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Christopher John Penrice Booker is an English journalist and author. In 1961, he was one of the founders of the magazine Private Eye, and has contributed to it since then. He has been a columnist for The Sunday Telegraph since 1990. Despite having no medical or scientific qualifications he has taken a stance which runs counter to the scientific consensus on a number of issues, including global warming, the link between passive smoking and cancer, and the dangers posed by asbestos. In 2009, he published The Real Global Warming Disaster. In 2005, with Richard North, he published The Great Deception, an analysis of beginnings and growth of the European Union which has been regularly updated. In addition there are related books The Castle of Lies' which look at both European and British bureaucracy. The UK Family Courts and the Social Services often feature in his Sunday Telegraph section.

Christopher John Penrice Booker (born 7 October 1937) is an English journalist and author. In 1961, he was one of the founders of the magazine Private Eye, and has contributed to it since then. He has been a columnist for The Sunday Telegraph since 1990. Despite having no medical or scientific qualifications he has taken a stance which runs counter to the scientific consensus on a number of issues, including global warming, the link between passive smoking and cancer, and the dangers posed by asbestos. In 2009, he published The Real Global Warming Disaster. In 2005, with Richard North, he published The Great Deception, an analysis of beginnings and growth of the European Union which has been regularly updated. In addition there are related books The Castle of Lies' (1997) which look at both European and British bureaucracy. The UK Family Courts and the Social Services often feature in his Sunday Telegraph section.