Brian Monteith explains how cocktail cigarettes are quietly being banned without any parliamentary debate or scrutiny – unless people stand up and make a fuss.
Ever thought of complaining about a government public health advert? Read this sorry saga and weep. Brian Monteith on how the government can get away with lies.
Brian Monteith gives an appreciation of John Blundell and Neil Craig who both in their own ways spoke out to make the world more open and free
Yet more obfuscation of statistics to deny the counterproductive effects of tobacco control policies must mean higher taxes to disguise their repeated failure, argues Brian Monteith
Another week another mind-numbingly stupid idea. This time Theresa May teams up with Jeremy Hunt to parade their spineless connivance with our public health commissars, argues Brian Monteith
Double dealing and doublethink are the qualifications required for today’s bullying politicians, argues Brian Monteith
Not even the humble tuck shop is safe from the wheels of the public health juggernaut, writes Brian Monteith
Yet another report recommending further bans – but this time the state uses young people to be its mouthpiece, writes Brian Monteith
When short of evidence or logic invoking the death of one’s relatives is an open admission of defeat, argues Brian Monteith.
The Queen’s Speech has been delivered – but there was nothing about plain packaging – Brian Monteith urges caution in thinking it won’t happen.