It was developed in record time and made available at cost price. It is easy to transport and store. It is being manufactured by the billion in India for the benefit of the developing world. So why does (almost) everybody hate AstraZeneca?
It may be that those who facilitate the EV revolution will prosper more than those who manufacture EVs, writes Victor Hill.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, birth rates are plummeting. This may be more than just a temporary response to the public health emergency.
China is becoming more assertive, even aggressive. But can we realistically rein in China’s excesses without risk, asks Victor Hill?
A flailing European leadership is behaving irrationally on vaccines. And the de-coupling of the UK from the EU will now accelerate, writes Victor Hill.
A carbon neutral future is attainable and will eventually improve living standards. But it will be costly to achieve, writes Victor Hill.
Inflation is a beast which can sleep for decades and then revive – and then kill or maim the weak and unprepared. Is that the howl of the beast from afar? asks Victor Hill.
Britain wanted an amicable divorce from Europe – but the spurned partner is in an unforgiving mood, writes Victor Hill.
Mr Sunak’s budget paved the way for higher taxes than many Tories would like. But the Chancellor had to do something drastic to repair national finances, writes Victor Hill.
As the UK vaccination programme reaches its next phase and the end of lockdowns looms, requiring people to carry vaccine passports is proving politically contentious.