Ross Clark

Why are universities so scared of new rivals offering two-year degrees?

24 February 2017 13:15

When you hear of universities rewarding their vice-chancellors fat salaries – they averaged £277,000 last year, up 5 per cent…

The Supreme Court’s ruling on foreign spouses is shameful

22 February 2017 12:13

Just when you were minded to think that Supreme Court judges were a bunch of diehard liberals whose fundamentalist belief…

British food and drink exporters defy the doom-mongers

21 February 2017 15:12

Many farmers, asserted the Earl of Sandwich in a Lords debate last July, were now experiencing ‘regrexit’ – having voted…

Britain’s manufacturing boom is now underway

10 February 2017 12:29

Another week, and more good economic news which has not been awarded the attention it deserves. The Office for National…

Britain needs a statute of limitations for sex offences

9 February 2017 12:26

In contrast to the many stranglers and IRA terrorists who have become cause célèbres for justice campaigners over the years,…

The Bank of England is (slowly) overcoming its Brexophobia

2 February 2017 13:32

It has been clear for some time that the pre-referendum warnings made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney were…

Trump’s 2020 campaign has kicked off – and Starbucks seem to be running it

30 January 2017 15:12

I am no fan of Donald Trump, but I can stand far enough back from his presidency to see that…

No, Donald Trump hasn’t just brought Doomsday closer

27 January 2017 12:28

Can there be a bunch of more self-serving individuals than the board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which…

Don’t listen to the ‘alternative facts’ being spewed out about Britain’s economy

26 January 2017 12:13

I don’t know about Donald Trump’s press conferences, but there are certainly enough ‘alternative facts’ being spewed out by the…

Why doesn’t the ‘tyranny of the majority’ bother MPs during elections?

24 January 2017 11:48

Older readers might remember the night in April 1992 when, unexpectedly, a tyranny of the majority returned John Major’s Conservative…

Forget ‘peace and love’. Protest language has turned violent

23 January 2017 14:42

So Madonna says she doesn’t really want to blow up the White House. Her remarks at Saturday’s women’s march —…

Do Labour MPs not understand how private arts funding works?

21 January 2017 9:00

You would think there was enough financial scandal in the world to keep MPs exercised without denouncing the owners of…

Hard Brexit it is – and the currency markets don’t seem to mind

17 January 2017 16:07

A hard Brexit, currency markets seemed to indicate yesterday, would mean an even weaker pound. How, then, to explain this…

Ignore the green lobby – tidal lagoons are the future

13 January 2017 13:24

If there ever was a form of green energy which showed promise it is surely tidal power. Compared with wind…

If Amber Rudd doesn’t like being investigated for a ‘hate incident’, she should change the law

12 January 2017 13:35

At last October’s Conservative party conference, Amber Rudd revealed a rather silly proposal that companies operating in the UK should be…

Banality not Brexit is to blame for Jamie’s Italian restaurants shutting

6 January 2017 16:11

So, yet another business in trouble thanks to this foul recession caused by Brexit. Or that’s what chief executive of…

A post-Brexit slump? Here’s the good news about Britain’s economy you didn’t hear

4 January 2017 16:05

The rearguard Remain campaign is now living in a parallel universe. In the past 24 hours we have heard endless…

Garden villages are a good idea. Let’s get the bulldozers rolling

2 January 2017 12:25

There are few terms in the English language as irritating as ‘eco-village’ – which is really just ‘housing estate’ dressed…

Honours have become a debased currency

31 December 2016 13:00

Lynn Faulds Wood, former presenter of BBC’s Watchdog, says she turned down an MBE because she ‘just wouldn’t accept it…

The IPPR is simply trying to create anti-Brexit noise, and it has succeeded

29 December 2016 13:59

How much more desperate can the Remain lobby’s propaganda become?    Having had its predictions of instant economic doom comprehensively disproved…

Why is Labour so worried about a crackdown on voter fraud?

28 December 2016 9:21

Just what is it about the proposal to require voters to show ID that so frightens the Labour party? Funny,…

It’s nonsense to claim that Isis benefits from Brexit. But that won’t stop some people trying

20 December 2016 15:08

While a storm has blown up between Nigel Farage and Brendan Cox this morning over the role played by Angela…

There’s a simple solution to the Southern Railway debacle

14 December 2016 15:45

Transport secretary Chris Grayling says he is powerless to intervene in the dispute between Govia Thameslink, which operates the Southern…

Why it’s not true that Brexit is already starting to bite

13 December 2016 12:03

So, the Remoaners have at last got a piece of economic news they can try to crow about – the…

George Osborne’s stamp duty hike is starting to bite the Treasury

8 December 2016 13:06

The existence of the Laffer Curve can be proved by thought-experiment alone. If a government levies an income tax rate…