Matthew Lynn

Chaos and capital controls: the first 100 days of PM Corbyn

23 November 2019 6:00 pm

The morning of 13 December. A series of salacious revelations about his private life have sunk Boris Johnson’s campaign. A…

The Lib Dems’ £50bn ‘Remain bonus’ is nonsense

6 November 2019 12:09 am

The schools will all get new books. The hospitals will all be rebuilt. Long-suffering public sector workers will finally get…

Brexit grifters are making a killing selling useless advice

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Over the past three years, as we have torturously debated our departure from the European Union, we have heard a…

Boris-onomics is what Britain needs

12 June 2019 11:20 pm

A few jokes. A sprinkling of tax cuts. A few more jokes. A couple of flashy new buildings. And then…

Who decided that keeping money in ‘paradise’ is a crime? We should all thank havens

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Maybe we should blame John Grisham. In his breakthrough best-seller The Firm, the young lawyer Mitch, played by Tom Cruise…

All the signs point to a new recession – a worse one

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Just after last year’s general election, George Osborne delivered a budget that he hailed as proof that his policies were…

The slow death of the pension pot

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Scrapping the cuts to tax credits. Ring-fencing health care, and spending a few billion on a high-speed rail link from…

The bull market is five years old. Does that mean it’s nearly over?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

There were no fireworks, and not much champagne. Indeed, it wasn’t an anniversary that many people noticed. But on 9…

You, too, can be a shale profiteer

22 February 2014 9:00 am

It might not be something you want to mention in the Half Moon Inn in Balcombe, or around any of…

How mansion taxes will make us all poorer

2 November 2013 9:00 am

There are few things most of us enjoy more than watching the value of our houses rocket. Every homeowner will…

Why Britain’s economy will overtake Germany’s

5 October 2013 9:00 am

What’s the most surprising thing that could come out of the current economic upturn? A rapid revival in northern manufacturing?…