Ross Clark

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The latest child abuse statistics simply don’t stack up

26 November 2015 11:32

Have 425,000 children really been abused during the past two years? That is the extraordinary claim suggested in a report put out…


Eight years’ jail for a girl with a strap-on. What’s Britain coming to?

13 November 2015 14:46

In a TV stunt, a Brazilian actress recently lay on a beach asking male passers-by to rub suncream into her…

Storm Kate, which could soon become Storm Barney

There’s a transgender storm coming…

13 November 2015 10:41

The weather chart does not usually echo social trends, but Monday might be an exception. We could be about to…

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The left love to pick and choose which scientific research they trust

23 October 2015 16:40

There has been predictable frothing at the suggestion by Professor Averil Macdonald, Chairwoman of UK Onshore Oil and Gas, that…

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A Chinese bailout won’t save Hinkley Point, our latest nuclear disaster

21 October 2015 12:51

How easy it would be to scorn the environmentalists who are up in arms about George Osborne’s new pet project,…

How Euston station might look after its HS2 revamp.

North London will be boosted by HS2 – but the North won’t be

17 October 2015 17:49

Futurology is a cursed science, but just occasionally I feel I can already write a news story years into the…

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Struggling to get on the property ladder? Qualifying for social housing may soon be your best bet

25 September 2015 17:47

That the Conservatives came up with the idea of extending the right-to-buy to housing association tenants was a symptom of…


The law must recognise that medicine isn’t perfect and neither are our doctors

10 September 2015 17:34

The liberal-left is very rapid to react when a terror suspect faces deportation or an extremist preacher is put under…


Muhammad really is the single most popular boys’ name in England and Wales

18 August 2015 12:21

Why doesn’t the Office of National Statistics want us to know that Mohammed is the most popular boys’ name in…

The Ceremonial Funeral Of Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher

The hatred directed at Tony Blair shows just how big Labour’s problem has become

23 July 2015 8:16

I know that the comments beneath online newspaper pieces aren’t exactly where you go if you want sane, balanced opinion,…

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Free movement isn’t an inalienable right. Just look at Calais

3 July 2015 12:22

The right to free movement of people and goods across the EU is, as we keep being told when the…

Members of the public keep cool in a water fountain in central London on July 1, 2015.

Yes, this is England’s hottest July day ever. But this tells us nothing about global warming

1 July 2015 17:53

If you were deliberately trying to obtain a record high temperature reading an international airport would be a good place…

So much for the Northern Powerhouse (Photo: Getty)

Rail investment reflects how ministers like to travel

26 June 2015 8:30

No matter how desperate the banana republic, the international airport is always a shimmering palace of perfume and croissants. It…

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Don’t expect Sepp Blatter’s replacement to be sympathetic to England

2 June 2015 18:58

So Sepp Blatter has substituted himself hardly 30 seconds into the second half, or rather the fifth half. But his…


Britain’s reaction to Fifa’s troubles makes us look like sore losers

30 May 2015 15:44

How pleasing that the sleazebags at Fifa are finally getting their comeuppance. We have all known what has been going on…

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The right-to-buy scheme is already causing problems for the government

26 May 2015 12:43

New communities secretary Greg Clark has the least enviable job in the cabinet: justifying the policy of extending the right-to-buy…


A sugar tax is simply a tax on the poor

22 May 2015 16:41

Why is it that whenever anyone proposes a tax on the wealthy all hell breaks loose, but when someone proposes…

House Prices Continue To Fall As The Economy Stagnates

Why can’t we have an inflation index which includes house prices?

21 May 2015 10:49

The cost of living, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reported on Tuesday, has fallen by 0.1 per cent over…

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The simple test Labour’s next leader must pass

15 May 2015 15:41

With Chuka Umunna out, the choice for Labour party members is simple. If they want to win the next election…


People are avoiding retirement because of low interest rates. Who can blame them?

14 May 2015 17:11

‘Bank of England says that migrants are holding down wages’ the headlines screamed this morning. Yet Mark Carney, when interviewed…

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I have worked out the only possible way to build a viable government (but it’s not pretty)

6 May 2015 16:28

For the past few days the BBC website has had an interactive game where you have to build your own…


Politicians seem to fetishise laws that bind their own hands

29 April 2015 16:09

What is the point of government passing a law to stop it doing something when it can just as easily…


The planning system distorts the housing market more than anything Miliband could dream up

27 April 2015 15:37

How foolish of Ed Miliband to try to pervert the free market in housing with his rent controls. There is…

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Want to avoid a parking ticket? Then play the parking cowboys at their own game

23 April 2015 17:30

No speech that Ed Miliband has made over the past five years has generated so much derision on the right…

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It’s time to put all our MPs on ‘flexible-hours contracts’

17 April 2015 15:31

I agree with much of what Iain Duncan Smith said on Sky TV this morning: that zero-hours contracts should be…