Ross Clark

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Does John McDonnell have any savings for a rainy day?

1 February 2016 16:26

It is very sporting of John McDonnell to release his tax return for us all to inspect. It is reassuring…

Any further delay to Hinkley would be catastrophic for UK energy security (Picture: PA)

Why would anyone invest in energy when the policies are so fickle?

28 January 2016 18:08

In 2007 Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive of EDF’s UK arm, made the now-infamous promise that by Christmas 2017 we…

Rahumullah Ahmedi and next door neighbour Ajmal Kadari, both from Afghanistan, outside their front doors in Costa Street, Middlesbrough (Photo: PA)

A select committee revelation: the doors were painted red 20 years ago

26 January 2016 19:44

The whole purpose of parliamentary select committees was supposed to be to help inform policy-making. Instead, they have sunk to…

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There’s a reason why Middlesbrough asylum-seekers’ doors are red, and it’s not ‘apartheid’

21 January 2016 12:04

Was there ever a less convincing scandal than the revelation that a landlord who rents houses to G4S for housing asylum-seekers…


Forget ‘peak home furnishings’. We may have reached ‘peak Ikea’

19 January 2016 14:16

Retail empires, like the political and military kind, are tragedies. They grow from modest beginnings, pushing all others aside until…


The Hatton Garden mob are greedy and immoral. Stop treating them as folk heroes

15 January 2016 13:33

The Today programme often has one choking on one’s porridge, but this morning’s edition had an item even more infuriating than…

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The author of the RBS ‘sell everything’ note has been predicting disaster for the last five years

13 January 2016 17:52

Should we sell everything because Andrew Roberts (not the historian but an analyst at RBS) tells us to in the…

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Wanted: someone with a grounding in PR, dam-building and Caribbean geography

11 January 2016 18:14

The tragedy of Sir Philip Dilley’s short reign as chairman of the Environment Agency, which ended when he resigned today,…

David Cameron meets Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, during his EU renegotiations (Photo: Getty)

Hungary’s Prime Minister shares similar views to Donald Trump. Should he be banned too?

10 January 2016 12:06

If you are going to try to put people beyond the pale on the grounds of what they have said…


Health killjoys are now using alcohol guidelines to promote gender equality

8 January 2016 14:57

To adapt Pastor Martin Niemoller’s famous dictum on the failure of the Germans to tackle Hitler, ‘First they came for…

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It’s time to abolish the FTSE 100

4 January 2016 13:51

Jeremy Corbyn wants to get rid of the British Empire Medal and David Cameron wants to ditch the Human Rights…

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The latest child abuse statistics simply don’t stack up

26 November 2015 11:32

Have 425,000 children really been abused during the past two years? That is the extraordinary claim suggested in a report put out…


Eight years’ jail for a girl with a strap-on. What’s Britain coming to?

13 November 2015 14:46

In a TV stunt, a Brazilian actress recently lay on a beach asking male passers-by to rub suncream into her…

Storm Kate, which could soon become Storm Barney

There’s a transgender storm coming…

13 November 2015 10:41

The weather chart does not usually echo social trends, but Monday might be an exception. We could be about to…

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The left love to pick and choose which scientific research they trust

23 October 2015 16:40

There has been predictable frothing at the suggestion by Professor Averil Macdonald, Chairwoman of UK Onshore Oil and Gas, that…

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A Chinese bailout won’t save Hinkley Point, our latest nuclear disaster

21 October 2015 12:51

How easy it would be to scorn the environmentalists who are up in arms about George Osborne’s new pet project,…

How Euston station might look after its HS2 revamp.

North London will be boosted by HS2 – but the North won’t be

17 October 2015 17:49

Futurology is a cursed science, but just occasionally I feel I can already write a news story years into the…

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Struggling to get on the property ladder? Qualifying for social housing may soon be your best bet

25 September 2015 17:47

That the Conservatives came up with the idea of extending the right-to-buy to housing association tenants was a symptom of…


The law must recognise that medicine isn’t perfect and neither are our doctors

10 September 2015 17:34

The liberal-left is very rapid to react when a terror suspect faces deportation or an extremist preacher is put under…


Muhammad really is the single most popular boys’ name in England and Wales

18 August 2015 12:21

Why doesn’t the Office of National Statistics want us to know that Mohammed is the most popular boys’ name in…

The Ceremonial Funeral Of Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher

The hatred directed at Tony Blair shows just how big Labour’s problem has become

23 July 2015 8:16

I know that the comments beneath online newspaper pieces aren’t exactly where you go if you want sane, balanced opinion,…

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Free movement isn’t an inalienable right. Just look at Calais

3 July 2015 12:22

The right to free movement of people and goods across the EU is, as we keep being told when the…

Members of the public keep cool in a water fountain in central London on July 1, 2015.

Yes, this is England’s hottest July day ever. But this tells us nothing about global warming

1 July 2015 17:53

If you were deliberately trying to obtain a record high temperature reading an international airport would be a good place…

So much for the Northern Powerhouse (Photo: Getty)

Rail investment reflects how ministers like to travel

26 June 2015 8:30

No matter how desperate the banana republic, the international airport is always a shimmering palace of perfume and croissants. It…

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Don’t expect Sepp Blatter’s replacement to be sympathetic to England

2 June 2015 18:58

So Sepp Blatter has substituted himself hardly 30 seconds into the second half, or rather the fifth half. But his…