Debt

Why we should worry about the post-Covid exodus of older workers

5 May 2021 4:01 am

Concerns around unemployment during the pandemic have, understandably, been focused on younger people. Last year it was under-24 year olds…

Why 2021 could be the year of economic Armageddon

2 January 2021 2:43 am

The British economy is wrapped in bandages – we won’t know whether the wound has scabbed or turned septic until…

student loan

Student loan forgiveness is a giveaway to the rich

19 November 2020 7:50 pm

Joe Biden said on Monday that Congress should ‘immediately’ take action to forgive student loan debt through its next COVID…

Destitute Britain

28 October 2017 9:00 am

I became aware that there was real destitution in modern Britain five years ago. Destitution, as I see it, arises…

What could Muslim women do within 48 miles of home? Almost everything

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Secrets of the stars The astrologer Jonathan Cainer died after beginning his last horoscope for his own star sign: ‘We’re…

All the signs point to a new recession – a worse one

5 March 2016 9:00 am

All the signs have been pointing to a new recession – and we’re much less equipped to weather it than last time

A censored hymn to motorway misery

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Service record The government is to form a design panel to improve motorway services stations. These have not always charmed…

Portrait of the week

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Home MPs voted by 382 to 128 to make Britain the only country to allow genetic modification of embryos to…

Don't believe the gloom-mongers: deflation will be good for Britain

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Campaigning in Putney in 1978, Mrs Thatcher famously took out a pair of scissors and cut a pound note down…

Yes, Wonga lent at shocking rates – but it was customers who lied

11 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Payday Lady is not trading at this time,’ says her website, sounding a little like La Dame aux camélias. Indeed (since…

The revolution the West needs (and won't get)

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The West must wake up and reform, or face decline

The big idea that can win the Tories the next election

4 January 2014 9:00 am

In one sense David Cameron is lucky that the Conservatives do not enter 2014 with a lead in the polls.…