November 2003

Mick Hume Monday 3 November 2003 comments

Listless Britain

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on our obsession with making lists.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 4 November 2003 comments

Royale with sleaze

There is more to the House of Windsor's crisis than what the butler saw.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 4 November 2003 comments

Virtual history

How can a website about Islamic civilisation hope to bridge Britain's ethnic divisions?

Rob Lyons Tuesday 4 November 2003 comments

Ship of doom?

Why the passengers aboard Aurora have been left all at sea.

Kevin Yuill Thursday 6 November 2003 comments

Euthanasia in Europe: a morbid debate

Death is no answer to the problems of life.

Rob Lyons Thursday 6 November 2003 comments

Weighing the arguments

Obesity is not the public health enemy that many claim.

Graham Barnfield Thursday 6 November 2003 comments

Cultural Depression

Seabiscuit and Dogville give differing views of 1930s America.

Ivan Eland Thursday 6 November 2003 comments

Occupational shifts

Handing responsibility for Iraq from the Pentagon to the White House could end up inflaming the violence.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 6 November 2003 comments

TV UK, 6 November

Bye bye Brookside.

Patrick West Thursday 6 November 2003 comments

Leaves on the whine

Our train tracks are not the first in history to suffer from fallen foliage.

Timandra Harkness Thursday 6 November 2003 comments

The Viagra Myth

A new book suggests that when it comes to problems with sex, we're looking for solutions in the wrong place.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 7 November 2003 comments

War - what was it for?

It will take more than cookies and speeches to boost coalition troops' morale.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 11 November 2003 comments

UK public: 'Let parents decide what to feed their kids'

Over 90 percent of people think that it should be parents, rather than the government or food industry, who decide the best food for their children - and nobody thinks that we need more government information about nutrition, finds a new spiked/YouGov poll.

Josie Appleton Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

Playing the ID card

The British government is introducing ID cards because it feels that its citizens are strangers.

Conrad Lichtenstein Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

Evaluating the farm-scale trials

The GM trials set a worrying precedent for other new agricultural technologies.

John Conroy Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

A time to reap

The Brazilian government's compromise on GM soya has sowed conflict and confusion.

Mick Hume Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

Ghost ship scare holds no water

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Daniel Ben-Ami Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

'Debt addiction': don't buy it

It's not weak-willed consumers but a weak economy that is to blame for Britain's rising debt.

Mick Hume Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

The more they talk about 'choice', the less we get

Whether it's selecting the sex of their baby or smoking in public, people should have the right to make the 'wrong' choices.

Pete Smith Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

Taxing flight

In the name of saving the world, environmentalists want to stop air travellers from seeing it.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

TV UK, 13 November

A prostitute catches Louis Theroux faking it.

Patrick West Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

Getting the cross in a twist

In the Church Of England, the gay issue has outed some odd arguments.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 13 November 2003 comments

Offside, 13 November

The crisis at the other Palace.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 14 November 2003 comments

Is Iraq the new Vietnam?

Why the memory of Vietnam is haunting both coalition supporters and critics in Iraq.

Jennie Bristow Friday 14 November 2003 comments

Gay times

What's behind society’s rampant homophilia?

Mick Hume Monday 17 November 2003 comments

Rugby and union?

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the search for some sort of national identity in everything from ID cards to sport.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 17 November 2003 comments

Bush-bashing in the UK

What's so special about this US president?

Mick Hume Wednesday 19 November 2003 comments

Anti-Bush protests: the personal is not political

President Bush has become the symbol of one minority it is deemed politically correct to hate.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

Bring down Hodge - but not for this

The disturbing case of the UK children's minister and the offended abuse victim.

Josie Appleton Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

A 'socially responsible' flutter

The UK government's proposals for reforming the gambling industry will place a regulatory hand on every card dealt.

Martyn Perks Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

What iCan can't do

The BBC's new website will not build community or rescue democracy.

Penny Lewis Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

Fraser Inquiry: a costly investigation

Poking around in the foundations of the Holyrood building will undermine the Scottish Parliament even further.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

TV UK, 20 November

It's tough being 14 on Channel 4.

Patrick West Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

Trying is easy

Rugby union is England's methadone football, a substitute for our inability to get our fix of the real thing.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

Offside, 20 November

Offside readers find the game boring, hate the song and don't understand the rules - so why will they be glued to the rugby World Cup final?

James Heartfield Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

After the New Economy

Doug Henwood's new book explains the real world trends behind complex economic statistics.

Josie Appleton Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

Conceptual art

What's the idea?

Tamsin Francis Thursday 20 November 2003 comments

Sex, death (and art)

Many visitors were left unmoved by the 'Stomach Turner Prize'.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 24 November 2003 comments

'Revolution' from without

For all the talk of people power, it was international meddling that drove the weekend's events in Georgia.

Tiffany Jenkins Monday 24 November 2003 comments

Burying the evidence

A report by the UK government's 'Human Remains Working Group' shrouds history in mystery, to the detriment of science.

James Heartfield Monday 24 November 2003 comments

Said's legacy

The London Review of Books hosts a memorial debate on Palestinian scholar Edward Said.

Mick Hume Monday 24 November 2003 comments

Terrorising ourselves

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on how our vulnerable society risks doing al-Qaeda's dirty work for it.

Chris Gilligan Wednesday 26 November 2003 comments

Assembly of what?

Northern Ireland's elections expose the political void.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 26 November 2003 comments

Chattering classes

A national 'talk-in' between New Labour and the public will mean that even less of substance is said.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 26 November 2003 comments

Chattering classes

A national 'talk-in' between New Labour and the public will mean that even less of substance is said.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 27 November 2003 comments

Michael Jackson: Get Real

Child abuse allegations have become today's preferred form of celebrity-bashing. That's bad.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 27 November 2003 comments

TV UK, 27 November

Celebrities, gods and the Baghdad Blogger.

Tony Gilland Thursday 27 November 2003 comments

Bird-brained theories

Is modern farming chasing birds from the hedgerows?

Patrick West Thursday 27 November 2003 comments

Danger, mouse

How does one prepare for the transition from vegetarianism to meat-eating? By learning to kill vermin.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 27 November 2003 comments

Offside, 27 November

It's time to return from Planet Rugby.

Bill Durodié Thursday 27 November 2003 comments

Phone alarm

A new book examines how the culture of precaution shaped public fears over mobile phones.

Rob Lyons Friday 28 November 2003 comments

Try again

Rugby is not a panacea for all of England's ills.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 28 November 2003 comments

Does al-Qaeda exist?

Not in the way that we think, say some terrorism experts.

Jennie Bristow Friday 28 November 2003 comments

Queen's Speech: A personal problem

With all the talk about top-up fees, nobody mentions that the UK government wants to interfere with our babies, run our relationships and worry about our dead bodies.