Free trade transformed Venice from a swamp into one of the world’s most powerful cities. But its decline holds a timely lesson for Theresa May, says Dominic Frisby.
Asking people to pay for their own social care – from their property assets if necessary – isn’t cruel or unfair, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Nobody is talking about making Britain attractive to business in this election campaign, says Matthew Lynn. That is sure to be a costly mistake.
The real scandal isn’t so much the lack of houses, says David C Stevenson. It’s the state subsidies paid to landlords.
Ultra-low interest rates mean that people are Britain are turning back to their credit cards, and shopping with money they don’t have.
In recent polls, Labour has climbed higher, says Matthew Partridge. The betting markets, however, remain unimpressed.
Theresa May goes after Labour voters with her extension of workers’ rights. Emily Hohler reports.
Investors have long waited for politicians to cut the cost of saving, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Now the market is doing that itself.
Tax-hungry politicians like to target the rich. But defining who qualifies as rich is tricky, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Relations between the UK and the EU have hit a bumpy patch. Matthew Partridge looks at how this will affect Brexit.
Political betting expert Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds election results in Scotland.