Matthew Lynn

There's nothing wrong with profiting from a vaccine

17 November 2020 3:14 am

A couple of shots to the arm and this will all be over. With today’s news from Moderna, last week’s…

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Brexit Britain will be the winner in the EU’s war on Joe Biden

16 November 2020 3:47 am

A new era of transatlantic cooperation will have begun. The United States will pivot towards Brussels. The trade wars will…

Pfizer's Covid vaccine is a victory for the free market

11 November 2020 5:53 am

There are still safety trials to be completed. Data has to be collected, checked, double-checked, and then peer-reviewed. And we…

In praise of Big Pharma

10 November 2020 6:20 pm

In the last decade, the mega corporation has taken a lot of stick from just about everyone. But hold on.…

Pollsters should shut up shop after this election disaster

5 November 2020 12:50 am

High Street chains are closing all the time. The restaurant chains are shutting their doors. The gyms are going out…

The eurozone is in deep trouble

29 October 2020 1:31 am

In Germany, the DAX index – the benchmark for the economy – is already down 4 per cent today. In…

Why is Jamie Oliver so against freedom of choice?

29 September 2020 12:58 am

It will involve hundreds of hours of haggling over thousands of different products. It will have to pass torturous debates…

The race to find a Covid vaccine has become a global power struggle

12 September 2020 9:00 am

The race for a Covid vaccine is about much more than finding a cure

Oxford's vaccine delay has thrown the global race wide open

9 September 2020 11:59 pm

Even a politician as tenaciously optimistic as Matt Hancock was struggling to put any positive spin on it: the world…

The work from home brigade should be careful what they wish for

28 August 2020 3:38 pm

No more commuting. An end to irritating conversations with slightly dull colleagues. The boss can’t monitor how much time you…

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The stock market isn’t the success story Trump thinks it is

20 August 2020 2:02 am

COVID-19 is still raging, with little sign of coming under control. The economy is already a tenth smaller than it…

Why are we so sniffy about the Russian vaccine?

13 August 2020 9:26 pm

It didn’t help that it was unveiled by a swaggering Vladimir Putin. Or that it was called Sputnik V –…

Covid doesn’t care about your political theories

29 July 2020 12:38 am

The President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, took some time out from presiding over the worst collapse in…

Europe’s coronavirus rescue fund is dead on arrival

22 July 2020 12:16 am

Just imagine what would happen if real money was at stake. Over the last four days, the leaders of the…

Apple has struck a blow against the EU's out-of-control federalists

15 July 2020 11:56 pm

A massively profitable American technology giant that pays small amounts of tax on vast profits, while massively over-charging for products that quickly…

Britain's GDP figures are dreadful but Sunak must still hold his nerve

14 July 2020 6:28 pm

A five hundred quid shopping voucher for everyone. Five per cent off VAT across the board. Maybe suspending income tax…

The EU's new bond isn't as solid as it seems

23 June 2020 10:00 pm

Its rescue fund will bail out the poorer states. It will fuel a rapid economic recovery. And perhaps most of…

Germany is picking up the tab for Brexit

16 June 2020 2:10 am

The car workers would pay a heavy price. The City would be muscled out of crucial markets. The Treasury would…

Unilever has shattered the great Brexit myth

11 June 2020 8:26 pm

Goldman Sachs is still operating out of London. Airbus is still making wings in Broughton, even if the order book…

Britain should demand a level playing field from the EU

26 May 2020 10:04 pm

It will receive €9 billion (£8 billion) in free money from the government. It will be protected from any threat…

How Macron gamed the EU Covid fund

21 May 2020 10:49 pm

There are not that many advantages to electing a former investment banker as president. They are often aloof. They don’t…

Britain should break the taboo on 'challenge vaccines'

15 May 2020 12:47 am

So far, so good: the Oxford university trials on a potential vaccine for Covid-19 is reported to be going well.…

A German court has plunged the eurozone into fresh crisis

5 May 2020 10:33 pm

An epidemic has been raging across the continent. The economy is in lockdown, and GDP is in freefall. But, hey,…

It's no bad thing that the airline industry will never be the same again

29 April 2020 10:58 pm

British Airways is laying off 12,000 staff. Virgin Atlantic is desperately looking for a buyer. Air France-KLM is being bailed…

Macron talks grandly about Europe – and then cuts a deal with Germany

18 April 2020 12:12 am

Emmanuel Macron is, for all his carefully polished image as a radical moderniser (and with the possible exception of not…