15 May 2001

Me and my vote: Julie Hesmondhalgh

As New Labour gets soap stars to back its election campaign, Julie Hesmondhalgh - Coronation Street's Hayley - reckons 'there are so many reasons to NOT vote New Labour'.

14 May 2001

spiked-geist: Day Seven

Real Labour; Hard Labour; Never mind the bollards; Sketchy future; Scotland - out of kilter?; Geri for PM; Islington's cash-for-votes policy; Politics Hertz.

11 May 2001

Election spiked-geist: Day Four

NHS investment - a 'crucial' choice or a tiny difference?; Northern Ireland - 'the right to be policed'.

11 May 2001

Me and my vote: Peter Tatchell

'I'm not sure about arresting Blair. You'd have a harder time getting to him than you would to Mugabe.'

10 May 2001

spiked-geist: Day Three

Blair: Famous in Farringdon (not); Government by accountancy; Ghost-voting; The deserted ballot-box; Tony's school pantomime

9 May 2001

spiked-geist: Day Two

Tory Story: the end; New Labour, new hospital food; Real people? Get real; Rock the vote, not the boat; Blair's other babies; R-word bad, A-word good?; Overexcited about apathy; Anti-smoking smokescreen.

8 May 2001

spiked-geist: Day One

Tinkering with politics; Gorging on humble pie; Bunking off Downing Street; Tories: the musical.

8 May 2001

Me and my vote: JG Ballard

'Politics has been downgraded. It is no longer a matter of competing ideologies, but has become a kind of public relations exercise.'

1 May 2001

Me and my vote: Pub Landlord and Stewart Lee

Al Murray's Pub Landlord is described as 'one of the few remaining Tory blokes'. So how come he's voting New Labour? Plus: Stewart Lee on why there's more to political satire than Ann Widdecombe's hair.

24 April 2001

The new etiquette on asylum

The government's treatment of asylum seekers is far more offensive than its language.