June 2005

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 2 June 2005 comments

Offside, 2 June

Liverpool's 'triumph': the greatest act of charity of the twenty-first century.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 2 June 2005 comments

TV UK, 2 June

The Plane that Hit the Tower: the distraction of dramatic reconstruction.

Josie Appleton Thursday 2 June 2005 comments

Where’s the heart in Volunteering Week?

A state-financed volunteering industry is sucking the life out of doing good.

Alex Gourevitch Thursday 2 June 2005 comments

They’re all Deep Throats now

What made the Watergate mole decide to come clean?

Jennie Bristow Thursday 2 June 2005 comments

Kelly Holmes: No prizes for confessing

The last thing teenagers need is another self-harming role model.

Mick Hume Friday 3 June 2005 comments

Crazy Frog: more rock’n'roll than Coldplay

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

Adam Burgess Friday 3 June 2005 comments

Currents of Death?

Twenty-five years of research has rubbished claims of a link between childhood cancer and overhead power lines. So why do new studies keep appearing?

Mick Hume Friday 3 June 2005 comments

For Europe, but not the EU

The French and the Dutch have voted No to the EU Constitution - now the British should be given the chance to do the same, to kick-start a debate on the European supra-state.

Daniel Ben-Ami Tuesday 7 June 2005 comments

Hedging their bets

How hedge funds became the ideal focus for anxiety about market instability.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 7 June 2005 comments

Should we make ‘Make Poverty History’ history?

The problem with the Live 8 jamboree is not the self-important rock stars, but the politics of low expectations.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 9 June 2005 comments

Offside, 9 June

'Tapping up' laws are outdated vestiges of soccer serfdom.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 9 June 2005 comments

TV UK, 9 June

Spirituality Shopper: can a makeover show provide meaning?

Jennie Bristow Thursday 9 June 2005 comments

Drivers: Guilty as charged?

The UK government's road-charging proposals present mobility as a polluting luxury, rather than something a civilised society should take for granted.

Lisa Brennan-Jobs Friday 10 June 2005 comments

Searching for life’s signposts

We don't believe in horoscopes - so why do we read them?

Rob Lyons Friday 10 June 2005 comments

Fat and fiction

Michael Gard, author of The Obesity Epidemic, challenges the idea that we are greedier and more slothful than ever.

Mick Hume Friday 10 June 2005 comments

Africa: a stage for political poseurs

This summer's crusade is driven more by a crisis in Britain than 'over there'.

Mick Hume Friday 10 June 2005 comments

Stop the nonsensical war on inanimate objects

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

Timandra Harkness Friday 10 June 2005 comments

To riskily go

Colin Pillinger, the driving force behind the ill-fated Beagle 2 mission to Mars, responds to the Select Committee's accusations of 'over-ambition'.

Josie Appleton Friday 10 June 2005 comments

Preying on minority communities

An isolated case of 'exorcist' child abuse has brought out all the old assumptions about African backwardness.

Frank Furedi Monday 13 June 2005 comments

From Europe to America: the populist moment has arrived

On both sides of the Atlantic, the political class has become convinced that the people do not know what is best for them.

Neil Davenport Tuesday 14 June 2005 comments

In a League of their own

The League of Gentlemen's debut feature film shows up Little Britain for the inferior rip-off it is.

James Heartfield Tuesday 14 June 2005 comments

Bureaucrat of the Year

Hilary Cottam won Designer of the Year for her work on Kingsdale School in south London, even though she didn’t design it. Old boy James Heartfield reports.

Helene Guldberg Tuesday 14 June 2005 comments

Tagging three-year-olds for life

The UK government thinks it can cut crime in the future by targeting badly behaved toddlers in the present.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 14 June 2005 comments

We don’t need to talk about hating our kids

Lionel Shriver's Orange Prize-winning novel about a woman who can't love her son has been hailed for revealing a hidden truth about motherhood. This mum isn't empathising.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 16 June 2005 comments

TV UK, 16 June

The Strangest Village in Britain: reality TV comes home.

Alex Gourevitch Thursday 16 June 2005 comments

No relief for Africa

Debt cancellation comes with strings attached.

Dominic Standish Thursday 16 June 2005 comments

Infertile democracy

A low turnout in Italy's fertility referendum was interpreted as a sign of voter stupidity

Josie Appleton Thursday 16 June 2005 comments

Bolivia: an ‘indigenous revolution’?

Some Westerners view recent Latin American protests through rose-tinted spectacles.

Daniel Ben-Ami Thursday 16 June 2005 comments

Doing the sums on debt

How much does Africa stand to gain from the G8 finance ministers' deal?

Dr Liz Frayn Thursday 16 June 2005 comments

Stressed about breasts

When one in five women say they would have their breasts removed to prevent the risk of cancer, has ‘awareness’ gone too far?

Lisa Brennan-Jobs Friday 17 June 2005 comments

The Consequences of Love

A new Italian film shows that there are merits to taking it slow.

Rob Lyons Friday 17 June 2005 comments

Offside, 17 June

Don't hit Tyson when he's down: 'Iron' Mike was once a truly terrifying fighter.

Mick Hume Friday 17 June 2005 comments

Bob, Blair and the White Man’s Burden

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

Bruno Waterfield Friday 17 June 2005 comments

Euro elites in denial in Brussels

Some are still claiming that 'there is no alternative' to the Constitution.

James Woudhuysen Tuesday 21 June 2005 comments

All eyes on the future

New Labour invests a lot in cloudy crystal balls - a professor of forecasting explains why.

Louis Ryan Tuesday 21 June 2005 comments

No artistry in apes

A 50-year-old painting by a chimp called Congo has sold at a London auction for £14,000. But is it art?

Dave Hallsworth Tuesday 21 June 2005 comments

Africans need DDT, not ‘blah, blah, blah’

Africans have paid a heavy price for the West's misplaced demonising of the mosquito-killing pesticide.

The tyranny of therapism

The authors of One Nation Under Therapy question the notion that uninhibited emotional openness is good for our mental health.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 22 June 2005 comments

What ‘infertility timebomb’?

It's not obesity and office work that puts women off having children.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 23 June 2005 comments

Offside, 23 June

Women's Euro 2005 was like park football, but without the fat blokes.

Josie Appleton Thursday 23 June 2005 comments

Free speech under fire

Campaigners have fought a good defence against the government's bill to outlaw incitement to religious hatred. But we could go further still.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 23 June 2005 comments

Where are the bodies, Bob?

Bob Geldof told millions of TV viewers that dead African children wash up on a tiny Italian island every day. The island’s mayor says that is 'absolute nonsense'.

Dolan Cummings Friday 24 June 2005 comments

TV UK, 23 June

The Girl in the Café: weak drama, worse politics.

Rob Lyons Friday 24 June 2005 comments

The fag-end of public policy

The Department of Health consultation on a public smoking ban is Kafkaesque nonsense.

Jonny Thakkar Friday 24 June 2005 comments

Chirac, Villepin and Sarkozy: friends or foes?

On the Machiavellian intrigues gripping the leaders of the French political class.

Shirley Dent Friday 24 June 2005 comments

Glastonbury: It’s only rock’n'roll

Keep sanctimonious ethics out of music festivals.

Barbara Hewson Saturday 25 June 2005 comments

Omagh: mixing politics and law

Should we support the Omagh families' civil action against the alleged bombers?

Barb Jungr Monday 27 June 2005 comments

Why are pop singers so samey and sexless?

The critically acclaimed chansonnier wonders what has happened to her art.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Monday 27 June 2005 comments

Society’s unhealthy obsession with abuse

Sir Roy Meadow is not single-handedly responsible for a culture that sees child abuse everywhere.

Dr James Le Fanu Monday 27 June 2005 comments

Expert witnesses, suspect science and dead babies

Why have women been wrongly convicted of killing their children? Dr James Le Fanu points the finger at medical experts. Below, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick responds.

Nicholas Frayn Thursday 30 June 2005 comments

Iranian elections: no throwback to ‘79

Today's Islamic 'hardliners' are capitalising on the deficiencies of reformist elites.

Graham Barnfield Thursday 30 June 2005 comments

Batman Begins again

The latest version of the comic-book character offers a much-needed heroic lead.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 30 June 2005 comments

TV UK, 30 June

Living with AIDS: responsibility and nihilism in Africa.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 30 June 2005 comments

Offside, 30 June

Henmania is dead; long live Andymonium?