Peter Hitchens

Billy Bragg Takes On Peter Hitchens On What It Means To Be English

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

On Newsnight on Thursday, musician and activist Billy Bragg took on columnist Peter Hitchens on what it means to be English, though the most interesti...

Personality Politics is a Disaster for Democracy

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

For the good of British politics there needs to be a conscientious shift away from this nonsense. We may not be to blame for the actions of politicians but those who govern will only ever stand a chance of being held accountable when we stop treating them like graduates of the Big Brother academy and start scrutinising their service to the public.

Hitchens: Believing In Addiction Is Like Believing In Tinkerbell

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Peter Hitchens has hit back against those who criticised his "addiction myth" exchange with Friends actor Matthew Perry on Newsnight. He wrote in h...

10 Things Society Must Realise in Order to End the Drug War

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

As a society we need a serious paradigm shift regarding how much we allow the government to interfere with our free choices as citizens. The vast majority of people using illegal drugs in the UK are not addicts, but are perfectly functional members of society who enjoy drugs recreationally...

Our Daytime Sitcom Life: The One Where Peter Hitchens Does Blah Blah Blah Etc

Robin Ince | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Robin Ince

I have met Peter Hitchens and found him quite pleasant off set but when the cameras were on I found him a bit silly. On occasion, I find myself agreeing with him, but there is usually a later paragraph where it all goes awry. He is much like David Icke, there are moments where I nod, then I turn the page and go, "ah, perhaps not".

Chuckle Brothers To Guest Edit The Northern Echo Newspaper

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

In what has to be the most bizarre media story of the year - discounting Kirsty Wark shuffling like a zombie to Thriller - the Chuckle Brothers, that ...

WATCH: Not Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Newsnight delivered another memorable clash on Monday night, as Friends star Matthew Perry took on right-wing columnist Peter Hitchens. The battleg...

Review: 'The God Argument - The Case Against Religion and for Humanism' By A.C. Grayling

Andrew Doyle | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Doyle

Whatever else one might think of Grayling's views, his skills as a writer are incontestable. The sheer clarity of his jargon-free prose makes The God Argument a pleasure to read.

The Curious Case of the Home Affairs Select Committee's Drugs Policy Report

Jason Reed | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

The last time a Royal Commission was called for on drug policy was that of the 9 March 2011; Lord Norton of Louth raised the issue in a question for short debate - the call for an evidence lead policy was to such an extent that the word evidence was used 42 times in only an hour.

How Peep Show Saved the Sitcom

Tom Doran | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Tom Doran

Mark enters a relationship with Sophie (Olivia Colman) and finds, quite rapidly, that... he doesn't really like her. This isn't anyone's fault, neither are presented as terrible human beings. They're just fundamentally incompatible and only end up steamrolling into marriage due to crippling mutual loneliness.

Anatomy of a Hitchens Hatchet Job

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Words have consequences. Your recklessly inaccurate, inflammatory and irresponsible column only indulges the Islamophobic fantasies of the UK's violent, far-right crazies - and encourages them to make their vile threats. Frankly, you should be ashamed of yourself.

The Versus Debate - The Night Drug Policy Went Mainstream

Jason Reed | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Did you see the debate? A debate with a host of celebrities: Russell Brand, Sir Richard Branson; world leaders, and eminent opinion formers. Oh, and Peter Hitchens was in attendance. A debate of such magnitude would surely not creep under the radar? Especially given the gravitas of the contested subject?

People Demand Refunds For The Artist Because Of Lack Of Dialogue

Ross Jones-Morris | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ross Jones-Morris

This morning I was glancing around the internet as usual looking for some inspiration and instead I found a whole heap of stupid... about people demanding refunds for The Artist.

Drugs: Why Evidence Based Policies Must Lead the Way

Jason Reed | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

It's time that the burden of proof was shifted. The case for reform is firm and hard to ignore. The rationale for keeping the drug laws anchored needs justifying, and evidence must be placed by those who want to keep the 'drug war' alive.