Ross Clark

Should we be looking at geo-engineering the climate?

13 August 2023 10:00 am

Has a well-meaning international effort to cut pollution from ships contributed to a sudden warming of the waters in the…

UK economy grows by 0.5% in June – defying expectations

11 August 2023 7:27 pm

So the economy has defied the predictions of doom once more. The latest figures released by the Office for National…

Britain has a productivity problem

8 August 2023 8:03 pm

First the good news – the fall in living standards may be coming to an end, with wages starting to…

First-time buyers fleeing London do so at their own risk

7 August 2023 7:22 pm

Have high house prices succeeded where decades of government efforts at regional development have failed? That is, have they managed…

Is the ‘era of cheap food’ over?

4 August 2023 7:59 pm

Not so long ago, some were arguing that cheap food was a problem in Britain. We’re unlikely to hear such complaints now…

Britain might be in a wage-price spiral

3 August 2023 11:10 pm

The Bank of England has raised the base rate yet again, this time to 5.25 per cent, a high not…

Will regressive alcohol duties destroy Britain’s drinks industry?

1 August 2023 11:18 pm

What is duty on alcoholic drinks for: to raise revenue or to make us better, more sober people? A close…

The collateral damage of lockdowns on children is still emerging

1 August 2023 4:51 pm

There has been plenty of evidence published over the past three years of the severe effects on children’s education and…

How we could reach net zero without dumping oil

31 July 2023 10:38 pm

Rishi Sunak has shown no indication that he is considering dumping the government’s legal commitment to achieve net zero by…

Backing motorists won’t save Rishi Sunak

30 July 2023 10:05 pm

The lesson from the Uxbridge by-election was clear to both parties: the public will not accept green policies at any…

The triumph of oil

30 July 2023 5:00 pm

If you want a laugh, I recommend an article which appeared in the March 1998 issue of Scientific American, ‘The…

Tories should never have taken their Ulez challenge to court

28 July 2023 8:58 pm

Expanding London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) may be a bad policy, a regressive tax which will impact on people…

The UN’s climate alarmism has gone too far

28 July 2023 2:28 am

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has declared that ‘the era of global warming has ended, the era of global boiling has…

The damage of Covid lockdowns is only now becoming apparent

27 July 2023 7:40 pm

There are still those, like Matt Hancock, who think that lockdowns were an unalloyed good – who, indeed, believe that…

Sunak will have to water down net zero sooner or later

25 July 2023 8:04 pm

The Uxbridge by-election has thrown Labour into a civil war, or at least a civil skirmish. Keir Starmer has told…

Is global warming behind Greece’s wildfires?

24 July 2023 8:10 pm

Summer wouldn’t be complete without hordes of disgruntled British tourists being evacuated from their hotels, flown home early or spending…

Road rage: the great motorist rebellion has begun

22 July 2023 9:00 am

The backlash against Ulez is only the beginning

The Ulez rebellion has started

21 July 2023 7:35 pm

It was, to adapt the famous Sun headline from the 1992 general election, Ulez wot won it. The Conservatives’ narrow…

Has Britain avoided falling into recession?

21 July 2023 5:05 pm

Earlier in the week, the stock market responded very positively to news that inflation had come out a little lower…

Striking consultants aren’t likely to get sympathy

20 July 2023 10:54 pm

Today and tomorrow’s strike by NHS consultants underlines how industrial action has become the preserve of the well-paid. The consultants…

Why have the Tories given up on London?

20 July 2023 3:02 am

Have you ever heard of Susan Hall? Until a month ago, I hadn’t. Now that she has been selected as the…

How investors could benefit from the cooling housing market

19 July 2023 10:32 pm

There are, of course, many people struggling with their mortgage repayments. There are first-time buyers who have been especially hard…

The strange glee over the European heatwave

19 July 2023 7:25 am

You could almost sense climate campaigners willing those thermometers in Sardinia to nudge into the unknown – a reading above…

It’s not for Sunak to save students from themselves

17 July 2023 10:25 pm

Rishi Sunak is not wrong to write, as he does in the Telegraph today, that too many young people are…

If the Tories scrap inheritance tax, I’m voting Labour

16 July 2023 12:55 am

I have been playing a game with myself recently: asking just what would it take for me to vote Labour…