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An inheritance tax cut would backfire on the Tories

7 October 2019 14:34

Just when you thought that the Tories were getting into a position where they might be capable of winning the…

Is the OBR right about a no-deal Brexit recession?

18 July 2019 12:39

Sajid Javid. Liz Truss. Dominic Raab, or perhaps even his old City Hall colleague Kit Malthouse. There are plenty of…

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…

Meet the car boss who has finally realised the truth about no deal

11 July 2019 16:40

Most of us probably decided Aston Martin was by far the coolest car company in the world the first time…

Why governments should spend big on tech

6 July 2019 8:00

I was talking to a large Silicon Valley video-conferencing firm the other day. ‘Just for interest,’ I asked, ‘what would…

Jeremy Hunt’s foolish no-deal promise

1 July 2019 14:11

As Jeremy Hunt has repeatedly claimed during the Conservative leadership campaign, to set a deadline of 31 October for leaving…

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…

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…

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…

Would adding a customs union to the Brexit deal really be so bad?

1 May 2019 15:32

It has been nearly a month since cross-party talks between the government and Labour began, and there is still no…

Britain will regret doing business with Huawei

24 April 2019 15:31

Imagine the following medieval conversation: King: “We need to build a castle at Dover. ‘Tis the key to England.” Courtier:…

What did Japan make of Jeremy Hunt’s Brexit mission? 

16 April 2019 15:43

Attempting to explain Brexit in 90 seconds might remind you of a Monty Python sketch, but this is what Jeremy Hunt…

Shamima Begum has a right to legal aid

15 April 2019 16:41

Speaking on the radio this morning, the Foreign Secretary refused the temptation to condemn the Legal Aid Authority’s grant of…