Ross Clark

Are booster shots necessary?

3 August 2021 7:32 am

Will Britain become the first country in the world to have a large section of its population immunised against Covid-19…

Britain, climate change and the reality of extreme weather events

30 July 2021 8:50 am

‘Extreme weather will be the norm,’ says the Guardian. Britain is gaining a more ‘violent’ climate according to Sir James…

How many Covid hospitalisations are caused by Covid?

28 July 2021 12:11 pm

How many people have been taken into hospital and are dying with Covid, and how many have been admitted to…

Don't fall for Rishi Sunak's 'Britcoin'

25 July 2021 11:19 pm

Do we need an officially-sanctioned, government-backed crypto-currency underwritten by sterling – a ‘Britcoin’ – as Rishi Sunak is said to…

We need to act now to block Britain’s social credit system

25 July 2021 11:47 am

I have to admit that I didn’t quite get it right when, 12 days ago, I wrote: ‘There is a…

When will Boris get serious about balancing the budget?

22 July 2021 8:44 am

Should we be pleased that net government borrowing for June came in below expectations, at £22.8 billion – £5.5 billion…

Could the third wave be running out of steam?

20 July 2021 10:46 pm

Will we get to 100,000 new Covid infections a day, as Sajid Javid has suggested, or even to 200,000 a…

The depressing spectacle of ‘freedom day’

20 July 2021 1:00 am

It was billed as ‘freedom day’. Yet few people, it seems, either want to enjoy their new-found freedom or are…

Is climate change to blame for Germany’s flooding?

19 July 2021 9:38 pm

Greta Thunberg has declared the floods in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands to be the product of man-made climate change,…

A minimum corporation tax is nothing to celebrate

13 July 2021 8:05 am

So is this what the new era of global co-operation looks like? The EU has agreed to delay the introduction…

Isn't it time social media cracked down on racism?

12 July 2021 9:50 pm

No sooner had Bukayo Saka’s penalty kick thudded into the gloves of the Italian goalkeeper than you could see it…

Should we be mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer shots?

30 June 2021 8:41 am

To date, the Covid vaccination programme in Britain has involved two doses of one of three vaccines – AstraZeneca, Pfizer…

How much longer can the Treasury rig the housing market?

30 June 2021 2:10 am

The past 15 months have produced a bizarre economic paradox. In 2020, the economy shrank at the fastest rate recorded…

Are PCR tests the best way to track Covid?

20 June 2021 9:38 am

Throughout the pandemic doubts have been expressed about the reliability of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests which have been…

Why Warwick’s Covid modelling doesn’t add up

19 June 2021 10:46 am

This week began with more frightening graphs from SPI-M, the government’s scientific modelling committee. A team at Warwick University calculated…

Rishi Sunak and the coming Tory battle over climate change

18 June 2021 9:49 am

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, isn’t normally given to waffle, which makes his maiden appearance on GB News all the more…

Is inflation about to bite?

16 June 2021 10:49 pm

The signs were there for all to see — pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and so on all pushing up their prices. Businesses…

Covid and the difficulty with ‘following the science’

16 June 2021 8:35 am

Did anyone fancy being in Boris Johnson’s shoes before he made the decision to delay the full lifting of Covid…

Is furlough holding back the jobs market?

15 June 2021 9:51 pm

The latest employment figures, published this morning, confirm a remarkable aspect of the Covid pandemic: that it appears to have…

Will the G7 tax deal survive?

10 June 2021 8:35 am

What are the chances of the G7’s agreement on a minimum rate of corporation tax actually coming into effect? While…

Should we mix Pfizer and AstraZeneca Covid jabs?

8 June 2021 8:35 am

Should the NHS be mixing vaccines for better effect, or at least offering people who have had one dose of…

Does the Indian variant increase the risk of hospitalisation?

5 June 2021 10:23 am

Is the Indian variant really more like to land you in hospital? That is the claim being widely reported this…

Why the vaccines should prevent a deadly third wave

3 June 2021 10:10 pm

Among the scientists and medics calling this week for caution in the government’s reopening of the economy was Dr Lisa…

Has Covid accelerated the cashless society?

2 June 2021 1:10 am

Time is, I fear, running out. Running out, that is, to avoid handing to a small number of multinational corporations…

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The many failures of China’s vaccine programme