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The Spectator Dashboard: UK Economic Data

8 December 2015 15:41

Great steps have been made in open data in the last few years. Most figures for the UK economy can…

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23 March 2015 10:32

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The British economic recovery, in 12 graphs

23 January 2015 14:48

Everything seems to be falling into place ahead of the election for the Tories. Today’s data shows high street spending…

Why don’t we hear about the beneficial side of climate change?

28 November 2014 15:54

Two headlines on successive days speak volumes about the scaremongering which is endemic in the way in which learned bodies…

Inflation down, Osborne up

19 August 2014 12:08

David Cameron is back on holidays again, this time to Cornwall. He missed a trick. His economic recovery is making…

The British jobs miracle continues

11 June 2014 12:05

The avalanche of good economic news continues today, with news that the number of people in work rose by 344,000…

Tories on course to win Newark by-election, says Ashcroft poll

2 June 2014 17:27

The Tories are looking ever more likely to hold Newark in Thursday’s by-election. In a new poll from Lord Ashcroft…

The Newark by-election might not be a disaster for Labour

30 May 2014 16:57

Will Labour do well in the Newark by-election? While all the focus has been on the fight between the Tories…

Today’s migration figures show why Cameron should drop his ‘tens of thousands’ target

22 May 2014 11:36

The inconveniently-timed net migration figures are out this morning, and they’re not good for the Prime Minister’s pledge to get…

Ukip vs Tories vs Labour — how alike are the voters?

20 May 2014 9:31

How similar are Ukip and Tory voters? Although the party hierarchies are keen to distance themselves from each other, there’s…

Party donations: Labour receives £3 million from unions this year

15 May 2014 16:27

It’s time to find out which parties are in the money, thanks to the latest Electoral Commission information on party…

Lord Howell offends the North of England again — but does he have a point?

14 May 2014 10:14

Oh Lord Howell, you’ve done it again. Offending the North of England once wasn’t enough, so he’s had a second…

Labour falling behind as Ukip leads latest Euro poll

12 May 2014 17:34

Labour is failing to make up any ground on Ukip ahead of next week’s European elections. A new poll from…

Exclusive poll: Brits think we’re doomed in Eurovision (and blame the BBC)

9 May 2014 9:28

Seven million of us will be tuning in at 8pm tomorrow night for the Eurovision final, rising to nine million…

Who could win the Newark by-election?

29 April 2014 19:00

Who stands the best chance of winning the Newark by-election after Patrick Mercer’s resignation? It is a safe Conservative seat,…

UK GDP rises by 0.8 per cent

29 April 2014 10:49

The first estimate of the UK’s economic growth for the first quarter of this year is out – and despite missing…

Ukip on course to come first in the Euro elections

27 April 2014 20:00

Despite a week of rather bruising media coverage, Ukip has moved into first place for next month’s European elections. For…

The 2015 battleground: the UK’s top 10 most marginal seats

25 April 2014 17:35

With the Tories trailing just behind Labour in the opinion polls, predictions are rife that the 2015 general election will…

New Labour’s greatest failure

16 April 2014 18:58

My friend and critic Jonathan Portes obviously took exception to my remarks about Keynesianism having been disproven. His entertaining rebuttal…

It’s official: smaller state and welfare reform leads to jobs record

16 April 2014 9:53

The British jobs miracle continues, with unemployment now down below 7 per cent and employment at an all-time high of…

Budget 2014: what Osborne didn’t tell us about the crunch to come

23 March 2014 20:32

Getting to the truth of a Budget is far easier under George Osborne’s new system. His creation, the Office for…

The British jobs miracle

19 March 2014 22:38

George Osborne rather glossed over the single most solid piece of good news in the Budget today: the Jobs Miracle.…

Budget 2014: the six scary graphs

19 March 2014 14:46

Listen — Fraser Nelson on what the budget means: listen to ‘Podcast: The View from 22 on Budget 2014’ on…

Britain is booming. So do we still need ultra-low interest rates?

7 January 2014 9:10

Car sales are up 11pc, making the FT splash this morning. House prices are soaring again, up 8pc last year.…

Fisking George Osborne’s ‘hard truths’ speech

6 January 2014 18:37

Today, George Osborne used a speech to administer what he called ‘hard truths’ about the economy. But in some cases, the truth was…