Ross Clark

When will the Greens get real?

13 June 2024 12:19 am

There is something a little refreshing about the Green party. In contrast to Rishi Sunak, who has no option but…

Sunak’s National Insurance pledge could backfire

12 June 2024 12:35 am

Two years ago, as Chancellor, Rishi Sunak chose to jack up National Insurance contributions. It is a mark of how…

Lib Dem policies are as barmy as their campaign

11 June 2024 4:07 am

Ed Davey has finally taken a break from fooling around to launch some policies. But one of them, in particular,…

How many more houses will Labour actually build?

8 June 2024 12:13 am

Is Labour really going to help get 80,000 people on the housing ladder over the next five years under its…

What happened to the ‘gigafactories’?

7 June 2024 1:52 am

Remember all those ‘gigafactories’ that were going to decarbonise our road transport and create many thousands of green jobs into…

The trouble with the Tories’ ‘Family Home Tax Guarantee’

6 June 2024 10:39 pm

There is a very big problem with Jeremy Hunt’s Family Home Tax Guarantee, though which he promises a Conservative government…

The truth about Labour’s fiscal black hole

5 June 2024 10:12 pm

It is small wonder that Treasury officials are unhappy about Conservative claims about Labour tax rises being attributed to them.…

The problem with Sunak’s migrant cap

4 June 2024 9:45 pm

It is perhaps no accident that Rishi Sunak has rushed out his proposal for a cap on migrant workers and…

Nigel Farage’s election U-turn could be deadly for the Tories

4 June 2024 2:27 am

No wonder that Nigel Farage has decided that he would rather be leader of Reform UK than merely honorary president,…

Who will survive to lead the Tories?

2 June 2024 4:11 am

In spite of his conviction for falsifying business records, Donald Trump is still expected by many to make a remarkable…

Labour’s energy plan doesn’t add up

31 May 2024 5:02 pm

So, we have a little more flesh on the bones of Labour’s energy policy, with the party giving more details…

Home insulation is the latest net zero farce

30 May 2024 11:49 pm

Zoe Godrich of Swansea might best be described as collateral damage in Britain’s glorious march towards net zero. Three years…

Why are white men being shamed as transport polluters?

29 May 2024 10:38 pm

Black women are the worst for carbon-intensive travelling habits, according to the Guardian, citing research by the Institute for Public Policy…

The truth about pensioners and tax

28 May 2024 10:00 pm

The Tories’ ‘Triple Lock Plus’ is a pretty blatant attempt to secure the votes of a demographic group which is…

Private schools can’t complain about Labour’s VAT raid

27 May 2024 11:38 pm

Of course Labour’s policy of charging VAT on private school fees is all about throwing a bit of red meat…

What happened to the electric car revolution?

25 May 2024 9:00 am

China is often characterised as a copycat when it comes to industry and technology but in one way it has…

Why is UK retail doing badly?

24 May 2024 7:45 pm

This morning’s retail sales figures are not what Rishi Sunak will have hoped for as he pitches his case for…

Don’t blame climate change for the crummy weather

23 May 2024 4:00 pm

It was climate change wot gave us such a wet and stormy winter – or so you may have gathered…

A crackdown on foreign students isn’t the only reason universities will struggle

21 May 2024 8:29 pm

Reducing the number of overseas students able to come to Britain would be a needless attack on one of our…

Labour and Unite go to war over oil

18 May 2024 2:52 am

There is nothing new about battles between the unions and a Labour government. But could a Starmer government be upset…

Hunt’s tax attack on Labour is sure to backfire

17 May 2024 9:46 pm

It should come as no surprise that Jeremy Hunt has signalled in a speech this morning that  he will try…

Tony Blair paper warns against net zero dogma

17 May 2024 4:20 am

Is Tony Blair, like Margaret Thatcher before him, about to become the voice from beyond the political grave that makes…

What Hunt should really do to stop people claiming benefits

15 May 2024 7:57 pm

It is hard to deny the assertion made by Jeremy Hunt and the Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride that…

It would be ridiculous to clamp down on foreign students

14 May 2024 10:51 pm

Oh, the embarrassment. The government commissioned its own Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to investigate whether graduate visas (which grant overseas…

The EU has ruined plastic water bottles

14 May 2024 4:42 pm

Hurrah, the problem of plastic waste has been sorted – as of this summer all plastic water bottles sold in…