The truth about smoking – it saves the public purse a lot of money

Ed Miliband is expected to propose a new tax on tobacco companies – possibly levied according to market share – in his Labour Party conference speech to help fund greater spending on the National Health Service. Fair enough, you might say. The tobacco companies cost...

Why David Cameron will struggle to out-Ukip Ukip on EU migration

As I point out repeatedly, the debate about EU migration and free movement has two separate, but related, dimensions: “fairness” – who can access what benefits and when; and “volume” – how many migrants come to the UK every year. So far, David Cameron has been...