Peter Foster

The Daily Telegraph's Europe Editor

Peter Foster is The Daily Telegraph’s Europe Editor and one of the UK’s foremost experts on Brexit with deep contacts on both the UK and EU sides of the Brexit negotiations. He appears regularly on BBC, Sky News, LBC and international news outlets explaining the detail of the Brexit process. His long Twitter threads and in-depth analysis combine first-hand inputs from negotiators on both sides of the Brexit process and have been described as “required reading in DexEU and Downing Street”.

As the author of The Telegraph’s daily Brexit Bulletin, Peter has won accolades for his dispassionate and forensic analysis of the Brexit debate pointing out the foibles of both sides. He is also the author of “Facing Facts: is Britain’s Power Diminishing” – a short book written after four years based in Washington D.C watching British diplomats labouring to preserve the so-called ‘Special Relationship’.

As an experienced chair of debate panels covering Brexit, Trade, European Parliament election and European populism, Peter is also expert on the wider issues facing Europe, including defence, immigration and tax harmonisation. He has reported from the ground in France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Spain and Austria and covered multiple EU elections and interviewed of EU political figures from Marine Le Penn to the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. In 2018 he commissioned, part-wrote and edited a six-part series for The Telegraph on the future of Europe.

As a foreign correspondent of 20 years standing, Peter offers a genuinely 360-degree view of world affairs and the UK’s place in an emerging new world order. His professional Odyssey began in 2001 when he went to New York to cover the 9/11 attacks and by Christmas that year was in Afghanistan covering the US ousting of the Taliban. He covered the Second Gulf War in 2003 before moving to New Delhi in 2004 to document the emergence of India and the BRIC economies. In 2008 he crossed the Himalaya to Beijing, spending the next three years reporting on the continued rise of China, before moving to Washington DC in 2012 to cover the Obama re-election campaign and second term. During all that time, Peter also covered the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, two Olympic Games, the the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

Few journalists working in the UK today can match the breadth of Peter’s international of experience and – the wealth of anecdote – that comes from two decades of frontline reporting on world affairs.

To book Peter Foster as the Brexit speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency via emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Peter is known to cover the following topics:

  • Political Affairs
  • Brexit & The EU
  • Trade
  • European Populism
  • Defence, Immigration & Tax Harmonisation