Theresa May’s Davos speech – full text

19 January 2017 10:25

This is an organisation that is, as it says in the very first line of your Mission Statement, committed to…

Bono appears at Davos in 2008

After Brexit and Trump, it’s time for Davos Man to admit defeat

14 January 2017 10:00

Business cards. Check. Contacts book. Check. Stylish ski jacket. Check. If it is mid-January, the global elite, and certainly anyone…

Podcast special: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

15 February 2016 12:42

In this View from 22 podcast special, The Spectator’s Editor Fraser Nelson hosts a discussion about whether the world is…

Cameron campaign for EU poster

David Cameron asks business: “help me make the case for Britain to stay” in the EU

21 January 2016 7:01

David Cameron is giving a speech in Davos later today with a message for British business: he wants to enlist…


Jobs for Syrians: Paul Collier’s advice for the Prime Minister

20 January 2016 10:16

David Cameron is today expected to urge leaders to ease trade rules between Jordan and the EU to help with the Syrian…

Oxfam Prepares To Deploy Aid To Areas Hit By Typhoon Haiyan

Charities love to lobby so why should they be exempt from the Lobbying Act?

24 February 2015 15:42

In the next few weeks, you’ll hear endless grumbles from charities about the Lobbying Act. They will argue it restricts…


Why James Elroy Flecker deserves our attention

1 February 2015 14:09

This month sees the Swiss alpine resort of Davos play host to the annual World Economic Forum summit, but it…

Will.i.am and the Duke of York have worked together for the inspiring Digital Enterprise Award initiative

Will Will.i.am come out in support of Prince Andrew?

22 January 2015 13:48

The Duke of York is expected to host a private reception tonight at the World Economic Forum, in what will be his…

An Oxfam poster - advancing class war, while perpetuating damaging stereotypes about Africans

What Oxfam doesn’t want you to know: global capitalism means less poverty than ever

19 January 2015 8:58

The hijacking of Oxfam by the politicised left is nothing short of a tragedy. It’s heartbreaking to see a charity…


As Ed Miliband knows, the 50p tax rate will not fix a broken market

27 January 2014 15:52

Labour’s confirmation that it would restore the top tax rate to 50p was not that much of a surprise, Ed…


The view from Davos: Man vs machine

26 January 2014 22:31

At Davos the choice each day is staggering:  in one single hour I could have gone to any one of…

Boris Johnson next to an ice sculpture representing London 2012 in Davos. Picture: Getty

The view from Davos: Boris Johnson’s economic adviser on infrastructure

26 January 2013 17:29

As the speaker for yesterday’s Davos British business leaders’ lunch, Boris Johnson had the audience in his hand in his…

The opinion on Cameron's EU speech in Davos isn't as peachy as it is in the UK Image: Getty

The view from Davos: Cameron’s mad to talk about leaving the EU

25 January 2013 16:02

‘Cameron’s speech on Europe is badly timed; we must stop this endless European bickering when facing such huge worldwide political…


Osborne needs to come up with radical growth policies, and soon

27 January 2012 11:26

When it comes to defending the free market, and making the case for fiscal sanity, there’s scarcely anyone better than…

Dave in Davos

26 January 2012 14:50

Reading Cameron’s speech to the suits in Davos, one thing stands out: he’s in no mood to stop ‘lecturing’ the…

Much more than a networking event

3 February 2011 13:54

What’s the point of Davos? This is a question seldom addressed in the reports filed from the five-day “World Economic…

Cameron’s gloomy brand of optimism

28 January 2011 14:21

A weird, sprawling kind of speech from David Cameron in Davos this morning. It started off on an unusually, if…