It is not possible to see how it goes in Sunday’s TV debate and then pull out. Which is why Matt Hancock will probably drop out tomorrow, though that...

iPhone : there is great nervousness about the membership leg of the contest. Thought has being given to how its potentially negative impact on the Tory party can be minimised. But it will only be curtailed or cancelled with the agreement of...

iPhone : Another senior Tory has contacted me to say: “under the rules the contest only gets truncated if one of the final two candidates withdraws (technically also needs board agreement) as per 2016”. This was a response to what I just posted. In other words...

iPhone : Why the Tory Party’s custodians are thinking of truncating or effectively cancelling the members‘ ballot to choose a leader, such that Boris Johnson could be crowned within days or a fortnight…

iPhone : Other than for his own amusement, I am not sure why the Chancellor Philip Hammond has written to all leadership candidates urging them not to spend money they don’t have. As he well knows, most of them think Fiscal Discipline is a Finnish S&M heavy metal band

iPhone : Boris Johnson well past threshold to guarantee him place in two candidate run-off in last round. Thrashed opposition. Very difficult to see how he fails to become prime minister unless he does something truly catastrophic

iPhone : Tory leadership round 1: Johnson 114 Hunt 43 Gove 37 Javid 23 Raab 27 Hancock 20 Stewart 19 McVey 9 Leadsom 11 Harper 10 313 votes cast

iPhone : Boris will unify not just the Conservatives but the country Priti Patel MP tells Robert Peston.

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iPhone : “Boris won’t make mistakes as Prime Minister”

Priti Patel MP dismisses personal criticism of Boris Johnson #Peston

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iPhone : “My mum did say that to me earlier tonight…”

Peston asks Andrea Leadsom MP if its time to take the gloves off in the Tory leadership race? #Peston

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iPhone : Annunziata Rees-Mogg Annunziata Rees-Mogg, offers a defence of Michael Gove following revelations he took cocaine when he was younger #Peston

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iPhone : Lisa Nandy simply refuses to pull back the veil on this week’s parliamentary Labour Party meeting.…

iPhone : In ‘22 hustings, Boris Johnson spent 20% of allotted time saying why important to keep no deal on table and Michael Gove spent 0% of allotted time talking about cocaine. “To my amazement no MP asked him about it” said source. “I’m not sure if that is good or bad for him”.

Twitter Web Client : You'll have seen the eight Labour MPs who more actively defied the whip by voting against the motion - Barron, Flint, Mann, Campbell, Hepburn, Stringer, Fitzpatrick and Hoey.