Christopher Snowdon

The anti-drinking lobby’s twisted logic

15 July 2022 9:30 pm

In 2018, the Lancet published a study from the ‘Global Burden of Disease Alcohol Collaborators’ which claimed that there was…

Is this the last gasp of the Covid state?

30 April 2022 8:47 pm

In the week ending 15 April, there were 644 deaths registered in England and Wales involving Covid-19 as the underlying…

Is this the real reason Boris introduced Covid restrictions?

10 December 2021 12:05 am

If a day is a long time in politics, 36 hours is a lifetime with this government. On Tuesday morning,…

Do we want the nanny state tracking our every step?

25 October 2021 11:00 pm

The best thing that can be said about the government’s latest anti-obesity scheme is that it’s cheap. For now. The…

The WHO’s bizarre war on e-cigarettes

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The WHO’s fervent campaign against e-cigarettes

A salt and sugar tax doesn’t make much sense

17 July 2021 8:41 am

What is the point of the National Food Strategy? When Henry Dimbleby was hired as Britain’s ‘food tsar’ several years…

Boris's junk food crusade is absurd

25 June 2021 9:13 am

The government is to ban ‘junk food’ adverts before the 9 p.m. watershed as well as restricting online food ads. Boris…

The insanity of Britain's housing market

20 May 2021 1:49 am

On the day the Office for National Statistics announced a sharp rise in consumer price inflation, albeit to a still…

The problem with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's war on obesity

13 April 2021 3:43 pm

With his little round spectacles and earnest expression, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is the Penfold to Jamie Oliver’s Dangermouse. Both men have…

Why 2021 could be the year of economic Armageddon

2 January 2021 2:43 am

The British economy is wrapped in bandages – we won’t know whether the wound has scabbed or turned septic until…

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…

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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…