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…

City slickers’ reaction to Kwarteng’s unfunded plan is entirely rational

1 October 2022 9:00 am

‘Fury at the City slickers betting against UK plc,’ shouted the Daily Mail on Tuesday, after Monday’s mayhem saw the…