April 2003

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 2 April 2003 comments

Friendly ire

Why death by friendly fire has become the big issue in Iraq.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 2 April 2003 comments

Non-Accountable Organisations

Who gives international NGOs the right to try to run the war?

Austin Williams Wednesday 2 April 2003 comments

Get on your bus

The message of the UK government's new transport policy: if the 'socially excluded' want to travel, they'd better have a good reason.

Jason Burton Wednesday 2 April 2003 comments

Open source chic

Is open source software a powerhouse for innovation or a playground for geeks?

Stuart Derbyshire Thursday 3 April 2003 comments

Viral scares

The overblown panic about SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) makes this Asia-bound traveller sick.

Mischa Moselle Thursday 3 April 2003 comments

The SARS farce

Fear, not disease, has put Hong Kong in quarantine.

Mick Hume Thursday 3 April 2003 comments

It’s a propaganda war, but not as we know it

This war is more about projecting a self-image than pursuing a strategic interest.

Phil Mullan Thursday 3 April 2003 comments

Don’t blame it on the bombs

Why do Western economists keep mentioning the war?

Jeremy Hazlehurst Thursday 3 April 2003 comments

Crashing the war debate

Is anti-war hacking any substitute for argument?

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 3 April 2003 comments

Offside, 3 April

Englanders are learning that not every continental coach with spectacles is a tactical genius.

Patrick West Thursday 3 April 2003 comments

Mock ye not

On transatlantic Puritanism, and Pink Floyd.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 3 April 2003 comments

TV UK, 3 April

Fat Girls and Feeders: an unpalatable documentary based on invented villains.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 4 April 2003 comments

Siege mentality

Coalition forces are 'storming towards Baghdad'. Just don't ask what they plan to do when they get there.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 7 April 2003 comments

Power trips

Do coalition forces want to take Baghdad, or to demonstrate that they can?

Josie Appleton Tuesday 8 April 2003 comments

Back to the UN, again

Can the United Nations reconstruct itself through rebuilding Iraq?

Stuart Derbyshire Tuesday 8 April 2003 comments

Pandemic of precaution

Life must not stop because of SARS.

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 8 April 2003 comments

Law - what is it good for?

The war on Iraq is not a matter for m'learned friends.

James Hurrell Tuesday 8 April 2003 comments

Playing anti-war politics

The Madness of George Dubya: good pantomime, shame about the satire.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 9 April 2003 comments

Working on parents

The UK government's new employment rights for parents could cause as many problems as they solve.

Mick Hume Wednesday 9 April 2003 comments

Sad Dad

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 9 April 2003 comments

Rewriting Basra

How did Britain's indecisive siege of Iraq's second city come to be seen as a brilliant military tactic?

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 10 April 2003 comments

Offside, 10 April

Halt the sermons about the pitfalls of football stardom and let Rooney savour his moment of glory.

Patrick West Thursday 10 April 2003 comments

Roots in the estuary

President George W Bush, that original Essex man.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 10 April 2003 comments

The mates game

Don't judge a man by the ethnic/sexual/religious mix of his friends.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 10 April 2003 comments

TV UK, 10 April

An Easter documentary suggests that Moses and St Paul were suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy.

Ray Crowley Thursday 10 April 2003 comments

Burger-lite

McDonalds' calorie-counting is the ruination of fast food.

Josie Appleton Thursday 10 April 2003 comments

Back to Baudrillard

The French philosopher's infamous assertion that the 1991 Gulf War 'did not take place' shines some light through the fog of Gulf War II.

Alex Gourevitch Thursday 10 April 2003 comments

Europe against Empire?

Scratch Chirac, and you find a Great Power trying to get out.

John Smith Thursday 10 April 2003 comments

London travel: what’s the plan?

The UK's capital lacks both the forethought and the political will to develop a decent transport infrastructure. An architect writes.

Josie Appleton Thursday 10 April 2003 comments

Back to Baudrillard

The French philosopher's infamous assertion that the 1991 Gulf War 'did not take place' shines some light through the fog of Gulf War II.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 11 April 2003 comments

The sorry state of Iraq

A corrosive war makes for a messy peace.

Peter Smith Friday 11 April 2003 comments

Concorde and the mothballing of ambition

The problem isn't Concorde's retirement, but the fact that nothing even as good has been born since.

Mick Hume Monday 14 April 2003 comments

War in Iraq: a political stunt?

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 15 April 2003 comments

Searching for a mission, not just missiles

Why US forces are more desperate than ever to find Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 15 April 2003 comments

The missing million

Whatever happened to the anti-war movement?

Josie Appleton Tuesday 15 April 2003 comments

Villainous figures

In counting Saddam's atrocities, the coalition is employing some dodgy maths.

Josie Appleton Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

There is freedom - and there is 'Operation Iraqi Freedom'

Iraq is a mess because Iraqis played no part in their 'liberation'.

Josie Appleton Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

There is freedom - and there is ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’

Iraq is a mess because Iraqis played no part in their 'liberation'.

Tana Dineen Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

Hearts, minds and missiles

Was the USA's 'Shock and Awe' campaign aimed at Iraqis, or the US public?

Ellie Lee Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

Debating ‘designer babies’

Personal reproductive choices should not be a matter for legal regulation.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

Next stop Syria?

America's tough talk over Syria is a displacement activity, fuelled by uncertainty over Iraq.

Rob Lyons Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

Survivor stories

From Little Ali to Private Jessica Lynch: the cynical search for a victim to define the image of Gulf War II.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

Offside, 17 April

England would benefit from losing a few more footballers to Spain or Italy.

Patrick West Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

In need of a Ruud awakening

The Champions League will founder because the teams don't hate each other enough.

Damian Byrne Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

Battle of the bottle

Ireland's PC politicians and pious pundits have declared war on booze.

Tessa Mayes Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

Courting celebrities

The Zeta Jones privacy case ends in confusion - and yet another restriction on free speech.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

TV UK, 17 April

War gets remade for TV.

Mark al Dulaimi Thursday 17 April 2003 comments

Regime changing

Western elites have never cared for democracy in Iraq.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 22 April 2003 comments

The legacy of Macpherson

The British elite has twisted the Stephen Lawrence tragedy into a morality play for our times.

Mick Hume Tuesday 22 April 2003 comments

Weapon of Moral Deliverance

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Philip Stott Tuesday 22 April 2003 comments

The limits of ‘green’ power

Linking UK energy policy with 'climate control' is starting to warp the agenda for no predictable gain.

Alan Miller Tuesday 22 April 2003 comments

Dreading the boards

From New York: experimental theatre that isn’t, and whatever happened to Chomsky?

Mick Hume Thursday 24 April 2003 comments

America’s identity crisis

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Mary Kate Dubuss Thursday 24 April 2003 comments

Pictures of ill-health

Canada's gruesome anti-smoking images have become a fashion accessory among American youth.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 24 April 2003 comments

Shia confusion

Is Islamic fundamentalism taking over Iraq?

Dolan Cummings Thursday 24 April 2003 comments

TV UK, 24 April

Coughs, sneezes and Major Fraud.

Josie Appleton Thursday 24 April 2003 comments

Iraq’s arbitrary administration

The problem with building an interim government.

Ray Crowley Thursday 24 April 2003 comments

Beastly zoos

A bank holiday guilt-trip to London Zoo.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 24 April 2003 comments

Offside, 24 April

Sheffield United's outspoken manager should keep talking.

Patrick West Thursday 24 April 2003 comments

Taking the biscuit

Protestants want to eat their Papist bread and have it too.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 25 April 2003 comments

Apocalypse from now on

SARS has become a blank screen on to which the world can project its fears.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 29 April 2003 comments

Motherhood studies

What has spawned the concern about graduates' breeding habits?

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 29 April 2003 comments

Defending the court of public opinion

English libel law is no way to resolve the conflict between Labour MP George Galloway and his accusers in the press.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 29 April 2003 comments

Cultural diversity: different strokes

Does cultural diversity policy benefit the arts?

Ken McLaughlin Tuesday 29 April 2003 comments

Registering distrust

It will take more than checklists and codes to restore public confidence in social workers.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 30 April 2003 comments

Northern Ireland’s war of words

Why the wording of an IRA statement brought political life to a standstill.

Alan Miller Wednesday 30 April 2003 comments

SOS: Scaring Our Selves

If the SARS panic wasn't so dangerous, it might make for a funny TV show.

Alan Cork Wednesday 30 April 2003 comments

Small world

Risk-aversion pursues the international conference circuit.

Todd Seavey Wednesday 30 April 2003 comments

Tackling chemophobia

The need to face facts, and not pander to prejudice.