Big Brother Africa is better than Big Brother Britain only because it's the first series rather than the fourth.
How has society come to be governed by the maxim 'better safe than sorry'?
What made foxhunting into a 'totemic' issue for the Labour backbenches?
The UK government's 'Civil Partnership' scheme for gay couples makes an institution of inequality.
George Monbiot's The Age of Consent is a caveman's manifesto.
How does Rude-eski's Wimbledon performance compare to the great tirades of history?
Email gangs come together - and go away again.
Why the boy David's transfer to Real Madrid got Britain grieving.
It is obvious that Alastair Campbell is behind the bomb plot in 24.
Confessions of a late-night graffiti-remover.
'The infrastructure of the arts is invisibly conditioned - there are many "keep out" signs. Arts organisations have to point out this discrimination.'
The UK government's proposed new offence of 'corporate killing' looks like a return to medieval law.
Britain needs proper employment opportunities for older people, not a government consultation on 'age discrimination'.
People think women are equal now - so why won't feminists believe them?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the UK government's war on fatty food and fags.
Why some people are staking their Being on their bellybutton ring.
When it comes to software development, the cathedral could be a better model than the bazaar.
A child abduction that wasn’t sparked an alert system that failed. How is this a 'brilliant success'?
Michael Wood's search for Shakespeare forgets that the bard went beyond his own biography.
Rock bands, empires and 'stupid Americans'.
Dominic Standish reports from Italy on why Europe failed to get Silvio Berlusconi's 'ironic joke'.
What's driving the British reaction against Guantanamo Bay?
And it's doing more damage than WMD.
Critics of the UK government’s roads policy say nothing radical, new...or even critical.
The UK government's commitment to wind power is an expensive gesture, at odds with the nation's needs.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).
In the latest clash over the evidence, both sides are passing the buck.
The UK government hopes ID cards will give the nation an identity.
Higher education has come to mean everything - except intellectual endeavour.
Students are encouraged to experience university challenges as traumas.
By linking to insubstantial and random content, personal websites are strangling search engines.
The Money Programme couldn't decide whether people are sick of McDonald's, or addicted to it.
Modern art requires the audience's reaction, but can't abide its judgement.
A barrister takes issue with the UK government's 'shock-and-awe' approach to domestic violence statistics.
The proposed changes to the law on domestic violence are degrading.
Summertime - and the pleasure police come out to play.
It is an achievement that a 'drama' of Philip Larkin's life is even remotely watchable.
How 'humanitarian intervention' made a world in which stateless terror could flourish.
Why Philip Larkin's private misdemeanours have become a public obsession.
Twenty20 is cricket for people who don't like cricket.
The NHS is treating 'low self-esteem' with tummy tucks.
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water...it is.
The killing of Uday and Qusay, and the photos to prove it, are the latest gestures in the coalition’s war of symbols.
Peter Pan-demonium, kidults, boomerang kids.... A sociologist examines the phenomenon of lost boys and girls hanging out on the edge of adulthood.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the fallout from the David Kelly affair.
Western intervention is inflaming tensions in the civil war.
spiked editor Mick Hume shines some light on the seasonal skin cancer scare, in The Times (London).
Giving British citizenship more trappings won't increase its value.
The expansion of negligence law throws personal responsibility out of the window.
The Human Rights Act is encouraging a culture of litigation. A solicitor writes.
One US documentary shows why it is imperative to pursue the truth - even in the ugliest situations.
A transcript from a radio item about the dangers of barbecues.
UNICEF's campaign against 'child traffic' is based on questionable evidence and a barely concealed contempt for people in the third world.
Regardless of the merits of the MMR jab, the ruling that two children must receive it against their mothers' wishes represents a worrying expansion of the law.
John Prescott's 'affordable housing' project should create decent homes where people want to live, rather than nasty soulless boxes that don’t disturb the weeds.
Nasser Hussain is seen as an outdated autocrat - but he put some steel back into English cricket.
Parents should be won around to MMR by medical argument, not legal injunction.
Tourists to Dublin have stopped vomiting into the Liffey.
Faultlines documents not so much the rise of religion as the demise of politics.
Could blogging MPs reinvigorate the electorate?
'Special needs' is not a medical reality, but an administrative device that harms children, argues a professor of childhood studies.