Ross Clark

Rising inflation isn’t anything to panic about

21 March 2017 11:33

Predictably enough it didn’t take long for the rearguard Remain lobby, and other opponents of the government, to jump on…

George Osborne is the archetypal part-time MP

17 March 2017 14:48

For once, Jeremy Corbyn was spot-on. Learning of the news that George Osborne is to be made editor of the…

Theresa May must call an election immediately

16 March 2017 16:23

Each day, I can see more clearly a pivotal line from Theresa May’s future biography: ‘Ultimately, her downfall can be…

The self-employed shouldn’t pay more tax. Here’s why

11 March 2017 19:01

Last Wednesday, Philip Hammond made a joke at Norman Lamont’s expense by reminding the world of how John Major’s first…

Why are New Labour wonks directing Tory policy?

10 March 2017 14:38

Theresa May’s announcement that the vote on raising National Insurance contributions for the self-employed will be delayed until after the…

Biggest loser from this Budget? The credibility of Tory tax promises

8 March 2017 15:52

There is a very big winner from today’s budget. Not adults in social care, not schools, but Ukip. Philip Hammond…

Labour’s membership drop is great news for the party

3 March 2017 14:26

Were I a Labour party strategist I wouldn’t be too distressed by the news that the party has lost 26,000…

Paedophile-hysteria prevents rational debate about policing

28 February 2017 14:51

If you want to know why we never seem to be able to develop a sensible and proportionate policy towards…

The backlash against Waterstones’ ‘secret shops’ is absurd

27 February 2017 14:27

What calamity could possibly be worse than waking up to find that the small, rarefied town near your weekend cottage…

Ukip is finished? I don’t think so

25 February 2017 10:49

So, Ukip is finished. So says Matthew Parris in the Times this morning, as well as Marina Hyde in the…

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…