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Brian Monteith

Time, government, please!

It’s time to reverse the pernicious government policies that have contributed to the decline of the British pub…

Evidence-based policy is a big political lie

Brian Monteith asks what value is any evidence when it is so consciously twisted or ignored to meet the policy goals?

We need more organisations like FOREST

After the 35th birthday bash of FOREST, Brian Monteith argues we need more campaign groups like it to defend consumer choice against public health

The dark side of tobacco control

In Simon Clark’s book Brian Monteith finds the background to how tobacco controllers duck and dive to get their way.

2020 blindness

Whose life is it anyway? Brian Monteith rails against public health activists saying they are a deadly threat to our freedom

Has Boris got balls?

Has the report proposing a ban on smoking in London parks and squares revealed the Mayor of London as a half-hearted freedom lover?

Great speech but let’s not get too carried away

David Cameron has made the speech of his life – delivering a truly Conservative vision for the future – or has he, asks Brian Monteith

Time for the prime minister to live up to his word

The Conservative conference in Birmingham really is the last chance saloon for the Prime Minister, argues Brian Monteith

Why the UK needs Scotland to vote No

The liberal economic case has been won by the No campaign, but being British also counts for freedom, argues Brian Monteith

The EU sucks – and then some

First they came for our hoovers and I did nothing, then they came for our hairdryers and still I did nothing… Brian Monteith on another crazy EU edict.