Roger Bootle

How do we fix Britain’s stagnant economy?

With every passing week it becomes clearer that the British economy is in crisis. Not the ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ sort of crisis that bedevils the financial markets, but rather the deep-seated, slow-burning crisis of a progressive, life-threatening disease. ‘I am totally 100 per cent on it, and it is going to be okay and we are going

Biden time: can he stop America’s ‘uncivil war’?

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Can Joe Biden unite America? (01:05) Why is the UK’s vaccine rollout its most important economic policy? (12:10) And how can re-enactments bring history to life? (22:15) With The Spectator’s economics correspondent Kate Andrews; US editor Freddy Gray; political editor James Forsyth; Capital Economics chairman Roger Bootle; re-enactor Chris Brown and historical consultant Justin Pollard.

City pay is no side issue: it’s an affront to society

Roger Bootle says it’s wrong to argue that bankers’ bonuses are the price we have to pay for economic success The smart thing to say — indeed, Allister Heath said it in last week’s issue — about bankers’ pay is that it doesn’t really matter: it’s a distraction from more serious concerns about regulation or