About Harry Phibbs

Harry Phibbs is a journalist at Conservative Home.

2019 Articles

Taxes too high where you live? It’s time to vote with your feet
Taxes too high where you live? It’s time to vote with your feet
Moving is the ultimate form of tax avoidance. It is legal and effective – although rather drastic. Often we think [...]
October 4, 2019
There’s more to worry about with Justin Trudeau than fancy dress
There’s more to worry about with Justin Trudeau than fancy dress
In 2015, Justin Trudeau was elected the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, following the footsteps of his father Pierre. And [...]
September 27, 2019
It’s up to the business world to make the case for capitalism
It’s up to the business world to make the case for capitalism
Barely a moment after the new Prime Minister took office, the leader of the opposition was already calling for a [...]
July 30, 2019
Trump’s tax cuts spurred an economic bonanza – the UK must follow suit
Trump’s tax cuts spurred an economic bonanza – the UK must follow suit
Economist Paul Krugman wrote in 2016 that Donald Trump becoming President would lead to a “global recession”
July 15, 2019
A bold pro-business Prime Minister should let Liz Truss shake things up
A bold pro-business Prime Minister should let Liz Truss shake things up
There’s another month to go until we have a new Prime Minister, but pro-market Conservatives can already start breathing a [...]
June 27, 2019
Philip Hammond’s virtue signalling on low pay is hypocritical
Philip Hammond’s virtue signalling on low pay is hypocritical
Philip Hammond may soon be out of a job. In fact, I would be very surprised if he remains chancellor [...]
June 7, 2019
The extremist Green party is trying to overthrow capitalism
The extremist Green party is trying to overthrow capitalism
The Green Party is doing well. It gained nearly 200 council seats in the recent local elections and is hoping [...]
May 22, 2019
A pro-business mayor? Khan is less so than Livingstone
A pro-business mayor? Khan is less so than Livingstone
Before he was elected, Sadiq Khan promised – in this newspaper and elsewhere – to be the “most pro-business mayor [...]
April 29, 2019
Could Jacob Rees-Mogg soon be off to 11 Downing Street?
Could Jacob Rees-Mogg soon be off to 11 Downing Street?
The Conservative party has a shortage of the political equivalent of rock stars. These are the politicians that the public would not [...]
April 12, 2019
Still doubting the benefits of free markets? Just look at Ethiopia
Still doubting the benefits of free markets? Just look at Ethiopia
“It's a zero-sum game,” says Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s 1987 film, Wall Street. “Somebody wins, somebody loses.” This sentiment relies [...]
April 1, 2019