Ross Clark

The Conservatives are indulging in fantasy economics

28 December 2023 9:21 pm

Finally it seems to be dawning on many Conservative MPs that abolishing – or seriously cutting – inheritance tax at…

The foul truth about wood-burners

24 December 2023 7:06 pm

My first instinct is to rush to the attack against any think tank which calls for stuff to be banned.…

Is Britain heading for a recession after all?

22 December 2023 8:44 pm

Are we going to end 2023 with a recession after all? The great non-arriving recession of 2023 has so far…

Are Red Sea ship attacks the start of a crisis for the global economy?

21 December 2023 2:51 am

Covid provided a revelation of the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain, but now war in Yemen has provided another.…

Is the cost of living crisis over?

20 December 2023 8:21 pm

This morning’s inflation figures are good news. The fall in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) to 3.9 per cent, from…

A Trump presidency could be good for Britain

19 December 2023 3:10 am

Donald Trump may be offensive in many ways. He may have defiled his office during his previous stint as president…

Cop’s pledge to move away from fossil fuels is a farce

13 December 2023 8:35 pm

So, a deal has been reached. The world has agreed on what Cop 28 president Sultan al-Jaber has called a…

Does a fifth of the population think we should still be in lockdown?

13 December 2023 1:11 am

That shutting people away in their homes for weeks on end was going to have a bad effect on mental…

Net zero has doomed Europe’s car industry

10 December 2023 5:00 pm

The decision of the European Commission to delay, for three years, tariffs on car exports between Britain and the EU…

Why are fewer people buying electric cars?

6 December 2023 5:34 am

The rebellion of 26 Conservative MPs against the government’s zero electric vehicle (ZEV) mandate couldn’t have come at a worse…

Get used to Labour being the party of low taxes

30 November 2023 4:47 am

It takes some to get used to Labour posing as the party of low taxes, but it is something that…

Curbing work visas won’t solve Britain’s migration issues

29 November 2023 11:15 pm

Why can’t we seem to distinguish between good and bad migration? Brexit allowed the government to do what the Leave campaign…

The desperation of Olivia Colman’s climate change video

29 November 2023 1:10 am

When you have a surname like Colman you might think it would be best to avoid appearing in an advertising…

Cooking oil won’t help the aviation industry reach net zero

28 November 2023 9:20 pm

Two decades ago, motorists in South Wales realised that they could power their diesel cars with used cooking oil, thereby…

Climate reparations are an awful idea

28 November 2023 4:04 am

There is a word that we are going to hear once COP28 gets underway in Dubai later this week: ‘reparations’. While…

What good would forcing cyclists to have number plates do?

24 November 2023 9:49 pm

There was little competition for the oddest and most obscure bill to be announced in the King’s Speech: the proposal…

Bailey pours cold water on hopes of inflation falling quickly

22 November 2023 12:11 am

Should we bother taking any notice of what Andrew Bailey says about inflation, given that he and his colleagues on…

Are the richest 1 per cent really to blame for climate change?

21 November 2023 9:50 pm

Oxfam used to be a worthy charity through which donors in wealthy countries could help fund famine relief in developing…

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…