Ross Clark


Buy-to-let is dead. Here comes buy-to-build

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Buy-to-let is dead — many say — killed off by George Osborne’s stamp-duty hike and withdrawal of tax allowances. Welcome…

Spreading the word: boys from independent Dover College carry stacks of books through the town in 1963

Can a public school ever share its culture of success with a local comp?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

There were high hopes when Eton, Wellington and others took local comps under their wing... but the results are mixed, says Ross Clark

Chinese Stock Market Down

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

12th July 1933:  Two girls come to view the smallest house in Knightsbridge, London - a tiny building nestled between two larger structures. This unusual residence has recently been put up for sale.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The brain train: engineering and manufacturing need our brightest young people

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Steering our brightest young people towards manufacturing is vital to keep economic recovery on track, says Ross Clark

Four anti-nuclear power protestors stand holding a banner reading 'nuclear waste' on Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, 1979. 1979 saw a core meltdown at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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

Sauce for the goose: pupils have been shown to learn best in equal-ability classes, yet academic selection is confined to the private sector

Why do private schools do so well in exams?

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Private schools consistently outperform state schools in exams, but why exactly? A thorough investigation has uncovered the answers, some of them surprising, as Ross Clark finds out


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

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Chancellor has Westminster in his grip

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Why housing associations are the true villains of the property crisis

25 July 2015 9:00 am

The trouble with housing associations

Test match: revamped GCSEs versus IGCSEs

Now more than ever the ‘I’ in IGCSE is for ‘independent’

14 March 2015 9:00 am

IGCSE exams widen the divide between state and private sectors, writes Ross Clark


Should you buy an office block?

7 March 2015 9:00 am



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

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair Gives Evidence To The Leveson Inquiry

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


Hot tips for investing in property overseas

29 November 2014 10:40 am

Where in the world to invest in property

The Olympic Stadium and the Orbit Tower seen from Green Way

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

Increase In Council Houses Being Brought Through Right To Buy

My investment secret: be as boring as you can

11 October 2014 9:00 am

The boring, old, smelly industries do best in the FTSE 100

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Is London’s property bubble about to burst?

20 September 2014 10:40 am

Will London’s housing bubble ever pop?

Probably not coming to Holyport College: the Eton Wall Game

A new way over the wall

6 September 2014 9:00 am

By sponsoring academies, public schools can not only justify their charitable status but can extend their influence, says Ross Clark


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


Leave us to mind our own business, please

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The most excruciating advert I have ever seen was a British Leyland one from the 1970s featuring a crowd of…