A self-described "libertarian conservative" and the author of numerous political columns and books, he is known for works such as How to be Right: The Essential Guide to Making Lefty Liberals History (2007) and Welcome to Obamaland: I Have Seen Your Future and It Doesn't Work (2009).
In addition to his political works, he published the Coward novel series, which focuses on a reluctant hero of the World War II-era Normandy Invasion.
He was a noted skeptic of climate change.
He was born and raised in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, England by a factory owner father.
He studied English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford, where he became friends with future Prime Minister David Cameron.