Kate Andrews

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…

Talking down vaccines is a short-sighted tactic

3 April 2021 12:48 am

How strange to have spent a year in a world where to hug someone outside of your household is not…


Pfizer trial finds vaccine ‘100% effective’ against South African variant

2 April 2021 12:50 am

Pfizer and BioNTech have released some extraordinary findings from a Phase 3 trial involving 46,307 participants, between seven days and…

Can we see the vaccine effect?

31 March 2021 2:14 am

Britain’s Covid data is moving in the right direction. Today’s update from the Office for National Statistics confirms this on…

Vaccines should mean more freedom – not less

24 March 2021 1:43 am

Do vaccines lead to freedom – or to more lockdown rules? That very question would have seemed bizarre a few…

Will Covid cost less than expected?

20 March 2021 2:19 am

It’s no surprise that the bill for Covid-19 keeps racking up. The Office for Budget Responsibility’s latest forecast predicts borrowing will…

The UK economy is suffering worse than most

12 March 2021 11:53 pm

Last week The Spectator highlighted new data from the OECD that offers a weekly update comparing a country’s current GDP…

Rishi’s nightmare: will inflation crush the recovery?

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Fear of inflation is stalking the Treasury

Will Rishi Sunak's Budget give Britain the boost it needs?

4 March 2021 3:00 am

For a man who has only delivered two Budgets, Rishi Sunak is no stranger to fiscal announcements. Last March’s £30bn spending…

Donald Trump tightens his grip on the Republican party

1 March 2021 10:40 am

‘Do you miss me yet,’ Donald Trump asked the crowd in his opening remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference…

Are the Tories about to ditch one of their biggest policy achievements?

28 February 2021 3:05 am

We already know much of what will be in Rishi Sunak’s Budget next week. Another £30bn for Covid-relief measures: furlough…

Kamalamania: prepare for President Harris

23 February 2021 7:19 am

Kamala Harris was always going to be a most prominent Vice President. When Joe Biden’s campaign called a midmorning ‘lid’…

What Trump's acquittal means for the future of American politics

14 February 2021 8:35 am

Former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate today, in what has turned out to be the shortest impeachment…

Hancock launches his quarantine crackdown

10 February 2021 1:34 am

The search for the right balance on border policy continues, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced this afternoon a host…

How serious is No. 10 about immunity passports?

6 February 2021 2:16 am

How seriously is the government considering immunity passports? It seemed we had a definitive answer in December when vaccines minister…

Capital punishment: why wealth taxes don’t work

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Why wealth taxes don’t work

The EU's vaccine opportunism will not be forgotten

30 January 2021 8:03 am

At first, it sounded like empty rage. The European Union had spent all week making wild statements about controlling vaccine…

The Johnson & Johnson jab is a game changer

30 January 2021 1:51 am

Good vaccine news has been pouring in today — this afternoon it was the turn of the Janssen vaccine, made by US…

Germany has just undermined the EU's vaccine argument

29 January 2021 1:50 am

Germany’s vaccine committee has advised the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine only be given to under-65s. The announcement marks a major twist in a…

Can Joe Biden heal America?

23 January 2021 9:00 am

The challenges ahead for President Biden go beyond governing

Donald Trump is impeached again – now what?

14 January 2021 9:48 am

Today Donald Trump became the first president in United States history to be impeached twice. He was first impeached in…


Trump’s social media ban sets a dangerous precedent

10 January 2021 4:11 am

Facebook and Twitter’s decision to suspend Donald Trump is, legally speaking, fairly clear-cut. Both are private companies which set the…

Wealth taxes are not the answer to our financial woes

10 December 2020 1:53 am

Today the Wealth Tax Commission, an initiative involving the LSE, has recommended a ‘one-off’ 5 per cent levy on the…