‘It can’t just be a coincidence that the UK has rubbish colon screening and some of the highest mortality rates for bowel cancer in the Western world’

‘A fat tax would earn the Treasury £38 billion a year. But it would only raise that much money if it didn’t work’

‘I sympathise with London motorists who are exasperated with massive packs of cyclists’

‘The HFEA has run its course, but we need a new body to protect the embryo’

The late Sir Cyril Smith is solid proof that fat men are not always harmless men

Legislation to protect people from disability hate crime will never solve the whole problem; we need to believe in the spirit of the law

The leading cancer specialist, Dr Karol Sikora, and the author and Standpoint columnist, Lionel Shriver, discuss healthcare in Britain and America with the Editor, Daniel Johnson

Campaigners to legalise assisted suicide invoke the principle of arbitrary autonomy. This threatens to give us a radically libertarian society at the expense of a humane one

We are constantly being warned about crises that will hit us “by 2050”. But long-term projections almost always turn out wrong

Three Prime Ministers in the 20th century had historically important illnesses before they assumed office — Winston Churchill, Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden. To what extent did their ill health affect their policy decisions?