Ross Clark

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…

Net zero zealots will probably find a way to stop Rosebank

28 September 2023 1:26 am

So, Rosebank is to go ahead, or so we think. The North Sea Transition Authority has granted a licence for…

Will Ulez spell the end for Sadiq Khan?

27 September 2023 7:58 pm

Sadiq Khan showed little sign of being discomfited by the result of the Uxbridge by-election in July. In spite of…

Is it foolish to think the world can achieve net zero by 2050?

26 September 2023 8:47 pm

Most discussion of net zero in Britain seems strangely parochial. We only really talk about UK emissions, even though they…

Spurious equal pay claims are a disaster for local councils

26 September 2023 4:00 pm

Bankrupt councils have gotten into trouble through profligate spending on loony projects like month-long Pride events and training staff in…

As Lego has found out, the world isn’t ready to give up plastic

25 September 2023 11:02 pm

Predictions of the demise of the fossil fuel industry are based almost wholly on energy. In future, goes the argument, we…

Why is Sunak cutting a tax only paid by the rich?

24 September 2023 5:04 pm

Last week, Rishi Sunak struck a blow for ordinary people against the elitist project that is net zero, assuring them…

Falling wages aren’t stopping shoppers from hitting the high street

22 September 2023 7:27 pm

It looks like a case of recession postponed – again. Figures from the Office for National Statistics this morning show…

The flaw in Rishi Sunak’s plan to water down net zero

20 September 2023 4:10 pm

Rishi Sunak will reportedly make a speech later this week watering down some of the targets the government has set…

Why drivers are losing interest in electric cars

19 September 2023 8:03 pm

In his promised review of net zero policies, Rishi Sunak has already ruled out postponing the proposed ban on the…

Will Germany be the first to ditch its net zero commitments?

18 September 2023 11:58 pm

Things are not going well in Germany’s bid to reach net zero by 2045, five years earlier even than Britain’s…

The dangerous dog crackdown shouldn’t stop with banning Bully XLs

16 September 2023 12:30 am

There isn’t much you can do in modern Britain without encountering some licensing scheme, but one area of life which…

Brexit Britain can benefit from Apple’s spat with Europe

15 September 2023 1:31 am

Are the EU and the US heading for a trade war by dirty means? I ask because for the second…

Bernard Looney and the sinister policing of office romances

13 September 2023 10:27 pm

I doubt whether many people will feel a pang of sympathy for Bernard Looney, former chief executive of BP who…

Is one badly filed flight plan really to blame for the airport chaos?

29 August 2023 7:15 pm

A faulty flight plan filed by a French airline is unofficially being blamed for the meltdown in our national air…

Net Zero is condemning more Brits to energy poverty

28 August 2023 7:58 pm

Here’s another great idea from the net zero establishment: only heat your home when it is warm and sunny outdoors.…

Energy prices are coming down, but they should be cheaper

25 August 2023 7:29 pm

It is hard to remember that this time last year soon-to-be prime minister Liz Truss was on the verge of…

Scotland shouldn’t pay climate reparations

25 August 2023 5:00 pm

Lucky old Scottish homeowners. Not only are they being told that they could be forbidden from selling their homes if…

House prices are falling. But it’s still terrible for first-time buyers

23 August 2023 7:52 pm

Hurrah. Housing is now more ‘affordable’ for first-time buyers than it was a year ago. Or so says Halifax, which…

We are facing an epidemic of online fraud

21 August 2023 8:23 pm

At what point are we going to drop the fiction that acquisitive crime is on the wane and admit that…

Degrees of failure: the great university rip-off

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Is university still worth it?

It’s no surprise that retail sales are down

18 August 2023 6:56 pm

Following last week’s news of unexpectedly strong economic growth in June of 0.5 per cent, today’s retail sales figures for…

Why is the WHO promoting homeopathy?

17 August 2023 5:28 pm

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is meant to implore us to ignore hearsay and folklore, and to follow the scientific…

I’m afraid of higher wages

16 August 2023 7:08 pm

So, Britain has finally awarded itself the real-terms pay rise that the unions would say workers ‘deserve’. This morning’s inflation…