March 2005

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 1 March 2005 comments

Breast- and bottle-feeding: Is ‘better’ always best?

When new mothers find that 'informed choice' is no choice at all, it's time for a real debate.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 1 March 2005 comments

Fathers 4 Justice: Design-a-movement

The leader of Britain's high-profile campaign group tells how he constructed its image.

Joe Kaplinsky Tuesday 1 March 2005 comments

Creationism, pluralism and the compromising of science

The trouble with 'teaching the controversy'.

Mick Hume Friday 4 March 2005 comments

Questioning the New Conformism

Our potential to make greater choices today is continually thwarted.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 4 March 2005 comments

Sold short in the Short Strand

What's behind the anti-IRA protests in republican Belfast?

Mick Hume Friday 4 March 2005 comments

Why should 60m Britons live in fear of one West Country weird-beard?

spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times.

Nicholas Frayn Friday 4 March 2005 comments

No Beirut Spring

The anti-Syria protests in Lebanon have been packaged as a glossy good-news story - but the truth is more troubling.

Graham Barnfield Friday 4 March 2005 comments

We’re all gonzo now

Hunter S Thompson's penchant for putting himself in the story is today what passes for mainstream journalism.

Josie Appleton Friday 4 March 2005 comments

Architect of the Year 2004

Blueprint magazine decides its design awards by public ballot.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 4 March 2005 comments

Offside, 4 March

Barring foreigners won't raise the level of the British game.

Dolan Cummings Friday 4 March 2005 comments

TV UK, 4 March

Guantanamo - from realpolitik to reality TV.

Stuart Simpson Friday 4 March 2005 comments

Walking among the lonely crowd

Ian McEwan’s new novel, Saturday, takes the temperature of Britain’s biggest-ever anti-war demo.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 8 March 2005 comments

Keeping black boys in the ghetto?

For all the sound and fury, the CRE's proposal for segregated lessons is the logical outcome of mainstream multicultural policy.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Thursday 10 March 2005 comments

‘Agents of persuasion’? Just say no

GPs should defy government orders to 'reshape unhealthy behaviour'.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 10 March 2005 comments

Anti-terror bill: a hollow debate

The clash over the UK government's Prevention of Terrorism Bill is not the 'fight for freedom' some imagine it to be.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 10 March 2005 comments

What’s behind the State of Fear?

Michael Crichton's latest blockbuster asks some good questions, but shoots at the wrong target.

Neil Davenport Thursday 10 March 2005 comments

Making learning uncool

The establishment disses education as much as hip-hop ‘playas’.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 10 March 2005 comments

Offside, 10 March

Are foul-mouthed footballers corrupting our youth?

Emilie Bickerton Thursday 10 March 2005 comments

Porn, again

Michael Winterbottom's sexually explicit 9 Songs ends up reproducing the anti-humanism of pornography.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 10 March 2005 comments

TV UK, 10 March

Casanova and the culture of smut.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 15 March 2005 comments

Whose Choice is it Anyway?

Report on the spiked conference.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 16 March 2005 comments

Should abortion be an election issue? Vote no!

The UK abortion debate promotes emotion over political principle, and forgets about women's rights.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 16 March 2005 comments

McCartneys: how the personal became political

From the Short Strand to the White House - the internationalisation of a local campaign for justice.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 16 March 2005 comments

Jack Straw’s global gun law

Why should we trust the UK foreign secretary to decide which countries can and cannot be trusted with arms sales?

Daniel Ben-Ami Wednesday 16 March 2005 comments

Throwing salt on ‘the scar of Africa’

Tony Blair's Commission for Africa Report is a recipe for further underdevelopment.

Dr Margaret Branthwaite Wednesday 16 March 2005 comments

Assisted dying should be legalised

A representative of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society responds to criticisms of the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill made on spiked.

Stuart Derbyshire Wednesday 16 March 2005 comments

Late abortion and the ‘fetal pain’ fallacy

The USA's ban on 'partial-birth abortion' rests on flawed arguments about fetal development.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 18 March 2005 comments

What’s left to vote for?

We ask author John Harris why the main aim of his anti-New Labour tactical voting campaign is to keep Labour in power.

Rob Lyons Friday 18 March 2005 comments

Hard to swallow

Jamie Oliver's hit TV show Jamie's School Dinners seemed to endorse some 'porkies' about modern food.

Mick Hume Friday 18 March 2005 comments

Welcome to Chicken Little Britain

spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

Duleep Allirajah Friday 18 March 2005 comments

Offside, 18 March

Refs who can't handle a bit of vilification are in the wrong game.

Austin Williams Friday 18 March 2005 comments

Keep your eyes on the road

New police powers could turn motorists into outlaws.

Dolan Cummings Friday 18 March 2005 comments

TV UK, 18 March

The Government Inspector: a sentimental morality play.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 23 March 2005 comments

Our unhealthy obsession with sickness

Why is being ill now embraced as a positive part of the human experience?

Mick Hume Wednesday 23 March 2005 comments

Jamie Oliver’s recipe for an unappetising election

How has the fat content of school dinners come to top the political agenda?

Kevin Yuill Wednesday 23 March 2005 comments

Private tragedy as political farce

Both sides of the sordid legal scrap over Terri Schiavo devalue the meaning of life.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 23 March 2005 comments

Shopping for love

Online dating sites provide a sanitised cyber world for those who want to avoid the 'risks' of face-to-face flirting.

Munira Mirza Wednesday 23 March 2005 comments

Cultural myth-making at the Met

Police campaigns against 'forced marriages' and 'honour killings' are a pretext for intervening in immigrant communities.

Brid Hehir Wednesday 23 March 2005 comments

Nurses sans frontiers

How ethical is it to stop healthcare workers from the developing world from living and working in the UK?

Tessa Mayes Wednesday 23 March 2005 comments

It wasn’t me wot done it

Former Mirror editor Piers Morgan tries to laugh off his role in lowering journalistic standards.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 24 March 2005 comments

The making of a modern witch hunt

Richard Webster's investigation into the North Wales children's home scandal raises crucial questions about how our society deals with allegations of child abuse.

Kevin Yuill Thursday 24 March 2005 comments

Red Lake: a tragedy, not a lesson

Overreacting to high-school shootings causes more harm than good.

Jamie Douglass Thursday 24 March 2005 comments

The cannabis debate: puff and nonsense

What's behind the UK government's 'rethink' of the dope laws?

Dolan Cummings Thursday 24 March 2005 comments

TV UK, 24 March

MacIntyre’s Underworld: Mancunian gangsters defy middle-class stereotypes.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 24 March 2005 comments

Offside, 24 March

Supporting England is like having a relationship with an average-looking woman.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 31 March 2005 comments

The fag-end of the Republic

Why Ireland made a bigger deal of the first anniversary of the smoking ban than the anniversary of the Easter Rising.

Sandy Starr Thursday 31 March 2005 comments

Who’s to blame

A lifelong Doctor Who fan thinks the Tardis has been knocked off course by 'fanwankery'.

Ann Furedi Thursday 31 March 2005 comments

Faith in the abortion debate

Forget the clergy: the question is whether we have faith in the ability of women and their doctors to make moral choices.

Stephen Bowler Thursday 31 March 2005 comments

Who wants to be an Expert Patient?

The UK government's self-help programmes for the long-term sick blur the boundary between medical and social problems.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 31 March 2005 comments

Offside, 31 March

Is Mourinho the new Old Big Ead?

Dolan Cummings Thursday 31 March 2005 comments

TV UK, 31 March

The French headscarves ban: you couldn't make it up.

Mike Bury Thursday 31 March 2005 comments

An invitation to morbidity

Overstating the extent of chronic illness encourages us to focus more on our bodily ills, and less on pursuing our valued goals.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 31 March 2005 comments

Regulating reproductive technology - less is more

A UK government committee has concluded that more trust should be put in parents, doctors and scientists. And this is an 'extreme libertarian' position?

Josie Appleton Thursday 31 March 2005 comments

Tory Party takes Flight

Howard’s naming-and-shaming approach to party reform is less likely to bring about a New Tory Party, than to hasten the fragmentation of the old.