Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple's latest book is Embargo and other stories (Mirabeau Press)   

British prison sentences must be taken with a generous pinch of salt

Mélenchon is peddling all the old socialist lies

The Brexit coin takes bogus aspiration as part-ambition, part-accomplishment

A trip to the waste disposal site provides an insight into human nature

In a time of multiculturalism, mere words provoke apoplexy

An intellectual tries — and fails — to find deep philosophical justifications for the modern wave of tattooing

This tired cliché recently came to mind in a British hospital

Is the Navy really open to all?

Acronyms are one of the means by which bureaucracies hide or obfuscate what they do

The line between dishonesty and stupidity can be difficult to spot