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The snobs won against the FOBTs

17 May 2018 12:46

It’s good to see that for all their bickering over Brexit and war of words over austerity, the Tories and…

Chris Grayling’s railway fantasy is costing the Tories

16 May 2018 16:08

Yippee! Now I can finally take a train to Scotland without putting money into Richard Branson’s pockets. This afternoon’s announcement…

Has Britain reached ‘Peak Wealth’?

15 May 2018 13:56

So the year-long squeeze on real earnings is now officially over. Figures released by the ONS this morning show that…

May briefs MPs on customs options as timetable for decision keeps slipping

14 May 2018 14:20

Tory backbenchers have been briefed today by the Prime Minister on the different options for Britain’s customs arrangements with the…

Are grammar schools unfair?

11 May 2018 16:36

Those dread words ‘Grammar schools’ are back in the news again. The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has today announced a…

Is it really harder for young people to buy a home than it was 30 years ago?

8 May 2018 15:17

The Resolution Foundation has called for 25-year-olds to be paid £10,000 to help them afford homes, saying the ‘generational contract’…

Giving millennials £10,000 won’t tackle the generation gap

8 May 2018 13:59

David Willetts, one time minister of state for universities and science turned chief spokesperson for baby boomer self-flagellation, is clearly…

Gaffe of the week: Sainsbury’s CEO’s ode to money

1 May 2018 10:21

We’ve all been there – you’re lined up to go live on air to explain to the public why it’s…

London shows what happens to the Tories when homeowners become a minority

28 April 2018 10:55

Next Saturday had long been circled in Tory plotters’ diaries as the date on which the next effort to remove…

Ransom money has turned Boko Haram into Nigeria’s Cosa Nostra

28 April 2018 10:00

Amina Ahmed counts herself as one of the lucky ones, or just about. When Boko Haram staged a mass kidnapping…

Brexit isn’t to blame for dismal GDP growth – and nor is the weather

27 April 2018 11:35

The government’s opponents were not slow, as usual, to blame today’s disappointing data on economic growth on Brexit (the IOD)…

Finland’s Universal Basic Income experiment falls flat

25 April 2018 12:00

Should governments abolish their welfare states and replace them with a Universal Basic Income (UBI), paid to everyone, even billionaires,…

The Brexit bounce making a mockery of George Osborne’s Project Fear

17 April 2018 12:56

We are now just two months away from the second anniversary of the Brexit vote and therefore in a position…

The Tories’ biggest problem at the next election? Generation Rent

17 April 2018 10:56

The government is currently busying itself trying to win retrospective Commons votes on Theresa May’s Syria intervention and clearing up…

Revealed: the truth about the latest NHS funding poll

16 April 2018 10:14

Last week there was an exclusive in the Times – widely followed up – revealing majority support for NHS-linked tax…

Gender pay gap hysteria could make things worse for women

4 April 2018 11:06

Next time I hear a government minister on radio or television bemoaning Britain’s poor record on productivity I request that…

Watch: Gender pay gap row – Stella Creasy vs Kate Andrews

3 April 2018 19:15

Oh dear. On Bank Holiday Monday, Stella Creasy took to the airwaves to promote the #PayMeToo campaign launched to close…

Are you a winner or a loser from Trump’s trade war?

2 April 2018 16:24

China’s imposition today of tariffs on 128 imports from the US was inevitable – and is no doubt exactly the…

A trade war with China sounds terrifying – but the US is doing the right thing

2 April 2018 14:50

Nobody likes the sound of trade war, and rightly so. China’s new retaliatory tariffs moves against US products feel like…

The EU’s petulance is turning its Galileo satellite into a white elephant

26 March 2018 13:28

Moves by the EU to try to stop British armed forces from accessing the Galileo satellite system, and to prevent…

Nicolas Sarkozy held on Gaddafi funding claims

20 March 2018 11:19

Nicolas Sarkozy was put in custody this morning as part of a police investigation into allegations that he received millions…

Don’t pinch the penny!

13 March 2018 19:04

It always takes a few hours for the nasties in a Budget to become clear. That is as true with…

May is finally embracing Osborne’s agenda

13 March 2018 16:17

Here are the two words that matter most in today’s Spring Statement: “balanced approach”. Those words appear five times in…

Good, bad and ugly: Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement in nine graphs

13 March 2018 15:26

Philip Hammond declared himself to be an optimist in his Spring Statement today – and he had a few boasts…

Tackling the gender pay gap could leave us all worse off

8 March 2018 8:00

It’s International Women’s Day. As feminists rush to detail the many disadvantages still facing women (yes, all women, everywhere) we’ll…