Matthew Lynn

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…

Can the EU be trusted to introduce vaccine passports?

2 March 2021 2:37 am

The contracts were badly drafted. The orders were late. Too few resources were made available for the scale of the…

Up Crash: why are markets soaring as the economy tanks?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

The economy is tanking but stock markets are soaring. Why?

The problem with the Supreme Court’s Uber ruling

19 February 2021 10:50 pm

They are monitored by the firm. They don’t have the option of working for other companies. And they are entitled…

Biden's rift with Brussels is only set to grow

16 February 2021 1:46 am

It was meant to be a special relationship. After the tumultuous Trump years, President Biden was planning to reset relations…

Von der Leyen has learnt nothing from the EU's vaccine fiasco

11 February 2021 12:58 am

As non-apology apologies go, it was right up there with the best of them. Speaking to MEPs today, the president…

Ursula von der Leyen has always left a trail of disaster

31 January 2021 11:29 pm

The German Army had to join a NATO exercise with broomsticks because they didn’t have any rifles. It’s special forces…

Vaccine wars: the global battle for a precious resource

30 January 2021 9:00 am

The vaccine wars are turning nasty

The EU’s vaccine catastrophe is a crisis of its own making

25 January 2021 2:19 am

As news emerges that both Pfizer and AstraZeneca are cutting supplies of their Covid-19 vaccines to the EU by up…

The EU has botched its vaccination programme

9 January 2021 9:00 am

The EU has botched its vaccination programme

Thatcher was completely right about the Euro

1 January 2021 8:52 pm

It was a ‘rush of blood to the head’. Its central bank would prove to be hopelessly ineffective. And cultural…

Britain has won the biggest Brexit prize of all

25 December 2020 2:24 am

In the end, the fish were only of symbolic importance. Neither does it matter that much what happens to Scottish…

No-deal Brexit planning has been a lifesaver

22 December 2020 12:13 am

The port of Dover has been closed down. The Eurotunnel isn’t carrying any freight for a couple of days. The…

More Brexit talks are the worst possible outcome for the economy

14 December 2020 12:53 am

Currency speculators at some of the hedge funds in Mayfair may be feeling quietly pleased.Trade experts will be relieved that…

Italy is about to hijack the eurozone

28 November 2020 12:47 am

There is still some debate about who came up with the adage that ‘if you owe the bank $100 that…

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…