Patrick Heren

The Secret of Cheap Energy: Fire Chris Huhne

The global price of gas should be falling, but our "greenest ever" government is busy driving up the cost of heating our homes

Thank God for the Glory of Gas

Britain takes for granted the benefits that natural gas has brought but they are miraculous

The Death Knell of the British Empire

Surabaya, October 1945: The forgotten Indonesian war that foreshadowed today's conflicts, as a humanitarian mission turned into a bloodbath

Sell Off the BBC

It's time to think the unthinkable, and admit that privatising the BBC is a great idea

Bloody Nerve

Why did no one warn me about District 9?

‘“Mr Heren,” the White House guard told my father, “you just drive right up to the house”’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"