Changing the world 15 April 2014

Arguing the toss, spiked style

This week: why bother with politics when it’s impossible to change the world?

Campaign finance 8 April 2014

Arguing the toss, spiked style

This week: should the state put restrictions on political donations?

From the archive 1 April 2014

In memory of Norman Borlaug

Last week marked the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of a man credited with saving a billion lives.

Whaling 1 April 2014

Arguing the toss, spiked style

This week: is it wrong for Japan to want to hunt whales?

25 March 2014

Cheap booze?
Sound as a pound!

The launch of PoundPub is attracting the ire of snobs and prohibitionists.

Green belts 25 March 2014

Arguing the toss, spiked style

This week: should we continue to prevent housebuilding on green-belt land?

20 March 2014

Go for a full house, George: trust us on everything

The chancellor declared he trusted pensioners to handle their savings sensibly. So how about trusting us in other areas of life?

20 March 2014

Leave the
Yids alone

It should be no business of coppers what football fans chant at games.

Fast food 18 March 2014

Arguing the toss, spiked style

This week: is it time to restrict takeaways and fast-food joints?