spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the inquest into the death of Princess Di.
By going public about every potential terror threat, America and Britain are fostering a climate of paranoia.
The government should stop trying to improve people's health by telling them how to live their lives.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).
The Tory leader copies the words of great American leaders - and captures so little of their spirit.
A cultural anthropologist offers a counter-narrative to the infamous story of US government scientists allowing black men to suffer from untreated syphilis.
Blair and Livingstone deserve each other.
Why are so many people living their lives through their ancestors?
The world's biggest search engine is slated and feted for the wrong reasons.
Reflections on football's Annus horribilis.
The airline industry has been forced to the frontline in the 'war on terror'.
Lord Winston's cowboy child psychology.
Britain's 'battle royal' over tuition fees is a pseudo-clash between a defensive government and its cowardly critics.
The suspicions that lurk beneath the UK's salmon panic.
How did a silly, smarmy TV presenter get to pose as a martyr for free speech?
The cooling of national passions reveals the real reason why the Elgin Marbles belong in Bloomsbury.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the crusade against the spectre of child porn.
Kilroy-Silk and the limits of populist punditry.
OSCE monitors now deem elections 'irregular' if people vote for the 'wrong' parties.
Having accepted the marketisation of higher education, critics of top-up fees have lost the argument.
A new book by US legal theorist Jeffrey Rosen explains how risk-aversion threatens our freedom, technology, and security.
Kilroy, darts, and the respectable working class.
Medical practice should not be reorganised in response to its only ever serial killer.
Battles of ideas will have to be won on Earth to make people feel positive about going to Mars.
The UK government's Human Tissue Bill will benefit nobody.
Wall of Silence: a two-dimensional docudrama, but it works.
The NSPCC's new 'Someone To Turn To' campaign will poison family relations, says the author of Paranoid Parenting.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on society's celebration of the animal and denigration of the human.
What's driving the UK government's decision to ditch anonymity for sperm donors? Not the wishes of parents or donors, or the best interests of children.
Why the Cuban camp has become an asset to the anti-war movement.
Again the UK authorities find no evidence that mobile phones are a threat to health - and again they warn us to be cautious anyway.
What kind of message does the UK's fortification of its overseas missions send to the world - and to terrorists?
New year's eve in New York - how risk-aversion turns pleasure into a chore.
Nietzsche's racist sister gave him his bad reputation.
The battle scenes in Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster are superb - so long as you ignore their moral message.
It would only be a triumph for the Cynicism Party and another setback for any prospect of radical change.
Dutch intelligence expert Cees Wiebes tells how America allowed Iran to provide the Bosnian Muslims with weapons and Mujihadeen - and why so few in the Western media reported it.
Why millions of Britons have made the 'sicky' into a way of life.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on how silly celebs have filled the gap where public life used to be.
Is a 13-year-old surfer's recovery from a horrific shark attack a blow to therapists peddling victimhood?
Doug Henwood discusses his new book, After the New Economy.
As the coalition finds no 'shiny, pointy things' in Iraq, everyone is dodging responsibility for the decision to invade.
With official equivocation over animal experiments, it isn't surprising that plans for a world-class primate research lab at Cambridge have been axed.
Two thousand UK families are suing the NHS over the removal and retention of deceased family members' body parts - but do they have a case?
A breast cancer specialist questions the wisdom of the UK government’s screening programme.
Why the UK government has trouble drawing the line on drugs.
When the body that regulates UK fertility treatment asks 'what are fathers for?', it is really questioning the point of parents.
Anti-globalisation protesters hate landmines - but what will they make of a genetically modified landmine detector?
Mentioning the N-word has become a cowardly way of shutting down debate.
With its low-key focus on the developing world, the World Summit on the Information Society suffered from a poverty of ideas.
Those who pinned their hopes on the Hutton Inquiry have pulled off the remarkable achievement of making the Blair government look good.
The BBC is a broadcaster, not a political opposition.
Law lords should not judge what reporters can and cannot say.
Two documentaries on the miners' strike give a window on another age.