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Grenfell Tower and the politics of needless death

15 June 2017 21:38

As the body count rose from the Grenfell Tower fire, sensible people warned us not to rush to judgement. Activists,…

Why didn’t Theresa May meet Grenfell Tower survivors?

15 June 2017 14:05

We can’t yet be sure what caused the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower. Early speculation, some of it expert, some…

How to keep your dog safe from thieves

15 June 2017 11:19

Five dogs are stolen every day in the UK and only one gets reunited with its owner, according to police…

Now it’s cheaper to use your mobile phone abroad

15 June 2017 10:39

Praise be, there’s some good news on the financial front this morning. Roaming charges for the use of mobile phones…

How to navigate the information overload

14 June 2017 13:05

As humans we are endlessly called upon to make decisions based on the information we have, and we are defined…

The risks of being a modern landlord

14 June 2017 12:19

The spate of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester has made many landlords and their insurers nervous about the risks…

I called it! Theresa May has been undone by her pointless election

9 June 2017 18:12

I would direct you to Liddle passim for why we are now in this state of chaos. Even if Theresa…

What the election result means for your finances

9 June 2017 13:03

Well, I don’t think anyone expected that, least of all Theresa May. As the country picks over the result of…

Best Buys: Unsecured Loans – £5,000 over three years

9 June 2017 11:57

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are Unsecured Loans – £5,000 over three years.

To survive, Tories must compromise with Remainers – and Corbynism

9 June 2017 10:13

Regardless of who leads it, the Conservative Party now has the opportunity to cling to office, possibly even for the…

What went wrong for the Tories?

9 June 2017 6:22

Inside CCHQ there is a sense that three things cost them their majority in this election. First, the public were…

How I lost my Tory-voting virginity in the name of democracy and press freedom

8 June 2017 14:51

Today, for the first time in my life, I voted Tory. And somewhat disappointingly I haven’t sprouted horns yet. I…

No, I Don’t Want To Sponsor You

8 June 2017 11:15

The Metropolitan policeman who spent a week crawling the London Marathon wearing a gorilla costume captured my imagination and my…

Credit cards: don’t be fooled by long balance transfer deals

8 June 2017 10:22

If you’re looking for a balance transfer credit card deal, don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll save the most money…

House prices are…staying pretty much the same

7 June 2017 12:54

Depending on which way you look at it, today’s house price data from Halifax is either good or bad news.…

Overlooking the childfree is a mistake

6 June 2017 12:45

Politicians fight over lots of different issues in general election campaigns, but one theme is a constant: they all try…

Political tinkering has turned pensions into a quagmire

6 June 2017 11:50

It is not usually feasible to put the great and good of the financial services industry together in a room…

The most shocking thing about Donald Trump’s Sadiq Khan tweet? He’s right

6 June 2017 10:21

How thin-skinned and pompous the British media class is. On the airwaves, Twitter, and elsewhere, the reaction to Donald Trump’s tweet…

The Christian views of Theresa May and Tim Farron are way below the radar. And that’s how they like it

5 June 2017 14:58

There’s a mischievous, not to say malicious, Twitter photograph of Theresa May circulating this morning. It shows her sporting shoulder…

Should we thank Brexit for ‘borderless banking’?

5 June 2017 12:43

From Brexit and Grexit to Trump and Scottish (near) independence, the way we think about our place in the world…