Ross Clark

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…

Rishi Sunak faces an impossible job

25 October 2022 12:29 am

Well, good luck, Rishi. You’ll need it – and not just because, as backbench Tory MP Sir Christopher Chope put…

Is Britain heading for a painful recession?

24 October 2022 9:00 pm

Given how inflation has taken off and sent real incomes into steep decline it is remarkable that Britain is not…

Is Penny Mordaunt the Stop Boris candidate?

21 October 2022 11:36 pm

Here’s a little mystery: whatever happened to that nice, sensible foursome whom all week we were led to believe were…

How Truss’s resignation moved the markets

21 October 2022 2:02 am

If anyone was expecting markets to be in jubilant mood after Liz Truss’s resignation, they will be feeling a little…

Kill the Bill!

20 October 2022 4:00 pm

The more you study what is going on with the Just Stop Oil protests and the Public Order Bill, the…

Britain needs more honesty about unemployment

18 October 2022 4:30 pm

Is low unemployment causing us more problems than we realise? The suggestion might seem absurd, offensive even. It’s reminiscent of…

What's wrong with Shell sponsoring British Cycling?

12 October 2022 3:46 am

If I were boss of Shell I would be tempted to take the company overseas and live a quiet life.…

Truss is foolish to block Rees Mogg's energy saving campaign

7 October 2022 9:48 pm

When you have defined yourself against the nanny state and scorned the idea of limiting supermarket ‘two for one’ offers,…

Oil giants aren’t government cash cows

6 October 2022 10:30 pm

According to Labour, solving the energy crisis is really very simple. Rather than funding an energy price cap through borrowing, as…

Scrapping inheritance tax is a terrible idea

5 October 2022 1:10 am

There is no hole deep enough that a Conservative minister cannot muster the spadework to excavate it to even greater…

How to stop a blackout

3 October 2022 10:54 pm

Will the lights go out this winter? A letter from the energy regulator Ofgem reveals just how seriously it is taking…

The problem with nationalising energy

28 September 2022 5:52 am

Is nationalisation the vote-winner which Keir Starmer believes it to be? We will find out in due course, but my…

Can we trust the official employment figures?

13 September 2022 10:43 pm

In this week of mourning, much of the news which would normally get covered has sunk without trace. Even so,…

Tory ministers shouldn’t fall for these purity tests

7 September 2022 9:51 pm

Liz Truss’s ministers had not even got their feet beneath the cabinet table before they were treated to a barrage…

What Boris should do next

6 September 2022 5:25 pm

Just what do you do with the rest of your life if, aged 58, you have been prised out of…

Are the markets scared of Liz Truss?

6 September 2022 12:02 am

Look at the chart for interest rate expectations in isolation, and you might come to the conclusion that Rishi Sunak…

Putin’s closure of Nord Stream 1 has left Britain exposed

3 September 2022 6:19 pm

Few will be minded to believe Russia’s explanation for cutting off Nord Stream 1 pipeline – that it is a…

It’s time to kickstart North Sea oil

30 August 2022 9:00 pm

It is reported this morning that one of Liz Truss’s first acts as prime minister, assuming she wins the Conservative…

The four-day working week is a sham

27 August 2022 5:00 pm

The challenger bank sector has been such a graveyard in recent years that I don’t hold out much hope that…

Could Macron trigger British blackouts?

26 August 2022 7:55 pm

‘We are living the end of an era of abundance,’ according to Emmanuel Macron, ‘the end of the abundance of…

The problem with Biden's student debt plan

25 August 2022 6:02 am

In Europe it is handouts to help pay our energy bills – even for people who could easily afford to…