Smiths Falls – the unlikely home of Canada’s cannabis revolution

There is no obvious shortage of parking on the main street through Smiths Falls, Ontario. The boulevard is sixty feet…

28 Jun 2019

In memoriam: Irn-Bru (1898 – 2018)

As Mark Renton famously said, it’s shite being Scottish. And it’s about to get considerably worse; this month the sugar…

4 Jan 2018

From warhead to sore head

I was drop-dead drunk and arguing against my own side about nuclear weapons. On live TV

23 Mar 2017

Does veganism kill children? No, neglectful parenting does

Whether it’s for religious, ethical or health reasons, it’s not easy being vegan. The diet excludes some obvious things like cheese,…

9 Jul 2015

Do antidepressants cause gun massacres? Peter Hitchens wants to know…

In a blog post published after the massacre of black worshippers in Charleston, South Carolina, by Dylann Roof, a young…

26 Jun 2015