Kate Andrews

Rishi’s nightmare: will inflation crush the recovery?

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Fear of inflation is stalking the Treasury

Will Rishi Sunak's Budget give Britain the boost it needs?

4 March 2021 3:00 am

For a man who has only delivered two Budgets, Rishi Sunak is no stranger to fiscal announcements. Last March’s £30bn spending…

Donald Trump tightens his grip on the Republican party

1 March 2021 10:40 am

‘Do you miss me yet,’ Donald Trump asked the crowd in his opening remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference…

Are the Tories about to ditch one of their biggest policy achievements?

28 February 2021 3:05 am

We already know much of what will be in Rishi Sunak’s Budget next week. Another £30bn for Covid-relief measures: furlough…

Kamalamania: prepare for President Harris

23 February 2021 7:19 am

Kamala Harris was always going to be a most prominent Vice President. When Joe Biden’s campaign called a midmorning ‘lid’…

What Trump's acquittal means for the future of American politics

14 February 2021 8:35 am

Former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate today, in what has turned out to be the shortest impeachment…

Hancock launches his quarantine crackdown

10 February 2021 1:34 am

The search for the right balance on border policy continues, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced this afternoon a host…

How serious is No. 10 about immunity passports?

6 February 2021 2:16 am

How seriously is the government considering immunity passports? It seemed we had a definitive answer in December when vaccines minister…

Capital punishment: why wealth taxes don’t work

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Why wealth taxes don’t work

The EU's vaccine opportunism will not be forgotten

30 January 2021 8:03 am

At first, it sounded like empty rage. The European Union had spent all week making wild statements about controlling vaccine…

The Johnson & Johnson jab is a game changer

30 January 2021 1:51 am

Good vaccine news has been pouring in today — this afternoon it was the turn of the Janssen vaccine, made by US…

Germany has just undermined the EU's vaccine argument

29 January 2021 1:50 am

Germany’s vaccine committee has advised the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine only be given to under-65s. The announcement marks a major twist in a…

Can Joe Biden heal America?

23 January 2021 9:00 am

The challenges ahead for President Biden go beyond governing

Donald Trump is impeached again – now what?

14 January 2021 9:48 am

Today Donald Trump became the first president in United States history to be impeached twice. He was first impeached in…


Trump’s social media ban sets a dangerous precedent

10 January 2021 4:11 am

Facebook and Twitter’s decision to suspend Donald Trump is, legally speaking, fairly clear-cut. Both are private companies which set the…

Wealth taxes are not the answer to our financial woes

10 December 2020 1:53 am

Today the Wealth Tax Commission, an initiative involving the LSE, has recommended a ‘one-off’ 5 per cent levy on the…

Boris’s clash over masks

3 December 2020 6:08 am

‘Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government programme,’ the free market economist Milton Friedman famously noted. So just how…

Denmark is creating a roadmap for mandatory vaccination

18 November 2020 4:43 am

Could British residents be forced to have a Covid-19 vaccine? Yesterday Health Secretary Matt Hancock refused to rule out mandatory…

Britain's economy has been bouncing back – but there's a major caveat

12 November 2020 11:45 pm

Britain’s economy rebounded by a record 15.5 per cent between July and September, reflecting the relaxation of lockdown measures and increased consumer…

Joe Biden wins the election

8 November 2020 11:15 am

Four days after a (much closer than predicted) election, American networks have called the race for Joe Biden, who has secured more…

The Trump riddle is still unsolved

7 November 2020 9:00 am

American expats have a conundrum on election night: do you stay up to watch the results come in or do…

Trump doubles down on unfounded election claims

6 November 2020 11:30 am

Tensions over the election outcome are escalating in the United States, as President Donald Trump repeated unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. Nearly…

The good and bad news for Trump about the US economy

4 November 2020 2:20 am

With voting day finally here, what can the state of the US economy tell us about tonight’s result? While the United…

Backsliding on a lockdown end-date has begun already

1 November 2020 11:21 pm

Will England’s lockdown end on 2 December? Even before this morning’s media round there was good reason to suspect it…

Europe’s long Covid: things aren’t getting better any time soon

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Are we looking at a W-shaped recovery?