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Covid pingdemic takes its toll on Britain's economic bounce-back

11 September 2021 1:41 am

The arrival of ‘freedom day’ on 19 July enabled people to return to concerts, festivals, and ditch social distancing, but…

Britain’s Covid economic bounce back is less impressive than it seems

13 August 2021 6:51 am

The UK economy is rebounding at the fastest rate in Europe, and faster even than the United States: that is…

The economic case for ditching mask mandates

6 July 2021 8:04 pm

After many months of hardship and sacrifice, freedom is finally within grasp. Boris Johnson has reclaimed his buccaneering, libertarian spirit…

Is the UK taking advantage of its vaccine success?

14 April 2021 1:20 am

UK GDP ever so slightly edged up in February, growing 0.4 per cent according to today’s update from the Office…

The UK economy is suffering worse than most

12 March 2021 11:53 pm

Last week The Spectator highlighted new data from the OECD that offers a weekly update comparing a country’s current GDP…

Why 2021 could be the year of economic Armageddon

2 January 2021 2:43 am

The British economy is wrapped in bandages – we won’t know whether the wound has scabbed or turned septic until…

Britain's economy has been bouncing back – but there's a major caveat

12 November 2020 11:45 pm

Britain’s economy rebounded by a record 15.5 per cent between July and September, reflecting the relaxation of lockdown measures and increased consumer…

How new Covid restrictions are stalling the economy

15 October 2020 12:03 am

The theory behind a V-shaped recovery relied on the assumption that the economy would open up almost as quickly as…

Has Sweden been vindicated?

6 August 2020 2:56 am

Sweden has released growth figures for the second quarter – a contraction of 8.6 per cent – and two narratives…

How fast can Britain recover from its economic free-fall?

13 June 2020 1:08 am

Putting the UK into lockdown was only going to send growth in one direction: down. While today’s figures from the…

We want an EU referendum, not a scare-story contest

23 April 2016 9:00 am

So far the campaign for the EU referendum has resembled a contest as to which side can spin the most…

How to fix our defence budget mess

28 March 2015 9:00 am

With the exception of 1983, when Michael Foot promised unilateral nuclear disarmament, defence has played little role in modern election…

The warning signs of a new credit crunch

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Think we’ve done enough to avoid another financial crisis? Think again

The revolution the West needs (and won't get)

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The West must wake up and reform, or face decline

Portrait of the week

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain’s gross domestic product grew by 1.9 per cent last year, the most since 2007, according to the Office…