George Monbiot says obesity is an ‘incurable disease’. Here is what’s wrong with his evidence

In the pages of the Guardian today, George Monbiot claims that ‘obesity is an incurable disease’ that ‘resembles cancer’. Needless…

Australia’s shark-punching outlaw spirit is losing its battle with the nanny state

Last September, a 20-year-old man was retrieving a goose he had shot in Australia’s Northern Territory when a crocodile dragged…

Stop telling us that minimum alcohol pricing ‘works in Canada’. It’s nonsense

One of the abiding myths about minimum pricing for alcohol is that there is real world evidence from Canada that…

The BBC swallows more fanatical nonsense from Action on Sugar

Action on Sugar, the bastard offspring of Consensus Action on Salt, has noticed that dried fruit contains sugar. As with…

The new ban on ‘legal highs’ is unworkable. The government doesn’t even know what it’s banning

The man in the pub’s solution to the ongoing panic about legal highs is to ban them. ‘Ban ‘em all!…

A tax on sugar won’t work, as the shipwreck of the Danish ‘fat tax’ shows

Bad ideas die hard in the world of ‘public health’, especially when the government can make money out of them.…

Ten years on, the public health puritans who predicted 24-hour drinking look like idiots

One of the many old temperance beliefs that linger on in the field of ‘public health’ is known as availability…

Obesity isn’t a ‘disease’, whatever the American Medical Association may think

This week, The Guardian informed us, a study revealed the ‘scale of the British public’s denial about weight problems’. Data…

‘Binge Britain’ has ended. Get over it

A certain amount of amnesia is required if you are to believe everything the ‘public health’ lobby tells you. Alcohol…