...but I'm not any more. Here's why.
'No one was ever going to elect Michael Foot or Neil fucking hunchback Kinnock or the awful John Smith. But Blair is electable - so let's get back into power.'
On the SuperHumanism design conference: For most of the design world it seems that human-centred design means putting limits on the development of products, images and technology.
Conservatives implode; Election dotbomb; Tories online; Big Brother; On Labour's campaign trail; Did things get better?
'Tony Blair has used football to dress in the replica shirt of ordinary blokishness - but his government's handling of major sporting issues has been indecisive and inept.'
'Men Only depends on cartoon cliches of emasculation: impotence, a low sperm count, a female boss, an unfaithful wife, a disapproving father.'
The former Bishop of Edinburgh: 'The election is a bit like an Olympic Games - only you've got paraplegics battling against truly able-bodied athletes, rather than a contest of equals.'
The infantile election - top 10 gimmicks; Getting arsy with the voters; It's a long way to...Harlow
'This is the age of landslide-lite, when you can have an avalanche in the virtual world of parliamentary politics that leaves life pretty much untouched in the real world below.'
The unleashing of market forces and the politicisation of health have generated increased consumer demand on health services - while eroding the spirit of public service that sustained the old NHS.
The Euro-ban on phthalates is a dangerous sign of the times.
The most important election in history?; Guilt trips; Lower education
The government should take politics out of family life; provide universal access to childcare; give parents a break during the school holidays; and allow teachers to teach and parents to parent.
Drop the non-artistic utilitarian criteria; invest in collections; value and trust curators' expertise; value and trust the audience.
As GPs highlight a 'crisis' in their profession, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick makes some positive suggestions for improving the health service.
An end to fragmentation and divisions; long-term national planning; improvements to infrastructure; an overhaul of inner-city transport.
Stop treating over-65's as automatically dependent; scrap the fixed retirement age; and do more for the dependent elderly.
spiked's first-time non-voter turns 21 on election day. Here's what she wants from the government.
The government should: aid the provision of an infrastructure; resist restrictions on mobile phone masts; stop treating ISPs as publishers; review intellectual property rights; stop eroding our privacy online; and recognise that IT will not solve the problems of education.
Focus teachers on teaching their subjects; separate education from training for work; teach children what's good for them, not what they are thought to be good at.
In supporting the development of science and medicine, political leaders should get on a platform and argue the need to put humans first.
To help build a more advanced world, the government should stop hiding behind 'precaution' and 'participation', and encourage scientists to experiment and to think big.
Defend free expression without qualification; scrap English libel law; distinguish between words and deeds.
Politicians who say they are pro-choice on abortion should argue that abortion is a fact of life, and for the reform of abortion law. Women should have access to abortion as early as possible and as late as necessary.
Kick politics out of football; kick football out of politics.
Policymakers should make public space more public, for both young and old; encourage local people to resolve local problems; and foster an environment where individuals can relate to one another without a third party.
As the phoney war ends, the battle begins to determine how life in Britain will really be during Tony Blair's second term.
Governments concerned about teenage sex and pregnancy should face the facts, and look for practical - not moral - solutions.
Even before the stories about vote rigging, politicians' interest in postal voting was corrupt.
Why I resisted the temptation to spoil my ballot paper on election day.
The attempt to plunder history for pat explanations for low turnout doesn't work. Here's why.
Politicians concerned about young people's disengagement from politics should talk politics, practise politics, and allow politics to be taught.
'The doctrine that all people want is something to yak about in the queue at Starbucks is convenient for TV executives.'
The Football Association (FA) and the Home Office are trying to re-brand the English football fan by diktat
The newspapers' leaders give you a sense of Labour being the least bad of a very bad bunch, rather than a great choice for Britain.
The new consumer activism, carried out in the name of 'the People', is really elitist networking that thrives on political apathy.
BBC's Panorama has claimed that airlines refused to assist research into the relationship between deep-vein thrombosis and flying. An old cover-up - or a new panic?
One study claims that the risk of developing deep-vein thrombosis on long journeys is up to 40 percent higher than has previously been thought. Really?
We might never know exactly why some voters in Oldham supported the BNP - because the whole affair has been a debate-free zone.
Revenge often makes good cinema - but it's a bit pathetic 60 years after the fact.
Is Rome's SS Lazio really the race-hate capital of football? Dominic Standish reports from Italy.
There's more to life than making a living. So why is the government so obsessed with work?
The remarkable thing about Startup.com, a new documentary chronicling the rise and fall of an internet startup, is the climate that made this story possible.
Postnatal depression is assumed to be on the rise, and scarce medical resources are being marshalled to deal with the problem. But how will this help new mothers?
'If not for the star turn by Peter 'Gloria Gaynor' Mandelson, election night TV would have been very dull indeed.'
Voxpolitics 'Internet election postmortem': the failures weren't online, but on the ground.
'I don't consider myself to be a football addict, just somebody who likes to watch, play, discuss, read and write about football. I'm in control. Honest.'
'Doctors and nurses should blow the whistle on New Labour's plans to give yellow and red cards to violent patients.'
Far from wrecking the Gothenburg summit, the riots did the EU a favour.
Behind all the discussion of a ceasefire and a peace deal in the Middle East, the bombing, shooting and stone-throwing will go on.
Daniel Ben-Ami's 'Cowardly Capitalism': a refreshing and much-needed riposte to the new impulse for economic restraint.
England's Greatest Living Restaurant Critic dishes up a dinner menu for 12.
Are we smothering our kids with care?
That Gracie, the survivor of the Jodie and Mary Siamese twins, is doing well and returning home to Gozo with her parents shows that the judges' decision in this case was right. But it does not alter the fact that judges should not make these decisions.
Museums have to modernise to survive, says a former head of web projects at London's Victoria and Albert.
'Singing for your supper at Sarastro, while Closer to Heaven throws everything into the pot.'
A pensioner writes: 'What the cardiographer was really saying was that 999 out of a thousand having an angiogram had no ill effects. But still, I tensed up with apprehension.'
'Bush has tried to run the country as though the Clinton years did not exist: big mistake.'
Now that the election is over, what has happened to the parties' websites and online gimmicks?
Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, on fact, fiction and why 'there's more to Frank McCourt than feckin Frank McCourt'.
UK Chancellor Gordon Brown's call for schools to promote an enterprise culture is bad for education - and will not save business.
If friendships and communities didn't exclude people, would they even exist?
The kind of democracy advanced for Africa is democracy with the demos deliberately taken out.
The arguments in support of changing the rule on double jeopardy are remarkably thin, in contrast to the arguments against.
Why the lives of the boys who killed two-year-old James Bulger are still a national obsession.
Election 2001: the anti-political vote should worry the political establishment as much as the historically low turnout.
Complaining about cricket pitch invasions reveals more than a touch of the bad loser.
Can we all please turn our telescopes away from far-off Planet Tory and the amusing antics of its alien occupants? Back among the human beings here on Earth, there are important matters afoot.
How the dying Conservative Party is being kept alive by the UK media.
'Dance isn't a sport, so I'm not sure that a competition is the best way to exploit it.'
'Labour's pledge to bring about a "radical extension of sporting opportunities" in schools will be undermined by the banning of informal playground games.'
'The mob of vigilantes apparently ready to hunt down James Bulger's killers seems to be a creation, not of feelings on the ground in Merseyside, but of journalists in their offices in London.'
Are sunbathers really at risk of skin cancer - or are public health zealots turning a summer perk into a source of anxiety and fear?
El Morrean, Andalucia: a retirement village for wealth-less twenty-, thirty- and fortysomethings.
A scientist discovers that the pursuit of life and knowledge can sometimes be less than rational.
If it intrudes on somebody's privacy for the media to broadcast CCTV coverage, why does the media get the blame - and not Britain's 24-hour surveillance society?
Woodstock 2001: after 30 years of decay, hippie culture stands revealed as intensely conservative.
Blair might have Clinton's politics - but he still lacks the Clinton touch.
How anti-brand activists and alternative marketers are taking over the boardrooms.
Lord Evans, chairman of the strategic agency for museums and galleries, has attacked culture-by-target. But his alternative is more insidious.
However Slobodan Milosevic's trial at the Hague turns out, it will be highly questionable whether justice has been done.
'What is the justification for extending the powers of the Football (Disorder) Act? That there has been no trouble whatsoever.'
'The Sopranos is a cult show not only with mobsters, but also with psychotherapists.'
The British Medical Association's report 'Injury Prevention' puts safe living before...living.