Annabel Denham

How to fix the BBC licence fee

19 January 2022 12:00 am

Nadine Dorries came out fighting over the weekend to declare it was time to discuss new ways to fund and…

How well is Brexit going?

5 January 2022 12:00 am

Twelve months after a comprehensive trade deal was signed with the EU, where are we now? How has the UK…

Should businesses receive more Covid support?

22 December 2021 12:53 am

As government considers whether to lock us down once again, should it put economic support for businesses affected back on…

Punishing the unvaccinated threatens everyone's liberty

9 December 2021 6:00 pm

How should we treat the unvaccinated? Should we stop them from participating in normal life? Castigate them in the media?…

The economic impact of the latest Covid restrictions

30 November 2021 10:00 pm

We don’t yet know whether the Omicron variant will drastically accelerate the spread of coronavirus, or whether it will circumvent…

The confusion at the heart of social care

25 November 2021 3:45 pm

Boris Johnson’s majority plunged to just 26 last night, following a rebellion over controversial changes to social care plans. Means-tested,…

Boris Johnson should trust the market to solve climate change

24 October 2021 12:10 pm

In a 368-page document published this week, the government announced its strategy to cut emissions to net zero by 2050…

Why is British Airways banning ‘ladies and gentlemen’?

14 October 2021 3:00 am

British Airways is dropping ‘ladies and gentlemen’ from its announcements. In the name of diversity and inclusion, the airline has…

The misguided experiment of British childcare

14 September 2021 11:35 pm

Everybody agrees that childcare in Britain is an unholy mess. According to a new study, tens of thousands of parents…

On child vaccination, parents should have the choice

1 September 2021 7:52 am

On Saturday, the Health Secretary made his most bullish comments on child vaccination so far. Writing in the Times, Sajid Javid argued that…

Should Boris pay people to take the jab?

4 August 2021 3:44 pm

The steady stream of mixed messages coming from government ministers have been one of the few constants during the pandemic. Boris…

Covid has revealed the limits of the big state

28 July 2021 1:57 pm

When Rishi Sunak turned on the spending taps last March, a triumphant Jeremy Corbyn said he had been proved ‘right’.…

The problem with polling

22 July 2021 8:10 am

If you did an opinion poll about opinion polls, chances are most people would recognise the limitations of market research,…

Will Italy's Euro win lead to a baby boom?

14 July 2021 8:17 am

Could Italy’s triumph on Sunday result not just in a trophy for the azzuri, but a baby boom for a…

The economic case for ditching mask mandates

6 July 2021 8:04 pm

After many months of hardship and sacrifice, freedom is finally within grasp. Boris Johnson has reclaimed his buccaneering, libertarian spirit…

The economic illiteracy of anti-capitalists

29 June 2021 10:05 pm

Back in October, World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart recommended that countries borrow heavily during the pandemic. ‘First, you worry…

The cost of delaying 'freedom day'

15 June 2021 3:30 pm

When Boris Johnson announced that unlocking would be guided by ‘data not dates’ he handed detractors ample scope for derision…

Is working from home here to stay?

15 May 2021 2:40 am

National Work from Home Day might not be a calendar highlight but it has undoubtedly taken on increased significance during…

Covid won't kill the office

24 June 2020 12:51 am

The rapidity and willingness with which workers have adopted and adapted to remote working has led some – including Rory…