Sam Ashworth-Hayes

How Truss plans to bring the Bank of England to heel

6 August 2022 10:36 pm

Liz Truss believes the Bank of England has lost control of inflation. If chosen as the country’s next prime minister,…

Ukraine's fate may rest on a mild winter

6 August 2022 4:00 pm

Russia is once again relying on ‘General Winter’. Instead of freezing German advances on Moscow, the plan today is to…

Biden's word play can't save the United States from a recession

28 July 2022 4:37 pm

Some denials are more worrying than their absence. A company insisting that its director will be vindicated by the forensic…

There’s nothing conservative about climate change

24 July 2022 4:01 pm

The combination of ’40°C temperatures’ and ‘England’ feels about as natural a pairing as ‘English football’ and ‘winning’; God simply…

How Germany's energy crisis could hurt Britain

22 July 2022 4:00 pm

For now, Berlin can breathe a sigh of relief: after a ten-day shutdown for maintenance, the Nord Stream 1 pipeline…

Germany is at Russia’s mercy

19 July 2022 10:52 pm

While Britain bakes in a heatwave, politicians in Germany are worrying about the winter. The Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom…

Britain’s sclerotic state is killing prosperity

17 July 2022 4:00 pm

To listen to the would-be prime ministers of the Conservative party, things in Britain are going pretty well. Sure, Covid…

It’s time to kill the Online Safety Bill for good

15 July 2022 3:30 pm

The Online Safety Bill has been postponed. It should now be killed off for good. Not only is it bad…

The case against all the Tory leadership candidates

14 July 2022 12:20 am

The Tory leadership contenders have set out their pitches. Rishi Sunak is the sensible but boring choice. Liz Truss is the…

Can the next Tory leader save Boris's broken Britain?

9 July 2022 6:25 pm

Whatever else will be said about him in the days and years to come, Boris Johnson will leave No. 10…

The real damage caused by eco-protestors

5 July 2022 4:15 pm

On Monday eco-protesters glued themselves to the frame of Constable’s painting The Hay Wain and covered it with an altered…

50-year mortgages won’t fix Britain’s broken housing market

2 July 2022 5:30 pm

Downing Street has come up with another cunning plan to fix the housing crisis: 50-year mortgages, passed from parent to…

America’s abortion debate isn’t coming to Britain

29 June 2022 12:44 am

Politicians are lining up to condemn the US Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Activists are warning us that…

How Boris can defeat the railway strikers

21 June 2022 6:39 pm

Today, the RMT will succeed where the Luddites failed. For 24 hours, they will unwind the most impressive part of…

The uncomfortable truth about Oxford University

19 June 2022 4:30 pm

Oxford is a city that makes you proud to be British: its beautiful dreaming spires attract tourists and the cleverest…

Asking for a pay rise won't crash Britain's economy

16 June 2022 11:27 pm

The Bank of England has just raised interest rates for the fifth time in the row, warning that inflation is…

The police have bowed to the mob

14 June 2022 11:43 pm

On Saturday immigration enforcement officers went to Peckham to pick up a man suspected of overstaying his visa. When they…

Ben & Jerry's is wrong about Britain's 'racist' Rwanda plan

10 June 2022 4:00 pm

Why is an ice cream brand lecturing Britain on the morality of its immigration policy? Ben and Jerry’s, otherwise known for…

BLM is dying but it’s legacy lives on

19 May 2022 3:20 am

It can be hard to remember just how strange things were during the pandemic. Every day the front pages covered…

Revoking Roe v. Wade is not an assault on democracy

4 May 2022 3:45 pm

The leak of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has sparked a furious reaction in Britain. Yet for…

In praise of Elon Musk's Twitter takeover

26 April 2022 1:25 am

If there’s one quality that defines Elon Musk other than his entrepreneurship, it’s his ability to drive his detractors mad.…

What are the Tories for?

15 April 2022 5:00 pm

It’s an odd accusation to levy at Boris Johnson’s government, but the Conservative party feels grey. Flights of fancy suggesting…

The shameful silence surrounding David Amess’s murder

14 April 2022 12:40 am

Ali Harbi Ali has been given a whole life sentence. But perhaps this is too steep an introduction. Perhaps, like…

Neither Ukraine nor Russia can win the war

30 March 2022 6:08 pm

While Russia has agreed to pull back its troops from Kyiv, the signs of a wider breakthrough in peace talks are…

Russia has never been a part of the West

19 March 2022 6:07 pm

In 1697 Tsar Peter the Great set out on a great journey across western Europe, seeking the support of European…