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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…

The good news about the developing world you probably haven’t heard

6 November 2018 12:23

The world’s poor are, as we know, suffering under the yoke of capitalism, getting ever poorer as we rich grab…

Tracey Crouch resigns over fixed odds betting delay

1 November 2018 17:52

The Budget appeared to have landed well. Tory MPs at PMQs on Wednesday were in a notably better mood than…

The Budget shows the Tories are now fighting on Corbyn’s turf

29 October 2018 19:12

When Theresa May announced at this year’s Tory conference that she would put an end to austerity, it’s safe to…

Hammond’s Halloween Budget fails to excite

29 October 2018 17:24

Philip Hammond held the Budget today to avoid a bunch of Halloween jokes about a zombie economy and so on.…

What the Government can learn from Piers Morgan’s ‘papoosegate’

25 October 2018 20:25

When Piers Morgan called Daniel Craig an #emasculatedbond for carrying his daughter in a baby carrier, Twitter responded in the…

Why James Dyson isn’t a hypocrite for manufacturing in Singapore

23 October 2018 18:18

Remainers’ first response to the news that James Dyson will build his new electric car in Singapore was to accuse…

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…

Chuka Umunna’s £451-an-hour new job will help his opponents no end

18 October 2018 13:47

The news that Chuka Umunna is getting paid £451 an hour to chair a new centrist think tank will go…

The Universal Credit is supposed to streamline benefits from October 2013. Picture: Getty.

Delays to Universal Credit won’t fix its fundamental flaw

16 October 2018 12:00

It’s rare that a government pauses the implementation of a flagship policy. There’s so much ego involved in these matters…

The euro is the source of Macron’s troubles

16 October 2018 11:17

A new interior minister. A new agriculture and culture minister. There wasn’t, despite some speculation, a new prime minister, but…

The flaws in Labour’s plan for a four day week

8 October 2018 11:37

Free university for students. Free shares in your company. And now plenty of free time, with one day less in…

Exclusive: Why the Tories feel so spooked by Jeremy Corbyn

4 October 2018 17:36

One of the things that the Tory conference taught us was quite how worried the party is about Labour. There…

Why Trump’s new trade deal shouldn’t be a surprise

1 October 2018 14:47

The news that the US, Canada and Mexico have agreed a new trade deal, USMCA, may have caused a little…

Revealed: Seumas Milne’s bumper pay rise

28 September 2018 16:36

At party conference last week, several Labour front benchers poured scorn on ‘fat cat bosses’ with excessive earnings. Jeremy Corbyn…

Labour’s welfare reform problem

24 September 2018 18:41

Angela Rayner, one of the ‘rising stars’ of Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench, received rapt applause from Labour members when she spoke…

Donald Trump is a free trade hero

19 September 2018 8:44

President Trump has stated on numerous occasions that he wants to increase trade. Under his wise rule, he assures us,…

Why should we listen to the IMF’s Brexit warning?

17 September 2018 11:57

Why are we so addicted to economic forecasts? We’ll know they are going to turn out to be wrong because…

The banks abandon Project Fear

11 September 2018 14:20

Three senior bankers from Barclays, J.P. Morgan and Citi descended on the House of Commons today to give evidence to…

Why GDP growth has nothing to do with the World Cup or the warm weather

10 September 2018 14:45

We don’t hear much of the phrase ‘despite Brexit’ any more – it is just a little too obvious. Instead,…

Poland is trying a new approach with capitalism. Will it work?

6 September 2018 14:17

After communism collapsed in 1989, Poland wiped its hands of socialism. Capitalism swept in, bringing fast-food chains and shopping malls.…

Was Wonga all bad?

1 September 2018 9:00

The wonder of Wonga is that it lasted so long. The arch-villain of the payday loan sector, which grew like…

Donald Trump’s WTO threat shows he is becoming predictable

31 August 2018 12:45

The obvious reaction to Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is that it…

The Spectator Podcast: When money dies

23 August 2018 11:35

Venezuela is racked with hyperinflation. The crisis is now so bad that the president has instituted a new currency which…