Peter Hitchens

Take it from an ex-Trot: Labour needn’t worry about Trotskyists

20 August 2016 9:00 am

How strange it is that an obscure Tsarist prison warder in Odessa is commemorated forever in thousands of tiny, irritable…

Fair, just, brave: George Bell, Bishop of Chichester 1929–1958

The Church of England’s shameful betrayal of bishop George Bell

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The Church of England has rushed to posthumously condemn one of the greatest men it has produced

Forget Chilcot. Here’s the inquiry we really need

5 September 2015 9:00 am

What we really need is an inquiry into why so many of us are so eager to support ‘humanitarian’ wars

It’s Nato that’s empire-building, not Putin

7 March 2015 9:00 am

For Nato and the EU as much as for Putin, Ukraine is a question not of virtue but of power and land


7 December 2013 9:00 am

One of the joys of travelling to outposts of the Anglosphere is that it’s often much more British than Britain.…

AC Grayling vs God

2 March 2013 9:00 am

‘Atheism is to theism,’ Anthony Grayling declares, ‘as not collecting stamps is to stamp-collecting’. At this point, we are supposed…

High society

13 October 2012 9:00 am

Drugs don’t liberate – quite the opposite

The gay marriage trap

17 March 2012 6:00 pm

Moral conservatives are being lured into a battle on liberal territory

Hour of surrender

29 October 2011 4:00 pm

The proposal to change Britain’s clocks has returned, this time with tacit government support.
It makes no sense — except perhaps in Brussels

The thrills of summers past

30 July 2011 12:00 am

On the beach, nothing beats a good detective story

Burmese days

2 June 2011 12:33 pm

Through a forgotten country to a forbidden city

Auntie’s blind spot

27 November 2010 12:00 am

I may finally have a way to make the BBC see its own left-wing bias

The Book of Common Prayer should be our manifesto

11 September 2010 12:00 am

Conservative Anglicans should resist the temptation to convert to Roman Catholicism, says Peter Hitchens. It is the Church of England that is best placed to challenge our secularist age

Cameron is a sham…

24 March 2010 12:00 am

He has no stomach for the fight, says Peter Hitchens

The danger of China

21 January 2006 12:00 am

Peter Hitchens says that the miraculous new Chinese economy is not all that it seems

The problem, not the solution

2 October 2004 12:00 am

The Tory party has failed conservatives, says Peter Hitchens. It cannot convincingly replace the anti-British, anti-marriage, intolerant, multicultural, amoral rabble of New Labour

State of decay

7 August 2004 12:00 am

Peter Hitchens says that allowing secret abortions for minors mocks the rule of law, and adds to the corruption of national life

Contempt for liberty

10 April 2004 12:00 am

Identity cards threaten law-abiding citizens more than they threaten terrorists, says Peter Hitchens. Their introduction would signal the end of privacy — and of England

A party split from top to toe

4 October 2003 12:00 am

Peter Hitchens says that there will be no credible opposition while the Tory party remains an impossible coalition of irreconcilables with no feeling for old Britain

Reform the BBC, don’t kill it

20 September 2003 12:00 am

The BBC is biased, and much of its programming is coarse and crude, but, says Peter Hitchens, it would be profoundly unconservative to privatise it

God save the nation

9 August 2003 12:00 am

Gay bishops, dwindling congregations: the Anglican crisis continues, and some are calling for disestablishment. But, says Peter Hitchens, the link between Church and State is vital for our wellbeing