10 April 2001

Down with 'The People's Monarchy'

Why puking princesses are bad for democracy.

10 April 2001

Fake sheiks and redundant royals

Forget Sophie-gate. As everybody wants to debate the roles of minor royals, why is there such reticence to suggest that the Queen should give up her job?

10 April 2001

Keeping up with the Jones

Even if you avoided the book, Bridget Jones's film diary is worth a peek.

10 April 2001

Voluntary euthanasia: a deadbeat solution?

Suicide is painless...for whom?

10 April 2001

2001: Retreat from the Space Odyssey

At the fortieth anniversary of space travel, why has humanity stopped reaching for the stars?

5 April 2001

Is mental illness just 'different'?

A competition for schoolchildren held by WHO on World Health Day on 7 April 2001, designed to challenge the stigma attached to mental illness, may have the opposite effect.

5 April 2001

TV UK, 5 April

'Americans seem to have a fondness for UK TV that goes beyond our famously world-class dramas and documentary series (mostly made in the 1970s).'

5 April 2001

Offside

'Palace fans should be dreaming about winning trophies, not of carefully balanced budgets.'

5 April 2001

Comic Relief: a bad taste lingers

'Why did Comic Relief cave in to the Catholic bishops on reproductive health?'

5 April 2001

My barney with Charlie

'I felt compelled to run some of my thoughts past Prince Charles, to make sure that people's aspirations for a better life were not viewed with such royal distaste.'