Ross Clark

Why the Tories shouldn’t cut inheritance tax

18 November 2023 2:51 am

‘We know it is painful, especially with inflation at what it is. But there really is no option other than…

Fewer shoppers are hitting the high street than before Covid

17 November 2023 8:09 pm

The UK economy has so far defied those, like the Bank of England, who confidently predicted a recession. But the threat…

Is the trade agreement with Florida a Brexit win?

15 November 2023 5:46 am

A trade deal with the US has long been a holy grail for Brexiteers, not least because it is something…

Liz Truss lives on: a look at her Growth Commission’s ideas

14 November 2023 5:00 pm

Liz Truss may be long gone, but one fragment of her premiership still remains: the Growth Commission she set up…

Sunak is right to push ahead with new North Sea oil licenses

7 November 2023 8:51 pm

The green lobby has found another way of attacking the government for giving the go-ahead for new oil and gas…

Will Rishi Sunak’s electric car targets backfire?

6 November 2023 11:18 pm

Rishi Sunak was attacked by the green lobby for delaying the outright ban on new petrol and diesel cars from…

Did lockdown need to be the law?

4 November 2023 11:01 am

At times, the Covid public inquiry has had the appearance of a show trial – one that starts with the…

What’s stopping a housing crash?

1 November 2023 8:57 pm

Should we really believe that house prices rose by 0.9 per cent in September, as claimed by the latest release…

How Rishi Sunak can finally win over ‘generation rent’

31 October 2023 12:44 am

‘We’ve had 30 years of vested interests standing in the way of change,’ Rishi Sunak declared in his conference speech…

Let’s do away with EPC ratings

27 October 2023 9:59 pm

The Autumn Statement could propose offering discounts in stamp duty for homebuyers who take improvement to raise the Energy Performance…

The weather isn’t to blame for Britons shopping less

20 October 2023 11:28 pm

It was the weather wot did it, wot stopped us spending in the shops. Yet again, the favourite old excuse…

The Treasury should stop paying attention to the OBR

20 October 2023 2:40 am

A year ago Liz Truss’ brief government collapsed when markets lost confidence in Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget. A large part of the…

Why has there still not been a housing crash?

18 October 2023 11:22 pm

Not for the first time, a widely-predicted – and for many frustrated buyers, hoped-for – house price crash has failed…

Neil Ferguson wasn’t a lockdown fanatic

18 October 2023 5:25 am

Is the Covid inquiry running out of steam? Today, it saw one of Covid’s biggest stars take the ‘witness stand’:…

Calm down about bedbugs

18 October 2023 12:52 am

Matt Hancock, don’t retire just yet – we may need you back. There’s a new terror spreading across Britain –…

How has Britain avoided a recession?

17 October 2023 3:54 am

For the past 18 months, the UK economy has been stuck in the purgatory of an eternally predicted but non-arriving…

Bill Gates has made a surprisingly good point about net zero

13 October 2023 9:23 pm

Is Bill Gates a sage figure who can help save the world from climate change? Or is he a dreadful…

Britain’s sluggish growth is nothing to celebrate

12 October 2023 9:01 pm

So, the doomsters have been proved wrong again – not least the Bank of England, which a year ago forecast…

Do social housing residents really age slower?

12 October 2023 4:47 am

Great news. Living in a damp home can help you live longer. Admittedly, I am not all that convinced, but…

Starmer’s house-building plan could prove a hit with young voters

10 October 2023 11:52 pm

The biggest hinderance for the Conservatives is that they have nothing to offer young voters. The Labour party, however, just might.…

High interest rates aren’t the only reason for the house price slump

7 October 2023 3:18 am

To no-one’s surprise, house prices fell again last month. Average prices were down by 0.4 per cent in September, according to…

The Pope has gone full Greta Thunberg

5 October 2023 11:27 pm

At last, the Pope is being taken seriously when he warns of moral degeneracy – well, sort of. When Popes have…

Did the iPhone kill Britain’s productivity?

30 September 2023 10:00 am

In the year 2007 Gordon Brown became prime minister, Northern Rock went bust and the iPhone was introduced. But something…

The UK’s GDP is proving Remainers wrong

29 September 2023 8:08 pm

You can almost sense the agonising among hardcore remainers, the howls of anguish. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has…

Has the true cost of net zero finally been revealed?

28 September 2023 8:50 pm

When the Commons nodded through Britain’s legally-binding net zero target in 2019 all MPs had to go on was the…