Ross Clark

Britain is right to stand up to the WHO’s vaccine power grab

10 May 2024 3:57 am

The World Health Organisation (WHO) hardly distinguished itself during the Covid 19 pandemic. It was slow to declare an emergency,…

Iceland is perfect if you hate people

8 May 2024 8:00 am

No-one seems to like tourists any more. Last week Venice introduced its $5 entry charge — which merely buys you…

Khan may have won, but he should still reverse on Ulez

5 May 2024 2:20 am

So what was that all about? Rumours that Susan Hall was close to toppling Sadiq Khan have proved to be…

The local elections have not left the Tories in crisis – yet

3 May 2024 7:10 pm

The Conservatives have, as predicted, had a pretty awful night, but is there any comfort they can draw from the…

Wes Streeting should be ashamed of his white supremacist Tory jibe

3 May 2024 12:07 am

Over the past few years Wes Streeting has established himself as one of the more open-minded and reasonable members of…

Falling migration might not be something for the Tories to celebrate

1 May 2024 9:49 pm

The good news for the Conservatives is that immigration is down. It looks as if the net migration figures will…

Brexit has not made food unaffordable

30 April 2024 11:01 pm

Imagine that for the past 30 years all food entering Britain from EU countries had been subject to stringent sanitary…

Why didn’t the Tories nationalise the railways?

25 April 2024 9:40 pm

The Conservatives can crow all they like about the benefits of privatisation – and make whatever claims they like about tickets…

Who will pay the price for the boost in defence spending?

25 April 2024 1:52 am

Rishi Sunak’s announcement that the government will increase defence spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP has been warmly welcomed,…

What happened to the Tory promise to balance the budget?

24 April 2024 12:39 am

There is one big reason why a summer general election is unlikely, however tempted the Prime Minister might be to…

Desperate manufacturers are struggling to shift electric cars

22 April 2024 11:43 pm

By 2024, UBS confidently predicted in a October 2020 report, the cost of manufacturing an electric car would have fallen…

Welsh Labour’s speeding U-turn shows devolution is beginning to grate

20 April 2024 11:32 pm

The tragedy of Wales’ 20 mph speed limit, which is now to be relaxed, was that it took a good…

Labour should think twice before taxing pensioners

18 April 2024 9:48 pm

Labour, according to Rachel Reeves, is now the party of low taxes. She has said she won’t raise income tax,…

Inflation is down again – but don’t expect interest rates to follow suit

17 April 2024 7:14 pm

Interest rate cuts are beginning to look like a mirage: the closer we seem to get to them the more…

Why one-man plays are all the rage

15 April 2024 11:08 pm

Well, it’s nice to feel on trend. The Today programme this morning carried an item on the popularity of one-man…

The truth about ‘boardroom diversity’

13 April 2024 9:00 am

We all know that increasing the diversity of your boardroom increases the success of your company because politicians, business leaders…

Are we really reaching ‘farmaggedon’?

13 April 2024 1:32 am

I happened to be walking in the Cambridgeshire fens this morning while listening to the latest instalment of ‘farmageddon’ –…

The irresponsibility of ‘two years to save the planet’

12 April 2024 3:21 am

Hurrah, we can all relax. We have been granted an extra two years to save the planet. So suggested Simon…

Sadiq Khan’s Ulez has spectacularly backfired

10 April 2024 10:29 pm

What was that about Sadiq Khan’s expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) supposedly helping to reduce our dependence…

What’s the truth about Sure Start?

10 April 2024 3:06 am

Labour, unsurprisingly, is crowing about a paper published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies claiming that Tony Blair’s Sure Start…

The problem with Rachel Reeves’ non-dom tax plan

9 April 2024 10:58 pm

By abolishing non-dom status, Jeremy Hunt was supposed to have clipped the wings of the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves. Given…

Scrapping Ofsted would suit teachers – but be terrible for children

5 April 2024 1:56 am

There is one thing that seems to have gone missing from the campaign by the National Education Union (NEU) to…

Don’t trust Labour to build houses

3 April 2024 11:39 pm

Could a promise of more housebuilding win an election, or does the Nimby vote still rule the shires? Labour, it…

House prices aren’t falling any time soon

2 April 2024 10:26 pm

The thing about having three prominent house prices indices, all of which publish monthly figures, is that they are forever…

Why the council tax rise on second homes helps no one

2 April 2024 2:51 am

What a surprise. Given the choice of whether or not to double council tax for second home owners from next…