Ross Clark

Carmageddon: The future is catching up with the motor giants

9 February 2019 9:00 am

When Nissan announced it would not, after all, produce its new X-Trail in Sunderland, this was reported as proof of…

Looking for a guilt-free vegetable? Good luck with that

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Last week’s Lancet report and its ‘planetary health diet’ of next to no red meat will have bolstered the egos…

Project Fact: how scared should we really be of a no deal?

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Food shortages, diabetics going without insulin, outbreaks of salmonella and swine flu: a no-deal Brexit has become a dystopia of…

Money is already draining from Britain but because of Corbyn, not Brexit

1 December 2018 9:00 am

What’s wrong with UK financial markets? The global economy is recovering, but British stocks and shares are not keeping pace.…

Sperm donors and the incest trap

25 August 2018 9:00 am

It is hard to think of a code of behaviour which is common to all societies on earth, let alone…

The bad science of cannabis oil

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Was there ever a more fatuous contribution to a political debate than Lord Hague following up the case of 12-year-old…

The Scouts can’t offer equal access to the disabled – they won’t survive

28 April 2018 9:00 am

A couple of years ago, Simon Barnes wrote a moving piece in this magazine about how his son Eddie, who…

Revealed – the truth about plastic

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Has an albatross ever wielded so much influence? The bewildered chick who regurgitated a plastic bag in front of Sir…

Politicians want to move us towards a cashless world. It would be a disaster

25 November 2017 9:00 am

What could be more terrifying than a return to the 15 per cent interest rates with which homebuyers had to…

His first 100 days

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Many assume that if an election were held soon, Jeremy Corbyn would win. But what if, say, the government fell…

Hostile climate

19 August 2017 9:00 am

The subtitle of Al Gore’s new film is ‘Truth to Power’, which is supposed to give the impression of brave…

Road to nowhere

5 August 2017 9:00 am

When I heard the government’s announcement that petrol and diesel cars are to be banned from 2040, I resorted, as…

Why British investors are wrong to panic about China

13 February 2016 9:00 am

At the risk of sounding like Neville Chamberlain, how bizarre that we should be panic-selling our stock-market investments in reaction…

The Hinkley Point disaster

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Hinkley Point C is already an economic disaster

The Volkswagen diesel scandal was driven by carbon obsession

3 October 2015 8:00 am

What fun it is watching again all those smug Volkswagen ads on YouTube, featuring men in mid-life crisis revving up…

Inside George Osborne’s empire: how the Chancellor rules Westminster

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Against the heavy artillery fire of the Labour leadership battle, the struggle of the Conservative leadership contest goes almost undetected…

Why housing associations are the true villains of the property crisis

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Housing associations are a bit like Network Rail. They are what Tony Blair christened his ‘Third Way’ between capitalism and…

As oil prices plunge, I want to profit from the next spike. Here’s how

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Buy jerry cans and fill them while you can. You won’t want to be caught out by the great oil…

Blame Tony Blair for Labour’s new stupidity about wealth

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Peter Mandelson’s famous quote about New Labour being intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich has a suffix that is…

London’s real Olympic legacy: paying to build the stadium twice

22 November 2014 9:00 am

In 2006, on the day that the government’s estimated cost for the 2012 Olympics was jacked up from £2.75 billion…

The rise of crowd culture – a generation scared to do anything alone

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Hell, as one of Jean-Paul Sartre’s characters said, is other people. Unless, that is, you happen to be British and…

The equal pay bomb that could wipe out public sector jobs

29 March 2014 9:00 am

I have just decided that my work is of equal value to that of the feminist supermodel Cameron Russell. Neither…

Power struggle

7 December 2013 9:00 am

It is ‘immoral’, asserted Michael Fallon at this week’s Spectator energy conference, to force basic-rate taxpayers to subsidise wealthy landowners’…

End of the party - how British political leaders ran out of followers

14 September 2013 9:00 am

If Cyril Northcote Parkinson was still around he would devise a law for party political conferences: that the significance of…

Welcome to Ryanair Britain

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Which businessman is the most influential in the making of government policy? The answer came to me when I received…