Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez is as much to blame for Venezuela’s woes as Nicolas Maduro

28 August 2018 14:51

Hugo Chavez’s apologists are at it again. Venezuela’s little local economic difficulties are nothing to do with him, you’ll understand.…

Socialism is destroying Venezuela – but the left will never admit it

31 July 2017 19:03

If ever I have to live in a dictatorship, put me down for one of those right-wing set-ups. To toil…

Venezuela’s doomed love affair with socialism continues

7 September 2016 13:35

It’s hard to imagine now but just decades ago Venezuela was the richest country in South America. The late President…

The Labour party loves to hate Tony Blair

11 March 2015 11:42

I’ve met people at political events who seem otherwise normal, and then Tony Blair’s name is mentioned and their eyes light…

Venezuela: a shining example of how not to help the poor

23 November 2013 13:00

No serious person today views the Cuban Revolution as anything other than an impoverished tyranny – up to and including…

International Women’s Day is a bit silly

8 March 2013 14:43

The British do not do seven day mourning the way many Venezuelans are for Hugo Chavez, neither – as a…

Hugo Chavez dies. Pillocks mourn

7 March 2013 9:56

According to The Grauniad, the world has lost a colossus, a political giant, an inspiring politician dedicated to rooting out…

Does addiction exist? Peter Hitchens vs Damian Thompson in our new View from 22 podcast

7 March 2013 9:32

Should we be doing more or less to help to tackle drug addiction? And does addiction even exist? Are addicts…

Death of a dictator

6 March 2013 17:12

‘In the ranking of dictators, Hugo Chávez is in the welterweight class’ this magazine said just a few weeks ago.…

Hugo Chavez: A Clown Masquerading As A Threat

6 March 2013 14:05

As would-be dictators go, Hugo Chavez was on the clownish end of the repressive spectrum. By the end, however, the…