Ross Clark

Can the UK economy outperform Russia?

18 March 2023 12:37 am

First the good news. Unlike the IMF, which predicted in January that the UK economy would have a worse 2023…

Will Credit Suisse trigger a global banking crisis?

16 March 2023 12:04 am

When your largest single shareholder decides that enough is enough, that it is no longer prepared to throw good money…

Is Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse a turning point for the markets?

15 March 2023 12:56 am

What is it about March? October, the month of the 1929 Wall Street crash and the crash of 1987, is…

Is the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank the tip of the iceberg?

13 March 2023 11:22 pm

On the face of it, the takeover of the UK arm of Silicon Valley Bank by HSBC is a triumph…

Could Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse lead to a financial crash?

12 March 2023 11:26 pm

Tech start-ups tend to involve taking big risks on ideas which are untested both in terms of technology and the…

Aukus is looking like a Nato for the Pacific

11 March 2023 9:19 pm

How big a deal is it that Australia has chosen a British design for its nuclear submarines rather than the…

Ministers can’t blame Putin for the disaster that is HS2

10 March 2023 8:26 pm

And I thought the SNP were destined to win the award for this year’s most pathetic excuse – after Scottish…

Why is Whitehall intent on burying the Covid lab leak theory?

9 March 2023 11:09 pm

Why does our government have so much trouble criticising China? It doesn’t seem to have had a problem calling out Vladimir…

Will Tony Blair ever give up on ID cards?

22 February 2023 11:02 pm

Is Tony Blair ever going to give up hope of foisting ID cards on us? As prime minister, he was…

The £5.4 billion government surplus masks a larger economic issue

21 February 2023 11:54 pm

There have been celebrations this morning about a government surplus of £5.4 billion last month, and people are even talking…

Why no one wants a Ford Fiesta anymore

14 February 2023 10:56 pm

The world of business has long been creative with feeble excuses. Even so, the explanation given by Tim Slatter, chairman…

Is Brexit really costing households £1,000 each?

13 February 2023 11:46 pm

They never give up, those Remainers. Like the Japanese soldier found on a Pacific island still fighting the second world…

Why central bank digital currencies are terrible

7 February 2023 11:02 pm

The government and Bank of England seem to have finally woken up to one of the many glaring problems with…

The dangerous myth of degrowth

4 February 2023 9:00 am

The dangerous myth of degrowth

Why should under-productive civil servants get a pay rise?

1 February 2023 11:09 pm

We all know about the teachers and train drivers, but apparently there are 100,000 civil servants in 124 government departments…

Three years on, is Brexit worth celebrating?

1 February 2023 1:48 am

Today, if you feel so inclined to celebrate it, is Brexit Day: the date on which, three years ago, Britain…

What does the IMF want from the UK economy?

31 January 2023 7:46 pm

Just what is a UK government supposed to do to keep the IMF happy? This morning it has issued a…

Could Britain cope without Taiwanese microchips?

26 January 2023 11:03 pm

So now we know what Britain’s great green economy looks like. First, the good news: construction of electric cars in…

It’s no surprise Britain’s manufacturers are struggling

26 January 2023 12:39 am

Every month, we are bombarded with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the main inflation measure. It is currently running at…

The retirement age should be 70

25 January 2023 10:47 pm

Remember the Waspi women, who used to leap up and down outside Tory conferences for the right to continue to…

The unhinged environmentalism of Al Gore

20 January 2023 1:01 am

Lucky old Americans. They only had to put up with one fruitcake as president, in Donald Trump. It could have…

The strikes have lost their power

18 January 2023 10:00 pm

How strikes lost their bite

Food price inflation hits 16.8 per cent

18 January 2023 7:09 pm

Oil prices are down, wholesale gas prices are down, so why isn’t inflation falling a lot faster than it is?…

Do we truly know the cost of net zero?

17 January 2023 3:54 am

Just why is Chris Skidmore’s review into the government’s target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 called an…

Could Britain avoid recession altogether?

13 January 2023 7:43 pm

The idea that we face a certain recession has been drummed into our heads for months. The Bank of England…