Robert Peston: “WTF: What the F*** Happened and What Happens Next?”


TIME: 13:00 – 14:00 – Thursday 8th February 2018

VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society,
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP


Robert Peston
Author of “WTF: What the F*** Happened and What Happens Next?”
ITV’s Political Editor

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With Brexit, Trump, a minority British government and the recent French elections, it is clear that there has been a revolt against the status quo of the West. Peston wrote WFT following the election of President Trump, the surge in Corbynism and Brexit. These issues and the political fallout that they have caused has challenged the way that he thought the world could and should be run. In an energised account of the recent past, Peston will address what those at the top of society have got so badly wrong and what can be done to mend the many terrible fractures in our society today.

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Robert Peston, who will be in conversation with Dr Alan Mendoza – Executive Director at the Henry Jackson Society, for a discussion on the recent trend of turbulence in public life. Calling on the what lessons can be learned from the dreadful Grenfell Tower tragedy, the widening gap between the rich and the poor, the rise in manipulation of social media during elections and how technology is impacting on employment, Peston will attempt to address the many challenges of our time.


Robert Peston is ITV’s political editor, presenter of the politics show Peston on Sunday and founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools ( He has written four books, “How Do We Fix This Mess”, “Who Runs Britain?”, “Brown’s Britain” and his latest one, “WTF?”, which explains the people’s revolt against the establishment and how to make capitalism fairer. For a decade until the end of 2015, he was at the BBC, as economics editor and business editor. Previously he was City editor at the Sunday Telegraph, political editor and financial editor at the FT, a columnist for the New Statesman, and at the Independent in various roles. Peston has won more than 30 awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year from the Royal Television Society. His blog is, on Facebook he is and he is @peston on Twitter.


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