Matthew Lynn

Australia proves the cost of zero Covid

27 July 2021 9:47 am

The UK is growing at the fastest pace in 80 years. The United States, fuelled by President Biden’s stimulus programme,…

Boris's Brexit deal isn’t worth sacrificing Northern Ireland for

21 July 2021 11:43 pm

There will be chaos at the borders. Food will run out at the supermarkets. Travellers will face long queues, and…

The EU's Brexit bill doesn't add up

16 July 2021 9:16 pm

A dozen hospitals. A hundred million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and a lot more of the Oxford one. Or…

Branson vs Bezos: In praise of the billionaire space race

12 July 2021 8:52 pm

They are rich boys with some very expensive toys. As Richard Branson completes his first space flight, it would be…

Why has the EU let German car manufacturers off the hook?

9 July 2021 12:40 am

Two billion? Five billion? Perhaps ten billion to make it a nice round number? For colluding on diesel emissions you…

Labour’s disastrous switch to economic nationalism

5 July 2021 8:48 pm

The government will ‘Buy British’ whenever possible. A new law would force every public body to publish the percentage of…

Has the Bank of England just blown its chance to stop inflation?

24 June 2021 10:45 pm

The economy is growing at a blistering pace, and likely to recover all its Covid losses by the autumn. Labour…

Is lockdown’s tech bubble about to burst?

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The tech industry is braced for the post-pandemic blues

The EU's debt bondage expansion

17 June 2021 9:21 pm

In the global market for government debt, worth an estimated $92 trillion (£66 trillion), it amounts to little more than a…

We don't have to swap sovereignty for trade

16 June 2021 7:55 am

A new court will be established with powers over both countries. Labour and product laws will be harmonised. Flags with…

Two reasons why Andy Haldane is right to worry about inflation

11 June 2021 8:25 am

Companies are facing critical shortages of staff. Commodity prices keep spiking upwards. Central banks are printing money on an unprecedented…

The German takeover of the EU is accelerating

8 June 2021 6:51 am

Vetoes should no longer be allowed. Smaller countries should not be able to block the will of the ‘majority’. And…

Brexit Britain can capitalise on the breakdown in EU-Swiss talks

31 May 2021 10:57 pm

It is a leading player in finance, and it’s companies are giants in life sciences and consumer goods. There were…

France is paying a heavy price for Macron's vaccine catastrophe

29 May 2021 12:30 am

The United States is growing at such a blistering pace the Federal Reserve may have to raise interest rates. In…

Inflation is the biggest threat to Boris

19 May 2021 10:14 pm

The vaccines are rolling out. Lockdown is easing, the EU has been forgotten about, and the Labour party has returned…

Boris must stand up to farmers – and back the Australia trade deal

18 May 2021 8:47 pm

Farms will be devastated. The countryside will be ruined. And we will all be forced to eat weird food that…

Why the EU keeps losing against big tech

13 May 2021 8:28 pm

They shift revenues around. They create endless shadowy shell companies. And they undermine the social model by dodging taxes. To…

Merkel is right to reject Biden's vaccine patent plan

7 May 2021 10:04 pm

She handed the vaccine procurement process over to the European Union. She didn’t invest much in new production. And she…

Ireland’s low-tax miracle is over

2 May 2021 8:04 pm

Okay, in fairness it might be the weather. Or the craic in the bars. Or the rugged coastline, golf courses,…

Money to burn: shoppers, not the state, will lead our recovery

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Consumers, not ministers, will lead the recovery

The UK’s vaccine roll-out has ended the Brexit debate

12 April 2021 11:21 pm

The country would remain implacably divided for a generation, with Remain and Leave replacing class and geography as the new…

The economic cost of the EU’s vaccine catastrophe

9 April 2021 10:33 pm

It didn’t order enough vaccines, spent too little money, dithered over authorisation and then lashed out at the companies making…

The next stage of the EU’s coronavirus meltdown

29 March 2021 11:24 pm

Debts would be shared. The strong would offer a helping hand to the weak. Money would be raised at incredibly…

Europe’s panic: the meltdown over vaccines

27 March 2021 9:00 am

Europe’s vaccine meltdown

The EU's ugly vaccine nationalism

5 March 2021 5:09 am

We have to rid the world of vaccine nationalism. No one is protected until we are all protected. And we…