Preview: Peston


As the political temperature rises, join Robert Peston for the weekly political talk show.

The Tory party leadership contest continues to dominate the news and tonight Rory Stewart takes a chair to champion his ambitious, and some would say idealistic, vision for Britain post Brexit.

Stewart has been the outsider all through the campaign but has mixed pragmatism with common sense to cut through where his more polished colleagues have not. Since last Wednesday’s show, we have seen the back of Dominic Raab, Esther McVey and former leader of the House, Andrea Leadsome. Indeed, Leadsome was in the same chair as affable Rory seven days ago, so he’ll be hoping not to befall the same fate in the next round of voting.

Expect plenty of IpsosMORI polling data and projection of who the final two candidates will be and how more importantly, once this confounded sideshow has ended, they will revive Britain from the malaise that has suffocated the nation these past three years.  

Peston – Wednesday at 10.45pm on ITV.