Cameron’s inclinations are to help the rich and the ‘romantic’ poor and do little for those who’ve bettered themselves, says Ross Clark. But can he rely on the middle-class vote?
Ross Clark says it’s not so much the Prince of Wales who has put the mockers on this controversial Qatari-backed development, but the grim economics of the credit crunch
Just how do you Google-proof your house? How do you stop spotty nerds in Nebraska, not to mention burglars and kidnappers, from homing in on your property and nosing around your living room? Or for that matter, how do you stop your local council, as several have done, hiring a helicopter and spying from the air to find some pretext for raising council tax?
Labour has such a blind spot for business that it cannot distinguish between honest enterprises and near-criminal scams like car-clamping, says Ross Clark
The big story of the European elections was the failure of the Lib Dems, says Ross Clark. Aspiring young politicians should sign up to Labour now with a view to running the country
I’m your man for the job, Chancellor
Ross Clark says that we mustn’t underestimate Boris’s greatest achievement: to have frozen the GLA precept without affecting services is a triumph
Ross Clark looks ahead to Gordon Brown’s summit at which he will try to revive his own political fortunes, found a new global economic order and stage a Bretton Woods for our times. No chance: the whole thing is an expensive sham
Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling rail against bankers’ bonuses. But, says Ross Clark, the really appetising salaries, perks, expense packages and pensions are to be found in the public sector. A terrible reckoning lies ahead for the last fat cats
A formula for fecklessness
We are divided into two nations once more, says Ross Clark. Reckless borrowers are helped by government bail-outs, while those who have sacrificed to save are abandoned
Ross Clark says the current financial crisis has produced a glut of illiteracy and woolly thinking
Prices are crashing in cyberspace
Ross Clark on investment
Ross Clark says speculators and fraudsters saw easy money in buying city-centre flats with borrowed money — but investors and lenders now face huge losses as prices crash
Ross Clark takes a look at the TaxPayers’ Alliance
Ross Clark says that far from keeping our streets safer or cleaner, the government’s new force of amateur policemen are ignoring the worst offenders and pursuing law-abiding innocents instead
Ross Clark on shared equity schemes
Ross Clark looks into eco-towns
Ross Clark says the decline and fall of retail empires begins when customer sentiment suddenly turns negative
Ross Clark laments the decline of cheques
Updating Monoply for the modern economy
The danger is that any real threat will be lost in a fog of data
I remember having a conversation with a German friend a few years ago about why there seemed to be no old cottages left in the German countryside.
While all eyes were on the crash of Northern Rock last week, something even scarier was happening.