Fat-shaming: A new approach to patronising Leave voters

It wasn’t Greggs-fuelled neurosis that made Brexiteers stick two fingers up to the establishment

25 Apr 2018

State ‘calorie caps’? An idea that leaves a sour taste

In this era of state-enforced skinniness, scoffing dirty burgers is an act of rebellion.

21 Feb 2018

I love Advent – it’s the gentle waltz to Christmas excess

You owe it to your liver to prepare it for the onslaught to come

29 Nov 2017

Ignore the killjoys waging war on sugar

Scoffing cake and sweets is now talked about in the way that glue-sniffing was when I was a kid

20 Sep 2017

Even tea drinking is cultural appropriation now. Oh mea cuppa…

But pop, art, literature and food are all better when they borrow from other cultures

14 Jun 2017

How dare they ban our life-enhancing lunchtime drinks?

Lunch in these dull times is all about smashed avocado rather than just getting smashed

19 Apr 2017

Have a very Happy Excessmas

Eat, drink and be merry just to spite the health puritans

3 Nov 2016

Ethical eating should replace gluttony as one of the seven deadly sins

Because it isn’t about changing the world – it’s about bigging up one’s moral status

22 Sep 2016

To drink a beer called ‘Maple Bacon Coffee Porter’ is to say: ‘I’m better than you’

How fussy fans of ‘artisan’ brewing brought hipster snobbery to the everyman world of beer-drinking

4 Jun 2016

Stop boozing after four drinks? The public health people just don’t want us to have fun

Nothing better sums up the out-of-touchness of public health prigs than the debate about so-called binge drinking. To these teetotal,…

6 Aug 2015

Trans activists are effectively experimenting on children. Could there be anything more cruel?

Can you think of anything more cruel than telling a five-year-old boy who likes Lady Gaga that he might have…

8 Apr 2015