In three weeks it will be 50 years since Enoch Powell’s infamous “rivers of blood” speech warning about the perils of immigration. His prophecy proved wrong. Immigration has increased since 1968, but we are a much more tolerant country than Powell...
UK consumers became slightly more confident this month than they were in February, cheered by the prospect of wages inching higher, inflation easing slightly and progress being made on Brexit negotiations, a survey shows. The GfK UK consumer confidence index rose to a...
For hundreds of years the UK has reached out to markets in every corner of the globe, strengthening our economy as well as the economies of our partners and allies. While other priorities have changed, our commitment to free trade has remained...
On the morning of 24 June 2016, the train from London Liverpool Street to Romford carried some unusual commuters on its 15-minute journey. The nation had made a seismic decision its media had not anticipated. Reaction was needed, and fast. But the nation’s...
US economic growth slowed less than previously estimated in the fourth quarter as the biggest gain in consumer spending in three years partially offset the drag from a jump in imports. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.9 per cent annual rate...