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Corbyn’s cheerleaders are wrong to sneer at Which? magazine

18 February 2019 18:09

First, a confession. Because I try not to spend too much time on Twitter, I sometimes miss “the story that…

Mark Carney is finally right about Brexit

13 February 2019 13:15

Cripes. At this rate the CBI will be putting out reports on Brexit’s potential benefits, George Osborne will be reminding…

Is there any point listening to the Bank of England’s growth forecasts?

7 February 2019 17:35

The Bank of England today downgraded its forecast for UK GDP growth in 2019 from 1.7 per cent (a forecast…

Wealth taxes are back in fashion – but they’re still a terrible idea

7 February 2019 7:45

Wealth taxes are back in fashion. In the United States, Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing an ‘ultra-millionaire tax’. In the…

Watch: Jess Phillips’ speech on parliament’s high earners

31 January 2019 10:45

With all the dramatic votes this week, it could easily have been missed that an important debate about immigration also…

There’s nothing ‘elitist’ about kids following in their parents’ footsteps

29 January 2019 12:09

Children of doctors are 24 times more likely than their peers to become doctors. Children of lawyers are 17 times…

The £1 billion IT project that has caused chaos in the criminal courts

24 January 2019 17:50

Between 2010 and 2015 the Ministry of Justice endured amongst the deepest cuts of any government department. Yet even as…

Why is Chris Grayling spending so much money on telephone bills?

24 January 2019 10:36

We’ve all been there – when you open that innocuous looking letter in the post only for your eyes to…

Is Dyson’s Singapore move anything to do with Brexit?

22 January 2019 15:52

Brexit has become the inverse of a pair of rose-tinted spectacles. It is the lens through which all negative economic…

The Gillette advert has more to do with market control than #MeToo

16 January 2019 15:50

For those looking to an antidote to Gillette’s painful ‘The Best a Man Can Be’ advert I highly recommend browsing…

Theresa May moves the market

15 January 2019 21:39

After suffering what could be the largest Commons defeat in over a hundred years – far surpassing anyone’s expectations, it’s…

Gillette and the rise of woke capitalism

15 January 2019 16:31

The politicisation of consumer products is one of the weirder developments of recent years. First, Oreos came out in support…

China’s obsession with Taiwan is nothing to do with money

14 January 2019 14:10

Does President Xi’s first address of the new year spell trouble for Taiwan? In a 30 minute speech on Taiwan, Xi…

Factcheck: is UK aid being spent on politicians in Bangladesh?

9 January 2019 15:47

Britain’s foreign aid department was on the defensive this week, following a Mail on Sunday article casting scorn on the…

Will there ever be an end to Venezuela’s misery?

20 December 2018 18:31

Venezuelans are preparing for a difficult Christmas – the worst of recent times. The middle-class families I have spoken to…

The myth of the Brexit cliff edge

14 December 2018 12:06

The ports will be clogged up with lorries. The shelves at Tesco will be empty. Doctors will be rationing antibiotics,…

The terrifying prospect of a Corbyn-led government

9 December 2018 8:08

Hats off to Ross Clark for his timely highlighting of the perils of a Corbyn-led government. For those who remember…

Are we heading for a recession? If so, don’t just blame Brexit

5 December 2018 12:55

So will those Remainers seemingly hoping for a Brexit-related recession get what they want after all? This morning Purchasing Managers’…

Philip Hammond has exposed the problem with the Treasury’s Brexit forecast

28 November 2018 11:41

It is the decimal point which really gets me. If we have a ‘no deal’ Brexit, according to Treasury forecasters,…

Remaining in the EU would come at a big price for Britain

27 November 2018 13:23

We’re familiar with the warnings about the cost of Brexit. The ‘People’s Vote’ campaign released an estimate yesterday suggesting that Theresa…

Why the Treasury’s Brexit forecasts will be almost irrelevant

26 November 2018 20:08

The publication by the Treasury of its forecasts of the economic impact of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, versus no-deal and…

DUP abstain on finance bill – what it means

19 November 2018 20:01

Although Theresa May looks set to avoid a confidence vote for the time being, tonight’s Finance Bill votes could serve…

Why do we care what the CBI thinks about May’s Brexit deal?

19 November 2018 13:36

Big UK business is often guilty of short-termism and the CBI’s response to Theresa May’s draft withdrawal proposal is no…

Could the UK out-grow the EU after Brexit?

9 November 2018 12:55

Collapsing retailers. A looming far-left government threatening nationalisation. And perhaps most significantly of all, our potentially chaotic rupture with our…

The conundrum of Britain’s continued growth

9 November 2018 12:46

The conundrum of economic growth continues. The withdrawal process from the EU is, even by the admission of the most…