January 2003

Patrick West Friday 3 January 2003 comments

No more heroes

The UK government gives honours to victims.

Dolan Cummings Friday 3 January 2003 comments

TV UK, 3 January

Chinese baby-eating is little more than Young British Art gone mad.

Ray Crowley Friday 3 January 2003 comments

2003 resolutions

Avoid well-meaning documentaries, take statistics and news headlines with a pinch of salt, and never mind the health warnings.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 3 January 2003 comments

Breaking psychiatry's chains

There is a need for new ways to make sense of madness.

Ed Barrett Friday 3 January 2003 comments

Joe Strummer and me

The deceased punk icon might not have changed the world, but he saved my life.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 3 January 2003 comments

Koreaing off the rails

How US foreign policy made a pariah of North Korea.

Mick Hume Friday 3 January 2003 comments

Why Blair wishes us a gloomy New Year

The UK prime minister's 2003 message is ripe for a time when political leadership is about promising nothing and delivering less.

Mick Hume Friday 3 January 2003 comments

Why Blair wishes us a gloomy New Year

The UK prime minister's 2003 message is ripe for a time when political leadership is about promising nothing and delivering less.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 3 January 2003 comments

Koreaing off the rails

How US foreign policy made a pariah of North Korea.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 3 January 2003 comments

Breaking psychiatry's chains

There is a need for new ways to make sense of madness.

Ray Crowley Friday 3 January 2003 comments

2003 resolutions

Avoid well-meaning documentaries, take statistics and news headlines with a pinch of salt, and never mind the health warnings.

Dolan Cummings Friday 3 January 2003 comments

TV UK, 3 January

Dolan Cummings

Patrick West Friday 3 January 2003 comments

No more heroes

The UK government gives honours to victims.

Mick Hume Monday 6 January 2003 comments

Gunning for easy targets

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Mick Hume Monday 6 January 2003 comments

Gunning for easy targets

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Sandy Starr Tuesday 7 January 2003 comments

We scare because we care

A government campaign to keep kids safe online risks putting their enjoyment of the internet in danger.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 7 January 2003 comments

Pie-in-the-sky policy

New Labour’s 'eye-catching initiatives' make the headlines when they fail.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 7 January 2003 comments

War games

Bush and Blair are making up their Iraq policy as they go along. That's what makes it so dangerous.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 7 January 2003 comments

Gangsta rap crap

Music doesn't turn kids into killers - nor can it make them all saints.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 7 January 2003 comments

War games

Bush and Blair are making up their Iraq policy as they go along. That's what makes it so dangerous.

Sandy Starr Tuesday 7 January 2003 comments

We scare because we care

A government campaign to keep kids safe online risks putting their enjoyment of the internet in danger.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 9 January 2003 comments

Childish things

Gangs of New York: not building America so much as playing private vicious games.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 9 January 2003 comments

Offside, 9 January

Football's 2002: missile-throwing, bankruptcy and the World Order is overthrown.

Ray Crowley Thursday 9 January 2003 comments

Shock troops

'Behavioural consultants' tell teachers how to recognise signs of boredom in their students.

Patrick West Thursday 9 January 2003 comments

Chickens chicken out on freedom

Why the Animal Liberation Front tried to liberate 7000 hens - and 150 of them died.

Barbara Hewson Thursday 9 January 2003 comments

Girls behaving badly

The dubious rape cases now reaching court call for a re-thinking of complainant anonymity.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 9 January 2003 comments

TV UK, 9 January

Ou Dede and his Daughters: reality TV has inherited the ethical dilemmas of anthropology, and vice versa.

Roger Bate and Richard Tren Thursday 9 January 2003 comments

Let us spray

The Stockholm Convention to reduce the use of chemicals like DDT will be a disaster for the developing world.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 9 January 2003 comments

Childish things

Gangs of New York: not building America so much as playing private vicious games.

Mick Hume Monday 13 January 2003 comments

Talking 'bout my degeneration

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Barbara Hewson Monday 13 January 2003 comments

The scourges of St Trinian's

Civil servants dressed as schoolgirls cause trouble in the Lord Chancellor's department.

Dan Frost Monday 13 January 2003 comments

The cost of free software

What you win and lose with Linux.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 14 January 2003 comments

Gone to the blogs

Weblogging is fun, but it’s no journalistic revolution.

Daniel Ben-Ami Tuesday 14 January 2003 comments

Deflation: inflated concerns

Why have falling prices in the world economy led to prophecies of doom?

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 14 January 2003 comments

Who's got a dirty mind?

Pete Townshend says that he accessed child pornography to be a 'vigilante' against paedophilia. That's pretty sick, too.

Allison Felus Tuesday 14 January 2003 comments

8 Miles and counting

Eminem's debut film is good - but why didn't the director take his star's advice and 'lose himself'?

Julian Grenier Thursday 16 January 2003 comments

Writing wrongs

A nursery teacher reads between the lines of the UK government's confused National Literacy Strategy.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 16 January 2003 comments

Offside, 16 January

Lee Bowyer's pursuers will not rest until he has been hounded out of football.

Patrick West Thursday 16 January 2003 comments

Witch-hunting the unwitting

The new high priests of anti-racism want to exorcise our demons.

Helene Guldberg Thursday 16 January 2003 comments

The Lomborg Inquisition

The latest attack on 'Skeptical Environmentalist' Bjørn Lomborg shows how risk consciousness has become an orthodoxy that we aren't allowed to question.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 16 January 2003 comments

TV UK, 16 January

There's more to good cop shows than shaky camera work.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 17 January 2003 comments

NPT: a destructive agreement

What has the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty done for world peace lately? Absolutely nothing.

Josie Appleton Monday 20 January 2003 comments

Making an exhibition of museums

The Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries aims to create buzz about projects that aim to create buzz.

Mick Hume Monday 20 January 2003 comments

I was a teenage Walton Hopper

Was the Walton Hop really a paedophile’s paradise? Ex-Hopper Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Mick Hume Monday 20 January 2003 comments

Moral cowardice - what hawks and doves have in common

There is little evidence of either war fever or anti-war fervour in America or Britain.

Bruno Waterfield Wednesday 22 January 2003 comments

Imposing 'parallel lives'

How the concept of 'institutionalised racism' leads to estrangement, division and confusion.

Mick Hume Wednesday 22 January 2003 comments

Too scared to fight...

...and too scared not to fight. spiked editor Mick Hume on the Iraqi crisis, in The Times (London).

Barbara Hewson Thursday 23 January 2003 comments

Fetishising images

Viewing child pornography is coming to be equated with criminal responsibility for rape. This has worrying implications for liberty and the law.

Brian Thomas Thursday 23 January 2003 comments

Seeds of the future

When it comes to GM crops, Europe could learn a lot from the developing world.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 23 January 2003 comments

Offside, 23 January

Michael Owen's gambling vice almost made him appealing - until he went and spoilt it.

Patrick West Thursday 23 January 2003 comments

Getting carried away

The London Mayor goes for the school run; and the Commission for Racial Equality shows its obsession with colour.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 23 January 2003 comments

These boots were made for talking about

Why soldiers' concerns about their inadequate kits are hitting the headlines in the UK.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 23 January 2003 comments

TV UK, 23 January

Kenyon's investigation of the state of the London Underground fails to go deep.

Ray Crowley Thursday 23 January 2003 comments

Holy War in north London

A Finsbury Park resident on her extreme neighbours.

Helen Groom Thursday 23 January 2003 comments

A temporary vocation

Is teaching just another job - and should it be?

Helen Groom Thursday 23 January 2003 comments

Fees and me

London students talk about paying for higher education.

Mick Hume Monday 27 January 2003 comments

Culture of the loser

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 28 January 2003 comments

The other war

Europe's dispute with America is not all about Iraq.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 28 January 2003 comments

Why vocational GCSEs won't work

Making the UK curriculum for 14- to 19-year-olds more ‘relevant’ will only make pupils more bored. A teacher writes.

Kathryn Ecclestone Tuesday 28 January 2003 comments

Lifelong learning: education or therapy?

A lecturer assesses the demoralisation of post-16 education in the UK.

Sandy Starr Tuesday 28 January 2003 comments

Unleashing the net

IPv6: addressing the address issue.

Neil Davenport Tuesday 28 January 2003 comments

Stupid white self-loathing

White commentators are suffering from the honky blues.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 28 January 2003 comments

Nothing goes

Even before the Tube accident, UK transport policy was to stop people from travelling.

Allison Felus and Toby Marshall Thursday 30 January 2003 comments

More than a Holocaust movie

Two reviewers heard Roman Polanski strike different notes in The Pianist.

Ray Crowley Thursday 30 January 2003 comments

Sperm wars

Children who want to know 'where they came from' don't need to know the name of their mother's sperm donor.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 30 January 2003 comments

TV UK, 30 January

Torso in the Thames showed police and documentary-makers possessed with 'muti murder' fetish.

Bill Durodié Thursday 30 January 2003 comments

A state of dis-union

President Bush's speech showed up the lack of ambition in modern America.

Patrick West Thursday 30 January 2003 comments

Pitched battles

In the noughties, Britain's most magnificent export is sport-related fighting.

Helene Guldberg Friday 31 January 2003 comments

The missed lesson of the Climbie inquiry

Child protection officials are so obsessed with seeing abuse everywhere that they miss it when it is under their noses.