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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…