Stephen Pollard

No Two Ways to Fix Britain's Budget (Wall Street Journal Europe)

By Stephen Pollard, November 29, 2011

My take on George Osborne's statement in today's Wall Street Journal Europe: George Osborne wants a 3% spending cut. Labour wanted 2.2%. The difference is hardly Keynes vs. Hayek.


The Euro has failed (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, October 28, 2011

My Express column on Angela Merkel's comments about peace in Europe. It's here


Gilad Shalit's release could mean triumph for terrorists (Telegraph)

By Stephen Pollard, October 19, 2011

I have a column in today's Telegraph on the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap. It's here.


Don't whine about poverty - go out and create wealth (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, October 18, 2011

My take on the so-called Occupy protests outside St Paul's. It's here.


Why are elderly people treated so badly by the NHS? (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, October 14, 2011

My take on the QCC's report is in today's Express here


A tawdry Holocaust opera

By Stephen Pollard, October 3, 2011

I have good news for James Inverne.

On this page last week, James highlighted the regularity with which arts events of specific interest to Jews are scheduled for days when no remotely observant Jew can attend.

The latest example is The Passenger, the much-hyped opera set in Auschwitz, which lay unperformed on stage from its composition by Mieczyslaw Weinberg in 1967 until last year.


PM 'fights for Israel' as Labour backs Pal bid

By Stephen Pollard and Martin Bright, September 22, 2011

The Prime Minister flew to New York this week "to fight for Israel" at the United Nations, according to senior Conservative Party sources.


Opera: Il Trittico

By Stephen Pollard, September 15, 2011

The ROH's new Il Trittico - a triple bill of Puccini operas - is not perfect. But the Richard Jones productions have one linking thread which make the evening a must.

The opening Il Tabarro starts off ponderously but then becomes a gripping story of murderous passion. Eva-Maria Westbroek was feted for her title role in the awful Nicole.


Finally discipline is back on every school curriculum (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, September 3, 2011

I have a piece in today's Express on Michael Gove's speech on discipline. It's here:


Benefit claimants are still living in the lap of luxury (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, August 17, 2011

I had a piece in yesterday's Express on housing benefit abuse. It's here.


The breakdown of family life has led to today's anarchy (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, August 11, 2011

My take on what lies behind the riots, in today's Express:


The EU is in crisis and no one can sort out the mess (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, August 6, 2011

My take on the behaviour of our glorious leaders, here:


Crisis in private pensions is down to one man (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, August 2, 2011

I have a piece in today's Express on Gordon Brown's pension vandalism. It's here.


It is time to bury the corpse of the single currency (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, July 21, 2011

I have a piece in today's Express on the euro crisis. It's here.


Gaza flotilla II: This time, Israel took the diplomatic route (The Guardian)

By Stephen Pollard, July 8, 2011

I have a piece on Comment is Free on the supposed flotilla to Gaza. It's here.

(I understand it will be in the paper edition tomorrow.)