Annabel Denham

Boris Johnson should trust the market to solve climate change

24 October 2021 12:10 pm

In a 368-page document published this week, the government announced its strategy to cut emissions to net zero by 2050…

Why is British Airways banning ‘ladies and gentlemen’?

14 October 2021 3:00 am

British Airways is dropping ‘ladies and gentlemen’ from its announcements. In the name of diversity and inclusion, the airline has…

The misguided experiment of British childcare

14 September 2021 11:35 pm

Everybody agrees that childcare in Britain is an unholy mess. According to a new study, tens of thousands of parents…

On child vaccination, parents should have the choice

1 September 2021 7:52 am

On Saturday, the Health Secretary made his most bullish comments on child vaccination so far. Writing in the Times, Sajid Javid argued that…

Should Boris pay people to take the jab?

4 August 2021 3:44 pm

The steady stream of mixed messages coming from government ministers have been one of the few constants during the pandemic. Boris…

Covid has revealed the limits of the big state

28 July 2021 1:57 pm

When Rishi Sunak turned on the spending taps last March, a triumphant Jeremy Corbyn said he had been proved ‘right’.…

The problem with polling

22 July 2021 8:10 am

If you did an opinion poll about opinion polls, chances are most people would recognise the limitations of market research,…

Will Italy's Euro win lead to a baby boom?

14 July 2021 8:17 am

Could Italy’s triumph on Sunday result not just in a trophy for the azzuri, but a baby boom for a…

The economic case for ditching mask mandates

6 July 2021 8:04 pm

After many months of hardship and sacrifice, freedom is finally within grasp. Boris Johnson has reclaimed his buccaneering, libertarian spirit…

The economic illiteracy of anti-capitalists

29 June 2021 10:05 pm

Back in October, World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart recommended that countries borrow heavily during the pandemic. ‘First, you worry…

The cost of delaying 'freedom day'

15 June 2021 3:30 pm

When Boris Johnson announced that unlocking would be guided by ‘data not dates’ he handed detractors ample scope for derision…

Is working from home here to stay?

15 May 2021 2:40 am

National Work from Home Day might not be a calendar highlight but it has undoubtedly taken on increased significance during…

Covid won't kill the office

24 June 2020 12:51 am

The rapidity and willingness with which workers have adopted and adapted to remote working has led some – including Rory…