Damien Phillips

The Body Shop won’t be the last high street chain to collapse

14 February 2024 10:07 pm

The collapse of the retail chain The Body Shop marks a new low in the sorry tale of Britain’s shops…

Is Opec’s power finally failing?

1 January 2024 3:40 am

Since 1973, much of global politics has been conducted in the long shadow of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries…

Opec’s split is good for the West

26 November 2023 5:00 pm

It largely slipped under the radar, but there was a rare bit of good news for hard-pressed consumers and businesses…

Hamas has made the same fatal mistake as the IRA

25 October 2023 6:00 pm

As Israel releases body cam footage showing the stark reality of Hamas terrorists’ brutal attacks on civilians during their assault…

How to take on Opec’s oil barons

24 September 2023 4:00 pm

Beyond the environment, one of the most persuasive arguments for reducing western nations’ dependence on fossil fuels is the extraordinary…

Can the high street still be saved?

13 September 2023 11:45 pm

The closure of 400 Wilko stores – at the cost of 12,500 jobs – spells more misery for the high street. Wilko joins a pantheon of big brand…

Putin’s anti-western oil alliance is coming unstuck

13 June 2023 9:31 pm

As Russia frantically attempts to hold on to its territorial gains in the face of the much-anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive, there…

How Britain's 'frenemies' are helping Putin's Russia

11 August 2022 7:50 pm

In the battle to become prime minister, both Liz Truss and RIshi Sunak have vowed to crack down on Britain’s enemies.…