Robert Colvile

Robert Colvile is Director of the Centre for Policy Studies.

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The morality of growth

Robert Colvile - 13 Jan 2023

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Why the Tory housing rebels are wrong

Robert Colvile - 25 Nov 2022

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Britain's housing crisis could be about to get a whole lot worse

Robert Colvile - 10 Oct 2022

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Cutting stamp duty would be both popular and sensible – but there's one big caveat

Robert Colvile - 21 Sep 2022

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Knee-jerk nationalisers have no idea how the water industry actually works

Robert Colvile - 15 Aug 2022

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The Tories need to mean business

Robert Colvile - 12 Jul 2022

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Simon Jenkins plumbs new depths of housing nonsense

Robert Colvile - 13 May 2022

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The 'Benefits of Brexit' paper points in the right direction – but big questions remain to be answered

Robert Colvile - 1 Feb 2022

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Fair welfare: contribution is the key to restoring public confidence in the benefits system

Robert Colvile - 20 Sep 2021

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Why dodgy statistics are much more of a worry than exploding boilers

Robert Colvile - 5 Aug 2021

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The CapX Podcast: Niall Ferguson on the Politics of Catastrophe

Robert Colvile - 2 Jul 2021

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Scotland's children have been terribly let down by the SNP's pandemic policies

Robert Colvile - 7 Jun 2021

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Government must get back to (data) basics

Robert Colvile - 17 Feb 2021

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No, long-term fixed-rate mortgages are not a recipe for a British subprime crisis

Robert Colvile - 5 Oct 2020

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Taxing the family home is the wrong way to repair Britain's balance sheet

Robert Colvile - 30 Jul 2020

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Going for growth is the only way out of the Covid trap

Robert Colvile - 25 Jun 2020

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How to save Britain's housing industry

Robert Colvile - 10 Jun 2020

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The economic fallout of coronavirus is only just getting started

Robert Colvile - 6 Apr 2020

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The Tories must offer 'Workington Man' more than just extra spending

Robert Colvile - 4 Nov 2019

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Exposed again - the true price of Labour's nationalisation plans

Robert Colvile - 14 Oct 2019

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What is the point of Corbyn's nationalised wind farms?

Robert Colvile - 9 Oct 2019

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Free Exchange: The case for conservatism

Robert Colvile - 4 Oct 2019

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Introducing 'Britain Beyond Brexit'

Robert Colvile - 10 Jun 2019

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Does an ageing population really mean tax hikes are inevitable?

Robert Colvile - 1 May 2019

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Giving councils carte blanche will not fix the housing crisis

Robert Colvile - 20 Aug 2018

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The case for renationalising the water industry is full of leaks

Robert Colvile - 1 Aug 2018

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Five things you need to know about the Spring Statement

Robert Colvile - 13 Mar 2018

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Ready for government? You must be joking

Robert Colvile - 30 Dec 2017

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Labour's manifesto takes the voters for fools

Robert Colvile - 26 Dec 2017

CapX is recruiting

Robert Colvile - 19 Dec 2017

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The 14 graphs that explain Britain's housing crisis

Robert Colvile - 14 Dec 2017

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Why didn't Hammond get serious about productivity?

Robert Colvile - 22 Nov 2017

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Government must strengthen the backbone of our economy

Robert Colvile - 16 Nov 2017

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Corbyn is already doing economic damage

Robert Colvile - 4 Nov 2017

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Why isn't the job market listening to the experts?

Robert Colvile - 28 Oct 2017

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Can we bank on the bankers?

Robert Colvile - 14 Oct 2017

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May's troubles inspired pity - but she needed to inspire Britain

Robert Colvile - 4 Oct 2017

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Here is the speech that Theresa May should have delivered today

Robert Colvile - 4 Oct 2017

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Have the Conservatives become trapped by power?

Robert Colvile - 2 Oct 2017

Daniel Hannan MEP in conversation with CapX

Robert Colvile - 2 Oct 2017

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Britain's voters have turned against the market

Robert Colvile - 30 Sep 2017

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Ready for government? You must be joking

Robert Colvile - 27 Sep 2017

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John McDonnell and his magic money forest

Robert Colvile - 25 Sep 2017

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Can the Tories save themselves from demographic disaster?

Robert Colvile - 23 Sep 2017

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Theresa May in Florence: right speech, wrong time

Robert Colvile - 22 Sep 2017

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Britain is no longer a nation of Nigels

Robert Colvile - 20 Sep 2017

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Will Britain run out of time on Brexit?

Robert Colvile - 2 Sep 2017

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Houston, New Orleans and the lessons of Katrina

Robert Colvile - 30 Aug 2017

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Theresa May must change her mind on foreign students

Robert Colvile - 26 Aug 2017

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There's a new sub-prime crisis, but it's not what you think

Robert Colvile - 22 Aug 2017

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Brexit Britain still hasn't solved the Irish problem

Robert Colvile - 21 Aug 2017

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Can we cure the British disease?

Robert Colvile - 19 Aug 2017

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Why does Russia still get to host the World Cup?

Robert Colvile - 12 Aug 2017

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British politics has an ideas deficit

Robert Colvile - 5 Aug 2017

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Why is Philip Hammond refusing to make Britain richer?

Robert Colvile - 31 Jul 2017

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Chavez, cloud computing and the case for cutthroat capitalism

Robert Colvile - 29 Jul 2017

Venezuela's cheerleaders must be held to account

Robert Colvile - 28 Jul 2017

Deepak Lal on the problem with planning

Robert Colvile - 27 Jul 2017

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Will Corbyn show mercy to his enemies? Don't bet on it

Robert Colvile - 25 Jul 2017

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Should we pension off the state pension?

Robert Colvile - 22 Jul 2017

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How teaching to the test blights public services

Robert Colvile - 20 Jul 2017

Anne Applebaum: The West needs to regain its ideals

Robert Colvile - 19 Jul 2017

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Is austerity driving Britons into an early grave?

Robert Colvile - 18 Jul 2017

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Europe still hasn't conquered its demons

Robert Colvile - 15 Jul 2017

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Why Game of Thrones is really a battle of ideas

Robert Colvile - 14 Jul 2017

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Don't sacrifice free schools to balance the books

Robert Colvile - 11 Jul 2017

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Is digital technology making politics impossible?

Robert Colvile - 11 Jul 2017

Philippa Stroud on family breakdown, welfare reform and Brexit

Robert Colvile - 5 Jul 2017

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How competition can save the West

Robert Colvile - 3 Jul 2017

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We need austerity more than ever

Robert Colvile - 1 Jul 2017

Jonathan Sacks: Britain today is a less tolerant society

Robert Colvile - 30 Jun 2017

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Kissinger, Thatcher and the death of Westphalia

Robert Colvile - 27 Jun 2017

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The DUP deal will give Britain a poorer future

Robert Colvile - 26 Jun 2017

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Can Theresa May's team cope with the pressures of power?

Robert Colvile - 24 Jun 2017

David Willetts on Thatcher, Brexit and the generational divide

Robert Colvile - 22 Jun 2017

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Travis Kalanick, Uber and the cutting edge of capitalism

Robert Colvile - 21 Jun 2017

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The Brexit debate has been torn back open

Robert Colvile - 20 Jun 2017

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Britain has to decide what Brexit means - right now

Robert Colvile - 17 Jun 2017

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The trouble with tower blocks

Robert Colvile - 16 Jun 2017

What have we learned from this election?

Robert Colvile - 14 Jun 2017

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Without more houses, tomorrow belongs to Labour

Robert Colvile - 14 Jun 2017

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What should be in the next Conservative manifesto?

Robert Colvile - 13 Jun 2017

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The Tories didn't lose the battle of ideas - they didn't even fight it

Robert Colvile - 10 Jun 2017

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May can't go back to government as usual

Robert Colvile - 9 Jun 2017

This election has turned Britain into a nation of losers

Robert Colvile - 9 Jun 2017

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There is only one way to vote at this election - against Labour

Robert Colvile - 7 Jun 2017

John Curtice on the secrets of election night

Robert Colvile - 7 Jun 2017

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The nasty party vs the really nasty party

Robert Colvile - 3 Jun 2017

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Conventional wisdom is wrong about this election

Robert Colvile - 1 Jun 2017

Andrew Cooper on polls, politics and the truth about Brexit

Robert Colvile - 31 May 2017

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This election is only postponing the big questions

Robert Colvile - 30 May 2017

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Tyler Cowen thinks the West is being killed by comfort

Robert Colvile - 29 May 2017

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How post-truth went prime-time

Robert Colvile - 27 May 2017

Free Exchange: CapX meets David Owen

Robert Colvile - 24 May 2017

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Threaten our way of life? The terrorists have barely made a dent

Robert Colvile - 23 May 2017

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Theresa May, the accidental empress

Robert Colvile - 21 May 2017

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Theresa May stands up to pensioner power

Robert Colvile - 19 May 2017

Free Exchange: CapX meets Sue Cameron

Robert Colvile - 17 May 2017

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Theresa May and the battle for the Conservative Party's soul

Robert Colvile - 16 May 2017

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What Jeremy Corbyn really thinks about foreign policy

Robert Colvile - 13 May 2017

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Labour's manifesto takes the voters for fools

Robert Colvile - 11 May 2017

Free Exchange: CapX meets Frank Field

Robert Colvile - 10 May 2017

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Was Europe ever worth it?

Robert Colvile - 6 May 2017

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Is this the Anywhere vs Somewhere election?

Robert Colvile - 4 May 2017

Free Exchange: CapX meets Nick Cohen

Robert Colvile - 3 May 2017

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Jeremy Corbyn is not the only hypocrite on Syria

Robert Colvile - 29 Apr 2017

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How can Britain get fit for Brexit?

Robert Colvile - 27 Apr 2017

Free Exchange: CapX meets Daniel Hannan

Robert Colvile - 26 Apr 2017

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What should be in the Conservative manifesto?

Robert Colvile - 24 Apr 2017

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May must stand firm on the triple lock

Robert Colvile - 22 Apr 2017

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What Paul Ryan wants from Europe

Robert Colvile - 20 Apr 2017

Free Exchange: CapX meets Peter Oborne

Robert Colvile - 19 Apr 2017

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Theresa May is turning stability into supremacy

Robert Colvile - 19 Apr 2017

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Douglas Carswell has a plan to save politics

Robert Colvile - 17 Apr 2017

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An Easter lesson in eggonomics

Robert Colvile - 14 Apr 2017

Free Exchange: CapX meets Lord Lawson

Robert Colvile - 13 Apr 2017

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The English aren't jingoists on Brexit - they're realists

Robert Colvile - 8 Apr 2017

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Brexit means an end to Britain's excuses

Robert Colvile - 1 Apr 2017

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Britain's politicians just don't get the net

Robert Colvile - 28 Mar 2017

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George Osborne and the curse of London

Robert Colvile - 18 Mar 2017

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Hammond's U-turn is bad news for bold government

Robert Colvile - 15 Mar 2017

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Can May see off Sturgeon's secessionist schemes?

Robert Colvile - 14 Mar 2017

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Britain needs to focus on more than Brexit

Robert Colvile - 11 Mar 2017

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Hammond prepares for the coming taxpocalypse

Robert Colvile - 10 Mar 2017

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The trouble with Britain's Budgets

Robert Colvile - 8 Mar 2017

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Taming the new titans of tech

Robert Colvile - 4 Mar 2017

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Is this the most dangerous man in the world?

Robert Colvile - 28 Feb 2017

Introducing 'Explaining Capitalism', our new competition

Robert Colvile - 28 Feb 2017

Why the mobile phone is poverty's worst enemy

Robert Colvile - 27 Feb 2017

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Milo Yiannopoulous and the outrage economy

Robert Colvile - 23 Feb 2017

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The fall and fall of Tony Blair

Robert Colvile - 18 Feb 2017

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Why Britain really is biased against the young

Robert Colvile - 13 Feb 2017

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Britain can't wait till 2019 to strike its trade deals

Robert Colvile - 11 Feb 2017

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Trump and Bannon see the world through blood-splattered spectacles

Robert Colvile - 7 Feb 2017

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The remarkable stability of Brexit Britain

Robert Colvile - 4 Feb 2017

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Workers are losing out as monopolies corner the market

Robert Colvile - 31 Jan 2017

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Why universal basic income is a particularly bad idea

Robert Colvile - 30 Jan 2017

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How Donald Trump reigns by terror

Robert Colvile - 28 Jan 2017

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Whitehall desperately needs to get its priorities straight

Robert Colvile - 26 Jan 2017

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The most important verdict on Brexit isn't the Supreme Court's, but the ECJ's

Robert Colvile - 24 Jan 2017

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Donald Trump's paean to protectionism

Robert Colvile - 21 Jan 2017

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Britain should be celebrating its railways, not cursing them

Robert Colvile - 19 Jan 2017

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At last, we know what Brexit means

Robert Colvile - 17 Jan 2017

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How can we heal the NHS?

Robert Colvile - 12 Jan 2017

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The case against Section 40

Robert Colvile - 11 Jan 2017

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How the smart money in tech is anticipating our every need

Robert Colvile - 9 Jan 2017

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The real Brexit tragedy is what it will do to the EU

Robert Colvile - 7 Jan 2017

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How the world conquered the City

Robert Colvile - 2 Jan 2017

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Theresa May is copying John Howard - and leaving Ukip stranded

Robert Colvile - 31 Dec 2016

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Whatever happened to the centre ground?

Robert Colvile - 30 Dec 2016

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The schools that Katrina built

Robert Colvile - 28 Dec 2016

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Should we like what Facebook is doing to democracy?

Robert Colvile - 27 Dec 2016

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The rape of Aleppo is a cause for fury, not sorrow

Robert Colvile - 26 Dec 2016

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On capitalism and Christmas

Robert Colvile - 23 Dec 2016

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Revealed: How Paris plans to knock London off its perch

Robert Colvile - 19 Dec 2016

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Why 2016 has been the Year of the Strongman

Robert Colvile - 17 Dec 2016

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The rape of Aleppo is a cause for fury, not sorrow

Robert Colvile - 13 Dec 2016

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Is Britain walking into a new poverty trap?

Robert Colvile - 12 Dec 2016

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Why Sleaford matters more than Richmond

Robert Colvile - 10 Dec 2016

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Europe's twin evils: populists and technocrats

Robert Colvile - 3 Dec 2016

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Meet the men who really ruled Britain

Robert Colvile - 1 Dec 2016

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Has Theresa May bitten off more than she can chew?

Robert Colvile - 29 Nov 2016

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Fidel Castro and the wilful blindness of the Left

Robert Colvile - 27 Nov 2016

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The real bias in the news is towards pessimism

Robert Colvile - 26 Nov 2016

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Why Britain's tax system is dangerously top-heavy

Robert Colvile - 23 Nov 2016

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Is the Autumn Statement Philip Hammond's time to shine?

Robert Colvile - 19 Nov 2016

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We're waging war on death - and winning

Robert Colvile - 15 Nov 2016

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Should we like what Facebook is doing to democracy?

Robert Colvile - 14 Nov 2016

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The parallels between Brexit and Trump are eerie

Robert Colvile - 12 Nov 2016

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Americans turn to Trump - but can he cure what ails them?

Robert Colvile - 10 Nov 2016

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If Trump wins tonight, it will be a genuine peasants' revolt

Robert Colvile - 8 Nov 2016

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What happens when politicians collide with the people?

Robert Colvile - 5 Nov 2016

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The Article 50 ruling is a sideshow. The real Brexit battle is still to come

Robert Colvile - 3 Nov 2016

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Orgreave was not the worst crime of the Miners' Strike

Robert Colvile - 2 Nov 2016

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Can American politics break its fever?

Robert Colvile - 1 Nov 2016

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Tim Harford: Why the world needs to be a lot more messy

Robert Colvile - 29 Oct 2016

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Britain has a beautiful, bouncing Brexit - but will it stay that way?

Robert Colvile - 28 Oct 2016

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The Calais Jungle exposes our myths about refugees

Robert Colvile - 26 Oct 2016

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AT&T, Time Warner and the rise of the mega-firm

Robert Colvile - 24 Oct 2016

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Why do millennials have such a problem with capitalism?

Robert Colvile - 20 Oct 2016

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Theresa May is copying John Howard - and leaving Ukip stranded

Robert Colvile - 18 Oct 2016

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This wasn't a debate. It was a meltdown of the body politic

Robert Colvile - 10 Oct 2016

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The best way to judge Trump and Clinton is by their own words

Robert Colvile - 5 Oct 2016

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Do we need larger slices, or a bigger cake?

Robert Colvile - 1 Oct 2016

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How the world conquered the City

Robert Colvile - 27 Sep 2016

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The worst thing about Jeremy Corbyn is that he keeps bad ideas alive

Robert Colvile - 23 Sep 2016

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To see the blistering pace of change, go to the movies

Robert Colvile - 22 Sep 2016

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Vladimir Putin is the prince of post-truth politics

Robert Colvile - 21 Sep 2016

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Why does Britain find it so hard to build?

Robert Colvile - 16 Sep 2016

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Whatever happened to the centre ground?

Robert Colvile - 15 Sep 2016

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Hooray! It turns out that capitalism works after all

Robert Colvile - 13 Sep 2016

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Why the Boundary Review must go ahead

Robert Colvile - 12 Sep 2016

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CapX and the politics of ideas

Robert Colvile - 9 Sep 2016

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The schools that Katrina built

Robert Colvile - 15 Apr 2016

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Palmyra's ruined beauty shows there is a better way

Robert Colvile - 29 Mar 2016

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On the NHS, the Tories are betting against the free market

Robert Colvile - 15 Feb 2016

A Sex Pistol with a bus pass? It shouldn't be allowed

Robert Colvile - 29 Jan 2016

EU war games: Brexit feasible but talks will be messy

Robert Colvile - 25 Jan 2016

Our politicians are deluding themselves over immigration

Robert Colvile - 22 Jan 2016

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2016 will be "The Year of Europe"

Robert Colvile - 4 Jan 2016

‘Ken’ by Andrew Hosken: what Livingstone's story tells us about Corbyn

Robert Colvile - 27 Nov 2015

Today's pop idols are more idolised than ever

Robert Colvile - 6 Nov 2015

Andrew Fisher's suspension is a humiliation for Jeremy Corbyn

Robert Colvile - 6 Nov 2015

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How UKIP and the Electoral Commission skewed Britain's EU referendum

Robert Colvile - 12 Oct 2015

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Spare a thought for those left behind

Robert Colvile - 3 Sep 2015

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Trump and Corbyn are a symptom of our shrunken politics

Robert Colvile - 4 Aug 2015