Ross Clark


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…

Last year, the MRC spent £506 million on research grants. Pfizer spent £4.8 billion. (Photo: Getty)

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…


Do we really want Portugal’s drug laws?

18 June 2016 8:00

‘The war on drugs has failed,’ asserted Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public health in the…

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Google isn’t racist – but it is filthy

11 June 2016 9:00

Is Google racist?  That is the charge made in a short video in which someone types ‘three white teenagers’ and…


The NHS shouldn’t fund a drug that prevents HIV

9 June 2016 8:22

What would you say if a powerful cyclists’ pressure group ganged up on the NHS and lobbied it to provide…

Human Organ Transplantation

There’s a grim reason why Belgium has plenty of organ donors

6 June 2016 17:26

A discussion between two medical ethicists on the Today programme this morning ended with them agreeing on one point: whether…


Why the BMA are no better than Arthur Scargill’s rabble

26 May 2016 15:09

That’s the trouble with conducting a strike via social media — press the wrong button and what was supposed to…

Ofsted Chief Inspector visits school

Sir Michael Wilshaw, where are these illegal schools run by the ‘Jewish community’?

18 May 2016 13:21

Apparently, there are secret Jewish schools in Britain where children are taught nothing but the Jewish faith, where they are…


Let’s stop bringing Hitler into the EU debate

17 May 2016 8:48

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get through just a week of political debate on the EU, or indeed…

The Government Publishes Its White Paper On The Future Of The BBC

Why does the government want a gay quota for BBC management?

15 May 2016 9:00

Of all the things wrong with the BBC, it would be hard to argue that a shortage of gay people…