June 2003

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 3 June 2003 comments

Hiding behind the weapons

Why is the anti-war lobby obsessed with the coalition's pre-war evidence rather than the postwar debacle?

Ellie Lee Tuesday 3 June 2003 comments

Pathologising childbirth

Treating labour as a trauma does not help new mothers.

Geoffrey Hollis Tuesday 3 June 2003 comments

'Natural' isn't better

It's time to dish some dirt on the myths about organic food.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Wednesday 4 June 2003 comments

Signing away the NHS

Doctor-patient contracts replace treatment and trust with surveillance and suspicion.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 4 June 2003 comments

Taking creativity to task

A new book by Barbican director John Tusa gives the lie to the UK government's assertion that 'everyone is creative'.

Hugo Rifkind Wednesday 4 June 2003 comments

We're all conspiracy theorists now

Brits are closer to those Rocky Mountain nutters than we like to admit.

Mick Hume Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

People don't believe Blair - or anybody else

Public mistrust has become an automatic, unthinking response.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

Weapons of self-destruction

The WMD debacle is a crisis of the British elite's own making.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

Reader, I disparaged him

How cynicism poisoned the romantic dream.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

TV UK, 5 June

The producers of Big Brother are only mildly nefarious compared with the politicians who fawn over them.

Munira Mirza Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

Cultural degeneration

Will the Capital of Culture award regenerate run-down Liverpool?

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

Offside, 5 June

Sufferers of End of Season Affective Disorder should discover life outside the stadium.

Jeremy Hazlehurst Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

Democracy by default?

Twaddle over the EU constitution misreads the continent's muddled history.

James Heartfield Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

Capital of Complaints

Liverpool's unique cultural signature dwells on a sense of victimhood.

Patrick West Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

Life choices

Smoking saves lives, hunting kills foxes, and things were never better in the old days.

Paul Reeves Thursday 5 June 2003 comments

Modified discussion

An attendee at the UK government's first 'public debate' on GM food came away none the wiser.

Bruno Waterfield Tuesday 10 June 2003 comments

E-who?

The draft European Constitution reveals a deep political malaise at the heart of the EU.

Neil Davenport Tuesday 10 June 2003 comments

Looking back in anger

John Harris, author of The Last Party, on New Labour's fleeting flirtation with Britpop

David Chandler Tuesday 10 June 2003 comments

What Kinnock did next

Why are Western politicians restyling themselves as global advocates for those 'without a voice'?

Josie Appleton Tuesday 10 June 2003 comments

Copping out

The UK Home Office is going global in its search for police constables.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 11 June 2003 comments

Everybody's war

The 'Roadmap to Peace' has transformed the Middle East into a platform for international posturing. Update, 13 June: The peace process and violence go hand-in-hand.

Alex Standish Wednesday 11 June 2003 comments

Every loser wins

Competitive sport has been chased out of Britain's schools.

Emily Jackson Wednesday 11 June 2003 comments

Fertility treatment: abolish the 'welfare principle'

People seeking fertility treatment in the UK should have the freedom to decide to conceive.

Mick Hume Thursday 12 June 2003 comments

Why Fergie's out of favour

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the David Beckham transfer tiff.

Julian Grenier Friday 13 June 2003 comments

Nursing suspicion

A climate of fear and paranoia is making men wary of joining the childcare profession.

Colin Berry Friday 13 June 2003 comments

Risky living

Why do we fear things that are as rare as getting struck by lightning?

Duleep Allirajah Friday 13 June 2003 comments

Offside, 13 June

Britain is plagued by BSE: Beckham Speculation Ennui.

Patrick West Friday 13 June 2003 comments

Flagging up difference

Putting some black in the Union Jack would cause more problems than it would solve.

Dolan Cummings Friday 13 June 2003 comments

TV UK, 13 June

Gang Wars: believing the bullshit bragging of adolescents.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 17 June 2003 comments

Pickling the Nineties

The new Saatchi Gallery preserves the near past in formaldehyde.

James Malone Tuesday 17 June 2003 comments

Bashing the bosses for the wrong reasons

Vilified as vulgar, greedy and selfish - who'd want to be a CEO?

Martyn Perks Tuesday 17 June 2003 comments

Computing communities

Software geeks are turning into social engineers.

Graham Barnfield Tuesday 17 June 2003 comments

Big Brother - why bother?

The annual Big Brother row is becoming a summer fixture, like football transfer speculation and rainy barbecues.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 19 June 2003 comments

Harry Potter and The Meaning of Life

Our obsession with the boy wizard reveals the dark side of cultural infantilism.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 19 June 2003 comments

Occupational hazards

Iraq 2003 is a world away from Germany 1945.

Josie Appleton Thursday 19 June 2003 comments

Spinning the constitution

Why Blair's separation of the powers was a hash job.

Damian Byrne Thursday 19 June 2003 comments

Special measures

Will the disabled Olympics cure modern Ireland's ills?

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 19 June 2003 comments

Offside, 19 June

The pros and cons of pre-match Eminem.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 19 June 2003 comments

TV UK, 19 June

The writer of State of Play appeals to 'the paranoid nature of the British public'.

John Gillott Tuesday 24 June 2003 comments

IVF babies: life chances

The birth of IVF ‘saviour sibling’ Jamie Whitaker in the USA should prompt the UK to re-think how it regulates fertility treatment.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 24 June 2003 comments

Phoney friends

Why are we getting intimate with our mobiles?

James Harkin Tuesday 24 June 2003 comments

Big Brother and the ballot box

Text voting won't resuscitate the body politic.

Mick Hume Tuesday 24 June 2003 comments

Who wants a stress-free life?

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 24 June 2003 comments

Gangsta pantomime

Eminem's critics take him far more seriously than he takes himself.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 25 June 2003 comments

Permanent rebellion

Crisis is a way of life for Blairism.

Sandy Starr Wednesday 25 June 2003 comments

Spam: put a lid on it

The proposed cures for email spam are often worse than the disease.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 25 June 2003 comments

Weight watchers

Greg Critser's Fat Land blows the obesity issue out of proportion.

Austin Williams Wednesday 25 June 2003 comments

Don't trip and drive

The UK Department for Transport gets groovy for Glastonbury.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 27 June 2003 comments

After Majar al-Kabir

Why the deaths of six British soldiers in Iraq caused such a storm at home.

Mick Hume Friday 27 June 2003 comments

Down with the 'slippery slope' argument

The prevalence of this nonsense speaks volumes about society’s loss of faith in the human subject.

Kevin Yuill Friday 27 June 2003 comments

Multiple division

Whatever the problems with affirmative action in the USA, the campaign against it is more damaging.

Dolan Cummings Friday 27 June 2003 comments

TV UK, 27 June

From Wimbledon to Damascus: weathering TV's summer schedule.

Patrick West Friday 27 June 2003 comments

Losing its religion

The Church of England has become Britain’s most openly divided public institution.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 30 June 2003 comments

Dodgy dispute

Is Alastair Campbell so all-powerful that he can dupe ministers and start wars?

Mick Hume Monday 30 June 2003 comments

A right royal Charlie

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).