March 2004

Mick Hume Monday 1 March 2004 comments

Making a racial joke out of politics

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on Britain's all-party spot-the-racist-joke contest.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 2 March 2004 comments

After Aristide

Humanitarian forces are tearing Haiti apart.

Sandy Starr Wednesday 3 March 2004 comments

The geek shall inherit the Earth

The Lord of the Rings' Oscar sweep points to a society that is happier inhabiting Middle-Earth than confronting life in the real world.

Tana Dineen Wednesday 3 March 2004 comments

Smacking adults

A report from Canada on the debate about corporal punishment.

Munira Mirza Wednesday 3 March 2004 comments

Britain’s homegrown identity crisis

Immigrants are not causing the confusion over common values.

Simon Chouffot Wednesday 3 March 2004 comments

The future of energy

The opening seminar in spiked's 'Facing the future' series sent sparks flying.

John Harris Wednesday 3 March 2004 comments

Technologies for good and ills

Why we have a moral obligation to develop therapeutic cloning.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 4 March 2004 comments

Blowing whistles on what?

Why our uncomfortable culture wants to celebrate mavericks and whistleblowers.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 5 March 2004 comments

MMR: the controversy continues

Despite Dr Andrew Wakefield's increasing isolation, broader suspicion of medical authority is keeping his campaign going.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 5 March 2004 comments

Tears of a crowd

Patrick West’s Conspicuous Compassion is a snapshot album of the rise of public mourning rituals.

Patrick West Friday 5 March 2004 comments

Swinging the wrong way

Do straights have a 'right' to enter a gay bar?

Dolan Cummings Friday 5 March 2004 comments

TV UK, 5 March

Fact and fiction about doctors and nurses.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 5 March 2004 comments

Offside, 5 March

FIFA is tying players up in new regulations.

Josie Appleton Friday 5 March 2004 comments

Lost in transformation

Michael Howard’s prescription for the reinvention of the Tory Party may cause dizziness.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 9 March 2004 comments

The politics of the lonely crowd

Protest movements get personal.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 10 March 2004 comments

Don’t mention the war

From WMD to the question of legality, every facet of the Iraq conflict has been publicly debated. Except one: the war itself.

Martyn Perks Wednesday 10 March 2004 comments

What’s the big idea?

More blogging by Britain's MPs and ministers is likely to reduce politics to the level of a webchat.

Mick Hume Wednesday 10 March 2004 comments

Apocalypse TV

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the theatre of fear.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 10 March 2004 comments

Scandal at the Spitz

Paedophile panics blur our view of Betsy Schneider's photos.

Tessa Mayes Wednesday 10 March 2004 comments

The heart of the matter

The pulse of political life shouldn't be tested by gossip about the state of the prime minister's health.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 11 March 2004 comments

Terror for terror’s sake

Behind the Madrid bombings.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 11 March 2004 comments

Offside, 11 March

How to write an article about football's moral decline.

Patrick West Thursday 11 March 2004 comments

Ashtray politics

Student unions haven't got the bottle to halt smoking in bars.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 11 March 2004 comments

TV UK, 11 March

Dramatic reconstruction is bunk.

Jennie Bristow Friday 12 March 2004 comments

A really bad habit

Where do UK public health campaigns get off, telling us how disgusting we are?

Mick Hume Friday 12 March 2004 comments

After Madrid: a strange sort of solidarity

If people are uncertain as to who they are uniting against, they seem even less sure of what they are standing up for.

Mick Hume Monday 15 March 2004 comments

Spain: a victory for peace, or for defeatism?

The message of the Spanish elections seems to be ‘make it all go away’, ‘stop the world, we want to get off’.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Monday 15 March 2004 comments

MMR: the controversy continues

Despite Dr Andrew Wakefield's increasing isolation, broader suspicion of medical authority is keeping his campaign going.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 17 March 2004 comments

Why should parenthood have to be planned?

A new survey suggests that it's a problem that 40 per cent of pregnancies are 'unplanned'.

Mick Hume Wednesday 17 March 2004 comments

Bring back Toby Belch

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the UK government's 'National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy'.

Jason Burton Wednesday 17 March 2004 comments

Who is Big Brother?

Current debates about privacy overvalue data protection and neglect genuine privacy.

Daniel Ben-Ami Wednesday 17 March 2004 comments

Beyond the Growth Fetish

Is money really making us miserable?

Paul Reeves Wednesday 17 March 2004 comments

Monitoring the office

Social network analysis could be used for something more useful than spying on employees.

Liz Frayn Wednesday 17 March 2004 comments

Worrying women

Breast self-examination scares women who think they might have cancer - but does little to help those who actually do.

Helen Searls Wednesday 17 March 2004 comments

‘Electable’ - but what else?

John Kerry is the 'Anyone But Bush' candidate.

Josie Appleton Thursday 18 March 2004 comments

Waiting for the inevitable

Europe's capital cities are terrorising themselves.

Patrick West Thursday 18 March 2004 comments

A nation of drunkards?

There is truth in every stereotype.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 18 March 2004 comments

Offside, 18 March

United secretly love to be hated.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 18 March 2004 comments

TV UK, 18 March

While Gunpowder, Treason and Plot played fast and loose with history, it did manage a right-on pop at sectarianism.

Daniel Ben-Ami Monday 22 March 2004 comments

Handling the market

How transatlantic squabbles over the war threaten economic cooperation across the globe.

David Chandler Wednesday 24 March 2004 comments

Building a ‘multiethnic’ tinderbox

Ethnic turmoil in Kosovo is the result of five years of UN and NATO meddling.

Nick Frayn Wednesday 24 March 2004 comments

A muddled attack

Israel’s assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was a last-ditch attempt to cohere itself.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 24 March 2004 comments

Loving a lie

A new book tells the story of online relationships.

Ellie Lee Thursday 25 March 2004 comments

Where are the schoolgirl mothers?

There is no epidemic of teenage pregnancy, just an out-of-control concern about it.

Patrick West Thursday 25 March 2004 comments

Right on satire

Laughing while the bendy buses burn.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 25 March 2004 comments

TV UK, 25 March

If… whatever.

Kathleen Richardson Thursday 25 March 2004 comments

Home help

Why domestic robots have failed to spark the public imagination.

Jennie Bristow Friday 26 March 2004 comments

Safe as houses

The UK's obsession with the plight of the first-time buyer shows that young people live in a small world.

Josie Appleton Friday 26 March 2004 comments

Space invaders

If the authorities want to give public places their soul back, they should leave them alone.

Mick Hume Monday 29 March 2004 comments

Do democracy a favour

...and abolish the House of Lords. Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 30 March 2004 comments

Madrid ‘blueprint’: a dodgy document

How did an unsigned posting on an internet message board come to be seen as proof of an al-Qaeda plot to bring down the Spanish government? Brendan O'Neill investigates.

Alex Standish Tuesday 30 March 2004 comments

Losing the plot

'Children's geography' is a quagmire for both pupils and teachers.

Herpreet Kaur Grewal Tuesday 30 March 2004 comments

Little boys in disguise

Why are twentysomethings obsessed with toy robots?