When new mothers find that 'informed choice' is no choice at all, it's time for a real debate.
The leader of Britain's high-profile campaign group tells how he constructed its image.
The trouble with 'teaching the controversy'.
Our potential to make greater choices today is continually thwarted.
What's behind the anti-IRA protests in republican Belfast?
spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times.
The anti-Syria protests in Lebanon have been packaged as a glossy good-news story - but the truth is more troubling.
Hunter S Thompson's penchant for putting himself in the story is today what passes for mainstream journalism.
Blueprint magazine decides its design awards by public ballot.
Barring foreigners won't raise the level of the British game.
Guantanamo - from realpolitik to reality TV.
Ian McEwan’s new novel, Saturday, takes the temperature of Britain’s biggest-ever anti-war demo.
For all the sound and fury, the CRE's proposal for segregated lessons is the logical outcome of mainstream multicultural policy.
GPs should defy government orders to 'reshape unhealthy behaviour'.
The clash over the UK government's Prevention of Terrorism Bill is not the 'fight for freedom' some imagine it to be.
Michael Crichton's latest blockbuster asks some good questions, but shoots at the wrong target.
The establishment disses education as much as hip-hop ‘playas’.
Are foul-mouthed footballers corrupting our youth?
Michael Winterbottom's sexually explicit 9 Songs ends up reproducing the anti-humanism of pornography.
Casanova and the culture of smut.
Report on the spiked conference.
The UK abortion debate promotes emotion over political principle, and forgets about women's rights.
From the Short Strand to the White House - the internationalisation of a local campaign for justice.
Why should we trust the UK foreign secretary to decide which countries can and cannot be trusted with arms sales?
Tony Blair's Commission for Africa Report is a recipe for further underdevelopment.
A representative of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society responds to criticisms of the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill made on spiked.
The USA's ban on 'partial-birth abortion' rests on flawed arguments about fetal development.
We ask author John Harris why the main aim of his anti-New Labour tactical voting campaign is to keep Labour in power.
Jamie Oliver's hit TV show Jamie's School Dinners seemed to endorse some 'porkies' about modern food.
spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).
Refs who can't handle a bit of vilification are in the wrong game.
New police powers could turn motorists into outlaws.
The Government Inspector: a sentimental morality play.
Why is being ill now embraced as a positive part of the human experience?
How has the fat content of school dinners come to top the political agenda?
Both sides of the sordid legal scrap over Terri Schiavo devalue the meaning of life.
Online dating sites provide a sanitised cyber world for those who want to avoid the 'risks' of face-to-face flirting.
Police campaigns against 'forced marriages' and 'honour killings' are a pretext for intervening in immigrant communities.
How ethical is it to stop healthcare workers from the developing world from living and working in the UK?
Former Mirror editor Piers Morgan tries to laugh off his role in lowering journalistic standards.
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.
Overreacting to high-school shootings causes more harm than good.
What's behind the UK government's 'rethink' of the dope laws?
MacIntyre’s Underworld: Mancunian gangsters defy middle-class stereotypes.
Supporting England is like having a relationship with an average-looking woman.
Why Ireland made a bigger deal of the first anniversary of the smoking ban than the anniversary of the Easter Rising.
A lifelong Doctor Who fan thinks the Tardis has been knocked off course by 'fanwankery'.
Forget the clergy: the question is whether we have faith in the ability of women and their doctors to make moral choices.
The UK government's self-help programmes for the long-term sick blur the boundary between medical and social problems.
Is Mourinho the new Old Big Ead?
The French headscarves ban: you couldn't make it up.
Overstating the extent of chronic illness encourages us to focus more on our bodily ills, and less on pursuing our valued goals.
A UK government committee has concluded that more trust should be put in parents, doctors and scientists. And this is an 'extreme libertarian' position?
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.