Editorials

Editorial Hinkley could turn out to be an enormous white elephant

The fact remains that the price the Government has agreed that consumers should pay for power from Hinkley is twice that of prevailing wholesale electricity prices, which have fallen sharply since it was first conceived. What will Chancellor Philip Hammond do if he finds the developers at his door with their caps in their hands? 

Editorial America and China need to cooperate on North Korea

The Middle East which has been at the centre of the West’s focus since 9/11. Yet throughout this period, the rogue regime which has the greatest potential to damage global security – North Korea – has remained largely unaffected by attempts to bring it to heel

Editorial Time to get rid of the Calais Jungle

Most urgent is the fate of the estimated 400 unaccompanied children in the Jungle who are eligible to move to the UK now. There is a mystery, and a disgrace, about why they are left to languish in such conditions

Editorial Electoral defeat for Labour is inevitable

Mr Smith’s appeal is based on him being a better salesman for leftist ideas than the present incumbent; but that is of little value if the policies themselves, and the party’s general image, are unpalatable