Kate Andrews

Party time: the price of freedom

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Party time depends on following the party line

What the NHS pay rise says about Boris Johnson's priorities

23 July 2021 3:03 am

Well, that didn’t take long. Two days ago, a leaked report revealed that the government was considering using a national insurance…

In the post-pandemic economy, the workers are the boss

17 July 2021 9:00 am

In the post-pandemic economy, workers have the upper hand

Britain is ill-prepared to deal with rising inflation

15 July 2021 8:03 am

Inflation is on the rise again. For the third consecutive month, the Consumer Prices index outpaced the forecasters’ consensus, landing at…

Follow the science – it's time to unlock

8 July 2021 9:10 am

Shortly before Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer were slugging it out in PMQs — debating whether the mass-lifting of restrictions…

What is the purpose of test and trace?

7 July 2021 8:59 am

At yesterday’s press conference, Boris Johnson announced that his government was shelving plans for domestic ‘Covid certificates’ (i.e. vaccine passports),…

The new Covid divide: one rule for the elite, another for the rest of us

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Politicians made the rules – so they know how to bend them

Hancock has made a mockery of his own rules

26 June 2021 8:37 am

How much trouble is Matt Hancock in? The Sun splashes this morning on the Health Secretary’s affair with aide Gina…

The true cost of cheap money: an interview with Andy Haldane

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Andy Haldane on the true cost of cheap money

Delay, data and the need for transparency

18 June 2021 1:20 am

Boris Johnson delayed 21 June, he said, because the data did not merit a full reopening. The specific data government…

The forgotten joy of spontaneity

12 June 2021 9:00 am

If you ask people what they’ve missed out on since the pandemic, they’ll probably lament their cancelled plans. Weddings postponed,…

The hidden costs of the G7 tax deal

6 June 2021 9:30 am

Calls to reform corporation tax are nothing new and don’t just come from the left. The inefficient and bureaucratic nature…

Dominic Cummings’s explosive claim about the Bank of England

27 May 2021 3:42 am

Amidst all the explosive claims made by Dominic Cummings during today’sselect committee hearing, one towards the beginning of the seven-hour…

Can Boris keep his roadmap on track?

15 May 2021 4:39 am

Boris Johnson’s favourite phrase since he released his roadmap out of lockdown has been ‘cautious but irreversible’. These are the…

Inflation fears grow

13 May 2021 8:45 pm

Two months ago The Spectator reported on what was keeping Rishi Sunak awake at night ahead of the Budget: an inflation…

Does the UK's 'green list' for travel make sense?

8 May 2021 4:00 am

International travel is back on the menu, in theory. From 17 May the ‘stay in the UK’ restrictions are lifting…

Why we should worry about the post-Covid exodus of older workers

5 May 2021 4:01 am

Concerns around unemployment during the pandemic have, understandably, been focused on younger people. Last year it was under-24 year olds…

Vaccine passports for mass events might be the worst of all worlds

30 April 2021 2:24 am

Are vaccine passports in our future? The ‘Covid-status certification’ review is underway, carved out of the Prime Minister’s roadmap and…

Has Britain reached herd immunity?

29 April 2021 1:40 am

When the Office for National Statistics released the last antibody survey a fortnight ago, the results were underwhelming. After watching…

Are plans to abandon the office premature?

28 April 2021 3:12 am

To what extent will our pandemic lifestyles stick? With ‘work from home’ guidance in place for the best part of…

Boris's vaccine propaganda film jumps the gun

24 April 2021 5:00 pm

Westminster’s much anticipated summer blockbuster dropped last night: ‘A Beacon of Hope: The UK Vaccine Story’ was released on 10…

How should I spend Joe Biden’s money?

24 April 2021 9:00 am

The US President shouldn’t be sending me money

Is the UK taking advantage of its vaccine success?

14 April 2021 1:20 am

UK GDP ever so slightly edged up in February, growing 0.4 per cent according to today’s update from the Office…

Britain’s vaccine success was supposed to lead to freedom. What happened?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Britain’s vaccine success was supposed to lead to freedom. What happened?

A windfall tax would only hurt our weakened economy

9 April 2021 3:30 pm

The calls for tax hikes is ramping up. Last December the Wealth Tax Commission recommended a ‘one-off’ 5 per cent…