Christopher Snowdon

Nicola Sturgeon's Covid prohibition

8 October 2020 3:35 am

So now we know the threshold at which Nicola Sturgeon pulls the trigger. If the number of daily hospital admissions…

The true cost of coronavirus on our economy

26 September 2020 9:00 am

The economic scars of Covid will define the decade

Farewell, Public Health England

19 August 2020 9:52 pm

Farewell, Public Health England. Hello, National Institute for Health Protection. As expected, the hammer has fallen on the agency that…

Boris Johnson's absurd nanny state crusade

24 July 2020 9:26 pm

If reports in today’s papers are to be believed, the government will propose a new raft of nanny state policies on…

The lost boys: the white working class is being left behind

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Britain’s forgotten demographic

Boris's war on obesity is a mistake

16 May 2020 1:02 am

In less enlightened times, an outbreak of a deadly virus was taken as a sign of God’s displeasure and would…

jerome adams nannies

Beware the COVID-19 nannies!

7 April 2020 2:34 am

COVID-19 has suddenly made much of the western public health establishment effectively redundant. Unused to dealing with infectious disease, we…

Coronavirus shouldn't be used as an excuse to expand the state

24 March 2020 2:28 am

Since this is the nearest most of us have ever got to living under the Blitz, I’ve been re-reading George…

How Canada failed to smash the cannabis black market

30 July 2019 8:50 pm

I had forgotten how much I disliked cannabis until I found myself under its influence, in the rain, trying and…

The fat tax fallacy

9 September 2017 9:00 am

James Cracknell, the athlete turned anti-obesity campaigner, was the subject of sniggering and derision in April when he said that…