February 2003

Dolan Cummings Monday 3 February 2003 comments

TV UK, 3 February

The Rotters' Club: never mind nostalgia.

Mick Hume Monday 3 February 2003 comments

After Columbia: why we must still boldly go

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 4 February 2003 comments

Six weeks for Saddam...again

It's another final countdown.

Virginia Hume Tuesday 4 February 2003 comments

'Every bruise now means an investigation'

Social Services is failing abused children, because it is too busy scrutinising ordinary families. A child protection officer talks to Virginia Hume.

Ruth Chenoweth Tuesday 4 February 2003 comments

Sparking interest in science

While children hunger for truth and beauty, the UK government's new pilot science curriculum feeds them a soup of media-driven issues.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 6 February 2003 comments

Offside, 6 February

Heaven forbid that Celtic and Rangers should dampen their sectarian hatreds.

Patrick West Thursday 6 February 2003 comments

Reclaim the streets

Fear of muggers encourages teenagers to try their luck.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 6 February 2003 comments

TV UK, 6 February

The 20 Things To Do Before You're 30 aren't the things Alexander the Great did.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 6 February 2003 comments

Powell doesn't wow

America's evidence against Iraq is so last year.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 6 February 2003 comments

A Thriller documentary?

Bashir's revelation: Michael Jackson is a little bit strange.

Alan Miller Thursday 6 February 2003 comments

Too risky to ski?

Doing the white stuff in Colorado.

Barbara Hewson Friday 7 February 2003 comments

Sex, crime and seduction

The new Sexual Offences Bill could screw us all.

Ed Barrett Monday 10 February 2003 comments

On the defensive

In the run-up to Saturday's anti-war demo, the UK government has managed to look both arrogant and insecure.

Mick Hume Monday 10 February 2003 comments

English cricket: running scared

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Dennis Hayes Monday 10 February 2003 comments

The case for corporate universities

It's not the source of university funding that should concern academics, but the strings attached to it by the state.

James Woudhuysen Monday 10 February 2003 comments

Air cares

Awareness-raisers about flying and blood clots raise public anxiety sky-high.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 12 February 2003 comments

Why Bush and bin Laden need each other

To keep the terror talk alive.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 12 February 2003 comments

A licence to indoctrinate

The BBC's 'Hitting Home' season dresses up official myths about domestic violence in salacious TV programmes. Is this public service broadcasting?

Josie Appleton Wednesday 12 February 2003 comments

The numbers don't lie?

Domestic violence researchers seem to want women to live up to their statistics.

Neil Davenport Wednesday 12 February 2003 comments

The perversion of privacy

Today's uptight society is relaxed about sex - so long as it is viewed in public.

Tiffany Jenkins Thursday 13 February 2003 comments

Vote No to baby ballots

Giving parents extra votes wouldn't solve the 'democratic deficit' - but it would damage democracy.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 13 February 2003 comments

TV UK, 13 February

ITV flogs a dead ghost in Second Coming.

Patrick West Thursday 13 February 2003 comments

Last orders on Craggy Island

Health fanaticism is doing as much as market capitalism to destroy the 'old' Ireland.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 13 February 2003 comments

Offside, 13 February

Message for the Aussies: friendly football internationals mean nothing to us.

Sandy Starr Thursday 13 February 2003 comments

The end of the space race?

The different reactions to the Challenger disaster in 1986 and the Columbia explosion in 2003 show changing visions of life on Earth.

Ray Crowley Thursday 13 February 2003 comments

Going Dutch

Uptight tourists get stoned on freedom in Amsterdam.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 18 February 2003 comments

A festival of frustration

London's demo confirmed that being anti-war has become a respectable pursuit.

Dominic Standish Tuesday 18 February 2003 comments

No peace in the piazza

In Italy, anti-war protesters' big disagreement with the government is over how best to subdue Iraq. Dominic Standish reports from Rome.

Mick Hume Tuesday 18 February 2003 comments

Meacher the preacher

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Rob Lyons Tuesday 18 February 2003 comments

All quiet on the protesting front

London's anti-war demo had lots of people making very little noise.

Helen Searls Tuesday 18 February 2003 comments

Sealing anxiety inside

An Englishwoman reports from Washington on the impact of America's 'orange alert'.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 19 February 2003 comments

The stay-home society

From congestion charging to terrorism scares to home-working, the message today is: don't go out.

Edmund King Wednesday 19 February 2003 comments

Driven to distraction

The executive director of the UK RAC Foundation examines solutions to the congestion question.

David Chandler Wednesday 19 February 2003 comments

Stopping asylum before it starts

The right to asylum in the UK is being transformed into the West's right to intervene abroad.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 19 February 2003 comments

Sun, sand...and saving the world?

Jim Butcher's new book urges the New Moral Tourist to take a break.

Jan Bowman Wednesday 19 February 2003 comments

Going for Golden Rice

Green protesters should stop caricaturing GM, and consider its benefits for the developing world.

Helene Guldberg Wednesday 19 February 2003 comments

Norway bombs away

From 'caring' to killing: Norway's new international role.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 21 February 2003 comments

Offside, 21 February

Crystal Palace's Black Sunday makes video replays tempting - but not that tempting.

Patrick West Friday 21 February 2003 comments

Dublin catches Yankophobia

Americans have replaced the English as Ireland's Public Enemy Number One.

Dolan Cummings Friday 21 February 2003 comments

TV UK, 21 February

Fat Boab offers camcorder footage of the London anti-war demo, while BBC2 gives us Holidays in the Axis of Evil.

Dolan Cummings Friday 21 February 2003 comments

TV UK, 21 February

Dolan Cummings

Stuart Derbyshire Sunday 23 February 2003 comments

AIDS in Africa: sense at last

New research explodes Western myths about HIV infection in Africa.

Mick Hume Monday 24 February 2003 comments

Dovish hawks and hawkish doves

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Mick Hume Tuesday 25 February 2003 comments

Sudan 1: a Pot Noodle of a panic

spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 25 February 2003 comments

Dangerous territory

Intervention is already tearing Iraq apart.

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 25 February 2003 comments

Hiding behind the UN

What's driving America's newfound enthusiasm for multilateral institutions?

Joanna Williams Tuesday 25 February 2003 comments

Selecting a narrow education

As New Labour cranks up its anti-grammar school campaign, a teacher asks - why now?

Sandy Starr Tuesday 25 February 2003 comments

Setting the Standard

James Ledbetter's Starving to Death on $200million gives a self-deprecating insight into dotcom decadence.

Norman Levitt Tuesday 25 February 2003 comments

Challenging Columbia

The shuttle programme was born, not to take man to the stars, but to keep NASA's post-Apollo budget from going down the tubes.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 27 February 2003 comments

The problem with the peace movement

It has never been anti-war - and now it marches against the spirit of political change.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 27 February 2003 comments

Gulf War meets Culture War

America's uncertainty about what it stands for has followed US forces to Iraq.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 27 February 2003 comments

TV UK, 27 February

Britain BC claims that the Romans robbed ancient Britons of 'our' self-esteem.

Patrick West Thursday 27 February 2003 comments

In praise of fast food

Food should be about sustenance for the body, not the soul.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 27 February 2003 comments

Offside, 27 February

It is to Fergie's credit that we still don't know the truth about The Boot.

Bill Durodié Thursday 27 February 2003 comments

Men without a mission

Soldiers don't just need equipment and orders - they also need a reason to fight.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 27 February 2003 comments

Non-domestic bliss

The Sanctuary Spa: central London’s solution to the day at home you never get.

Mick Hume Friday 28 February 2003 comments

A war in which there will be no winners

The Iraqi crisis is a self-inflicted one made in the USA and the West - and those who created it are likely to suffer the consequences.