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Peter Hitchens

Birthdate: 28. October 1951

Peter Jonathan Hitchens is an English journalist and author. He has published six books, including The Abolition of Britain, The Rage Against God, and The War We Never Fought. He is a frequent critic of political correctness, and describes himself as an Anglican Christian and Burkean conservative, as well as a social democrat.

Hitchens writes for The Mail on Sunday and is a former foreign correspondent in Moscow and Washington. He works as a foreign reporter and in 2010 was awarded the Orwell Prize.

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The Rage Against God
The Rage Against God
Peter Hitchens

„If they win on Thursday (EU referendum, 2016), the process of abolishing Britain will be complete. If they lose, as I hope they do and still think they will, there is a faint, slender chance that we may get our country back one day.“

—  Peter Hitchens

2016-06-19

PETER HITCHENS: There's a faint chance we may get our nation back one day

Mail on Sunday

http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2016/06/peter-hitchens-theres-a-faint-chance-we-may-get-our-nation-back-one-day.html
On the pro-EU political class

„Many of the things which New Labour were doing had in fact been presaged by John Major [Conservative PM 1990-97], who really was the first New Labour Prime Minister.“

—  Peter Hitchens

2013-03-23
This house believes that New Labour ruined Britain
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUHNFY1ksPw
On John Major

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„We cannot just give [our country] to complete strangers on an impulse because it makes us feel good about ourselves.“

—  Peter Hitchens

2015-09-06
PETER HITCHENS: We won't save refugees by destroying our own country
Mail on Sunday
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3223828/PETER-HITCHENS-won-t-save-refugees-destroying-country.html

„Don't you dare call me optimistic. (It's a) grave insult.“

—  Peter Hitchens

2015-12-21
@ClarkeMicah
Twitter
http://twitter.com/ClarkeMicah/status/678918461255495680
On being called optimistic

„If you forge your weapons for use in the political battle, don't be surprised if it gets turned against you.“

—  Peter Hitchens

2013-07-03
Christopher Hitchens on the Clinton-Lewinsky Political Sex Scandal (1998)
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9mxMfbXAQ8?t=44m6s
On the fairness of comparing Clarence Thomas to Bill Clinton

„To complain that a European Union official is a federalist, is like complaining that a bicycle has handlebars. That's what they are, that's what they do.“

—  Peter Hitchens

1998-01-98
Peter Hitchens on David Cameron and the EU
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjmNWwA6V5I
On David Cameron's opposition to Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment

„Frankly, I could carve a better opposition party out of a banana than the Tories.“

—  Peter Hitchens

2009-05-14
Question Time
The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/may/14/peter-hitchens-interview

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