FOREST recently held its annual knees up. "Smoke on the Water". David Atherton was there to enjoy...
Unlike the Opium Wars, the current trade war involving China may lead to a rather nasty defeat on EU soil
Would the BBC ever commission a Martin Durkin film?
Many would view Scotland as the UK home of the nanny state - and for good reason
For those who are economically and politically classical liberal these are encouraging times
The good news is that in America the housing market is seeing some strong growth. But the green shoots of recovery in the short term might develop in the medium term to be little more than knotweed
We should celebrate how capitalism has made the poor substantially richer. And we must hope that it is not a lesson our political class forgets entirely
The EU seems to be pleasing no one at the moment; but not for want of trying. Indeed, the charm offensive against young and old continues apace with a substantial budget
The civil service's actions on the plain cigarette packs consultation have been nothing short of a disgrace
The devil is not only in the detail, but also in the concept. And here lies the problem with the EU
"Yes, it’s rotten science, but it’s in a worthy cause. It will help us to get rid of cigarettes and become a smoke-free society” said one WHO official. This is what we're up against
The BBC is guilty of 'churnalism' once again as the smoking ban is completely ignored as a cause of Britain's boarded-up pubs
The turkey carcass has barely been cleared, the last dregs of scotch remain, but nanny’s apron is freshly starched and she is ready to “do something.”
If, after Christmas, I glance in the mirror and the overhang of my stomach is a little larger, I will perhaps eat a little less. But I don’t need government to make that decision for me
The prohibitionist has become all too ubiquitous in our life. Chris Snowdon's latest book traces this trend in meticulous historical detail with measure of good entertainment
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