Economy

Portrait of the Week: Farage returns, Abbott reselected and Trump guilty

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Home Nigel Farage took over leadership of the Reform party from Richard Tice and is standing for parliament in Clacton.…

Javier Milei’s radical reforms could start to heal Argentina’s economy

17 December 2023 10:46 pm

Argentina has spent most of its 200-year history in deficit; no other country currently owes the International Monetary Fund a…

The beauty of mid-range products

4 November 2023 9:00 am

Once or twice, when on a crowded overnight flight, I have taken a sneaky stroll through the different cabins for…

Will the collapse of councils be the next great scandal?

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Last month India managed to land a spacecraft on the moon for a third of the price of refurbishing Hammersmith…

Britain has an entitlement problem

9 September 2023 9:00 am

An Institute for Fiscal Studies paper, published at the end of last month, makes grim reading. Through the prism of…

Sunak can’t blame landlords for not stopping illegal immigration

7 August 2023 11:34 pm

Small companies will face massive fines for not checking the papers of everyone they hire. Landlords will be put out…

Reasons to be cheerful? Yes, I think I see some

22 July 2023 9:00 am

‘Always be cheerful’ – a motto to which I’ll return in the final item – speaks to my natural demeanour.…

Jonathan Ashworth: ‘We are at risk of a lost generation’

8 July 2023 9:00 am

Jonathan Ashworth on Labour’s plans to cut unemployment

‘We’ve got to hold our nerve’: Rishi Sunak’s BBC interview

25 June 2023 8:52 pm

As mortgage rates surge and a new Opinium poll finds Labour’s lead has jumped to 18 points, Rishi Sunak appeared…

Red Rishi: the Prime Minister’s political makeover

3 June 2023 9:00 am

The Tories are trying on Labour’s clothes

The UK’s treatment of Activision shows it is closed for business

27 April 2023 3:07 am

It was, admittedly, not quite as thrilling as an action sequence from Call of Duty. Even so, the statement put…

What Miriam Cates gets right – and wrong – about declining fertility

24 February 2023 2:11 am

Fulfil your civic duty. Get married. Have children. That was the message from Miriam Cates, the increasingly prominent Conservative backbencher, to guests…

The £5.4 billion government surplus masks a larger economic issue

21 February 2023 11:54 pm

There have been celebrations this morning about a government surplus of £5.4 billion last month, and people are even talking…

Government borrowing hits £27.4 billion

24 January 2023 9:34 pm

Rishi Sunak ruffled his own party’s feathers last week when – in reference to last autumn’s market turmoil – he…

The truth about corporate taxes

22 October 2022 9:00 am

I’ve chosen to write about corporate tax rates this week not because they’re the sexiest subject available but because –…

What makes a ‘crisis’?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

In his picture from 1932, ‘Derrière la gare Saint-Lazare’, Henri Cartier-Bresson caught the moment when a man in a hat…

What will the Halloween Budget bring?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

What will the Halloween Budget bring?

Divided they fall: can the Tories save themselves?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Seldom has support for a government fallen so far, so fast. Polls show that 24 per cent of the public…

Truss is hurting the free-market cause

8 October 2022 9:00 am

In theory, I should be delighted about the Liz Truss project. She is saying the things I’ve been arguing for…

Is Credit Suisse the tornado on the banking horizon?

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Headlines about ‘alarm over CreditSuisse’ might be read as a sign of normality in financial news, rather than the reverse.…

Maybe Nanny does know best

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Not least among the shivers down my spine as I listen to Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng pump up the…