Ross Clark

Hostile climate

19 August 2017 9:00 am

The subtitle of Al Gore’s new film is ‘Truth to Power’, which is supposed to give the impression of brave…

Road to nowhere

5 August 2017 9:00 am

When I heard the government’s announcement that petrol and diesel cars are to be banned from 2040, I resorted, as…

Generation wars

10 June 2017 9:00 am

British general elections have often evolved from contests between parties into battles between two opposing themes or ideas. In 1964,…

A hard lesson is coming

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Private schools have undermined their charitable status by dashing so shamelessly upmarket

Big boxes are the next growth story

29 September 2016 1:00 pm

Some time ago my eye was caught by the story of a boy who had taken his father’s credit card…

Out but not down

10 September 2016 9:00 am

No group of the population voted to remain in the EU more enthusiastically than students. According to the polling organisation…

The Brexit bounce

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Next time it comes to redesigning the PPE course at Oxford, I suggest a module beginning with a quotation from…

Let’s grow our own money

7 July 2016 4:00 am

No 1960s vision of the 21st century was complete without an attentive robot-scuttling around doing household chores. At the time,…

Why British investors are wrong to panic about China

13 February 2016 9:00 am

The western stock-market panic over China is excessive and irrational … so buy now

The Hinkley Point disaster

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Britain’s new nuclear plant has hardly left the drawing board, but it’s already a case study in what not to do

The Volkswagen diesel scandal was driven by carbon obsession

3 October 2015 8:00 am

A fixation on carbon emissions will produce many more scandals like the one that has shamed Volkswagen

Inside George Osborne’s empire: how the Chancellor rules Westminster

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Chancellor has Westminster in his grip

Why housing associations are the true villains of the property crisis

25 July 2015 9:00 am

The trouble with housing associations

As oil prices plunge, I want to profit from the next spike. Here’s how

14 February 2015 9:00 am

The ins and outs of betting on an oil price bounce

Blame Tony Blair for Labour’s new stupidity about wealth

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Labour's attitude to wealth is sliding back into the 1970s - and Tony Blair's new career is one reason why

London’s real Olympic legacy: paying to build the stadium twice

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Giving London’s Olympic stadium a ‘legacy’ is proving to be a very costly business

The rise of crowd culture – a generation scared to do anything alone

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Individualism is dead: we have succumbed to the lure of the crowd

The equal pay bomb that could wipe out public sector jobs

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Birmingham’s £1 billion equal-value pay claim could make public-sector employment a thing of the past

Power struggle

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Bills are still going up in the long term – unless the government acts

End of the party - how British political leaders ran out of followers

14 September 2013 9:00 am

The decline of tribal loyalties spells the end of the big traditional political organisations

Welcome to Ryanair Britain

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Local councils, banks, railway companies and the taxman have all learned the art of ‘pirate pricing’

As high speed rail is being dropped in California and France, it's time for Britain to take the hint

24 August 2013 9:00 am

The government’s high-speed rail plans will never be implemented