How disappointing to read “I’m a young person who voted for Brexit – and I’d do the same again today” by Benedict Spence. Always willing to read views different from my own, I was hopeful I would get a cohesive argument...
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...
A sword of Damocles hangs over the economy of the North-east of England. That at least is the implication of the government’s own economic analysis when it comes to Brexit.  Internal research leaked from Whitehall earlier this year suggested the North-east’s economy...
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...
Invasive plants and animals caused £2bn of damage to the UK economy last year and the problem may worsen after Brexit, conservation groups have claimed. The government must do more to address the cost of damage from species like grey squirrels and the fast-growing...