I blog regularly at Velvet Glove, Iron Fist. Here are a few of my articles published elsewhere...
The lockdown debate has morphed into a rerun of the Brexit wars
Covid has exposed the political pygmies governing our politics
Unlearning the lessons of prohibition
Don’t trust that meme: Prince’s death at 57 was no music industry average
The rotten World Health Organisation should be reformed or abolished
Dispersing the clouds of the vape panic myth
Shiny happy people? The madness of the Happy Planet Index
Groupthink attack on scientists has a long history
If high prices curbed drinking, we’d all be sober
Ignore the headlines. Diet drinks don’t make you fat
How to tell the nanny state to go to hell in five easy stages
Meet the 'sock puppets' waging war on your freedom
Revealed: Public Health England’s cosy love-in with the anti-alcohol lobby
Alcohol Labelling: Could good intentions lead to unintended consequences?
E-cigarettes above Ebola? How the WHO lost the plot
No, obesity isn’t ‘set to soar’ — I’d bet money on it
Conspiracy theories: back and to the left?
No wonder Britain’s alcohol guidelines are so extreme – just look at who drafted them
The war on drugs began 100 years ago today: Let's hope it doesn't last another century
The Times is panicking about a gambling epidemic but its story doesn’t add up
The truth about moderate drinking has been muddied by anti-alcohol militants
Denmark’s fat tax was a failure — but revisionists are trying to rewrite the story
The myth of the smokefree health miracle
‘Health guidelines’ are about forcing a change in the law, not changing behaviour
Vapers deserve to be angry – they are under attack
Why should Public Health England be allowed to stop us choosing between taste and fewer calories?
A black market in booze fearmongering
A tooth decay crisis? Actually British teeth are healthier than ever
Government right to resist demands for new food laws
Weighing up your cancer risk every time you drink isn’t rational — it’s miserable
Cheese, ‘as addictive as crack cocaine’? Heavy users don’t need to worry
Smoking out ‘deniers’ and ‘dissidents’