Last year we were told that a popular uprising in Ukraine had ousted a fraudulent leader. So why has that fraudulent leader now been voted into power?
We mustn't let the disastrous trials at Northwick Park hospital blind us to the need for further medical innovation.
Ignore the New Urbanists and 'Londonostalgics' - the end of the boundary between town and country is a liberation, not a loss, says a writer on urban issues.
New Labour's rewriting of the rape laws is being guided by the ideas of 1970s man-hating feminism.
Do we really need a campaign to stop footballers diving?
Labelling was once a dull technical matter. How did it get so controversial?
spiked-TV: The rat race looks heavenly compared with BBC 2's peek into one family’s attempt to go eco.
These nobodies and know-it-alls have replaced the dusty old lords as a block on popular democracy.
The UK government is kidding itself if it thinks designers can revive the economy.
After school dinners, Jamie Oliver is turning his attention to 'shit' packed lunches. The message seems clear: parents can’t be trusted to feed their kids properly.
His bank balance, foul language, rumoured plastic surgery: the left focused on Berlusconi's personal foibles because politically they aren't that different to him.
In the absence of any big ideological differences, Romano Prodi and Silvio Berlusconi traded barroom insults instead.
The coalition is trying to win back some moral authority in Iraq by uttering the G-word.
The case of a schoolboy prosecuted for calling a playmate 'Paki' has shown up the childish streak in Britain's speech laws.
Conception through the left earhole, a 14-year-old virgin impregnated by God, and other wacky Easter tales.
spiked-film: There is racial politics aplenty in Spike Lee's latest.
spiked-TV: It's not just the two mute children in Help Me to Speak who fear the reaction their words might get.
The photo of Prince William done up like a chav shows how mainstream slumming it (and slating working-class youth) has become.
The discovery of a dead infected swan in Fife has led to warnings of another 1918-style flu epidemic. Let’s have some historical and scientific perspective.
Why America can't make up its mind about illegal immigrants.
The French student protests might be lively, but they have failed to break free of the politics of the past.
Wayne Rooney may be a bad gambler but let's not turn him into a therapy case.
Both the Bush administration and its critics are talking war with Iran because they are struck dumb by events in Iraq.
Today, the more acrimonious an argument or election contest appears to be, the less likely it is that anything of principle is really at stake.
A leading member of the pro-vivisection group Pro-Test argues that animal rights activists should be defeated through debate, not legal injunctions.
Only a clapped-out political class could see Nick Griffin and his band of nobodies as a threat.
The big question today is not whether humans will survive the twenty-first century, but whether our faith in humanity will survive it.
spiked-film: Duncan Tucker’s road movie about a transsexual substitutes revelations of abuse for character or plot development.
spiked-TV: The new Doctor Who's emotional incontinence is light years away from the chaste original.
With all the major issues settled already, the domestic football season is ending on an anti-climax.
A pro-choice South Dakotan investigates her home state's decision to prohibit abortion.
It is the scientific establishment's own self-doubt that lies at the root of the furore over creationism.
The European Union is in denial about its undemocratic domination of this tiny Balkan republic.
A new study showing that premature babies launch a ‘brain response’ following a heel lance is cited as evidence that fetuses feel pain. One expert begs to differ.
Why did 60,000 film fans riot in Bangalore following the death of an old actor? Alexander Zaitchik reports from New Delhi.
A climate model program downloaded by thousands of PC users had an internal error that meant it overstated how hot the world might get. Oops.
American addiction expert Stanton Peele chastises British commentators who see gamblers as fickle victims.
Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).
UK courts will soon give the family of murder victims their say in court. Frank Furedi, author of Therapy Culture, says that is bad news for all concerned.
spiked-film: For once, a documentary about amnesia that isn’t obsessed with excavating personal history.
What is UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body based in Nyon, Switzerland, doing debating the content of Rangers FC's chants?
Why are those who bang on about bringing 'people power' to foreign lands so ambivalent about the people demanding power on the streets of Nepal?
Alan Shearer, the hero of modern football? Pass the sick bag.
France was once immune to news stories based on dodgy statistics. No longer.
spiked-TV: Keith Allen's defence of 'Lotto lout' Michael Carroll came with some dodgy prejudices of its own.
What’s behind the shock-horror headlines about child obesity doubling in a decade?
Once, the political elite was gripped by fear and loathing of workers. Now it just loathes them.
The New Economics Foundation’s report on 'ecological debt' is a fascinating picture of Britain's exploitation of the world's resources. But it is frustratingly one-sided.
Twenty years on from the explosion, the anti-nuclear lobby is still playing fast and loose with the facts about casualties.
White east Londoners' votes for the BNP seem to be more about resignation than racism.
Getting fit the Department of Health way turns out to be a full-time occupation.