Ross Clark

Inflation slows to 10.7% – and may have passed its peak

14 December 2022 7:49 pm

Has inflation peaked? The Consumer Prices Index fell to 10.7 per cent last month, down from 11.1 per cent in October.…

The fall of FTX is just the beginning of the crypto collapse

13 December 2022 11:57 pm

It will come as no comfort to those who have already lost fortunes, but it is remarkable how resilient the…

Oxford’s highwayman campaign against motorists

12 December 2022 10:05 pm

Oxford councillors are feeling rattled by opposition to their proposal to divide the city into six districts and to limit…

John Kerry gets an easy ride from the climate establishment

11 December 2022 12:33 am

For climate campaigners, Donald Trump was the anti-Christ, pooh-poohing climate change and withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement.…

Striking railway workers can’t avoid reality for ever

6 December 2022 11:06 pm

Rail strikes on a couple of days when no trains would be running anyway might not seem the biggest inconvenience…

Prince William’s Earthshot prize won’t save the planet

4 December 2022 12:47 am

I hate to pour cold water on the Prince of Wales’ big night out in Boston on Friday, where he…

Why is the US economy doing better than ours?

1 December 2022 4:52 am

The US entered recession earlier than the UK and Europe, and suffered its inflation surge earlier too, so it was…

It’s time we stopped subsidising the railways

1 December 2022 12:33 am

Rail travel has never been cheap, but should we really each be paying £500 a year even if we never…

Britain isn’t ready for onshore wind

29 November 2022 12:34 am

Staging rebellions against their own government has become a way of life for many Tory MPs – but why choose…

Why is Britain still sending foreign aid to China?

26 November 2022 11:47 pm

Just why is Britain still spending over £50 million a year in development aid to China? Despite it being the…

Will the UK’s economy shrink next year?

23 November 2022 1:27 am

The OECD has marked Britain down as the only G7 country (and the only major country bar Russia) expected to…

Why does Rishi Sunak sound so desperate?

21 November 2022 11:20 pm

A year ago Boris Johnson lost his place in his speech to the CBI annual conference. He started blathering on…

Ignore the climate doomsters: we should celebrate our 8 billion population

20 November 2022 8:00 pm

It almost certainly wasn’t Vinice Mabansag, the baby born in the Philippines last Tuesday and picked out by the UN…

The bogus companies exploiting Britain’s registration rules

19 November 2022 9:00 am

The bogus companies exploiting Britain’s registration rules

Hunt’s ‘Tesla tax’ doesn’t go far enough

18 November 2022 12:54 am

There were some very chunky tax rises in the Autumn Statement, most of them using the device of ‘fiscal drag’,…

The true cost of renewable energy

12 November 2022 9:00 am

The path to net zero is fraught with fallacy

Britain would be wrong to pay climate change reparations

9 November 2022 12:43 am

Is it right that Britain should pay £1.5 billion for developing countries to adapt to floods, cyclones and rising sea…

Would a lower foreign aid target be so bad?

7 November 2022 11:47 pm

Whatever happened to David Cameron’s promise to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP on foreign aid?    Amid much criticism, it…

Brexit isn’t to blame for the economic collapse

5 November 2022 2:17 am

We can be grateful for small mercies. 4 November 2022 will go down as the day when a presenter on…

Why is Rishi Sunak going to COP?

3 November 2022 12:01 am

Whoever Rishi Sunak is taking his advice from, evidently it isn’t me. Last Friday I wrote here supporting his decision…

What BP’s soaring profits tell us about our dependence on oil

1 November 2022 11:00 pm

So much for those ‘stranded assets’ which former Bank of England governor Mark Carney and many others tried to warn…

Eurozone inflation hits record 10.7%

31 October 2022 11:39 pm

Britain’s economic problems can, of course, be laid at the door of Brexit. We know this because it was asserted…

Might Sunak regret his Budget delay?

27 October 2022 10:04 pm

Given the swift defenestration of his predecessor after her mini-Budget panicked the markets, it is not surprising that Rishi Sunak…

Is Britain heading into an inflation spiral?

27 October 2022 2:32 am

Inflation, asserted Rishi Sunak in his first PMQs, makes us all poorer. That is not entirely true – people relying…

Why are Europe's gas prices falling?

25 October 2022 10:12 pm

Is Europe’s chilly winter destined to become another Millennium bug – a much-feared disaster that never transpires? Only a few…