Davos

Davos’s guilty secret

28 January 2019 15:01

Somehow I had managed more than a quarter of a century in journalism without ever going to Davos. It had…

The real problem with the Saudis’ ‘Davos in the Desert’

23 October 2018 12:23

At this rate, there’s going to be a very empty hospitality tent, and a heck of a lot of canapés…

Davos disagreement: Theresa May’s crowd size

26 January 2018 8:47

It’s no great secret that Davos isn’t Theresa May’s natural habitat. Whether it’s eschewing meetings with businessmen to have a…

Brexit Britain is putty in Trump’s hands

25 January 2018 16:28

President Donald Trump, famously, has two modes: flattery and hostility. Theresa May had a taste of the latter following Trump’s…

Theresa May’s fondue dilemma

25 January 2018 16:23

We’ve all been there. You go to Davos to hang out with the global elite and drum up business for…

Breaking: UK/US relationship upgraded from ‘special’ to ‘very special’

25 January 2018 15:32

Brexit doom-mongers step aside. After weeks of speculation, the relationship that exists between Britain and the US has just been…

Old habits die hard for George Osborne, Davos Man

24 January 2018 23:40

George Osborne has returned to his old ways this week – flying to Davos as part of a contingent of Citizens…

David Cameron: Brexit isn’t as bad as I expected

24 January 2018 16:40

Surprise guests at this year’s Davos include Donald Trump and John McDonnell. But fear not, there’s still the usual citizens…

John McDonnell and Davos are perfect for one another

11 January 2018 17:24

The headlines just about write themselves. A hard-left Labour shadow chancellor flies off to Davos to preach revolution and socialism…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…