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Get ready for a ‘Boris bounce’

25 July 2019 13:12

Global trade would collapse amid a tariff war. The dollar would be in free-fall as investors fled the chaos. The…

Is ‘because of Brexit’ the new ‘despite Brexit’?

16 July 2019 14:55

Unemployment is at record lows. Wages are rising at the fastest rate in a decade. The gender gap is evaporating,…

A weak pound is nothing to fear

16 July 2019 13:19

Ed Conway, Sky News’s economics editor, tweets this morning that sterling has notched up a dubious record – it stands…

Boris’s secret weapon in the fight against Corbyn

25 June 2019 15:37

After nine years cleaning up Labour’s mess, things are looking up. Government debt as a share of the economy is…

Why the next Tory leader should listen to Philip Hammond

14 June 2019 17:32

Philip Hammond is up to one last trick before bowing out – and it’s a good one. The Chancellor has…

Boris-onomics is what Britain needs

12 June 2019 14:20

A few jokes. A sprinkling of tax cuts. A few more jokes. A couple of flashy new buildings. And then…

A legacy Theresa May can be proud of

11 June 2019 20:25

Theresa May is said to be desperately searching for a legacy in her last few weeks at Number 10. It…

Tax cuts are welcome, but Boris’s proposal is not the best

11 June 2019 15:09

The source of government revenue is a mystery for many people, but one thing voters do remember is that they…

Michael Gove’s plan to scrap VAT is a big mistake

11 June 2019 11:54

When I read about Michael Gove’s plans to abolish VAT and replace it with a US-style Sales Tax, I thought: “Is…

Why didn’t the experts warn us about the Remain Recession?

10 June 2019 13:45

The economy would tank. Trade would collapse. Unemployment would soar, and house prices would sink. In the run-up to the…

Best Buys: Easy access accounts without bonus

16 May 2019 21:07

Most bank accounts on the market offer next-to-nothing in terms of interest, but some are better than others! Here are…

Jeremy Hunt shows some ankle with defence budget pitch

13 May 2019 22:56

With Theresa May’s departure expected later this year, the race is underway among her Tory colleagues to position themselves as…

Britain is good at infrastructure. It’s the bureaucracy which holds things up

10 May 2019 12:09

In 2012 I finished a meeting in Berlin and headed to Tegel airport. Apparently mine was a historic flight, since…

Sainsbury’s just needs a good grocer

10 May 2019 12:03

Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe faces a fight for his job after the Competition and Markets Authority ruled against his…

Listen: Mike Gapes caught out over Change UK funding

8 May 2019 16:55

With less than a month to go until the European elections, and with Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party surging in…

Would a customs union pass the Commons?

7 May 2019 12:06

It’s crunch day for the Labour/Tory Brexit talks. After a weekend of government leaks and briefings, both sides will today…

Beware of financial products described as ‘innovative’ or frictionless

3 May 2019 13:15

Over the last few years a steady stream of new financial firms have launched products and services meant to make…

Best Buys: 0% introductory rate balance transfer credit cards

3 May 2019 13:12

0% Balance transfer credit cards can help you to save money by not charging interest, and allowing you to be…

‘Brexperts’ can earn £80 an hour explaining Brexit to those who are confused

2 May 2019 18:53

Due to several requests from befuddled citizens, the professional marketplace, Bidvine, are on the lookout for Brexit experts who can…