September 2003

Mick Hume Monday 1 September 2003 comments

Hutton and the celebrity victims

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 3 September 2003 comments

After Alastair

Far from heralding a 'return to real politics', Campbell's resignation has exposed an empty shell.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 3 September 2003 comments

Thinking outside the lunchbox

The Food Standards Agency should not be dispensing recipes for children's snacks and sandwiches.

Damian Byrne Wednesday 3 September 2003 comments

Ireland's noxious politics

The Irish authorities' anti-Sellafield campaign is based on dodgy claims and political opportunism.

Jennie Bristow Friday 5 September 2003 comments

Back to school

The new term brings out every insecurity about how we socialise our kids.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 5 September 2003 comments

Kelly's connections

If David Kelly was the peace-lover described by some in the anti-war movement, what was he doing hanging around with the New York Times' Judith Miller?

Joe Kaplinsky Friday 5 September 2003 comments

Near Earth, but far out

The mysterious government body that turned a distant asteroid into a global threat.

Dolan Cummings Friday 5 September 2003 comments

TV UK, 5 September

Sex, drugs and the BBC.

Patrick West Friday 5 September 2003 comments

For Cod's sake

Are fish 'steeped' in social intelligence and cultural traditions?

James Woudhuysen Friday 5 September 2003 comments

The future in 3G

Third-generation mobiles could boost production as well as consumption - if only network developers would develop them.

Mick Hume Monday 8 September 2003 comments

Conspiracy theories and political ignorance

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Helene Guldberg Tuesday 9 September 2003 comments

Leave those kids alone

The UK government's new child protection proposals treat all children like abuse victims.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 9 September 2003 comments

War-on-terror games

What did London's mock gas attack hope to achieve?

David Chandler Tuesday 9 September 2003 comments

The tyranny of law

The lessons of Bosnia for Iraq? That the 'rule of law' cannot be imposed from without.

Philip Cunliffe Tuesday 9 September 2003 comments

International rescue

Why are Balkan states with foreign troops on their own soil now joining peacekeeping missions abroad?

Piers Benn Tuesday 9 September 2003 comments

A picture protest

The grisly photos of aborted fetuses used by anti-abortion activists may be upsetting, but should they be banned?

Kathleen Richardson Tuesday 9 September 2003 comments

Man or machine?

MIT's humanoid robots showcase both human creativity and contemporary pessimism.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 11 September 2003 comments

TV UK, 11 September

On jumping London and sexing up Chaucer.

Mick Hume Thursday 11 September 2003 comments

The danger of making politics a dirty word

The problem is not 'total politics', but paralysis.

Patrick West Thursday 11 September 2003 comments

Mind the gap year

The amateur anthropologists who may have seen orang-utans in Borneo, but have never visited Wigan.

David Perks Thursday 11 September 2003 comments

Let's get Physical

In defence of separate science teaching in schools.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 11 September 2003 comments

Counting the minutes

The 45-minutes claim over Iraq's WMD has been spun by Blair's critics even more than by Blair himself.

Gemma Forest Thursday 11 September 2003 comments

Slaving away at it all

Work-life Balance Week: Choices? What choices?

Geoffrey Hollis Thursday 11 September 2003 comments

What's with Which?

The journal of the Consumers' Association chooses scares over science on the pesticide question.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 16 September 2003 comments

Pre-emptive inaction?

Fear of provoking terrorists is a cowardly basis on which to oppose war.

Ellie Lee Tuesday 16 September 2003 comments

Behind the 'smile'

Ultrasound pictures of 'smiling' fetuses do not provide an argument against a woman's right to choose.

Joe Kaplinsky Tuesday 16 September 2003 comments

Chemical reactions

The heightened concern about chemicals promotes myth-making over rational science.

Sandy Starr Tuesday 16 September 2003 comments

'The future was cancelled'

How the space age fell to Earth.

Mick Hume Wednesday 17 September 2003 comments

Unhealthy obsessions

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on mad media disease.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 18 September 2003 comments

Why are we surprised by war lies?

Those shocked by the 'sexed-up' evidence against Iraq appear to have forgotten about the twentieth century.

Helene Guldberg Thursday 18 September 2003 comments

After Anna

Even the traditionally inhibited Scandinavians have adopted Diana-style mourning rituals.

Josie Appleton Thursday 18 September 2003 comments

The Blaine game

The best way to make a magician in a box disappear is to ignore him.

James Heartfield Thursday 18 September 2003 comments

Dancing the Cancun

The third world rebellion at the WTO talks has its roots in London and Washington.

Andrew Calcutt Thursday 18 September 2003 comments

Hard Cash and soft men

What Johnny Cash means to the Nick Hornby generation.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 18 September 2003 comments

Offside, 18 September

Beckham should show more of his skills and less of his scars.

Patrick West Thursday 18 September 2003 comments

Is it coz I is Catholic?

Childhood beliefs do not maketh the man.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 18 September 2003 comments

TV UK, 18 September

Two new dramas fall for different kinds of love.

Mick Hume Monday 22 September 2003 comments

The abuse excuse

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the attempts to play a new get-out-of-jail card.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 23 September 2003 comments

Brent out of shape

The fallout from the Brent East by-election shows that it isn't only the government that is in crisis, but politics itself.

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 23 September 2003 comments

Blind spot

A driver hits a woman walking backwards in the middle of a busy carriageway - who's responsible?

Rob Lyons Tuesday 23 September 2003 comments

Shooting the messenger

A King's Fund report one-sidedly blames media bias for health panics.

William Davies Tuesday 23 September 2003 comments

Army ants

Modelling the US military on the 'self-organisation' of insects could prove suicidal.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 23 September 2003 comments

Behind closed doors

The latest campaign against domestic violence turns reality upside down. UPDATE, 26 September: Dawn raids and publicity stunts.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 26 September 2003 comments

Poseurs and parasites at the UN

President Bush and his critics are as bad as each other.

Sandy Starr Friday 26 September 2003 comments

Communication breakdown

Microsoft's chatroom shutdown won't protect children, but it might harm adults' freedoms.

David Wainwright Friday 26 September 2003 comments

Crazy nation?

The Sun's labelling of Frank Bruno as 'bonkers' was crass - but it's the notion that we're all mentally ill now that is really offensive.

Josie Appleton Friday 26 September 2003 comments

The 'fuzzy' party

What do the Liberal Democrats stand for? Party members in Brighton give mixed messages.

Patrick West Friday 26 September 2003 comments

Something less boring instead

Last of the Summer Wine, Blind Date, David Kelly's suicide....why they are all TV turn-offs.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 26 September 2003 comments

Offside, 26 September

Those offended by post-match melees should follow tennis instead.

Dolan Cummings Friday 26 September 2003 comments

TV UK, 26 September

John Pilger got up the pro-war lobby's nose, but failed to get under its skin.

Patrick Marmion Friday 26 September 2003 comments

The joy of political incorrectitude

Two new London plays delight in slaying PC cows.

Mick Hume Monday 29 September 2003 comments

Scared of the dark?

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on Italy's blackout.