A good old fashioned British scandal

Lord Sewel, you’ve made me proud to be British

27 July 2015 16:07

The Lord Sewel scandal makes me feel proud to be British. For here, thanks to some glorious John Wilkes-style dirt-digging…

Frear and Loathing spreads from Las Vegas to South Yorkshire

The white-knuckle terror of being driven by a dopehead

25 May 2015 16:36

‘Hidden menace of the drivers high on drugs,’ says the headline in today’s Daily Mail, revealing that – according to…

Don't try this at home (Image: Getty)

I know I shouldn’t ask this, but is cocaine really that addictive?

9 April 2015 17:36

Cocaine addiction is a dreadful thing. I’ve seen it so many times: bright, once-pretty people with washed-out grey faces who…

This stuff is killing people. We need to act

Processed food is dangerous. It’s time for radical action that libertarians will hate

26 March 2015 10:17

Two very different but valuable crops are grown in Central and South America. After hours of toil, each is carefully…


You’d have to be high to believe the drug-driving laws were designed to improve road safety

5 March 2015 17:58

New drug-driving regulations came into force on Monday, establishing legal limits for the levels of sixteen intoxicating substances in the…

First editions of Conan Doyle's novel A Study in Scarlet, which are on show at the Museum of London. Photograph: Museum of London/EPA

This new Sherlock Holmes exhibition will have Cumberbitches salivating

23 October 2014 17:57

Have you ever experienced the joys of Jawohl, meine Herr’n? If not I strongly advise an appointment with YouTube. The…

Ibiza Club Life -2007

The War on Drugs is as pointless as it is immoral; obviously it must continue. - Spectator Blogs

10 December 2012 15:29

Like Tom Chivers I’d not planned to write anything about the latest suggestion our drug laws are sufficiently confused, antiquated…