Peter Hitchens

What prison taught me

25 November 2023 9:00 am

I confess I never expected to see myself going to the lavatory on prime-time national TV. In fact, the expedition…

You should read Simon Raven

20 August 2023 10:00 am

It is high summer but in the early mornings you can already sense the first thrilling signs of autumn, the…

Real cyclists don’t use e-bikes

12 August 2023 9:00 am

The curse of e-bikes

The conspiracy against grammar schools

27 November 2022 5:30 pm

I love a good hard debate, especially at a university. I can’t recall how many such clashes I have had,…

Make rail travel great again

15 October 2022 9:00 am

Whatever happened to the romance of rail travel?

Why is a brilliant BBC serial kept in its most secret vaults?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Why is a brilliant BBC serial kept in its most secret vaults?

The last Noël in the USSR

18 December 2021 9:00 am

The last Noël in the USSR

Only a benevolent dictator can save Oxford

11 December 2021 9:00 am

The destruction of Oxford continues

How the left thought they were right to fight the war on terror

11 September 2021 9:00 am

How the left thought they were right to fight the war on terror

Why should I have to wear a face mask to give blood?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Why should I have to wear a mask to give blood?

What would Orwell have made of Trump?

21 January 2020 11:12 pm

As far as we know, George Orwell never visited America. This is a great pity. What a joy it would…

Q&A with Savage

14 September 2019 9:00 am

On my visits to Australia I have felt a strong sense of mystery and even apprehension. How is it that…

War of words: my battle to correct Wikipedia

18 August 2018 9:00 am

How can you be attacked by an encyclopaedia? Until last week I would have thought the idea as absurd as…

Marxism didn’t die. It’s alive and well and living among us

16 June 2018 9:00 am

I remember the autumn day in 1990 when they came to cart away the large hammer and sickle outside my…

Cult figure: Dr Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson doesn’t go nearly far enough

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Now that I seem to have become a prophet of doom, I wonder whether I should have been a guru…

We’re all poorer for the loss of our small rail lines

2 December 2017 9:00 am

To me, the strange words ‘Marsh Gibbon’ once meant I was nearly home. My heart lifted as we creaked and…

Peter Hitchens: Why I climbed on my soapbox after refusing to sign a university’s ‘free speech’ contract

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Where better to be than in Liverpool on a crisp autumn evening, haranguing an open-air meeting of students? I hadn’t…

Fair, just, brave: George Bell, Bishop of Chichester 1929–1958

The Church of England’s shameful betrayal of bishop George Bell

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The Church of England has rushed to posthumously condemn one of the greatest men it has produced

Forget Chilcot. Here’s the inquiry we really need

5 September 2015 9:00 am

What we really need is an inquiry into why so many of us are so eager to support ‘humanitarian’ wars

It’s Nato that’s empire-building, not Putin

7 March 2015 9:00 am

For Nato and the EU as much as for Putin, Ukraine is a question not of virtue but of power and land


7 December 2013 9:00 am

One of the joys of travelling to outposts of the Anglosphere is that it’s often much more British than Britain.…