Mail Online - Peter Hitchens

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

23/05/2018 02:07 PM
Is Oxford Unfair to Ethnic Minorities and State School Applicants?
I was amused this morning by the contrast in coverage, in different outlets, of Oxford University’s latest figures on its struggle to satisfy the diversity fanatics. Such people believe that our great universities should alter their entrance requirements in the...

20/05/2018 12:13 AM
We need proper constables - not these swaggering gunmen
This is Peter Hitchens' Mail on Sunday column The mere sight of an armed police officer in this country makes me instantly furious and miserable. Sometimes I just have to look away, while I collect myself. Then I hurry off,...

18/05/2018 08:40 AM
The EU Referendum was Held to Save the Tory Party, not the Country - an interview with Laura Perrins
Some readers may be interested in this interview I gave to Laura Perrins, of the interesting 'conservative woman' website: https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/the-laura-perrins-interview-the-referendum-was-held-to-save-the-tory-party-not-the-nation-says-peter-hitchens/

16/05/2018 03:28 PM
The Slow Horses of Slough House
I suspect I wouldn’t much like Mick Herron, author of the increasingly acclaimed ‘Slow Horses’ series of thrillers. There’s an undercurrent of boring, self-satisfied conventional leftism in his work, which most of his readers probably don’t notice because they are...

14/05/2018 03:41 PM
A Defence of Whataboutery. What about the Belhaj Case? What about Erdogan's Turkey?
I thought it was time to write a small article in defence of ‘Whataboutery’, also known as ‘Whataboutism’ or ‘Tu Quoque’ (Thou also [dost this thing]’) I am surprised by how easily some people are persuaded that a point is...

14/05/2018 11:51 AM
An Appearance on BBC-TV's 'the Big Questions', on Press Regulation and Religion without God
Some readers may be interested in my appearance on the BBC Sunday morning programme 'The Big Questions' , in which I discussed Press Regulation and (briefly) whether it is possible to have a religion without God, or something like that....

13/05/2018 06:28 PM
What moral standing do we have after this outrage? And are we about to join *another* idiotic war, like feeble minions?
This is Peter Hitchens's Mail on Sunday Column Typical Russians, eh? They kidnap a man and his pregnant wife in broad daylight, then hide them in a secret prison in an Asian airport where they wield sinister influence. There they...

10/05/2018 03:23 PM
England's Forgotten Protestant Martyrs
Some readers may be interested in this extended version (from 'First Things') of the Twitter argument I have every few weeks with Roman Catholic sectarians, about the important difference between the aggressive persecution of Protestants by the Roman Catholic Monarchs...

07/05/2018 02:21 PM
Some reflections on May 1968, now half a century ago
The madness of 1968, even recalled at this distance, looks like a plague or a panic rather than a rational upheaval. The May events in Paris started with a row about male students having access to female dormitories at the...

07/05/2018 01:12 PM
Why I still cannot quite give up on the BBC - an article for First Things
Some readers may be interested in this article for 'First Things' about why I still cannot quite give up on the BBC https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/05/decline-and-fall-of-the-bbc