Ross Clark

Carmageddon: The future is catching up with the motor giants

9 February 2019 9:00 am

When Nissan announced it would not, after all, produce its new X-Trail in Sunderland, this was reported as proof of…

Looking for a guilt-free vegetable? Good luck with that

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Last week’s Lancet report and its ‘planetary health diet’ of next to no red meat will have bolstered the egos…

Project Fact: how scared should we really be of a no deal?

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Food shortages, diabetics going without insulin, outbreaks of salmonella and swine flu: a no-deal Brexit has become a dystopia of…

Money is already draining from Britain but because of Corbyn, not Brexit

1 December 2018 9:00 am

What’s wrong with UK financial markets? The global economy is recovering, but British stocks and shares are not keeping pace.…

Sperm donors and the incest trap

25 August 2018 9:00 am

It is hard to think of a code of behaviour which is common to all societies on earth, let alone…

The bad science of cannabis oil

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Was there ever a more fatuous contribution to a political debate than Lord Hague following up the case of 12-year-old…

The Scouts can’t offer equal access to the disabled – they won’t survive

28 April 2018 9:00 am

A couple of years ago, Simon Barnes wrote a moving piece in this magazine about how his son Eddie, who…

Revealed – the truth about plastic

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Has an albatross ever wielded so much influence? The bewildered chick who regurgitated a plastic bag in front of Sir…

Politicians want to move us towards a cashless world. It would be a disaster

25 November 2017 9:00 am

What could be more terrifying than a return to the 15 per cent interest rates with which homebuyers had to…

His first 100 days

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Many assume that if an election were held soon, Jeremy Corbyn would win. But what if, say, the government fell…

Hostile climate

19 August 2017 9:00 am

The subtitle of Al Gore’s new film is ‘Truth to Power’, which is supposed to give the impression of brave…

Road to nowhere

5 August 2017 9:00 am

When I heard the government’s announcement that petrol and diesel cars are to be banned from 2040, I resorted, as…

Why British investors are wrong to panic about China

13 February 2016 9:00 am

The western stock-market panic over China is excessive and irrational … so buy now

The Hinkley Point disaster

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Britain’s new nuclear plant has hardly left the drawing board, but it’s already a case study in what not to do

The Volkswagen diesel scandal was driven by carbon obsession

3 October 2015 8:00 am

A fixation on carbon emissions will produce many more scandals like the one that has shamed Volkswagen

Inside George Osborne’s empire: how the Chancellor rules Westminster

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Chancellor has Westminster in his grip

Why housing associations are the true villains of the property crisis

25 July 2015 9:00 am

The trouble with housing associations

As oil prices plunge, I want to profit from the next spike. Here’s how

14 February 2015 9:00 am

The ins and outs of betting on an oil price bounce

Blame Tony Blair for Labour’s new stupidity about wealth

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Labour's attitude to wealth is sliding back into the 1970s - and Tony Blair's new career is one reason why

London’s real Olympic legacy: paying to build the stadium twice

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Giving London’s Olympic stadium a ‘legacy’ is proving to be a very costly business

The rise of crowd culture – a generation scared to do anything alone

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Individualism is dead: we have succumbed to the lure of the crowd

The equal pay bomb that could wipe out public sector jobs

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Birmingham’s £1 billion equal-value pay claim could make public-sector employment a thing of the past

Power struggle

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Bills are still going up in the long term – unless the government acts

End of the party - how British political leaders ran out of followers

14 September 2013 9:00 am

The decline of tribal loyalties spells the end of the big traditional political organisations

Welcome to Ryanair Britain

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Local councils, banks, railway companies and the taxman have all learned the art of ‘pirate pricing’