Articles written by Simon Wilson

16/03/2019 09/03/2019

America’s opioid addiction crisis

Opioid overdoses killed more people in the US in 2017 than were killed during the whole of the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, prescriptions are on the rise in Britain too. Simon Wilson reports.

02/03/2019

Britain’s blocked fracking pipeline

Protesters claim that fracking for gas and oil is not worth the risks. Producers argue the rules are too restrictive. Who’s right? And does the industry have a future? Simon Wilson reports.

23/02/2019 16/02/2019 09/02/2019

Venezuela’s failed revolution

Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian revolution promised a 21st-century socialism that would lift the poor out of poverty and democratise the country. The result has been catastrophe. Simon Wilson reports.

03/02/2019 26/01/2019

Is “car-mageddon” around the bend?

Britain’s car industry is being rocked by Brexit, held back by a global slowdown in sales, and is struggling to keep up with technological changes. Can it change gear? Simon Wilson reports.

19/01/2019 12/01/2019
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