In favour of nationalisation? Take a look at Network Rail

8 June 2019 8:00 am

We don’t hear enough about Network Rail these days. By that I mean that the entity recently described by the…

We need an inquiry into the Elizabeth Line farce

27 April 2019 9:00 am

If you know my personal history with Barclays, you may be wondering whether I’m for or against Edward Bramson. To…

Who’s really to blame for the Crossrail fiasco?

8 December 2018 9:00 am

There’s been a strong sense of pre-Christmas turkeys coming home to roost in this week’s news, as stories I’ve written…

Why can’t Britain hang on to its best new companies?

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Costa, in my opinion, sells a decent cup of coffee. It employs polite youngsters who seem happy in their work.…

We might be plunging towards Brexit chaos – but at least everyone has jobs

19 May 2018 9:00 am

It’s heartening to see an authentic British entrepreneur heading this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, the industrial-ist Jim Ratcliffe, who…

Forget a Channel bridge and celebrate Crossrail

27 January 2018 9:00 am

This column has long been a sucker for a grand projet. ‘Time for a trip to Boris Island,’ I gushed…

London-centric: the Crossrail project is approaching completion

To invest in an infrastucture boom, find out who’s selling the shovels

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Our veteran investor Robin Andrews finds shares that could benefit from a new infrastructure boom

Property: west London’s ‘satellite city’ is no goldmine for investors

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The oligarchs have gone quiet, the bankers who once inhabited Chelsea have been driven to distant suburbs; ordinary people can…

Time-travel along the Elizabeth line

10 September 2016 9:00 am

The year is 1963. A girl is walking around Stepney with a pack of index cards, visiting old residents in…

Don’t believe the Tory grumbling: HS2 is on the way

21 May 2016 9:00 am

There’s a lot of negativity around HS2, and I sniff a Brexit connection. You might think Leave campaigners whose aim…

Portrait of the week

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, having continued talks through the night in Brussels, announced that he had achieved a ‘special status’ for…

This London mayoral race will feature something new: boredom

6 February 2016 9:00 am

London, 2012. It’s Olympic year, and east London is sprouting anew, and our city feels like the capital of the…

Jonathan Coe’s raucous social satire smoulders with anger

14 November 2015 9:00 am

When Rachel, one of the unreliable narrators of Number 11, wants to ‘go back to the very beginning’, she starts…

One of the 444 airfields built during the second world war (Photo: Getty)

Heathrow and the strange, far-off days when Britain actually built things

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Heathrow. The whole British story is there. Reading up around that debacle last week, I came across the eye-watering —…

Britain has the lowest percentage of women engineers in Europe. Why?

2 May 2015 9:00 am

‘It’s hard to know how to tell this story,’ she said as she began. ‘Because it’s so loaded. It’s so…

Letters: sheep pay for themselves

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Why Ukip aren’t extremists Sir: I don’t wish to be rude to Matthew Parris (‘Why Ukip is a party of…

Crossrail: transport miracle or public sector folly?

1 June 2013 9:00 am

A hard-hatted journey into London’s biggest public-sector building project