25 Facts About Peter Hitchens

1. Peter Hitchens views Cameron's social, educational, and foreign policies as being indistinguishable from those of New Labour.

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2. Peter Hitchens has expressed contempt for David Cameron, the current party leader, regarding him as a member of the "liberal elite" with little conception of the challenges facing modern Britain.

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3. Peter Hitchens opposed the Kosovo and 2003 Iraq Wars on the grounds that neither was in the interests of either Britain or the United States.

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4. Peter Hitchens studied politics at the University of York from 1970 to 1973.

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5. In 2007, and again in 2009, Peter Hitchens was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in Political Journalism.

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6. In 2009, Peter Hitchens was shortlisted for Foreign Reporter of the Year in the British Press Awards.

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7. Peter Hitchens felt that his own moral and religious conservatism was incompatible with Desmond's proprietorship of numerous adult magazines.

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8. In 2001, Peter Hitchens announced his departure from the Express in response to the title's acquisition by Richard Desmond.

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9. Peter Hitchens worked for the Daily Express between 1977 and late 2000, initially as a reporter specialising in education and industrial and labour affairs, then as a political reporter, and subsequently as Deputy Political Editor.

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10. Peter Hitchens was born in 1951 in Malta, where his father was stationed with the Royal Navy.

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11. Peter Hitchens always sees himself and Little England as a victim of big, bad USA.

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12. Peter Hitchens is a journalist working for the Mail on Sunday.

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13. Peter Hitchens liked to describe himself as an antitheist, disapproving the concept of God as a supreme being.

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14. Peter Hitchens was a firm believer in the non-existence of God.

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15. In 2008, Peter Hitchens became a media fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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16. Peter Hitchens is a columnist for the Mail on Sunday.

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17. Peter Hitchens writes for Britain's The Mail on Sunday newspaper and is a former foreign correspondent in Moscow and Washington.

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18. Peter Hitchens is still working with The Mail on Sunday as a weekly columnist and writes as a foreign correspondent occasionally.

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19. In 1977, Peter Hitchens joined the British Labor Party and within the same year he acquired a reporting job at a British tabloid newspaper, The Daily Express.

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20. In 2012, Peter Hitchens gave evidence to the Parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee as part of its inquiry into drugs policy, and called for the British government to introduce a more hardline policy on drugs.

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21. Peter Hitchens joined the Conservative Party in 1997 and left in 2003.

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22. Peter Hitchens has written for The Spectator and The American Conservative magazines, and occasionally for The Guardian, Prospect, and the New Statesman.

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23. Peter Hitchens became a member of the International Socialists from 1968 to 1975 (beginning at age 17) after Christopher introduced him to them.

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24. Peter Hitchens attended The Leys School and the City of Oxford College before being accepted at the University of York, where he studied Philosophy and Politics and was a member of Alcuin College, graduating in 1973.

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25. Peter Hitchens writes for The Mail on Sunday and is a former foreign correspondent in Moscow and Washington.

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