The Conservatives need to stop dreaming about forming a majority government and come up with effective coalition policies
Labour’s financial fudge is killing the NHS
HS2 has been quietly dropped – but who is going to tell the Prime Minister?
The Olympics has become a competition in throwing money at minor sports
The PM’s problem is not poshness, but impoliteness
This government is showing a fatal weakness for vanity projects
Too often, privatised utilities offer confusion without true choice
Young people say capitalism has failed them. They’re right.
We must change the system to save it
Are A levels really so bad, wonders Ross Clark? And is the International Baccalaureate the best alternative?
Beware of privatisations that still leave bureaucrats calling the shots
‘Localisation’ is an expensive path to greater political corruption
Despite promises, the London Olympics is set to leave us with a legacy of unwanted buildings. We should cut costs and have flatpack movable stadia, says Ross Clark
Renewing your knowlege at the last minute is a skill for life, says Ross Clark
In ten years’ time Oxford and Cambridge universities could be shining examples of social diversity, their student bodies reflecting the exact composition of the British population, a few sons of aristocrats educated alongside the children of benefit claimants from Teesside and a greater mass of suburban middle classes; all of them learning how to rub along with people of different cultures, attitudes and accents.
Local authorities are slashing vital services, but keeping extravagant offices and salaries – and handing blame back to David Cameron
Let no one say this is not a redistributive government.
Ross Clark loves cross-country skiing – but it doesn’t love him
Why is the government wasting a billion on technological pie in the sky?
With or without global warming, Britain is disappearing into the sea. We must invest more in coastal and river defences
Ross Clark and his son enjoy the spartan pleasures of a walking tour in the French Alps
The bubble may have burst, says Ross Clark, but a crash looks unlikely. For now, property remains a sensible investment — better than sticking cash in a low-interest account
The marvels of French rail travel are a myth, says Ross Clark. Travelling by TGV is a rip-off — and the customer service is appalling
As a student, the future Lib Dem leader eschewed politics and trained as a thespian. It was the ideal preparation for a modern politician, says Ross Clark
American healthcare makes our system look good, writes Ross Clark. But however revolutionary Barack Obama’s health reforms are, Americans will still pay through the nose
If the government is running fewer services than ever, why does the public sector continue to grow, asks Ross Clark