May 2004

Mick Hume Tuesday 4 May 2004 comments

No sense please, we’re British

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the new Sexual Offences Act.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 5 May 2004 comments

A picture of uncertainty

What the torture snaps from Iraq reveal about the coalition.

Sandy Starr Wednesday 5 May 2004 comments

Can technology can spam?

IT companies do battle with bulk email.

Dr Stuart Derbyshire Wednesday 5 May 2004 comments

Pain and prejudice

Our understanding of pain has improved dramatically - so why are we no better at alleviating it?

Tana Dineen Wednesday 5 May 2004 comments

Don’t blame me, blame my stress

A Canadian politician claimed that work worries made him steal a $50,000 ring - and everybody bought it.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 5 May 2004 comments

‘War on terror’ games

While acts of international terrorism are on the decline, fantasy terrorism is booming in the West.

Mick Hume Thursday 6 May 2004 comments

From Iraq to Europe, the media spins the spinners

What goes on in the pages of the Daily Mirror is deemed far more important than what goes on behind the closed doors of detention centres.

Josie Appleton Friday 7 May 2004 comments

Who Runs This Place?

Anthony Sampson, long-time dissector of Britain’s political anatomy, has trouble working out where the head is these days.

Helen Searls Friday 7 May 2004 comments

Self-combusting Bush

An Englishwoman in Washington on why, despite a lack of serious political opposition, the Bushies can’t do right for doing wrong.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 7 May 2004 comments

Offside, 7 May

The fall of Leeds United was down to bad management, not over-ambition.

Dolan Cummings Friday 7 May 2004 comments

TV UK, 7 May

A grotesque morality tale masquerading as a teenage musical? Whatever.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Monday 10 May 2004 comments

Demonising Drink

Promoters of Ireland's official anti-drinking campaign aren't thinking straight.

Sandy Starr Tuesday 11 May 2004 comments

Building for the future

The new book Why is Construction so Backward? puts the case for bigger, better housing.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 11 May 2004 comments

Shadowboxing with the past

Why New Labour is dressing Michael Howard up as Thatcher-in-drag.

Mick Hume Wednesday 12 May 2004 comments

New Labour makes the Jesuits look like liberals

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on parenting policy and 'infant determinism'.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 13 May 2004 comments

Offside, 13 May

The chant laureate is shit, and he knows he is.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 13 May 2004 comments

TV UK, 13 May

Are murderers made in trailer parks?

Chris Bickerton Thursday 13 May 2004 comments

Waking up after the enlargement party

The new EU members have fallen under the dead hand of bureaucracy.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 13 May 2004 comments

Leaking self-doubt

The Abu Ghraib torture scandal was pushed into the media by disgruntled military men, not campaigning journalists.

Graham Barnfield Friday 14 May 2004 comments

Football Factory fodder

The response to a new film about hooligans suggests that while the soccerati might like football, they don’t like its fans.

Jennie Bristow Friday 14 May 2004 comments

Maxine Carr: Victim, villain - or what?

Misogynists and feminists are both using double standards to judge her.

Mick Hume Friday 14 May 2004 comments

Iraqi pictures: a fake is not a ‘fact’

We are in danger of descending into a world of anything-goes journalism.

Dominic Standish Friday 14 May 2004 comments

Greenpolice?

From radical campaigning to blockading Italian docks in the name of EU agricultural legislation.

Josie Appleton Friday 14 May 2004 comments

Archive_Belfast

In a new photography exhibition, the remnants of the Troubles remain stuck between past and present.

Mick Hume Monday 17 May 2004 comments

Down with soccerism

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on why football is not a role model for real life.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 18 May 2004 comments

UK Supreme Court: an empty shell?

The government has postponed its big idea for constitutional reform - because it can't find the right building to put it in.

Sandy Starr Wednesday 19 May 2004 comments

Science, and fiction

The Day After Tomorrow confuses fact with fiction. That's fine for Hollywood. But why are scientists going along with the story?

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 19 May 2004 comments

Not in front of the parents

The 14-year-old's 'secret' abortion shows that professionals now see Mum and Dad as the problem.

Daniel Ben-Ami Wednesday 19 May 2004 comments

Seeing red

Fears of a personal debt crisis look more inflated than interest rates.

Neil Davenport Wednesday 19 May 2004 comments

That joke isn’t funny anymore

How eternal misfit Morrissey became a man of our times.

Terri Dowty Wednesday 19 May 2004 comments

Children Bill: monitoring problems

While the state spies on families to 'see what services they need', parents who ask for help are ignored.

Emilie Bickerton Wednesday 19 May 2004 comments

New Blood

Additions to the Saatchi Gallery suggest that there's life in young British art yet.

Helen Searls Friday 21 May 2004 comments

Reading the marriage bans

Why does President Bush think a constitutional ban on gay marriage will solve his domestic problems?

Jennie Bristow Friday 21 May 2004 comments

Women: are we equal now?

And if so, so what?

Rob Lyons Friday 21 May 2004 comments

TV UK, 21 May

Why are TV shows about buying, building or bettering our homes dominating the schedules?

Josie Appleton Friday 21 May 2004 comments

Indian mutiny

Behind the shock results of India's elections.

Mick Hume Monday 24 May 2004 comments

A ticking timebomb in us all?

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the scare tactics of the health promotion industry.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 26 May 2004 comments

A brief history of bollocks

Francis Wheen talks to Brendan O'Neill about creationism, McDonald's and the new anti-Enlightenment.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 26 May 2004 comments

Baby bribes

If people don't want children, a government grant is unlikely to change their mind.

James Heartfield Wednesday 26 May 2004 comments

Euro-smugness gets a free ride

European leaders are making the most of America's crisis over Iraq.

Azeem Azhar Wednesday 26 May 2004 comments

Harnessing innovation

Two new books attempt to rethink intellectual property for the information age.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 26 May 2004 comments

Not enough Culture Online

State-sponsored chatrooms don't increase public access to culture.

George Blecher Wednesday 26 May 2004 comments

Conspicuous consumption, a century on

The owner of a new tweed jacket revisits Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class.

Christie Pena-Bauer Wednesday 26 May 2004 comments

Play now, pay later?

Report on the spiked-seminar.

Rob Lyons Friday 28 May 2004 comments

A diet of hysteria

A new book suggests that the panic about obesity has been super-sized.

David Chandler Friday 28 May 2004 comments

Passing the buck in Iraq

Bush and Blair are 'transferring sovereignty' to shirk responsibility for the consequences of their actions.

Dolan Cummings Friday 28 May 2004 comments

TV UK, 28 May

History documentaries get personal.

Mick Hume Friday 28 May 2004 comments

Is Abu Ghraib the military version of reality TV?

Those pictures of US soldiers abusing Iraqis are snapshots of our degenerate culture at home.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 28 May 2004 comments

Offside, 28 May

Only a loser would abolish draws.

James Heartfield Friday 28 May 2004 comments

Bonfire of the investment opportunities

What were so many contemporary artworks doing in a warehouse in Leyton?