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.
If you think plain packaging will end with changing the packets then think again. Even Brian Monteith is astonished at the latest development…
South Australia is to extend its smoking ban to more outdoor locations as it finds past bans are failing to work. Brian Monteith reaches for his smokes…