Ross Clark

Russia and the death of the Golden Arches theory

16 May 2022 11:55 pm

Ah, well, it was a lovely idea, born of the age of liberal-democratic triumphalism that was the 1990s: the ‘Golden…

Has inflation peaked?

12 May 2022 2:40 am

First, the good news: US inflation is down. Now the bad news: US inflation isn’t down by as much as…

Why I'm not falling for Prince Harry's latest eco-venture

10 May 2022 11:50 pm

Just when you thought Prince Harry’s post-royal career couldn’t get any more absurd, he manages to make it so. His…

Crypto is dead

9 May 2022 9:06 pm

When Britain voted for Brexit, Macron boasted that Paris would eat the City of London’s lunch. It didn’t quite work…

Bill Gates vs Elon Musk? I know who my money is on

5 May 2022 10:00 pm

Is Bill Gates shorting Tesla? He certainly didn’t deny it in an interview with the Today programme. The suggestion is…

Why Meghan Markle’s Netflix show was cancelled

3 May 2022 9:59 pm

In their post-royal careers, Harry and Meghan have learned two lessons in quick succession: firstly, that membership of the royal…

The electric scooter ban doesn’t make sense

29 April 2022 2:04 am

Is there anything we use in everyday life which was not, at some point on its journey to acceptance, denounced…

Why Brussels fears Elon Musk

27 April 2022 8:55 pm

Thierry Breton, the European Commission for the internal market, lost no time in rattling his sabre at Twitter as soon…

Boris is choosing to make you poorer

22 April 2022 9:40 pm

If Boris Johnson is forced from office by his own MPs, partygate will only be part of the story. Another…

Do we really need a GCSE focused on saving the planet?

18 April 2022 8:39 pm

We have yet to see the first sample papers for the new GCSE in natural history to be announced by…

Boris’s real failure wasn’t breaking lockdown

13 April 2022 8:20 pm

Boris Johnson made a big error, alright. But it wasn’t walking into a room where his wife had prepared him…

Could we be heading for a second Covid recession?

11 April 2022 8:25 pm

The political story for the moment is the cost of living crisis. But by the end of the year could…

Will Britain’s new energy strategy keep the lights on?

7 April 2022 11:55 pm

Today’s Energy Security Strategy puts energy security at the heart of the debate over energy and environmental policy, where it…

Ed Sheeran is right about British courts

7 April 2022 9:20 pm

As they say in the music business, where there’s a hit, there’s a writ. It is something that no one…

The war on workers

6 April 2022 9:30 pm

It is been a familiar story in recent years: a Budget that sounded reasonably good when delivered, but that unravels…

Are sanctions working?

4 April 2022 9:45 pm

When allied military operations go well or badly, we very quickly hear about them. But what about sanctions? It is…

Zelensky has saved Boris

31 March 2022 11:25 pm

Labour will try all it can to bring up the subject at every opportunity; as will a few backbench MPs.…

The rouble's astonishing recovery

29 March 2022 9:50 pm

The tank columns are stalled; one or two towns captured from the Ukrainians have been retaken. Russia’s war effort has…

Was Biden's chemical weapons threat a gaffe?

25 March 2022 11:56 pm

Did Joe Biden mean to threaten Russia with a chemical weapons attack? That seemed to be what he implied at…

Can we trust economic models?

24 March 2022 11:20 pm

Rishi Sunak shared a delightful moment of honesty on the Today programme on Thursday. Mishal Husain asked him how households…

Welcome to the new era of high inflation

23 March 2022 10:12 pm

There was a time when a chancellor would have bitten off the hand of a national statistician who offered him…

Should we prepare for an oil price crash?

15 March 2022 1:39 am

I almost felt a sense of perverse celebration as the meter clocked round to £100 – the first time I…

Will the Russian Stock Exchange ever reopen?

5 March 2022 12:40 am

It is one thing for western companies, funds, investment trusts and others to promise to divest from Russian assets. But…

The problem with the UK's Russian clamp down

4 March 2022 2:00 am

I’m no apologist for oligarchs, whether they be from Russia or anywhere else. I have been writing for years about…

Will the West boycott Russian oil?

3 March 2022 2:00 am

The price of Brent crude exceeded $112 a barrel this morning. There is, as yet, no interruption in supply from…