Kate Andrews

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?

Why this lifelong Republican has to vote for Biden

17 October 2020 9:00 am

Why I’m voting for Biden

How new Covid restrictions are stalling the economy

15 October 2020 12:03 am

The theory behind a V-shaped recovery relied on the assumption that the economy would open up almost as quickly as…

Kamala Harris forgot who she was debating

9 October 2020 2:42 am

Perhaps Senator Kamala Harris would have performed better last night if she had remembered who she was debating. It was…

Sunak warns of hardship

6 October 2020 12:05 am

When Rishi Sunak was appointed Chancellor in February, he must never have imagined that his first address to the Conservative…

economy

Will the economy recover enough to help Trump win?

1 October 2020 5:14 am

It’s rather difficult to dissect or analyze policy areas from last night’s horrendous debate. But Freddy Gray and I attempt…

Rishi Sunak prepares UK economy for 'permanent adjustment'

24 September 2020 10:50 pm

The UK economy is no longer hibernating; it is ‘adjusting’. Today’s measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are designed to…

The vaccine goalposts have shifted

8 September 2020 3:42 am

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock provided a vaccine update this morning London time, reporting that the chances of the Oxford…

Will the next U-turn be on face masks at work?

27 August 2020 12:20 am

There’s a new trend emerging when it comes to Covid-19 policy: where Scotland leads, England follows. In recent weeks, decisions…

Public Health England scrapped over handling of Covid crisis

16 August 2020 7:35 am

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is set to scrap Public Health England (PHE), according to the Sunday Telegraph – the body that was…

In the race to recovery, Britain is losing

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Britain is losing the race to recovery

Has Sweden been vindicated?

6 August 2020 2:56 am

Sweden has released growth figures for the second quarter – a contraction of 8.6 per cent – and two narratives…

delay

No, Trump can’t delay the election

31 July 2020 12:10 am

While cries of ‘authoritarian dictator’ have been lobbied at the President by America’s progressives over the past three and a…

The Prime Minister's plan for ‘significant normality’

17 July 2020 9:31 pm

Normally Fridays are spent thinking about how to unwind from work. Today though Boris Johnson announced changes to government guidance…

Are we heading towards Boris vs the Bank?

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Big spending. Huge debts. What can possibly go wrong?

Does Boris's 'new deal' offer anything new?

1 July 2020 1:34 am

Today Boris Johnson launched his ‘new deal’ for Britain – billed as an economic recovery plan to follow the Covid…

The truth about America’s police culture

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The truth about America’s police culture

How fast can Britain recover from its economic free-fall?

13 June 2020 1:08 am

Putting the UK into lockdown was only going to send growth in one direction: down. While today’s figures from the…