The message from Germany.
What happens to energy policy when democracy takes a back seat -- and no one mentions the war.
Testing times for broadcasters in transition.
A fractured broadcasting industry is destroying the business model for the giants. There are winners in the wings though, and the BBC could yet be one of them.
Mind the gap: Britain will need to raise rates with care.
Why do interest rates have to go up, and what's stopping central bankers doing it right now?
Is Britain offering enough protection for its diverse pool of small businesses?
A new Tory government, but true-blue business owners might be feeling short-changed.
Left behind. Where do fans sit in the new hierarchy?
The beautiful game has always had an ugly side to its relationship with the press, but are things now going too far?
Best of times, worst of times: How leadership elections and an EU referendum are conspiring to leave party donations on the backburner just when it seems most possible to make a difference.
Are savers and pensioners in the chancellor’s sights?
Badly Drawn Dad
A "triple lock" election commitment to keep taxes down is just pushing the pursuit of revenue into other areas -- with the threat of more to come.
Is the sun setting on Britain’s energy ambitions?
In the long run a shift from renewables to fossil fuels will make it harder to reach emissions targets and will harm the UK's international standing.
Engine of growth.
The way the UK thinks about workplaces and workers means that those learning a trade are at a disadvantage. And that's bad news as we attempt to add 3m apprentices to the mix.
Set in stone?
A Greek default and exit from the eurozone might cost the UK the odd billion here and there, but the real risks are in a nervous banking sector and the devastating potential of Brexit.
The icons of state funding could submerge the rest.
Simon & His Camera
Keeping taxes lower and protecting the government services most dear to our hearts has huge implications for everyone.
Steam power. Do railway unions have a unique advantage in pay deals?
The RMT's successful negotiation will be envied, but the union has advantages few of its peers can rival as bargaining power is slowly diluted.
Balancing act. JCB is unruffled by Brexit risks.
A digger maker and a banking giant have livened up the EU referendum debate this week. And they have marked out for David Cameron some tricky politics as Britain's future in Europe comes to a head.
Not all eyes are on the prize: Eurovision is often as much about undeclared alliances, voting blocs and political paybacks.
Andres Putting (EBU)/Eurovision
For the first time, Australians can vote for this year's Eurovision winner. But it's as much a political battlefield as a song contest -- so hopefully the Russians have forgotten the “shirtfront”.
A simpler time. Martin Lev plays Dandy Dan in Bugsy Malone with ammunition at the ready.
alanparker.com/National Films Trustee Corp/David Appleby
Gangs of career criminals in Britain look very different to the stories told by Scorcese or Coppola. They are fluid, multi-cultural and recent research sheds new light on how they use the dirty money.
Anyone see it coming?
While pre-election polls got their sums wrong, and seemed to ignore biases in the rush to publish, a far more accurate call was being made in the betting shops of Britain.
Different flight paths, same goals. Heathrow and Gatwick.
NATS Press Office
Once we've voted them in, politicians might just have the guts to make a decision on new flights capacity. But it is likely they will still dodge the decision we really need.
No laughing matter. Workers with benefits.
The problems with benefits lie outside the system, while more and more of us are being dragged into its orbit.
H is for heft.
As HSBC suffers under the scorching spotlight of public scrutiny once more, it is fair to ask why the banking group so often finds itself at the heart of the action.
British factories are cutting corners.
Clothes manufacturing in the UK has seen a striking revival since 2007. Not only have new business models come onto the scene, particularly with the growth of online retailers, their actual manufacture…