Hostage drama at the village hairdresser

10 December 2022 9:00 am

‘Then I got taken hostage in Iran,’ said the lady sitting next to me in the hairdresser’s as she was…

Why I won’t be following the new equine vaccine regime

23 April 2022 9:00 am

When the vet had finished giving my horses their annual flu boosters, she reminded me the vaccination regime had changed.…

When did the anti-vaxx movement begin?

15 January 2022 9:00 am

No vax There is nothing new about the anti-vax crowds supporting Novak Djokovic. Organised protest in Britain began with the…

My pro-vaxxer friends are changing their tune

6 November 2021 9:00 am

My pro-vaxxer friends have been a lot nicer to me since they started testing positive for Covid. I’m calling my…

What Britain should learn from Israel about booster shots

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Third jabs need to be rolled out right away

Why isn't the vaccine UK approved for 12- to 15-year-olds?

4 September 2021 10:20 am

This afternoon, the JCVI has essentially passed the buck on vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds. It has declared that the health benefits…

On child vaccination, parents should have the choice

1 September 2021 7:52 am

On Saturday, the Health Secretary made his most bullish comments on child vaccination so far. Writing in the Times, Sajid Javid argued that…

Why I’m thanking God, my immune system and garlic

14 August 2021 9:00 am

‘Contact a GP if you’re worried about symptoms four weeks after having Covid.’ That was the NHS quote on the…

Letters: In defence of organic food

31 July 2021 9:00 am

A note about manure Sir: I am afraid Matt Ridley shows a lack of understanding about agriculture in general and…

Should Britain be vaccinating teenagers?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Last week there was acute concern in government about the country’s re-opening. Would restrictions need to be reimposed when schools…

The vaccination campaign is making the same mistakes as Remain

30 July 2021 8:54 pm

One of the great cautionary tales of the last five years is how political campaigns can start off with what…

Macron's Covid crackdown is a risky bet

13 July 2021 5:28 pm

Will the French accept compulsory vaccination against Covid? Health passports to get on a plane or train? Children of 12…

The third wave: it’s here – but it shouldn’t delay our reopening

12 June 2021 9:00 am

It’s here – but it shouldn’t delay our reopening

How many Lilibets are there in the world?

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Rare Lili Other than the new royal baby, is there anyone in the world formally called Lilibet? — There are…

Big Tech is turning into Big Brother

5 June 2021 9:00 am

The Big Tech social media giants are having to rethink their policy of censoring anybody who suggests that Covid originated…

Why I’m considering cancelling my second Covid jab

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Why I’m considering cancelling my second Covid jab

Just how far will the NHS go to get me jabbed up?

22 May 2021 9:00 am

More threatening letters from the NHS demanding I let them jab me up with two Covid vaccinations. Or as the…

The strange theatre of mask-wearing

22 May 2021 9:00 am

However surreal and dystopian the pandemic landscape seemed at first, no enduring vista feels ‘surreal’ and ‘dystopian’ indefinitely. Citizenries uniformly…

How the West can help India

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Why India is reluctant to lock down again

Did I catch Covid from a naked-rumped tomb bat?

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Laikipia Until I promised to slaughter a fat-tailed sheep with a goat thrown in for a feast, the farm cowhands…

Portrait of the week: Duke of Edinburgh dies, Covid retreats and questions for Cameron

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Home The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to the Queen for 73 years, died at Windsor Castle, aged 99.…

Britain’s vaccine success was supposed to lead to freedom. What happened?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Britain’s vaccine success was supposed to lead to freedom. What happened?

The dilemma of vaccination

10 April 2021 9:00 am

We have a government which is basically libertarian in its instincts, despite its current affection for telling us what we…

Europe's human rights judges are right not to ban compulsory vaccines

9 April 2021 10:29 pm

If you think public health authorities in England are overbearing, spare a thought for the Czechs. Parents who fail to…