Ross Clark

Labour’s wealth tax proposal is deeply flawed

6 July 2020 11:25 pm

Will Labour ever stop pushing for punitive taxation? Not content with gifting the Conservatives an 80 seat majority in December,…

The next culture war will be over climate change

4 July 2020 9:23 pm

It is steadily becoming clear where the woke brigade will go once the current moral panic over racism has run…

Did Harry and Meghan’s wedding really raise £1bn in revenue?

2 July 2020 9:38 pm

Without going into the ins and outs of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s withdrawal from royal life, still less…

What we still don't know about Covid in Leicester

2 July 2020 6:41 pm

Just why has Leicester been locked down, its economy placed back in the deep freeze and many more of its…

A Huawei U-turn must now be inevitable

1 July 2020 10:04 pm

The declaration by US authorities that Huawei and fellow Chinese comms firm ZTE are national security threats is likely to have a clear…

Should we be afraid of this new swine flu?

30 June 2020 10:13 pm

Imagine if a vaccine for Covid-19 was approved tomorrow, and that within weeks we had all been vaccinated. Would life…

Was Covid with us long before anyone realised?

29 June 2020 11:37 pm

One of the mysteries of the Covid-19 crisis is how the disease seemed to bubble up out of nowhere in…

Isn’t it time Sacha Baron Cohen got cancelled?

29 June 2020 9:46 pm

How helpful of the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to reveal that there are two or three people in America who…

The limits of Covid death statistics

24 June 2020 1:38 am

As is often said, choose your statistics carefully and you can use them make just about any point you want…

Was Baden-Powell a Nazi sympathiser?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Police were no match for the Black Lives Matter mob that pulled down a statue of Edward Colston last week…

Is this the real reason Sweden didn't lockdown?

17 June 2020 9:01 pm

Anders Tegnell is either a hero or villain, depending on whether you think Sweden’s approach to Covid-19 has saved the…

Is dexamethasone a major Covid breakthrough?

17 June 2020 6:23 am

Just how a big a deal is today’s announcement that the steroid anti-inflammatory drug Dexamethasone has been shown to be…

Wisconsin's lockdown lifting offers a lesson for Britain

12 June 2020 4:03 am

What would happen if the government suddenly announced that from next week it was ending all lockdown measures and that…

Statue toppling is doing a disservice to Black Lives Matter

12 June 2020 1:37 am

I don’t know how much of a organisational structure there is to Black Lives Matter in Britain but if I…

Why aren't broadcasters scrutinising Neil Ferguson's claims?

11 June 2020 6:35 am

Resigning in disgrace has come to take on a very different meaning than it did in the days when John…

Our coal-free months aren't as impressive as they seem

10 June 2020 10:41 pm

At midnight last night Britain passed a milestone: it was two months since a coal plant anywhere in the country…

Are we heading for a second peak?

8 June 2020 11:01 pm

Are we going to see a dreaded second spike in coronavirus cases? The question has a new poignancy after a…

The Covid chasm between East and West

1 June 2020 9:33 pm

Sweden has received quite a kicking for its decision to avoid a lockdown: look at its death rate, critics say,…

Immunity to coronavirus may be far more widespread than thought

30 May 2020 8:00 pm

Two weeks ago I wrote hereabout a study by the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California, which found that…

The good and bad news about coronavirus

29 May 2020 4:15 am

Finally we are getting a clue to the most vital statistic of the Covid-19 epidemic: how many people in Britain…

Are young people more likely to catch Covid?

21 May 2020 8:26 pm

It has been clear from the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic that there is a very steep age profile to…

Should Britain relax the two-metre distance rule?

21 May 2020 4:20 am

Could the Government be about to relax the two-metre rule for social distancing? On Wednesday morning, professor Robert Dingwall, a…

Stanford study suggests coronavirus might not be as deadly as flu

20 May 2020 8:50 pm

One of the great unknowns of the Covid-19 crisis is just how deadly the disease is. Much of the panic…

Covid's knock-on effect on child deaths

16 May 2020 8:55 pm

The daily death toll has been a constant backdrop to the Covid-19 crisis. Would we ever have entered lockdown, would…

Why are some people being repeatedly tested for coronavirus?

16 May 2020 6:44 pm

Testing, the government keeps telling us, is the way out of the coronavirus lockdown. Soon, the Prime Minister assured us…