Ross Clark


Theresa May has made the wrong call on Hinkley Point

15 September 2016 11:42

Today’s decision to give the go-ahead for Hinkley C after a six-week review seems to confirm what was indicated in…

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Why shouldn’t the South Koreans eat dog?

13 September 2016 15:20

We are, of course, a nation committed to celebrating cultural diversity.    Except, that is, when a foreigner sits down to…


Where should the line be drawn over the famous Kim Phuc photograph?

10 September 2016 10:47

Can you imagine, in the wake of a terror attack in London, a tabloid, or any other kind of media…

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G20 leaders have fallen for Project Fear

5 September 2016 11:38

So, last week’s sharp rise in the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing wasn’t a freak. This morning its twin,…

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Do we trust China with our nuclear power? Not if it's spying on us

4 September 2016 15:36

In her decision as to whether to go ahead with the Chinese-backed Hinkley C nuclear power station – postponed from…

Why Brexit is the new Black Wednesday

1 September 2016 13:29

Day by day, the vote for Brexit on 23 June is coming more and more to resemble Black Wednesday, the…

Who’s at the ‘back of the queue’ now, Obama?

30 August 2016 15:44

Wasn’t it one of the ‘Remain’ campaign’s big arguments that leaving the EU would deprive us of the ‘clout’ we…

Plans Proposed For Homeless Families To Be Moved Out Of London Due To Housing Crisis and Change In Benefits

The ‘pay to stay’ council house policy ignores the reality of the housing market

29 August 2016 11:41

Instinctively I feel I ought not to feel sympathy for the 70,000 council house tenants earning more than £40,000 a…


How the HIV-prevention drug could break the NHS

10 August 2016 11:42

If the NHS ever comes to be dismantled it won’t be because a heartless Tory government has decided that, for…


Labour’s £25 voting fee is essentially a poll tax

9 August 2016 9:51

Imagine the reaction of Her Majesty’s Opposition if the government announced that it was to introduce a new ‘voter charge’…

Jeremy Corbyn Speaks On Labour's Anti-Semitism Inquiry Findings

Corbyn’s gong for Chakrabarti is his biggest own goal yet

5 August 2016 8:23

It is beginning to look like a bit of a trend this year: the Conservatives get themselves into a tight…

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Can Labour be trusted with Britain’s security when it can’t manage its own?

4 August 2016 11:28

During the Blair years the security guards at Labour party conferences had a reputation for over-zealous intervention – remember the…

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Cronyism isn’t great, but it’s better than corruption

1 August 2016 11:44

If there was any remaining doubt that David Cameron’s resignation honours list was drawn up shamelessly to reward political flunkies…

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There’s nothing ‘anti-establishment’ about this US election

30 July 2016 9:57

This year’s US presidential election campaign has broken the mould, apparently. Never before have two ‘anti-establishment’ candidates in the shape…

EDF's Hinkley Point B Nuclear Power Station As Company Agrees Deal With China General Nuclear Power Corp To Build Nuclear Plant

Osborne’s Hinkley vanity project deserves to be buried alongside his political career

29 July 2016 9:50

Yesterday was supposed to be the day the nuclear button was finally pressed – a vote by the board of…

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Pre-Brexit jitters? No, Britain boomed during the Referendum campaign

27 July 2016 12:43

It is still a little too early to say for sure that George Osborne’s gloom-laden economic forecasts for post-Brexit Britain…

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The NHS would be crippled without big pharma

21 July 2016 15:37

Like Owen Smith, I have an interest to declare when discussing Pfizer.   Somewhere on my bookshelf I have a Pfizer…


Was Michael Gove punished for being too soft on crime?

14 July 2016 17:40

Of today’s corpses piled up in Downing Street, none has caused more shock than that of Michael Gove. That Nicky…

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The Fixed Term Parliaments Act has come back to haunt the Lib Dems

13 July 2016 9:59

The award for most pathetic remark of the week goes to Tim Farron who earlier released a press statement saying…

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A traditional family life is now a political handicap

12 July 2016 14:35

‘I’m a gay woman with strong northern working-class roots,’ Angela Eagle told Robert Peston on Sunday. ‘I think I’m the…


Sajid Javid is grabbing the Brexit bull by the horns

8 July 2016 17:09

While frustrated Remain campaigners continue to speak of economic Armageddon, a very significant move happened yesterday. Business secretary Sajid Javid…

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world

Labour preach feminism. Tories practise it

7 July 2016 17:45

So now it is certain: the Conservatives will produce Britain’s second female Prime Minister, after Andrea Leadsom eliminated Michael Gove…


Speed is of the essence in the Tory leadership contest

5 July 2016 19:59

The Conservative party’s electoral system won an unlikely compliment this afternoon from Labour MP Ian Austin, who declared that it…

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Britain was held hostage by the EU. We have escaped

26 June 2016 9:53

Just when you were beginning to wonder whether we have done the right thing, along comes Jean-Claude Juncker to remind…

The Prime Minister And Chancellor Join Forces For The Remain Campaign

What if we vote Remain… then still have a recession?

21 June 2016 10:18

A vote to leave the EU would cause economic Armageddon. We know because David Cameron and George Osborne have told…