Ross Clark

How concerning is the new Covid variant?

21 October 2021 9:46 am

Should we worry about AY.4.2, the new Covid variant that has been in the news this week? The descendent of…

Is inflation slowing?

21 October 2021 5:25 am

Whatever happened to the inflation surge? Last month, when the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) surged to 3.2 per cent, the…

It's no wonder young people have 'eco-anxiety'

8 October 2021 9:29 am

Is it any wonder that children and young adults are going down with ‘eco-anxiety’ , as claimed in an opinion…

Levelling up is Johnsonian cakeism

7 October 2021 1:45 am

Until this morning, few people in Britain will have heard of the works of Wilfredo Pareto (1848-1923). Now, thanks to…

The Facebook empire is beginning to crumble

6 October 2021 6:43 pm

When empires crumble they slide slowly at first, then the temple walls come crashing down. Facebook is not quite at…

Harry and Meghan are wrong about Covid vaccine patents

28 September 2021 6:39 am

Pharmaceutical companies might think it a bit rich being asked to waive the patents on their Covid vaccines by Harry…

Has the Bank of England given up on its duty on inflation?

24 September 2021 4:47 am

Has the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee quietly excused itself from its duty of keeping inflation down: namely, keeping the…

Is the inflation panic over? Probably not

14 September 2021 8:44 pm

So, is the post-Covid inflation panic over? That is how it looked last month, when the government’s preferred inflation index,…

Do vaccines pose a risk to young boys?

11 September 2021 9:40 am

Should we be vaccinating children against Covid-19? While some countries have been enthusiastically administering vaccines to under-18s — greatly contributing…

Is the UK trapped in an inflationary spiral?

8 September 2021 7:20 am

Are we heading for a 1970s-style inflationary spiral? Not according to Catherine Mann, former chief economist at Citigroup, who argues…

Was Hurricane Ida really caused by climate change?

1 September 2021 7:00 am

It’s climate change, innit? No sooner had Hurricane Ida smashed into the coast of Louisiana with winds of around 150…

Boris Johnson's Macron-esque pettiness

25 August 2021 3:30 pm

How we all hollered with outrage in May when Emmanuel Macron closed France’s borders to people arriving from Britain on…

No. 10 is distorting the economy

23 August 2021 10:40 pm

Job vacancies at a record high, a shortage of 90,000 lorry drivers, farmers complaining about a lack of seasonal workers,…

Greta Thunberg is right

22 August 2021 7:45 am

I am not usually on the same page as Greta Thunberg but she is absolutely right when she accuses the…

How are the vaccines affected by the Delta variant?

20 August 2021 8:03 am

Has the emergence of the Delta, or Indian, variant reduced the effectiveness of Covid vaccines and if so by how…

The true cost of net zero

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Why the government won’t talk about the real costs of decarbonisation

Britain’s Covid economic bounce back is less impressive than it seems

13 August 2021 6:51 am

The UK economy is rebounding at the fastest rate in Europe, and faster even than the United States: that is…

What's the truth about the UN's 'code red' climate warning?

11 August 2021 8:56 am

Predictably enough, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report has been greeted with hyperbole about fire, flood and tempest. It is…

Are booster shots necessary?

3 August 2021 7:32 am

Will Britain become the first country in the world to have a large section of its population immunised against Covid-19…

Britain, climate change and the reality of extreme weather events

30 July 2021 8:50 am

‘Extreme weather will be the norm,’ says the Guardian. Britain is gaining a more ‘violent’ climate according to Sir James…

How many Covid hospitalisations are caused by Covid?

28 July 2021 12:11 pm

How many people have been taken into hospital and are dying with Covid, and how many have been admitted to…

Don't fall for Rishi Sunak's 'Britcoin'

25 July 2021 11:19 pm

Do we need an officially-sanctioned, government-backed crypto-currency underwritten by sterling – a ‘Britcoin’ – as Rishi Sunak is said to…

We need to act now to block Britain’s social credit system

25 July 2021 11:47 am

I have to admit that I didn’t quite get it right when, 12 days ago, I wrote: ‘There is a…

When will Boris get serious about balancing the budget?

22 July 2021 8:44 am

Should we be pleased that net government borrowing for June came in below expectations, at £22.8 billion – £5.5 billion…

Could the third wave be running out of steam?

20 July 2021 10:46 pm

Will we get to 100,000 new Covid infections a day, as Sajid Javid has suggested, or even to 200,000 a…