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Peter Hitchens is proud of his enemies. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams once called for him to be 'decommissioned' and Tony Blair told him to 'sit down and stop being bad'. Read more from the man everyone has an opinion about

16/08/2018 10:22 AM
My latest interview with Eric Metaxas
Some of you may enjoy this, my most recent interview with Eric Metaxas, who is (perhaps rather surprisingly) the distinguished biographer of the late Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the great German Protestant and opponent of the Nazis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK9-h3jvMtE&feature=share Subjects include my late...

13/08/2018 03:37 PM
Quatermass, the Pit , Suez and the maze of memory
At some point I seem to have lost a year in my life. In my zig-zagging childhood progress from one naval station to the other, living in a succession of shabby rented houses and naval married quarters (unloved structures built...

11/08/2018 11:04 PM
Forget burkas - Christianity's the faith that is really under siege
This is Peter Hitchens's Mail on Sunday column How we love fretting about the wrong thing. While the country convulses itself about Islamic face veils, a truly disturbing event, affecting our freedom and our future, goes almost unobserved. This is...

06/08/2018 02:46 PM
Goodbye Wikipedia, and thanks for all the laughs
I still think Wikipedia is, on balance, a good thing. This is even though its mysterious ruling council of Wikicrats have now banned me from taking any part in editing it. It is despite the fact that the said Wikicrats...

05/08/2018 12:54 AM
Gangsters go free but soldiers face trial: proof the IRA won
This is Peter Hitchens's Mail on Sunday column Why do you think police are now investigating the long-ago acts of British soldiers in Northern Ireland, while Patrick Magee (pictured), the multiple murderer who tried to do away with the British...

01/08/2018 11:03 AM
Reflections on Judophobia in the West and the Middle East
I first published this essay here on this blog in July 2006, just over 12 years ago. Given the great controversy about 'Anti-Semitism' in the Labour Party, I thought I would republish it. Israel is the most important foreign policy...

30/07/2018 11:48 AM
The Link Between Drugs and Rampage Killings. The New York Times Stops Half-way
I suppose it’s a step forward. Nobody is seriously claiming that the rampage killer who recently opened fire in a street lined with cafes in Toronto, killing two (including a young child) and hurting many, was a terrorist. For example:...

29/07/2018 12:59 AM
Are we saving Syrian 'heroes'... or just importing more fanatics?
This is Peter Hitchens’s Mail on Sunday column You may recall the fuss Theresa May made about getting rid of the Islamist preacher Abu Qatada. In the end it took 11 years of legal wrangling to get this fanatic, with...

28/07/2018 04:40 PM
A Lovely, Gentle Way of Striking a Blow for Truth and Justice
Here is a possible counterblast to the Church of England’s horrible Stalinist attempt to suppress and obscure the memory of the late Bishop George Bell, whose memorial in Chichester Cathedral was for some months disfigured with prejudicial ‘safeguarding’ notices, whose...

23/07/2018 12:38 PM
You Can't Get Happiness or Contentment out of a Bottle, a Jar or a Packet
I’m always very sorry for journalists or newspapers which break big stories on Saturday mornings. It’s like making a major announcement in the House of Commons during the dinner hour, say around 8.30 p.m. You could probably declare war at...