Matthew Lynn

Joe Biden has lost control of the economy

13 January 2022 3:04 am

A nudge on interest rates from the Federal Reserve. A gradual winding down of quantitative easing. No more stimulus cheques…

The hypocrisy of Elon Musk

5 January 2022 2:31 am

Tesla’s sleek, if expensive, electric cars are leading the battle against climate change. Its batteries are moving renewable energy into the…

Is the EU heading for a booster crisis?

17 December 2021 11:40 pm

The Omicron variant spreads far more quickly. It infects far more people. And it is already rampant around the world,…

Joe Biden is running out of other people's money

14 December 2021 12:54 am

Abba have reformed. Nato is working out how to deal with an aggressive Russian president. And there are shortages of…

Has Christine Lagarde just let slip the truth about the euro?

8 December 2021 1:37 am

Ursula von der Leyen dispensing vaccines, with a halo over her head perhaps? Emmanuel Macron riding a tank to symbolise…

Is Joe Biden ready for the looming war with the Fed?

24 November 2021 9:18 am

He isn’t especially bothered by global warming. He doesn’t think monetary policy has very much, if anything, to contribute to…

Shell's Dutch departure is a vote of confidence in Brexit Britain

16 November 2021 2:44 am

The City was meant to be hollowed out. Shortages would cripple the economy. And major multinationals would move their headquarters,…

The EU's threats against London have been exposed as bluster

12 November 2021 2:33 am

Francois Hollande could hardly have been clearer in his intentions. In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 vote that took…

Has JP Morgan changed its tune on Brexit Britain?

10 November 2021 2:08 am

Supermarket shelves are bare. There may not be enough turkeys for Christmas. Wages and prices are rising. And the government…

The Bank of England’s inflation rate stunt

5 November 2021 6:19 am

He isn’t Canadian. He doesn’t dominate the Davos circuit with platitudes about climate change. And he isn’t constantly warning that…

Factories close, offices shut: what happens if the UK runs out of gas

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Get ready for factory closures and cold homes

Was furlough the worst £70 billion ever spent?

30 September 2021 8:00 pm

Concorde obviously. The Iraq War perhaps? Or Scottish devolution? It is not hard to come up with a list of…

Von der Leyen is the real winner of the German elections

29 September 2021 5:00 am

The bald guy who leads the Social Democrats. The earnest looking Green lady. Or perhaps the guy in the charcoal-grey…

The EU should keep out of France's spat with Australia

22 September 2021 6:46 am

Ursula von der Leyen has demanded a full investigation. EU officials are considering pulling out of technology talks with the…

Payday: who’s afraid of rising wages?

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Who’s afraid of rising wages?

How the ‘Nixon shock’ reshaped our economy

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Fifty years on, we’re still counting the cost of the ‘Nixon shock’

Google's war on home workers was inevitable

12 August 2021 6:12 am

Tapping out some code in the back garden. Working on a sales presentation while watching the school sports day. Or…

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